lens selection for holiday.


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currently having a 18-55mm IS and 20-35mm zoom only . would like to travel light but still need range for landscape, candid and group shots.Was thinking of the 28-135 at first so im not sure which of the two lens should i sell of . Is there any other option of lens for me?
 

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From your IS i assume you are using a Canon.
You can consider the Canon 18-200 which is a great walkabout lens for the range given.
Or you can go for the Tamron 18-270, remarkable range and cheaper than Canon 18-200.
 

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Travel to NZ last year with my 18-55 & a 70-300 DO. Got the 70-300 DO (half the lenth of other similar within this range when retracted) due to its compactness and it didn't fail my expectation though quite a few people have doubt on its ability.

The only thing is, it is still a little short if you want to shot wild life, but it's AF is fast enough for maority of my shoot.
 

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yea but heard tht the EF 18-200's IQ isnt good, and it has the plastiky build. Havent heard much of the tamro thou. And also have a budget of < $600 . Dk which lens to sell off to fund another lens also , since both are overlapping .
 

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sell ur 20-35 and get a 55-250 ..solve ur problem.

wat more its affordable n light.
 

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The Tamron new is around $880-$930 depending on which shop you go.
There's a thread in the 3rd party lenses on the Tamron 18-270, you can go there have a look.
I was thinking of getting it for my Korea trip end of the year too.
 

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55-250mm IS?

not really that expensive and the optics are pretty good for its price.
 

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For me, i will go for the 18-270 instead of the 18-55 and 55-250 combo.
Safe the hassle of changing lenses.
just pray nothing happens to the one lens otherwise having body but no lens on trip is pretty awkward. Bring a backup PnS just in case.
 

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just pray nothing happens to the one lens otherwise having body but no lens on trip is pretty awkward. Bring a backup PnS just in case.
That's why for my Korea trip i will be either getting the Tamron 18-270 or Nikon 18-200.
Will be bringing along my 17-50 along too.
And my wife will be bringing along our trustworthy Sony Cybershot. :D
 

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For me, i will go for the 18-270 instead of the 18-55 and 55-250 combo.
Safe the hassle of changing lenses.
budget mah....some more can still throw in a 50mm lor.. :bsmilie:
 

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budget mah....some more can still throw in a 50mm lor.. :bsmilie:
Actually for travelling, i prefer to use one lens which covers most ranges, just my opinion.
But as what bro Reportage said, better to bring a back up in case anything c0cks up.
Either a extra lens or a PnS. :)
 

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Actually for travelling, i prefer to use one lens which covers most ranges, just my opinion.
But as what bro Reportage said, better to bring a back up in case anything c0cks up.
Either a extra lens or a PnS. :)
yup...got a 18-250 as well...

light n easy to use...but somehow I felt I needed more than just the range lor..
 

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or is a EF 28-135 +18-55+50 good enough?
I wouldn't bring along the 50 unless i want to take potraits with nice bokeh.
As for your 28-135 and 18-55, they cover almost the same range.
If i were you, i will sell away either one lenses and get the 18-200 or 18-270.
 

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yea for the 50mm im not very sure too as my lensbaby can take btr effects and alsp with the aperture control can have nice bokeh as well.
yea but if im to sell away the 18-55, then will have to sell my 58mm ir filter as well , so a very difficult choice.
 

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keep ur kit lens....gd for general purposes shooting lor.
 

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