Finally getting rid of the 18-55mm kit lens

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  1. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    Just ordered the Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 USM IS to replace the flimsy piece of trash that is the standard kit lens. Got a UV and polarising filter on the order too. :mrgreen:
     
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    m1a1fan TPF Noob!

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    That's a nice "piece of glass". Have fun with it.
     
  3. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    I intend to... :drool:
     
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    That's the one that I wanted....but I settled for the Tammy 17-50 instead.

    have fun :D
     
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    sabbath999 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Enjoy!
     
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    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Wait till you see how really improved the pics will turn out. Big smiles are coming your way!
     
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    It's a great lens. My only complaint is that you should get a little more build quality for the money we're talking about. It's priced like a L-lens but feels rather plastic. But the photos it takes are good and that's the most important thing. :)
     
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    Thats on my list of things to buy in the very near future. Have fun I'm jealous.
     
  9. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    I have just learnt that my lens has arrived :) - all I have to do now is get back to the same country it was delivered to, but that doesn't happen until a week tomorrow. :(
     
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    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    Well I'm back in the UK now and have finally got my hands on it. What a BIG lens compared with my others! The thing weighs a ton. But I can already see the benefit of the IS, did a couple of hand held shots at 1/8 sec and they look as sharp as you like - on the 350D LCD that is. More things from this lens in the future I think. Kit lens you're history...
     
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    I still have my kit lens, but also bought a Sigma 180mm macro lens :D
     
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    Congrats, Chris.
     

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