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Equipment Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by johnim40, 13 Oct 2018.

  1. johnim40

    johnim40 Minimodder

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    Hi all

    I was looking at a Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

    I have a 10-18, 18-55, 55-250 and 55-300 also a 85mm, 40mm, 50mm and 100mm macro all canons

    Also 18-270 tamron 55-300 sigma

    With a 1200D and 750D

    As i wanted less lenss to carry would it be a good buy i can get it for £350 with hood and filter new from mh direct

    Have done 3 weddings for family and just some nature but not that much and no pro lol
     
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  2. BA_13

    BA_13 Minimodder

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    Well as seen as no one with more knowledge has replied I'll give you my thoughts.

    I have that very lens with my EOS 80D and it is the lens that I take 95% (possibly more) of my pictures with, the only other lens that I even have in my camera bag at the moment is a 50mm / 1.8 for portraits etc.

    I should point out that its purely for recreational use, I don't even consider myself a hobby photographer but I'm very happy with the performance of the lens.
     
  3. johnim40

    johnim40 Minimodder

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    Thanks BA i got it anyway tested today and it is fast will try better the weekend when not at work.
     
  4. silk186

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    That looks like a really nice lens. How would it compare to my Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens?
     
  5. johnim40

    johnim40 Minimodder

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    Should be similar with longer reach really but i dont know how much the nano usm has changed it
     
  6. BA_13

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    I have a few older lenses with the standard USM motor and I'd say the nano is quicker and much quieter.
     
  7. Mopsi

    Mopsi What's a Dremel?

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    Why not sell some of your lenses and invest in someting like a f2.8 24-70 and f2.8 70-200. With only two lenses you have a great range.
    Also Canon has a f4 70-200 which is not that expensive. You can also have a look for Tamron or Sigma for both.
    Shooting with a f2.8 70-200 nikon myself on a very old Nikon D3 I can say the quality of the pictures is just so much better then on other cheaper "zoom" lenses.
    Better investing in good glass so you have them when switching bodies.
     

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