Is this a good lens? Canon 28-135 is

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  1. P3 Photography

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    I have narrowed my lens choices down to the Canon 28-135is or the 18-135is? I have read some reviews and I'm leaning more for the 28-135, they say it is has a sharper image. Anyone use this lens? Good? Or Not so much?
     
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    What camera are you planning to use the lens with?
     
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    Sharper than what?

    It's an OK lens. Not terrible but not great.
     
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    Canon xsi ...I can right?
     
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    I don't know that's why I ask on here!! ;)

    Can you suggest a better one in this focal length range? I am finding these used for 200-250. That's where I would like to stay budget wise. You had said in one of my other posts there are some lenses to stay away from. What are they?
     
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    @ Big Mike>>> I just found my older thread, so you already answered that ?!! (Still trying to figure things out on here):blushing:
     
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    If it is for XSi and that is your first or only lens, personally I think the 28mm (28-135mm lens) may not be wide enough because it is used with a cropped sensor body.

    But the EF-S 18-135mm doesn't seem to be as good as the XSi kit lens.

    Review:
    Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS - Review / Lab Test Report

    So personally I would rather get the kit lens instead of these 2 lenses.
     
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    I have the kit lens 18-55is, 75-300 & 50mm 1.8:)heart:)
    What does the cropped sensor really mean?
     
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    With those three lenses, why are you looking at the 28-135mm? If it's to get a significantly better quality lens, don't bother. If it's to get something that you are more comfortable with (longer than the 18-55mm but not as long as the 75-300mm) then it might be a good choice.

    My advice to you, is to forget about it for now. It will only add confusion. Your camera will work with any Canon lens, EF or EF-S, as well as many lenses from companies like Sigma & Tamron...that's all you need to know...for now.
     
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    Thanks, I think I will just stick with what I have till I get better. Maybe save up for a L series lens when the time is right.
     
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    Who says the people on this site cannot help with decisions...:mrgreen:
     

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