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Old Jul 5, 2010, 10:21 PM   #11
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With my XSi, is there one walk around lens you guys would recommend under $400? I feel like I am all over the place with the lenses I have?
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Old Jul 5, 2010, 10:22 PM   #12
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18-200 if you want to go with 1 lens,
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Old Jul 5, 2010, 10:33 PM   #13
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canon 18-200??
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Old Jul 5, 2010, 10:35 PM   #14
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thinking about selling my canon 28-135mm is and getting a 18-200mm tamron xr di II ld...what do you think?
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A superzoom lens (any superzoom lens) won't be as good as the other lenses you've got. For street photography, your 28-135 would be a good choice, since you'll need a "normal" to a medium telephoto fopr that anyway. If you want somethign wider to shoot architecture, the 18-55 is pretty good, and any superzoom will have more distortion, making the buildings look funny.

Have you tried the lenses you've got as a "walk-around" lens and been dissatisfied?
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the ef 18-200, would be my pick. The tamron is not bad, and a bit cheaper. But if you were looking for a jack of all trade master of none, the tamron 18-270mm. But that is a bit over your budget.
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thinking about selling my canon 28-135mm is and getting a 18-200mm tamron xr di II ld...what do you think?
I had that lens. It's soft throughout its range, it's got a lot of distortion at the wide end and a lot of chromatic aberration at the long end. It won't take much for you to be disappointed with it. The newer Tamrons are better, but still not as good as the lenses you've got. If you want to try one out, rent it first, at LensRentals.com
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Old Jul 5, 2010, 10:47 PM   #18
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I have been happy with the 28-135mm, and just got the 18-55mm IS in a kit. I am just trying to think if simplifying would be better, I like the 28-135mm,,,the 18-55mm canon feels cheap, I know people say it is a good buy for the price...I actully like the performace and feel of the 70-300 tamron also...I guess I am driving myself crazy, sorry for being crazy....this lens stuff can keep you up at night I know all these "L" lense are great, I can not justfy it, so just trying to get the best fit for me as a enthusiast,,,the Canon 55-250 IS has also been mentioned, but it also feels cheap!
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do you think a tamron 18-200mm will perform better than the canon 28-135mm is?
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the canon is a faster AF, so if you shoot action the 28-135 if its range is correct.
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