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Old Oct 19, 2010, 8:22 PM   #1
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Is this a good lens? I have an xsi, kit lens, and 55-250. I would like to get another lens that I could leave on most of the time that is a little longer and sharper than the kit lens. Any suggestions? Budget about $500. Thanks
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Old Oct 19, 2010, 8:35 PM   #2
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not really, your 2 lenses are better,

what do you want to shoot that your lenses do not cover?
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nothing, just thought this might be one I could leave on most of the time. But actually, maybe a wider one is what I need. I think I just want to buy something new!! Maybe after I buy the Panasonic Z35 I will be over it!!

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If you want something wider and faster, the ef-s 15-85mm IS USM is a good one. 3mm wider and 30mm longer. Being USM it AF allot faster also.

If I did not shoot film also, this would be one lens I seriously consider. But I do need something that will fit on a FF canon body.
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If your buying the Panasonic fz35 your zoom range will be covered
apparently the pany has very good image quality as well
use the money to invest in a tripod and flash
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I was looking to get my first DSLR (Canon T2i) from B&H as they are offering a kit with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens... is it a good idea to pay the $250 extra for it or should I get the regular kit with the 18-55 IS? I will mainly use the camera to take pictures and video of my son (he is between crawling and walking) but, as it will be my first DSLR (I have only played with the XSi of a friend) I would like to experiment. Get the 18-135 lens (plus a tripod) or better get the 18-55, tripod, maybe a " nifty fifty" for video or a 70-300 for extra zoom? Help is appreciated!
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I was looking to get my first DSLR (Canon T2i) from B&H as they are offering a kit with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens... is it a good idea to pay the $250 extra for it or should I get the regular kit with the 18-55 IS? I will mainly use the camera to take pictures and video of my son (he is between crawling and walking) but, as it will be my first DSLR (I have only played with the XSi of a friend) I would like to experiment. Get the 18-135 lens (plus a tripod) or better get the 18-55, tripod, maybe a " nifty fifty" for video or a 70-300 for extra zoom? Help is appreciated!
I bought the kit with the 18-135mm and then ended up buying the 55-250mm as well. If I did over I would just buy the 18-55m and the 55-250 and saved the money for something else. That being said the 18-135 is the lens that's on most of the time because it's convenient.

Newegg has a package deal for the camera and both the 18-55 and the 55-250 for $930 and $10 shipping. Also you can buy the Canon pro9000 printer with it and get a rebate of $400 so your getting the printer free after rebate.
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