Which lens?

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  1. P3 Photography

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    I am trying to decide which lens would be best for me. I have canon 18-55is(kit lens), canon75-300 and canon 50 1.4. I would like a GOOD walk around lens. I love, love, love my 50 but when I'm out w/the kids they are not pleased to have me in their face all the time. Anyone have these lenses? Canon 28-135is or the 20-200? Or Sigma 18-125? (Are off brand lenses worth buying?) :confused:
     
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    There are many off-brand lenses that are very good, just as there are some Canon lenses that should probably be avoided.

    What is your budget?
     
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    Dao No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    My walk around lens is the Tamron 17-50mm F/2.8. I like that a lot.
     
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    up to $300 I have found some used for 175-250 just not sure which would be the best choice.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    If you can find a 17-85mm IS, or a 28-135mm IS...either one of those is a decent 'walk around' lens.

    There are some 18-200mm lenses out there. They are pretty convenient, but at the cost of image quality (compared to better quality lenses). It's up to you to decide which is more important to you.
     

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