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Old 25th May 2009, 19:08   #1096
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Old 26th May 2009, 08:50   #1097
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Anyone having any experience with Canon EF 28-135 USM IS ?
I want to buy a walk around lens for XSi. Cant find any. I am bored and tired of interchanging the 18-55 IS and 55-250 IS.

Can someone suggest any decent lens? My budget is close to $500.
So "L" lenses are out of question.

Any candidate from Tokina, Tamron or Sigma ?
Sigma 18-125 ans Tokina 16.5-135 have the focal range that I want, but none of them have favorable reviews.

Any other suggestions?
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Old 26th May 2009, 09:09   #1098
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My repeated enquiries confirmed that Canon India has indeed included only non-IS version of kit lens for 1000D.Probably they felt its an easiest way to clear out all old lens.
That is not the case. Canon India website shows 1000D with IS kit lens
See here

Its priced at INR 34995.

18-55 non IS lens has been discontinued long back.
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Anyone having any experience with Canon EF 28-135 USM IS ?
I want to buy a walk around lens for XSi. Cant find any. I am bored and tired of interchanging the 18-55 IS and 55-250 IS.

Can someone suggest any decent lens? My budget is close to $500.
So "L" lenses are out of question.

Any candidate from Tokina, Tamron or Sigma ?
Sigma 18-125 ans Tokina 16.5-135 have the focal range that I want, but none of them have favorable reviews.

Any other suggestions?
At that price range, the Tamron 18-250 f3.5-6.3 is your best option. I use a Sony 18-250 which is a slightly tuned Tamron (faster AF and different styling) and its a very practical lens which will give you good snaps provided you know the limitations.

You also have the Canon 18-200 at that range. Prices are:

Tamron 18-250 f3.5-6.3: 450-470$
Canon 18-200 f3.5-5.6: 580-600$

The limitations are:
1. Slow AF when compared to shorter zooms (especially at tele-end)
2. Lack of biting sharpness at tele-end.
3. Need to be stopped down to f8-f10 for extracting full sharpness.

The Canon is the better of the two but the Tamron is really not far off. There's also the Tamron 18-270 VC to consider, which retails for 600$.

Don't opt for the Sigma in that range since it has strange distortion in the wide to mid-ranges which is not very easy to remove and falls drastically in sharpness from 120-180mm.

For some photos with the Sony 18-250 visit: Flickr: d_payne's Photostream ; All the Corbett shots are with that lens.

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Old 26th May 2009, 10:02   #1100
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That is not the case. Canon India website shows 1000D with IS kit lens
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Its priced at INR 34995.

18-55 non IS lens has been discontinued long back.
Hi Abhijit,
The Canon India website is misleading in that aspect. All the 1000D kits that are available in India are non IS only. I checked all the shops(even grey markets) in Hyderabad.Even with increased price ,only the non-IS kit is being sold.
Instead of ranting over Canon's attitude, I decided to replace the non-IS kit lens with something better.So I had purchased the current kit available in the market.
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Old 27th May 2009, 10:56   #1101
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I am finally ditching my old film camera (Canon EOS Elan IIe) in favour of a DSLR, maybe a 1000D. Basic question I have is whether I can reuse my old lenses? I have a 28-90 and 75-300 canon lense which I'd like to continue using.

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I am finally ditching my old film camera (Canon EOS Elan IIe) in favour of a DSLR, maybe a 1000D. Basic question I have is whether I can reuse my old lenses? I have a 28-90 and 75-300 canon lense which I'd like to continue using.

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Hi R-One,
You can use your existing Canon lens on EOS d-SLRs. However for APS-C sensor d-SLRs(eg:1000d),they will have effective focal length of 1.6x times the original. i.e, 28-90 will behave as 44.8-144. The kit lens you get (EF-S 18-55mm) could be used with APS-C dSLRs only.
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@ RedOne, 75-300 is alright, but I've to tell you that 28-90 is not something that may not go well with Digital stuff. It was released as kit lens with EOS ELAN7 and been better since. Newer lenses have a lot of other new features as well. So try and visit the nearest canon gallery and try this lens on their cameras on display. If you are happy, go for it.

And one more thing, if you are sourcing the 1000D from abroad, get the IS lens and sell the old 28-90 along with the old camera. Of course, if you get something else better, all the more better.

