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Old Feb 8, 2013, 6:23 PM   #1
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Looking at buying a canon (t3i) on craigslist and there are many choices to choose from.
my question, is the 18-135 lens worth the extra cash over the 18-55? Or should I spend less (get the 18-55) and use the money to start saving for a better zoom lens like the 55-250 EF-s?

I shoot mainly outdoor slow action shots Jeep rock crawling and animals.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 6:27 PM   #2
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... Or should I spend less (get the 18-55) and use the money to start saving for a better zoom lens like the 55-250 EF-s?
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 7:07 PM   #3
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Looking at buying a canon (t3i) on craigslist and there are many choices to choose from.
my question, is the 18-135 lens worth the extra cash over the 18-55? Or should I spend less (get the 18-55) and use the money to start saving for a better zoom lens like the 55-250 EF-s?

I shoot mainly outdoor slow action shots Jeep rock crawling and animals.
Really depends on what you intend to use the camera for-if you need the extra reach regularly then as TCav says go for option two-the 18-55 plus the 55-250, for kit lenses, both are pretty good.

If you will only need the reach of the 55-250 occasionally then I would still go for option two but save up for a better quality zoom, perhaps the Canon 70-200 F4.0L, expensive, yes, but worth saving for.

The 18-135 is a decent lens but neither one thing or the other, bigger zoom than the 18-55 but not really enough reach and for shots using the long end of the zoom the image quality is not as good as the 55-250.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 8:10 PM   #4
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You guys are great, thank you for the replies
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 3:32 AM   #5
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stick with the 18-55 IMHO a better lens and then look at the zoom 55-250 is a good lens light and scores well in the iq stakes. that said the 70-200L is just great
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stick with the 18-55 IMHO a better lens and then look at the zoom 55-250 is a good lens light and scores well in the iq stakes. that said the 70-200L is just great
That is my plan right now.
BHPhoto has the t4i with 18-55 for 649.00 and if you buy that combo you get $150.00 off the price of the 55-250. Making it just $89.00 for the 55-250.
A pretty good package for starting out in the dslr world (coming from a Super zoom) for only $738.
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The combo deal sounds good and you get the 55-25mm kit lens for only $89.
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