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Richard S. Clemens

Which lens

I would like to buy Canon's 100-400 IS USM Lens, what walk around lens would you suggest. I want a quality lens but I am on a limited budget. It will take me a while to save for the 100-400.
The walk-around lens may come first.

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11/21/2005 8:48:17 AM

Tim Goodspeed
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/21/2005
  Richard, I have the Canon EF 17-85mm IS USM lens. I provides a nice range. I am upgrading my EF 75-300mm IS USM lens to the EF 70-200mm f/4 L lens. I have heard the L glass is very sharp. I am looking forward to this new lens. I wish I could afford the 70-200mm f/2.8 L with IS, but it is far more expensive.

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11/21/2005 12:44:06 PM


BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/28/2003
  I use the 28-135 for my walk around lens. It's pretty good, a little soft at times, but I don't use it for anything critical, just snap shots and stuff. And, it seems to be very good in the close-up range.

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11/21/2005 2:00:37 PM

Sharon  Day
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/27/2004
  For a zoom range similiar to the 100-400 I got an inexpensive Sigma 70-400mm super macro APO lens. I had fun with it until I was able to upgrade.

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11/21/2005 2:07:04 PM

Howie Nordström
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/11/2005
  Richard, it really depends on how much range you want to have in your walk around lens. I've been using the EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM and have been quite happy with it (...but will soon be upgrading to L glass). How much money you are willing to spend also plays a roll.

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11/22/2005 10:34:59 AM

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