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theSTZombie 04-09-2012 05:00 PM

Have a Canon 18-55mm, wondering if I should trade up to a 18-135mm?
 
I am totally new to photo stuff here.
I currently have a t2i that came with the 18-55mm kit lens.

However, I'd like to get a little bit more distance to shots, etc. Does anyone have the 18-135mm lens and can comment on how it is?

Thanks!
-STZ

Mike Deep 04-09-2012 06:04 PM

If you're looking for reach, keep the 18-55 IS and look at a 55-250 IS to go with it, which will give you a bigger range for $100 less than the 18-135.

theSTZombie 04-10-2012 12:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike Deep (Post 2295889)
If you're looking for reach, keep the 18-55 IS and look at a 55-250 IS to go with it, which will give you a bigger range for $100 less than the 18-135.

It's more like I'd like to have something that i can use for close and a bit further...I would be replacing the 18-55 with the 18-135 (selling one, getting the other).

I did look up the 55-250 though, but I would like to be able to get the closeups too, without swapping lens.

77monteballer 04-10-2012 01:16 PM

you can still get closeups with the 55-250. when im shooting portraits, i normall use my 70-200. it allows me to get some great headshots.

Arson24 04-10-2012 03:09 PM

I bought the 55-250 and love it but
can only really compared it to the 18-55 as i have the T3

55-250 is great for range (I use it for paintball) and close ups so no worries there
just need to stand back a bit more compared to the 18-55

theSTZombie 04-10-2012 05:21 PM

Thanks for the feedback guys, I'll keep my eye out for a 55-250mm then.
I don't really do alot of portraits, but I did a couple photoshoots with friends who wanted some cool photos to use on their Facebooks and blogs, and the 18-55 served me just fine haha.


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