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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Erm. You already listed the differences yourself, what more do you want people to do for you??

    As for picture quality, it's hard to compare since the focal ranges only overlap at exactly 55mm.

    Read the reviews of the lenses in the links that were already provided to you, and learn for yourself.
    oic, got what u mean. VEry Thank You for the reply.

    anyway I am not so interested to find the different between 55-200 USM/55-250mm IS. that's someone question. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by yc2005 View Post
    28-135 is not wide enough on a crop body so I would not recommend that.

    hi,

    I'm blur on this wide angle term, I have check the Canon Lens Work III book and in the book it's classify a EF 35mm f/2 as wide angle lens. So if an 35mm consider a wide andgle lense, why would an 28mm not wide enough. I am not questioning/agues what you said, just that I am puzzled by the term, hope u understand. hope u can enlighten me on this kind of noob question.

    1) What is an wide angle lens? what distance can consider wide angle?

    2) Does that mean zoom out all the way to get the more view into the picture on the left and right side is consider an wide angle photographing?

    3) wide angle lens with smaller focus lenght also mean that it's can more image into the photo but at a small scale?
    Camera lens have what they call an angle of view, which is the limit within which the subject can be captured in accordance with the focal length. i.e. The wider the angle of view, the more things (in front of the camera) can be captured.

    For prime lens, anything with diagonal angle of view of more than 50degrees is consider WA.

    Hope that helps
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    If you don't know what all that means, DO NOT BUY. Learn first.
    Fully agreed

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    First, I am using a Canon EOS 1000D with the kit lens (18-55mm IS), and I have bought the 55-250mm IS and 50mm f/1.8. I find this combination very versatile and pretty good for beginners. The reach using the two zooms combine for a good reach (18-250mm) which can be used for nearly any situation. The 50mm f/1.8 gives you some low-light ability.

    Next, as for the 55-250mm USM and IS differences:
    The USM one is older, non-IS, is EF (can be used on APS-C crop and full frame) It is considered an inferior lens with mediocre image quailty.
    The IS one is very new (released in 2007), is EF-S (Can only be used on APS-C crop) It has good image quality for its price, and I personally find it a excellent beginner telephoto zoom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noble04 View Post
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    Quote by some camera shop-

    The 15-85 is new and the range attracts customers. The 17-85 is better because it is USM and IS.

    However, their aperture range is still not as good as the tamron 17-50 which is constant at 2.8. If you're replacing kit lens of Canon 18-55, I think the 17-50 will be the best replacement.

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    Hi, what do you think of the shop comment?
    The 15-85 also has USM and IS. The shop might want to clear his old stock and tell you to buy the 17-85. I bought my 15-85 after reading the review from here: http://www.the-digital-picture.com/R...ns-Review.aspx . If you want your camera to shoot at a wider angle, you should get 17mm or lower. If you prefer the range between 18-135mm, Canon do have this lens and it is within your budget. You should read up the reviews first before you get the lens.
    Canon 60D | EF-S 15-85mm | EF 50mm f1.8 | flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeltan111 View Post
    First, I am using a Canon EOS 1000D with the kit lens (18-55mm IS), and I have bought the 55-250mm IS and 50mm f/1.8. I find this combination very versatile and pretty good for beginners. The reach using the two zooms combine for a good reach (18-250mm) which can be used for nearly any situation. The 50mm f/1.8 gives you some low-light ability.

    Next, as for the 55-250mm USM and IS differences:
    The USM one is older, non-IS, is EF (can be used on APS-C crop and full frame) It is considered an inferior lens with mediocre image quailty.
    The IS one is very new (released in 2007), is EF-S (Can only be used on APS-C crop) It has good image quality for its price, and I personally find it a excellent beginner telephoto zoom.
    Tks for the explanation. Do you think it is good price to get the 55-200 USM at $130?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arien009 View Post
    Tks for the explanation. Do you think it is good price to get the 55-200 USM at $130?
    New one is almost $400.... Where do you get one for $130

