Need Canon Lens Opinion

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  1. LeftyRodriguez

    LeftyRodriguez TPF Noob!

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    Which of the following would you go with?

    Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Image Stabilized AutoFocus Wide Angle Telephoto Zoom Lens

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    Canon EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM AutoFocus Wide Angle Telephoto Zoom Lens

    The first has IS, but is a bit more pricey (obviously). The second has a bit more zoom, but no IS. Both are roughly in the same price range.

    Anyone have experience with either or both?
     
  2. asfixiate

    asfixiate TPF Noob!

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    IMO 100% go with the 28-135. If cost is a factor wait and save.

    I personally have only used the 28-135 and I liked it a lot. Great walk around lense for the price(probably under 300 you could get). has good weight and build to it as well. The IS will help a lot and to me is the deal breaker.

    I like this site a lot for reviews.

    http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-28-135mm-f-3.5-5.6-IS-USM-Lens-Review.aspx

    http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-28-200mm-f-3.5-5.6-USM-Lens-Review.aspx
     
  3. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yes... defintiely go with the 28-135 IS. Known to be a good value.
     
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    LeftyRodriguez TPF Noob!

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    Cool...that's what I was leaning towards...cost wasn't really a concern...it wasn't a huge difference. Thanks for the input.
     
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    asfixiate TPF Noob!

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    besides the kit lenses I have I mainly use primes. I'm probably going to end up getting one of these.
     
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    if cost isnt a concern go with IS
     
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    STINKY PICTURES TPF Noob!

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    I own the 28-135 IS and i`m very happy with it and i use it all the time. i produces nice sharp pictures.
     

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