Should I sell my 'kit' lens?

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  1. ifi

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    Hi,

    I am new to photography. I purchased a Canon 7d and it came with Canon 28-135mm lens. Then I purchased a Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 VC to use with my new camera and this is the lens that I use all the time.

    Now I am thinking of buying Canon 70-200 f4 IS as my second lens and I am thinking if I will ever use 28-135?

    Do you think I should sell the kit (28-135) lens? Or I might need/use it for casual (zoo, etc.) usage?

    Thanks :)
     
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    What you think matters to me :)
    Would you sell it if you were in this situation?
     
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    Lenses I don't use get sold to help finance lenses I want. The trouble is, there are more lenses I want, than lenses I have I don't use. ;)
     
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    If you can get a decent amount for it, then go for it. The trouble is that the market is flooded with cheap 'kit' lenses (although the 28-135mm is a decent mid-range lens and not just the 18-55mm 'kit' lens).

    I've got some pretty good lenses, but I still have my 17-85mm IS, which I pull out when just playing around or at a family gathering etc.
    I've also still got an 18-55mm, and if I thought I could get anything for it, I'd sell it, because I haven't used it in many years.
     
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    When I told my wife she do not need that many hand bags and should sell some of them ...... then I got into trouble. So I figured different people see things differently (~_~; )
     
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    Man you asked for it... :lol:
     
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    I am just starting this as a new hobby, maybe one day my approach will change :)
     
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    I usually sell lenses that I dont use if i can get some decent coin for them. I wouldn't sell a lens for $100, as that is a drop in the bucket when you are looking at upgrading.

    Will you use the 28-135 if you have both the 17-50 and the 70-200? All you are missing is the 50-70 range. The 70-200 f/4 IS is a stellar lens... you will totally love it and I doubt you'll go back to the 28-135.

    I also carry around 2-3 lenses when I go out on a photo walk, I rarely just have 1 lens with me, so I would go with the selling the 28-135. And you'll like the 135-200 range on your 70-200 over the 28-135 when you are at the zoo...you'll even want longer for some shots, but rarely wider
     
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    Are you suggesting that I might need a "test" lens down the road?
     
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    I sold my Canon 18-55 IS kit lens today for $80. I barely used it before I got my Tamron 17-50...

    I'd try and sell the one you have, could get a little more for it. You can put the money towards a flash or something, or a decent prime, like the 85mm 1.8.
     
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    As far as wider is concerned, I might buy 10-20/22 down the road. But before that I am thinking of buying a 50mm 1.8 II.
     

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