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Old 26-07-11   #46
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Re: Canon 550D or a Nikon D3100+Telephoto Lens?


I currently have a 18-55 mm lens and a 55-250 mm lens. I'm planning to replace these two lens that I have with one that can do the job of both. So can someone help decide on a lens among these three I've listed here.
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Re: Canon 550D or a Nikon D3100+Telephoto Lens?

Erm, some advice would be appreciated guys.

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The best lens in zoom is, the 18-270mm without a doubt...
As for wide lens, there is a pro grade 11-16 mm available on jjmehta... brand new condition.

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Re: Canon 550D or a Nikon D3100+Telephoto Lens?

The 18-270 does offer super flexibility, but with that kinda range, I guess quality takes a hit (barrel distortion and softness).
Wanted to know which among the three offers a good balance.

JJ Mehta prices are way high. You can get it for less on Flipkart or eBay.
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Re: Canon 550D or a Nikon D3100+Telephoto Lens?

The 18-270 is the best, I have talked to people who have tested it.. I would advise that only and as for jjmehta store, I am not talking about that. I am talking about the buyandsell forum there...
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Re: Canon 550D or a Nikon D3100+Telephoto Lens?

Barrell distortion, Chromatic aberration etc all are fancy terms for serious photographers.
If you are not one, get a general purpose lens.

But if you are so finicky about all this and pic quality, get primes. No zoom comes close to a prime lens.
A lot of times, it is photographer who commits a mistake not the lens.

PS:- I have a 70-200mm f4L IS and it is the sharpest lens I have ever used. If you can get this along with 17-50 Tamron/Sigma and a wide angle lens, you should be set.

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The reason I'm getting a 18-200 or a 18-270 lens is so that I don't have to carry two lenses (18-55 & 55-250). While the 70-200 is better, it doesn't offer this kinda flexibilty.

Coming to prime lens, I've got a 50mm f1.8 which does a good job. Certainly want a wide angle, but don't have a budget at the moment for both a wide angle and a super zoom.

Anyway among the three I've listed, which one would you suggest?

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Re: Canon 550D or a Nikon D3100+Telephoto Lens?

IF you dont use tele so much why not get a fast 17-50 f2.8 for now ?
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Re: Canon 550D or a Nikon D3100+Telephoto Lens?

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IF you dont use tele so much why not get a fast 17-50 f2.8 for now ?
^^^This. Get a 17-50 f2.8 Sigma/Tamron .
I am sure you do not need a tele zoom for your day to day photography.
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Re: Canon 550D or a Nikon D3100+Telephoto Lens?

A small addition today.. a Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens

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Re: Canon 550D or a Nikon D3100+Telephoto Lens?

Nikkor 18-200mm zoom lens issues / Cameralabs < Might wanna read this.

I got 550d + Canon 55-250 IS + Tamron 17-50 f2.8 non VC couple of days back.
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Re: Canon 550D or a Nikon D3100+Telephoto Lens?

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Nikkor 18-200mm zoom lens issues / Cameralabs < Might wanna read this.

I got 550d + Canon 55-250 IS + Tamron 17-50 f2.8 non VC couple of days back.
for how much???????
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Re: Canon 550D or a Nikon D3100+Telephoto Lens?

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for how much???????
Probably for about 65k I guess, just a guess. Tamron 17-50 is something I'd like to have someday.
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Re: Canon 550D or a Nikon D3100+Telephoto Lens?

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for how much???????
29k for body only
11.2 for 55-250
Got these from fort.

Tamron 17-50 for 22k from flipkart as the dealers on fort didnt have it and were unsure if it would come.So i ordered before it gets out of stock from everywhere

Got sandisk class 10 16gigs for 2.4k


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Probably for about 65k I guess, just a guess. Tamron 17-50 is something I'd like to have someday.
Hehe yea that lens is awesome
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Re: Canon 550D or a Nikon D3100+Telephoto Lens?

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I currently have a 18-55 mm lens and a 55-250 mm lens. I'm planning to replace these two lens that I have with one that can do the job of both. So can someone help decide on a lens among these three I've listed here.
ok. stop. breathe. relax.

1. Don't buy an all in one like 18-270mm, go online and look for 'GOOD' and 'Expensive' lenses and you would notice none of them offer more than 4x zoom. It is because to provide more than 4x, you would need additional glass elements, which would reduce the amount of light and increase weight + cost. Always stick with a lens which is of 3x or 4x zoom.

2. I saw you were asking for 50mm 1.4 and wide angle
I would say dont buy 50mm 1.4, instead invest in 85mm 1.8, its a very good lens and would help in portraits. Else sigma's 50mm 1.4 is far better and sharper {and expensive} then canon 1.4

Wide-angle: Tokina 11-17mm is an awesome lens! else if u r not looking for quality then buy a wideangle convertor {0.45x} from Raynox and convert your 18-55mm into a 12~24mm lens!
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