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06-29-2012, 02:15 AM #1
Oh snap!!! Canon 18-55 For Sale and Wanted to Buy
Set my canon t2i on my backpack to take a delayed burst. As I was walking over to join nacho and hutchy i heard a tick tick tick and thought thats way to loud and soon to be the pictures. turns out my backpack shifted and the camera went over about a 15' drop with several bounces along the way.
Just showing what it fell off of. The lens never actually came off the camera
One from the burst sequence after the timer went off. the fall moved the focus ring to a very close position, and it is now, shall we say, permanently stationary. properties says 29mm, but given the focus on the very close camera strap, i would say its now an 18mm prime. still fairly sharp though.
To see if it still worked i tried another sequence
so now I'm in the market for something to replace my 18-55. I'm not set on getting a new kit lens. the 15-85 comes to mind but i doubt its within my budget. i could also just get a nifty fifty to match my 18mm prime. ;-).
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06-29-2012, 08:37 AM #2
The 15-85mm is the best all-around wide angle zoom Canon makes for crops... but like you said, it may be out of your budget. I'd look into the Tamron 17-50mm if you were OK with that range on the long end, or even something like the Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.0. Both of those lenses are around $300-350 used. I believe DC has one for sale on here, too. There's also the new Canon 18-135 STM lens that's coming out soon and I"ve heard good things about it- but I don't know the price point.
I have the Canon 15-85mm- it's my favorite lens by far. In fact, I'm having a tough time justifying the move to full frame because there's no equivalent focal range within the pro lens set. Prices have come down in the used market for the lens, you could probably get one around $500-525.
07-01-2012, 07:53 PM #3
Court, if the the Canon 15-85 is out of budget ...
I'd get the Sigma 17-70 over the Tamron for the extra reach and faster AF motor. Tamron is going to be a little sharper glass, but the Sigma is probably more usable outside like you use it. Try to find one on fredmiranda ..._______________________________________________
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07-01-2012, 11:14 PM #4
i just got a new kit lens. hard to beat at $111 new/shipped.powdork.com - new and improved, with 20% more dork.
07-02-2012, 08:28 AM #5
I was going to throw the 28-75 tamron in the hat. on a crop sensor i'd like it to be slightly wider but 2.8 for $350 used is a pretty good price, it looks super sharp and it's nice and light.