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Old 23-03-2010, 19:51   #1 (permalink)
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need to upgrade but what lense !?

hi guys this is my kit
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I've had this kit for a about 1 year now and i feel now know where my photography length of lenses lay .....

it's all between 20mm and 150mm that's where most of my shots come from so I'm looking to upgrade to a more substantial lens i would love to afford the 24/105 mm L lense but out of my reach.. so i was thinking of the 20/135 IS lens,
Does anyone have any experience with this lense, is it worth buying? or is there an alternative to this without breaking the bank.
the reason i will keep the 50mm f1.8 is for low light shots..
Or would i do myself justice and save pennies with buying a 2x converter to use with the 50mm and the 17/85..
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Old 23-03-2010, 20:09   #2 (permalink)
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Re: need to upgrade but what lense !?

Have a look at the Tamron 18-250 I had one and it's a cracking little lens. If you look round you could still get one at a reasonable price as it's been superceded by the 18-280.

I got one from Onestop Digital in Hong Kong who I've dealt with many times.
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Re: need to upgrade but what lense !?

Don't know the 20-135mm lens so can't comment but I wouldn't go down the 2x TC route as you'd lose AF on the 17-85mm with the 2 stops light loss (and probably too much loss of quality as well)
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Re: need to upgrade but what lense !?

As an alternative to Chris's suggestion, the 18-200 would be a bit cheaper and falls right into your main usage.
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Old 24-03-2010, 12:30   #5 (permalink)
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Re: need to upgrade but what lense !?

thanks guys but i if went i down the 18/ 200 or the 18/250 route would i not be better just buying the 70/200 L ....and keep the 17/85 just for the 20 mm to 50mm or am i completely of my rocker and speaking rubbish
you see i am after quality of the lense and thought ..well the 17/85 is not bad but has it's limitations for me, the 17mm end has to much barrel distortion and doesn't really disappear until the 20mm upwards and it's just a tad short at 85mm and need a lense that would cover 20 to 150 mm as a walk about and wondered about the 28/135IS lense not the 20/135 as mentioned in my original post my mistake.
so i suppose my question is ..for those who have used both do you think that the 28/135 IS better quality then my 17/85 IS Lense.....
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Re: need to upgrade but what lense !?

If you are looking at image quality, I'd always look for an L class lens.
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Re: need to upgrade but what lense !?

Thought you were after a single lens to cover the range you mentioned.

If quality is important, have you considered getting a couple of primes within the range you want?
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Re: need to upgrade but what lense !?

you know i never thought of Primes Dabs, i might give them a scout round thanks for that
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