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabee View Post
    New one is almost $400.... Where do you get one for $130
    new one for almost $400, are you refering to 55-250 IS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arien009 View Post
    new one for almost $400, are you refering to 55-250 IS?
    Nope the 55-200, I think its because I was looking at MK II prices instead of the MK I. The reviews for the 55-200 MK II are generally not great so its not a very popular lens, not sure about the MK I.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabee View Post
    Nope the 55-200, I think its because I was looking at MK II prices instead of the MK I. The reviews for the 55-200 MK II are generally not great so its not a very popular lens, not sure about the MK I.
    review for 55-200 generally not great becos not popular or becos performance not good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arien009 View Post
    review for 55-200 generally not great becos not popular or becos performance not good?
    I don't think popularity would affect whether the reviews are good or not :P The optical and build quality are poor hence the poor reviews. Considering that this review is for the MK II, I can hardly imagine the much cheaper MK I be any better. Still... Reviews are reviews, if you can get to try it, who knows - you might like what you see.

    "Overall, the Canon EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM Lens is not a great performer optically.

    Sharpness is one of the disappointments with the Canon EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM Lens. Reasonable sharpness requires at least f/5.6 or f/8 at all focal lengths. Vignetting is also noticeable until similarly stopped down - even on a 1.3x FOVCF body.

    CA (Chromatic Aberration) is especially apparent on the long end of the focal length range. The Canon EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM Lens shows slight pin cushion distortion at most focal lengths - again, even on a 1.3x FOVCF body."

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    Quote Originally Posted by noble04 View Post
    Hi all, i am new to photograph and this clubsnap. I own an canon 500d with EF18-55 IS kit lens and recently (2days) brought a efs 50mm f/1.8 II.

    Would like to seek advise on the lens suitable for holiday. Budget below $1k, anything from 17-135mm with normal f/stop like 4-5.6 for example. Will like to do photoshot of ppl n background during holiday.

    Are considering canon lens(kindly give me some suggestion pls), best with IS because i want to take night shot and prolly equip myself with a tripod. Am i able to get an L lens with my budget?
    the kit lens will do

    tadaaaaaa

  13. #33

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    Quote Originally Posted by noble04 View Post
    Hi guys, thank for all the reply.

    I am considering between EF28-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS USM and EF S55-250 f/4-5.6 IS. $500-800 range I guess.
    i have read your replies and noted that you are ignoring the fact that 18-55 is a very good and versatile range, i.e. kit lens

    i suspect, this isn't really about your holiday, it is about BBB virus and how you are using a holiday to justify it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    i have read your replies and noted that you are ignoring the fact that 18-55 is a very good and versatile range, i.e. kit lens

    i suspect, this isn't really about your holiday, it is about BBB virus and how you are using a holiday to justify it.
    Wot he said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kohanson View Post
    The 15-85 also has USM and IS. The shop might want to clear his old stock and tell you to buy the 17-85. I bought my 15-85 after reading the review from here: http://www.the-digital-picture.com/R...ns-Review.aspx . If you want your camera to shoot at a wider angle, you should get 17mm or lower. If you prefer the range between 18-135mm, Canon do have this lens and it is within your budget. You should read up the reviews first before you get the lens.
    Hi kohanson, I noticed the 15-85 is not listed in the priceguide as a individual lens but only as a kit lens. ( http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=518391 )

    Is it available separately and advice on price?

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    i suspect, this isn't really about your holiday, it is about BBB virus and how you are using a holiday to justify it.
    I think a lot of ppl are guilty of this, myself included

  17. #37

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    kit lens rule, it is meant for noobie like us to torture it and get to know what SLR is all about b4 going for greater n more expensive lens for better quality. ya know, dont waste hard-earned money if u r not at that stage yet

  18. #38

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    More so during the end of the year when bonus is coming !
    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    i suspect, this isn't really about your holiday, it is about BBB virus and how you are using a holiday to justify it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ixat View Post
    Hi kohanson, I noticed the 15-85 is not listed in the priceguide as a individual lens but only as a kit lens. ( http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=518391 )

    Is it available separately and advice on price?

    Cheers
    Yah, i bought it seperately from MS color at 1130.
    Canon 60D | EF-S 15-85mm | EF 50mm f1.8 | flickr

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