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How is it that you post multiple threads about these lenses, get a bunch of replies, and then go out of your way to ignore them? I would not buy the 28-135, FWIW.
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No need to be rude. Its my money that I don't have a ton of it to throw around, so instead I am as careful as can be about picking it. Apologies for posting multiple threads in a forum.

P.S. I am taking the advice that same lens is at my local best buy so I will be buying it from there. That way if I hate it I can always get a instant refund...Thanks
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Originally Posted by Dimaggio1103 View Post
No need to be rude. Its my money that I don't have a ton of it to throw around, so instead I am as careful as can be about picking it.
Don't misunderstand me -- you've asked for a recommendation with a very low budget on 2 types of lenses that are typically pretty expensive (macro/tele zoom). We've supplied you with what we can, because most of the people in this forum have been through a collective heap of gear and feel confident that an educated recommendation can be made.

If your budget is so small, save a while longer.
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Don't misunderstand me -- you've asked for a recommendation with a very low budget on 2 types of lenses that are typically pretty expensive (macro/tele zoom). We've supplied you with what we can, because most of the people in this forum have been through a collective heap of gear and feel confident that an educated recommendation can be made.

If your budget is so small, save a while longer.
Hard to believe 300 budget is "so small" but then again I'm no money bags. In relative terms I suppose you are right though.

If I'm not mistaken this is a forum for photography(this section) so how many questions am I limited to before it becomes too much?

As said before I am taking your advice and picking up that camera from my best buy...thanks.
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Couple things...

First, try finding a local camera shop where they'll let you fit a couple lenses to the camera. You should be able to get a general idea of what your needs are pretty quickly.

Two, if you find a lens you think you like, grab it for a few days from a place like this: http://www.lensrentals.com/rent/canon/lenses

Three, on your budget (like mine), you should definitely be considering used lenses. The only things I bought new were the camera kit, the 50mm f/1.8, and my replacement kit lens (17-85mm IS). See if there are other people that shoot Canon's near you. They usually have equipment to trade/sell/lend. A good portion of my lenses are owned by a friend of mine who was no longer interested in photography, and they've been on permanent friend loan to me for years now.


Edited by Xyro TR1 - 6/5/11 at 10:46pm
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Thanks for the info Xyro This is a lens to tide me over untill (years) down the road I can get a big boy lens like suggested in my other thread. Will definitely rent those first.

I have ask a few times now with differing price ranges and it all boils down to the one mentioned here. Its 200 bucks so saves me a 100 and I have a 14 day return if I don't like it so I think that's plenty of time to see if I hate it or love it.

The camera they recommended seems like it will be a great one, we shall see tomorrow.
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What are you actually going to be using this lens for?
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What are you actually going to be using this lens for?
Some of the only places of interest to photograph around here is in the mountains or desert parts shooting wildlife. Or shooting plants and insects. So i guess what I am saying is wildlife.
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