I will not advice 18-135 but instead 18-55.
Likely will ended up f2.8 lens & sell away 18-135.
Why not start with 18-55 & save for near future upgrade.
I am quite sure this day will arrival soon.
My 2 cents.
woah... 7D is out for me haha.. comparing only those 2 models -> 60D and 550D.
Kit Len 18-135 shld be good for a start. Then slowly go for better Len. Haha like me now.. Start with kit Len very happy. Bought a prime 35mmf1.8..
Olympus OMD E-M5 kit len. Letting nikkor 35mm dx f1.8g
Terry, suggest you start off with a 18-55mm so that you don't have to put up with the 1.2kg. It's no joke hanging that weight around your neck for hours.
You can later invest in a 55-200mm if the need arise
I can probably borrow or get a 2nd hand 18-135 from my friends. There are at least 2 or 3 of them who have them.
The difference between the kit 1 (18-55) and kit 2 (18-135) is about $300 which I can save up for future upgrades.
Terry, you can also simply screw a +10 HOYA Macro filter onto your 18-55mm. You'll need the following:
1. Step down ring (58mm to 55mm) $10
2. HOYA Macro filter 55mm (2 element) $86
Picture shows a 18-55mm with a HOYA +10 Macro filter
Last edited by Diavonex; 15th February 2011 at 02:51 PM.
Welcome to CS
This shot is taken with a 18-55 + Diopter 10 HOYA Macro filter. No cropping and straight from the camera (resized).
Hi all, thanks for the valuable input. Am now a 60D + 18-55mm owner