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Old 20-10-2012, 02:48 PM   #1
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Lens question for the photography buffs.

I bought a SH Canon 350D kit with the usual 18-55mm also a 50mm and a 70-300mm a while ago, i recently upgraded the body to a 550D, now i want to get a better walk around lens, but on a budget, i have been looking at ether a 18-135mm or 18-200mm, and was wondering what you guys would recommend?

Also which make, as i am on a tight budget, i know Canon would be best, but which of these would be better Sigma or Tamron.
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What sort of budget are you looking at? As this may well limit the number of options available to you.

Also, what would you mostly use it for?

I'm a Canon user and only have Canon lenses, but if I was to choose between Sigma and Tamron I think i'd choose Sigma - only on the basis that i've used them before and the reviews i've read on Sigma have been pretty good.......but that doesn't mean Tamron isn't good, just I haven't read much about them.
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Well i can get them for around 200-230 did look at the 18-50mm 2.8 but it would take me over 300, and i am not sure that there would be enough zoom, as i mostly take landscape, animal and a small amount of macro stuff.
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Well i eventually went for a Sigma 17-70 mm f/2.8-4.0 DC Macro OS HSM, got it today, looks a nice piece of kit, will let you know the verdict and post some pics once i have had a chance to get out and about with it.
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Sorry, only seen this here now.
I would have thought your 18-55mm would have been fine for landscape, your 50mm fine for portrait/ street etc and your 70-300 fine for animals and motorsport.

I used to have a 18-135mm lens and it was great for wandering about with but I hardly ever take my 50mm off the camera now.
I was over in Portugal last month for the KD drift event and used my 50mm both days, once you get used to not having a zoom, it is an awesome lens.

The link below will show you some of the photos I took with the 50mm
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater
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I was gonna say if you are looking for a budget lens with amazing outcomes definately go for a Sigma lens
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