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Old Jun 21, 2005, 10:00 PM   #1
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I need a pair - 3 good lenses to replace this crappy 18-55 that came with kit. (I think it's almost a crime to sell such a crappy lens with such a good camera). the only thing that saves this lens is that @ ISO 800 the image is almost noiseless...

Whell I'm mostly taking pictures of peaple, nature, landscapes , so I need little wide angle, anda medium telephoto lense , which may be a working horse. Where to find a good review or smth to make things clear???

What do you suggest?
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Old Jun 21, 2005, 10:36 PM   #2
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just browse through this forumn.. there is a lot of good information to be had.. go back several pages and most of the better lenses have been discussed at least once.

just a few nice lenses to look at.. (similar lenses grouped together)

sigma 12-24 / tokina 12-24 / canon 10-22

sigma 17-35 2.8-4.0 / sigma 15-30 / canon 16-35 2.8

sigma 24-70 2.8 / tamron 28-75 2.8 / sigma 18-50 2.8

canon 17-85 is / canon 28-135 IS

sigma 70-200 2.8 / canon 70-200 2.8

sigma 100-300 4.0

sigma 80-400 OS / canon 100-400L

best of luck to ya, dustin

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Old Jun 22, 2005, 3:30 AM   #3
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And what's wrong with the 18-55?

If we know what you don't like about it then we can help with suggestions for alternatives.
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Old Jun 22, 2005, 5:00 AM   #4
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I have been using the Canon supplied EF 18-55mm [kit lens] for as long as it has been available. I have yet to find anything to complain about. At the price I don't see how it could be replaced by anything else. They all rave about the 50mm lens and complain about the 18-55, it's a mystery to me. It is just a tool and if used within it's limitations it performs very well. Yes I have other lenses in my bag that are superior but I don't have any that cost $100.00 except this one and I still use it and I still like it for what it is.

shot indoors with ambient light. I find the lens resolved this detail to my expectations.I don't think there is any flaws in the lens design or construction at that price point.
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Old Jun 22, 2005, 8:10 AM   #5
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... Excellent comment (again)!
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Old Jun 23, 2005, 10:06 AM   #6
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This site is quiet good for a range of opinions...http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/index.php
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Old Jun 25, 2005, 10:46 AM   #7
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This site has in-depth reviews on every Canon lens. I have owned many of them and the reviews here have always been spot-on:


As for your kit lens, excellent images are possible if you stop it down a bit, as someone has already mentioned. But for me, I don't want to have to compensate for my equipment's shortcomings while shooting. I'd rather spend more on a lens that I don't have to worry about whether or not my shot will be sharp based on the aperture I choose. There are much better lenses out there obviously.
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