Canon 18-35mm EF-S (part of XTi kit)?

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Dr. Joel M. Hoffman, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. I see that the 18-35mm EF-S lens is only $100. I'm thinking of
    getting an XTi and using my existing EF lenses (35-135 IS and 100-300
    IS) with it, but I'd be left without anything wider than 56mm equiv.

    For $100, is the 18-35mm a reasonable soultion? Is lens offered at
    $100 because Canon has to offer a kit? Or is it really that bad?

    Thanks.

    -Joel
     
    Dr. Joel M. Hoffman, Oct 22, 2006
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  2. Dr. Joel M. Hoffman

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    I have the XTi with the 18-55 . but I cannot pass judgement as it's my
    first SLRd. I'm more than pleased with the results.

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    DAVE PRICE, Oct 22, 2006
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  3. Given what you already have, I'd say skip it. I have one and never use it.

    Is it terrible? No. Is it good? No. Is it useable? Yes.
     
    Charles Schuler, Oct 22, 2006
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  4. Get a used one, they go for a pittance on ebay. You could even get a USM one
    if you feel like it, for faster and quieter focusing (USM is a bit of
    overkill for this particular piece of glass, though, pearls before swine and
    all that). The 18-55 is pretty unimpressive as lenses go, but they are far
    and away the cheapest way of getting a semi-useful wide angle on a Canon and
    stopped down far enough even a soda-bottle bottom will get good sharp
    pictures. A 17-40 f/4 L for example is waaay better than the 18-55, but also
    waaaaay more expensive.
     
    Ståle Sannerud, Oct 22, 2006
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  5. Pretty much exactly what I was going to say..

    Well put.T.
     
    Tony Gartshore, Oct 23, 2006
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  6. For $100, is the 18-35mm a reasonable soultion? Is lens offered at
    Looks like used they're going for $70, plus shipping. Hardly seems
    worth it if I can get a new one will full warranty for $100. The
    question is whether it's good enough to keep on the camera if all I
    need is web shots or 4x6's. How will it compare, say, to a high-end
    P&S?

    -Joel
     
    Dr. Joel M. Hoffman, Oct 23, 2006
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