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Old Dec 11, 2010, 1:46 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by MikeA01730 View Post
Re the 18-135mm "would be an encumbrance" it is ~100 g heavier than the 15-85mm, but I'll get a feel for it at a store before I buy it to make sure I'll be happy hauling it around.
That's not actually the kind of encumberance I meant. The limit to image quality would be the Canon 18-135. That is, it would hold the Canon 60D back.

Originally Posted by MikeA01730 View Post
Re buying a lens for volleyball photography, my thought was that I could get good enough pictures with the 18-135mm to get a sense of what focal length would work best for me for volleyball.
The "good enough" is what I have a problem with here. I think you'd be lucky to do as well as you currently are with your Powershot S3 IS.
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Old Dec 11, 2010, 7:40 AM   #12
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Mike - your approach to volleyball sounds very reasonable regarding determining focal length. That's a great approach - it doesn't cost you any extra $$ to wait another week or two to make a decision on the sports lens.
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