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Old Oct 28, 2014, 1:33 PM   #1
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I am looking into the Canon 70D. I am upgrading from my T2i. It has some great reviews and was wondering if anyone has it and likes it. I also would like to know your thoughts on the 18-135mm STM Lens and the Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS. I have heard the 200 tends to slide out all the time, which I would not like. I have also heard the 135 does to. Is this true about the 135? What is a good lens for the 70D that does not slide out? Thanks
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Old Oct 28, 2014, 6:43 PM   #2
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70D is a well respected camera, "slide out", do you mean lens creep, most do, try my 150-600 Siggy

Does not "slide out", any not on ice
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Both the 18-135 IS STM and the 18-200 IS have a lot of distortion at the wide end, a lot of vignetting at any focal length, and a lot of chromatic aberration at the extremes. The 18-200 IS also has a lot of field curvature (soft corners) throughout its zoom range.

They are both jacks-of-all-trades-and-masters-of-none. If you can stand a shorter zoom range, the 15-85 IS USM is a better choice.
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I tend to agree with TCav

It would help to know what you want to use the camera for ?
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I am a photographer, I do weddings and portraits of all kinds. I want an upgrade from my T2i which anything should be an upgrade from it. lol I also have the efs 17-85 mm and love it, but I also what to upgrade that as well. I want something with more brighter colors and a little more zoom for the fun of just playing around. I take my camera with me EVERY where so I a lens that will hold up.
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The 15-85 is a great event lens, and is an upgrade from the 17-85.

85mm is a good focal length for portraiture, but not with an aperture of f/5.6. For that, you might consider a 70-200/2.8 or even a prime like Sigma's 85/1.4, 105/2.8 OS Macro, 70/2.8 Macro, or Tamron's 90/2.8 VC Macro or 60/2.0 Macro.
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I am a photographer, I do weddings and portraits of all kinds. I want an upgrade from my T2i which anything should be an upgrade from it. lol I also have the efs 17-85 mm and love it, but I also what to upgrade that as well. I want something with more brighter colors and a little more zoom for the fun of just playing around. I take my camera with me EVERY where so I a lens that will hold up.
Hmmm

I wouldn't have thought it would have been high end enough for pro work and for paid work I assume you use two bodies

Also it is a small sensor I use FF for weddings etc
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Also it is a small sensor I use FF for weddings etc
A Canon 60D or 70D, paired with an appropriate lens and flash, is perfectly adequate for covering weddings and other events, when in the hands of a capable photographer. A 'Full Frame' body only has a few advantages over an APS-C body, and those aren't very significant. On the other hand, an APS-C kit has some significant advantages over 'Full Frame' kit. (See my 'Full Frame' versus 'APS-C'.)
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i'd consider a faster lens for weddings. you can get canon lenses used at bhphotovideo.com and keh.com, and both come with some warranty.
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i'd consider a faster lens for weddings.
I'm a big fan of available light (The last flash I owned used bulbs.) but for weddings, I'd say that a good flash is essential, more so that larger apertures. And what is also essential is a good zoom range, something that you can use to capture good couples portraits as well as shots of everyone around a table at the reception. It would be tough to find a good, large aperture lens that can do all that, especially for a 'Full Frame' body.
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you can get canon lenses used at bhphotovideo.com and keh.com, and both come with some warranty.
Adorama.com also sells used lenses.
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