Canon Consumer Zoom Lenses: EF 28-90mm, EF 28-105mm and EF 28-135mm - photo.net


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I am finally ditching my old film camera (Canon EOS Elan IIe) in favour of a DSLR, maybe a 1000D. Basic question I have is whether I can reuse my old lenses? I have a 28-90 and 75-300 canon lens which I'd like to continue using.

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Old 28th May 2009, 10:35   #1104
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Thanks guys, for the responses.

@given2fly, when you say 28-90 might not go well, do you mean it is not compatible? Way I see it, I will have 3 lenses effectively: 18-55 (kit), 45-144 and 120-450. The lense which is part of the kit available in India does not have IS?

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Thanks guys, for the responses.

The lense which is part of the kit available in India does not have IS?

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Nope, one can't get an IS kit lens with 1000D.
If you are keen to have an IS kit lens, only way is to source the kit from US or other markets.
Similar to canon, Nikon is also offering D60 without VR lens in India.The VR kit is a little more pricier than non-VR kit. But canon doesn't even offer an IS version for 1000D.
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Thanks guys, for the responses.

@given2fly, when you say 28-90 might not go well, do you mean it is not compatible? Way I see it, I will have 3 lenses effectively: 18-55 (kit), 45-144 and 120-450. The lense which is part of the kit available in India does not have IS?

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The point is that your 18-55 + 75-300 forms a range of 28-88 + 120-480. Which is enough. The 28-90 slots in between to fill that minute 32mm gap which is not necessary and which you won't be using a lot anyway. Of course, if it was a 28-135 then you could have used it as a walkaround lens...but that's not the case either.

The 28-90 was the range for FullFrame cameras which is equivalent to your 28-88 (18-55) on the digital SLR.

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I am sure there are many experienced photographers as well as amateurs on this forum. Just wanted to know what percentage of images do you shoot and keep in each of the following zoom range?

All focal lengths in 35mm format.

1. Super wide (Anything less than 28mm)
2. Regular zoom (28mm-100mm)
3. Tele zoom (100mm-200mm)
4. Super tele zoom (anything more than 200mm)
5. Macro

Apart from professional photographers (Rudra ji, TG), for all laymen like us, photography is a costly hobby and it wouldn't make sense to spend $1000 on a super tele zoom when I am going to use it for 2% of my total photography needs. If I am going to shoot most of my images in regular zoom category, then it makes sense for me to invest in a good lens for that focal range.

I think it would be quite a learning experience if everyone can enlist their photography gear as well as composition of photos that they take. Might help someone who is buying a new gear.

Let me start
Current gear
1. Canon Rebel XSi + Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4.5 DC Macro + Canon 50mm f1.8
2. Canon S5 IS
Saving for Canon 70-300 USM IS.

Photo-shoot composition
Mostly in regular zoom to tele zoom range with macro in between.

Mods please merge the thread if you feel it unnecessary to have a separate thread.
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I am sure there are many experienced photographers as well as amateurs on this forum. Just wanted to know what percentage of images do you shoot and keep in each of the following zoom range?.
The object is what % of shots do you shoot in each range. Each of us have different needs. I find 90% of my stuff is in the 28-100 range.
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Just wanted to know what percentage of images do you shoot and keep in each of the following zoom range?

All focal lengths in 35mm format.

1. Super wide (Anything less than 28mm)
2. Regular zoom (28mm-100mm)
3. Tele zoom (100mm-200mm)
4. Super tele zoom (anything more than 200mm)
5. Macro
This depends pretty much on personal preference and shooting style. I am a great fan of ultra wides and around 40% of my shots end up being on a 12-24 (which is 18-36 in FX terms). This is significantly higher for creative shots (as opposed to event or family shots). The mid focal lengths (28-100) are around 30% and tele/super tele/macro take up the rest. I have a 400mm fixed lens that contributes less than 5% as I am not fond of shooting birds etc, but whenever I bother to carry it with me, I end up with some great shots.

All this is reflective of my preferences. I have a friend who loves shooting wildlife and never carries a wide angle.

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My D60 has an 18-55 VR kit lens and I want to try some birding and similar stuff. If someone could guide me out of this confusion, it would be a great help before I do some blunder on the decisions. Options;
1. Retain the 18-55 VR kit and buy a 55-200 VR (cost 11500 without B&W)
2. Exchange the 18-55 VR and get a 18-200 VR (cost not yet clear)
3. Retain the 18-55 VR kit and buy a 70-300 VR (cost 27000 without B&W)

Experts, gurus, friends, countrymen, please help !! Thanks.
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