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    Hi guys, im a newbie here and want to ask your advice on what kind of lens is just suitable for street, landscapes, cityscapes, nightscapes,. I dont really need an expensive lens. Im currently using a 18-135mm lens and i find it a bit tight on wide angle. Will 17-85mm or 15-85mm be a better choice? Im not into prime lens coz i need a multipupose lens.

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    Or is there any third party lens with a focal length of 16-135? Or 15-135? Or similiar lenses?

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    do ask yourself if 15mm is suitable/ wide enough for you. If yes, get the 15-85mm but you might start to wonder if you wish to sell off your 18-135mm as 15-85mm will most likely replace your current kit lens.

    else if 15mm is not wide enough, bite the bullet and get the EF-S 10-22mm. This way you will have 2 lens, one for wide angle use another for general use.
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    Default Re: Wide angle zoom lens

    Quote Originally Posted by Ding5678 View Post
    Hi guys, im a newbie here and want to ask your advice on what kind of lens is just suitable for street, landscapes, cityscapes, nightscapes,. I dont really need an expensive lens. Im currently using a 18-135mm lens and i find it a bit tight on wide angle. Will 17-85mm or 15-85mm be a better choice? Im not into prime lens coz i need a multipupose lens.
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    If given a choice, I'll pick 15-85 in your list..But don't expect to see a multi purpose lens covering UWA to "Long" Tele..Even if it exists, not sure how much it will cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ding5678 View Post
    Hi guys, im a newbie here and want to ask your advice on what kind of lens is just suitable for street, landscapes, cityscapes, nightscapes,. I dont really need an expensive lens. Im currently using a 18-135mm lens and i find it a bit tight on wide angle. Will 17-85mm or 15-85mm be a better choice? Im not into prime lens coz i need a multipupose lens.
    hmm..if 18 is bit tight to you.. i dont see how 17 is not tight to you..its only 1mm... you might want to consider UWA like 11-16...10-20 kind of lenses..hmm i dont think there is any very wide to tele lenses around to fit your multipurpose use.. infact the 18-135 you holding is a multi purpose already..

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    The 17mm isn't going to be much of a difference from your 18-135. If u get the 15-85, you might feel losing out on the long range part of 135mm

    The reason the lens maker don't have a perfect "all-in-one" lens or else they can't make millions of $$$ from us.

    In your case, I'll keep the 18-135 and get another tokina 11-16mm

    There's really no other choice, unless u rather get the 15-85 and give up the longer telezoom range from 85-135

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    Thanks for the replies guys. Very helpful. Im just thinking how much is a 15-85mm lens? I dont think il go for UWA lenses as well coz theyre too short. Maybe 15-85mm is my choice for a walkabout lens.

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    Yes..i must say FL of 15-85mm would be a nice walkabout lens..(at least for me)

    price? Pls call up the shop to get the latest and more accurate prices.

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    15-85 seems like a good range.
    Hopefully 15mm will be wide enough for TS' requirements.
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    15-85 will be wide enough, that is if TS don't try the UWAs.

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    get a nice tripod for your nightscape.

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