What would you do?

Started Oct 27, 2012 | Discussions thread
John at Camera West
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18Re: What would you do?
In reply to jers, Nov 1, 2012

I would drop the 18-200, keep the 70-300 and get a 35-70 f/2.8.  Fast lenses are what you seek.  You may not know it yet (I assume because of the lenses you are discussing).  The wider the focal range is the worse performance you will get from that lens.  Your f/stops at 18mm are 3.5 but, you reach your minimum f/stop is 5.3 at 50mm.  Between 50mm and 300 you are at the min for all intensive purposes.  I just checked the lens out and it isn't that sharp to begin with.

If you are a casual clicker and not seeking perfection.  The lens will be fine for an all in one.  I think you want more from your glass.  Save your money and buy a faster lens with less focal gap (like a 16-35mm F/2.8 or older 35-70 F/2.8)  You'll have better results.

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