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Old Oct 19, 2010, 3:19 PM   #11
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18-55 Kit Lens and the 70-300 IS USM will give you a great combo for what you require...there is also the 18-270mm Tamron Lens if you want an All-In-One...but to me it's IQ is not as good as the 55-250 or the 70-300...

I actually own the Tamron 18-270 and have shot it on a 7D...it is not noisy at all...mine is not noisy and it isn't hard to zoom...I have heard people say that also...go figure...don't want you to get mislead...lol..

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Old Oct 19, 2010, 3:20 PM   #12
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I use the ef 28-135 IS USM, it focus fast and quite. And is allot better then the 18-135 in sharpness and AF speed.

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The major problem with the tamron 18-270 is that it is noisy when focusing when shooting HD. But it is a good all in one lens if you are wilingl go accept the trade off with a 1 lens solution.
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If you wanted to save a little money, I saw today B h photo has the Canon T1i kit with both the 18-55 and 55-250 for $779, free shipping!!

Seems like a great deal....
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Amazon has up to $200 off lenses when you buy Canon cameras.
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I got the T2i with the 18-135 kit, I also got a 55-250 is, and the 50mm 1.8. The 18-135 is awesome, you can tell a difference between it an the 55-250. The 50mm is only $100 and works great indoors.

I'm just started in polarography so I'm defiantly not an expert but that's my 2 cents...
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The 18-135 is a big upgrade from any point and shoot. But compare to other dslr lenses, it is not quite as good optically.
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The 18-135 is a big upgrade from any point and shoot. But compare to other dslr lenses, it is not quite as good optically.
I'm not arguing, it's just not what I've read or experienced myself. All the reviews I've read say the ef-s 18-135 is is an upgrade to the kit 18-55mm, and I can defiantly tell a quality difference when between the 18-135 and the 55-250, the 18-135 is better. If we are comparing it to more expensive lenses I'm sure you totally correct though.

Again I'm a rookie so maybe I'm missing something
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Old Oct 21, 2010, 3:28 PM   #19
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the 55-250 is a good kit lens, but the 18-135 should be a better from 55-135mm then the 55-250 as it is a upgrade. But like you said if you compare it to other lenses in it's price group. It is not as good.
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I got the T2i with the 18-135 kit, I also got a 55-250 is, and the 50mm 1.8. The 18-135 is awesome, you can tell a difference between it an the 55-250. The 50mm is only $100 and works great indoors.

I'm just started in polarography so I'm defiantly not an expert but that's my 2 cents...
Kev, you have the right idea and a very nice starter kit...I have seen photos with the 55-250 that are absolutely sharp and very-very nice...the 50mm 1.8 is a great lens sharp as they come...never used or looked at the 18-135...
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