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Old Mar 6, 2011, 2:36 PM   #1
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Greetings!
I am considering buying a Canon 60d, and I was wondering whether the kit lens (18-135mm) is worth it, or if I am better off just getting the body with a different lens. I want something that can be used for a wide range of things, but it probably wouldn't be used too often for fast-action photography so that's not so important.

I would ideally keep it under $500, but I am open to suggestions if there's something far better for a little more.

Thanks a lot!
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Old Mar 6, 2011, 3:04 PM   #2
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Erdbeereis,

Welcome to Steve's Forums!

I moved your thread to our Canon lenses forum, where you should have a better chance of getting the information you are looking for.

Good luck, and enjoy your 60D. It's an awesome model.

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Old Mar 6, 2011, 3:14 PM   #3
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Greetings!
I am considering buying a Canon 60d, and I was wondering whether the kit lens (18-135mm) is worth it, or if I am better off just getting the body with a different lens. I want something that can be used for a wide range of things, but it probably wouldn't be used too often for fast-action photography so that's not so important.

I would ideally keep it under $500, but I am open to suggestions if there's something far better for a little more.

Thanks a lot!
Welcome to the forum.

The 18-135mm is a good alternative to the 18-55mm kit lens. It
has similar image quality to the 18-55mm and a bit more reach.
The front of the lens doesn't rotate during focusing, which is an
advantage if you use a polariser.

The 15-85mm IS USM is a higher quality lens, but it costs
quite a bit more.

This was taken with a 500D/T1i and 18-135mm.


Good Luck with the new camera.
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Yeah the ef-s 15-85 IS USM is a much better lens. So if you do not need as much reach as the 18-135 or if you need a faster focus the 15-85 would be a very good option if the price is not a issue. But the 18-135 is for starting out with.
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