Recommended lens for "stay on" use

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    I currently have a 40D with a 28-135 f/3.5-5.6 is this good..what else would you guys suggest..and what different kinds of lens are good for a starter (i.e macro, telephoto)?

    p.s. i am trying to stay with canon products and preferably filter size of 72mm

    also what is better for regular use...28-135mm or 15-85mm
     
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    Since it sounds like you're a beginner, I would save your $$ for the moment and stick with what you have. As you shoot more and refine what you like to shoot, you'll have a better idea what focal length you prefer and then sink your cash into higher end lenses in that range. 28-135 takes in a wide range of potential targets.
     
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    I agree with icassell. But to answer your question more directly, a good "stay-on" lens that I like is the Canon 17-85 IS lens. You get wide angle all the way to telephoto. This is great for walking around a city to get those building shots from not too far away then zooming in on someone for a portrait. And it's not too expensive!
     
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    where is there a 17-85 i only could find 17-55mm and 15-85mm
     
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    whats the advantage of this over what i already have (25-135)
     
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    17mm is wide angle.

    It just comes down to preference.
     
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    how do you know this...sorry for the dumb questions im trying to learn...and is this very similar to the current lens i have or is there a big difference
     
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    Go to a camera store and try different lenses.
     
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    yes, Canon released the EF-S 15-85mm with IS last month. I think it sells for $899? Not cheap but very useful stay-on lens.
     

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