opinions on the 18-135

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  1. Derrel

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    You KNOW what you have to do! Treat yourself to BOTH zooms.


     
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    pixmedic I am the Lord thy Mod Staff Member Supporting Member

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    the though had crossed my mind, but i will probably spend the money on the 18-135 since that's a better range for me.
    i may eventually pick up the 50-230.
     
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    Yeah 18-135 (and now, in Nikon on 18-140mm) has become the APS-C 'do it all' range. A LOT of useful focal lengths in one tube... unless one needs reslly wide wide-angle or really powerful telephoto, 18-135 covers almost all focal lengths needed.
     
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    pixmedic I am the Lord thy Mod Staff Member Supporting Member

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    well ****.

    just ordered the 18-135mm.

    Should have done it days ago...i knew it was coming to this.
     
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    I think you'll be very happy, it's such a useful lens.

    Post some photos - ideally not brick wall test shots :)
     
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    Get the hood.

    Warning the JJC hood from Amazon does not fit. We bought 2 for the school, and I had to shave both with a knife to get it to fit the lens. That was a PiA. I think JJC makes all the brand-X hoods, so if it isn't Canon, it is probably a JJC hood.
     
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  7. Derrel

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    Let us know what you think of the lens. I am sure you will, and hopefully you'll have something cool to show us. LOL. It's really fun getting a new lens. I have not bought any new photo gear for a little bit over one year.
    In the period of about one or two days, the last lenses I bought were a 135 mm F2.8 ais Nikon prime,and then a late 1980s 70 to 300 Nikon zoom.
     
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    pixmedic I am the Lord thy Mod Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Ill have to ebay the hood. Not sure if the one i ordered comes with one

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    pixmedic I am the Lord thy Mod Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I was seriously tempted to get the 50-230 lens just because its so inexpensive, but im just not convinced i have any sort of need for that long a lens anymore.

    I have some portraits lined up in the next few weeks (assuming some motorcycle repairs are done in time) so I will hopefully get a chance to test the lens on exactly what I wanted it for.
     
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    I have the 50-230 precisely because I rarely use long lenses. My justification was that if I'm going to use a lens only 3 or 4 times a year, it better be a cheap one! :)
     
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    I'm not completely unopposed to buying one, but ive spent too much money lately to justify it now for a "might use it at some point" lens.
    I imagine I will wind up with one at some point.

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