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Old Jan 11, 2012, 2:46 PM   #11
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to stay in your price range i have the canon 18-135. took it to disney and thought it did a very good job
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Old Jan 11, 2012, 2:52 PM   #12
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do you need wide angle. The 24-105L and the 28-135 are not that wide of a lens on a crop body.

But with dust, all zoom lenses get dust in them more so then primes. the 100-400L is a dust can. If you are looking at a 500 dollar budget look at the tamron 18-270 non PZ. It is a bit cheaper then the PZ motor.
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Old Jan 11, 2012, 3:44 PM   #13
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do you need wide angle. The 24-105L and the 28-135 are not that wide of a lens on a crop body.

But with dust, all zoom lenses get dust in them more so then primes. the 100-400L is a dust can. If you are looking at a 500 dollar budget look at the tamron 18-270 non PZ. It is a bit cheaper then the PZ motor.
I already have a wide angle lens so I don't mind it so much if the 24 or the 28 isn't wide enough for everything.

And I love my 70-200mm L series. Really a great lens. It's just a little big (and heavy) for being a walking around lens and isn't wide enough.

I feel like I keep finding myself being drawn back to the 28-135 despite the questionable reviews I've read. So many people love it and most of the people who complain about it tend to compare it to glass at twice the cost. I rarely see anybody offer any suggestions for something in the same price range with similar range and quality.
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Old Jan 11, 2012, 8:59 PM   #14
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I have the 28-135, the early lenses has some issues. But the newer ones canon resolved them. It is my walk around lens as I do not need shoot wide that often. But some do find 24 or 28 to tight for a walk around lens.
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Old Jan 11, 2012, 10:38 PM   #15
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I had the 28-135 for a wee bit (used) and returned it. I liked the reach but found the 28 to be awkward for my needs as it wasn't wide enough for me....that's when I had just started into the DSLR world.

Eventually, I opted for the 15-85 as my walk around lens for the 60D and I'm thrilled I did. Like your lens set up mine is similar and I found the 15-85 fitted perfectly with my needs as it was a bit wider than the kit lens and had more reach when I wanted it. The size and weight is fine as I used it when walking around Disney this past Sept. I ended up selling the kit lens which off set some of the cost of the 15-85.
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