18-55mm kit lens replacement

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  1. seemoo

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    Hi

    I have a Canon 20D with the standart 18-55mm kit lens.

    I would like to get a better lense to replace this one. It should do more or less the same but take sharper images and be a bit faster for low light situations.

    I trying to find out what other people replaced their kit lens with and if they are happy with the lens they chose. So please let me know your experience.

    Thanks

    simon
     
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    I went with a Canon 17-85 with IS. Its a good lens, I couldnt beat the price, but its not the fastest at 4-5.6. If you can swing it buy the 17-55 2.8 with the IS that Canon makes, wow, that would be awsome (theres also sigma and tamron with similar lens ie 17-50 2.8). But I like the extra reach of the 85 over the 55. If I could do it up right, I would roll a 10-22, 24-70, and 70-200. But thats in a perfect world with and extra three grand hanging around. Let us know how you made out.
     
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    thanks a lot for your suggestion. I will look into those lenses.

    I would love to hear also from other people if they have suggestions.

    thanks again
     
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    Yeah, sigma and Tamron have 18-55s with a constant 2.8 max aperture.
     

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