Canon 18-200 lens- thoughts?

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  1. Turnerea

    Turnerea TPF Noob!

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    I have only a 100-300 lens right now, and am certainly missing the wide end. I was considering getting this canon zoom when it becomes available:

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=workaround.jsp&A=details&Q=&sku=582444&is=USA

    I've heard that zooms with such large focal length range is not good optically. I guess i don't really need the telephoto end of this 18-200 (already having a 100-300) but I'd like to get a lens with a wide end, but still enough zoom to be able to take most of my pictures (action cycling shots, landscapes, travel.. etc)



    Anyone use this lens and have any thoughts on it?

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=workaround.jsp&A=details&Q=&sku=419582&is=REG


    Thanks for your thoughts
    Erik
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It's a very new lens, I'm not even sure if they are in stores yet. So any reviews you may find, would be from those lucky enough to do some pre-release testing.

    It's true that when they design a lens with such a wide range, the quality usually suffers...but if you are happy with your 100-300mm lens, then I'd guess that you would probably be happy with this one.

    If it were up to me, I'd look for something with a shorter range and a wider max aperture.
     
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    I agree with what Big Mike said.

    Consider a faster lense, around f2.8 throughout the range. It will help when you are shooting in shaded areas and not panning.
     

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