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Anyone used canon lens 18-200mm?

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Message posted at 11/09/2009, 02:31:59 AM by Billysiew
How is it? Can it produce sharper image if compare to canon 450D kits len 18-55mm and the zoom lens 55-250mm?

I plan to sell my kits lens and the zoom lens 55-250mm, and buy this lens 18-200mm. Do you recommend?

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Message posted at 11/11/2009, 15:43:12 PM by Teekaygee
Any lens with such a wide focal range will be making a compromise on image quality in exchange for convenience. You would be better off to replace your 55-250mm with any of Canon's 70-200mm lenses. There are many options that would be good replacements for the 18-55mm lens. If you like that focal length, then I recommend saving up for the EF-S 17-55 f/2.8. If you don't need as wide as 18mm, then consider saving up for either the 24-70mm f/2.8L or the 24-105mm f/4L.
Canon 40D, Canon Rebel XTi. assorted Canon L lenses

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Message posted at 11/11/2009, 17:14:35 PM by Claudiofichera
I want to buy the canon 70-200 L 4f. I have read hours on the subject. Price, performance ...

Canon lens 17-85 Ultrasonic, Lens 70-200 L f4 :) Canon...

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Message posted at 11/12/2009, 02:14:26 AM by Afagundes
It´s allways a compromise, I use three canon lenses, a 10-22, a 24-105 L and a 70-300 IS, of course I am reaching a wider range than the 18-200, but its bulky and I have to switch lenses all the time.

I used to have a 17-85 IS, it was a very good lenses, but with lots of distortion specially at 17mm.

The 10-22 and the 24-105 are definitelly much better.

What is your camera body?
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon EF 17-40mm USM f/4L Canon EF 24...

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Message edited at 11/13/2009, 22:30:58 PM by Fleyeing

Originally posted by Afagundes:
Quoted Message: The 10-22 and the 24-105 are definitelly much better.

I took the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM in kit with the 5DMKII, since reviews gave it a marginal sharpness advantage over the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM.

As for now, I regret it a bit since the 24-70 is very heavy and it brings the light 5DMKII body out of balance when used outdoors for general purpose shots. Also, the 70mm limit is a bit tight in studio for cropped portrait shots on a full-frame.
Canon 5DMKII, 24-70, 70-200, strobes

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Message posted at 11/17/2009, 15:56:15 PM by Moutwtrng
If your planning to get the 18-200 make sure that you have the proper software to back you up to correct barrel distortions and have the patience to do so.

If you have both then that lens will be the only lens you will ever need.

(but of course I am speaking on the nikon's side of things)

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