Suggest a all in one lens for my Canon 1000 D


aloks

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Hi Friends
I have a Canon 1000 D camera with 18-55 NON IS kit lens, i mostly do travel, family portraits, flowers, macros, i am not satisfied with 18-55 lens and i am very very much confused between Canon 18-135, 17-85, 18-200,
Sigma 17-70 ( 1:2 macro ), I am on a limited budget.

Prevoiusly i had a Nikon F 80 with Sigma 28-135 ( 1:2 ) macro zoom lens, i was satisfied with this lens, this was good for wide angle shots, for portraits and for macro also, i want a lens similar to this one.

Please suggest me a lens for my Canon 1000 D.

Thanks
alok
 

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What is it about the kit lens that you are not satisfied about?

Besides macro, it's acceptable range for you to explore what range you like to shoot with.
 

pokiemon

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there is no all in 1 lens. u need at least 2. wide angle 11-22mm and zoom 24-70mm
 

zaren

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Hi Friends
I have a Canon 1000 D camera with 18-55 NON IS kit lens, i mostly do travel, family portraits, flowers, macros, i am not satisfied with 18-55 lens and i am very very much confused between Canon 18-135, 17-85, 18-200,
Sigma 17-70 ( 1:2 macro ), I am on a limited budget.

Prevoiusly i had a Nikon F 80 with Sigma 28-135 ( 1:2 ) macro zoom lens, i was satisfied with this lens, this was good for wide angle shots, for portraits and for macro also, i want a lens similar to this one.

Please suggest me a lens for my Canon 1000 D.

Thanks
alok
get the sigma 17-70.
 

jsprtan

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My budget is around 400 US $.
For that budget the Sigma 17-70 2.8 - 4.0 HSM OS is one good choice. It is wider and has a longer reach than the kit lens. The IQ is good if there is enough light pus it is a half macro lens that shoot at mini distance of 0.2m.

You can read more about it just google it.
 

CamInit

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A Raynox DCR-250 filter for your 18-55 would enable you to get good close-up shots. Not yet 1:1 macro, but good enough for starters. It's only ~1/10 the price of the 100mm L macro!
 

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its always a compromise if you are looking for an 'all-in' zoom

thats why the system was built to allow for lenses of different focal lengths and different properties to be interchanged according to needs and applications
 

Blur Shadow

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With a budget of US$400, you have effectively knocked out all the stabilized 18-200 and beyond "superzooms".

But before I venture a guess on what will be good for you, which part of your current setup are you dissatisfied with?
 

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With a budget of US$400, you have effectively knocked out all the stabilized 18-200 and beyond "superzooms".

But before I venture a guess on what will be good for you, which part of your current setup are you dissatisfied with?
Hi Blur Shadow
Picture sharpness is not accurate in my 18-55 non is lens

Alok
 

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Since you are going to invest US$400, save up a little more to get a good walkabout lens which would last you for years.

I paid S$924 or about US$655 for a brand new Sigma 18-250mm DC HSM which was launched in Jan 2009 and I've not regretted this purchase at all.

This will cover all ranges from macro, wide angle to telephoto zoom. On a crop sensor, this will equate to 28.8-400mm! I've found the focusing speed to be quite satisfactory and image quality at full zoom acceptable.

These pictures of the delivery truck were taken with the Sigma 18-250mm on a Canon 7D:


(1) 18mm, 1/30, f3.5


(2) 80mm, 1/160, f5.6


(3) 250mm, 1/400, f7.1
 

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spidejep

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US$ 400??sigma 18-200 OS should be good. sharp and fast. with extra cash to spend on something else some more :)
 

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Has a 1000D once and faced the same dilemma. Ended up with a set of Sigma 17-70 ( non OS ) and Sigma 18-200 OS. This setup satisfied all my needs....minus macro cos i dun do macro.
 

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