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26-08-11, 10:52 PM
Join Date: Nov 2010
This might help....
The 18-105 is the lens I tend to use most - its always on the camera, and I even find myself using it over my new Sigma 10-20 for wide landscapes! (I have to admit it makes me quite sad having spent all that money on a lens I don't use much!). I'm finding I don't need much more reach than the 105 (and I've got it with the 70-300 if I need it, and for airshows and suchlike, thats what I'd likely use.) Few of my landscapes are really wide - they probably tend to sit in the 35-90 range
If the 18-105 is a decent lens in this range, then I'm happy to accept it! I'd perhaps like something a bit faster and better quality to allow me to reduce the exposure time using the IR filter, but I'd bet I won't really benefit too much from shorter exposures.
Matt, your Sigma sounds like it might fit the bill, and may encourage me to use more of the lenses I've got!
Greenwing, yes, I suspect there perhaps was an element of convenience in my query about large range zooms, and I accept that such lenses will be compromises. I guess the question there is, would I be much
off replacing my 18-105 and 79-300 VR's with a single lens? I'm not convinced, but I thought I'd at least ask the question as it could be an option!
mark - I've heard a lot of people rate the 200mm F2.8. Maybe worth a look at a later date!
I guess I'd be specifically after a better or more useful general purpose zoom lens rather than a prime...
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