Looking for a "new to me" lens

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Looking for a "new to me" lens
3 months ago

I'm looking for a short tele lens to use for non-macro flower images and landscapes.  I am currently using the 18-135wr as my "walkabout lens".  Although It's a very good lens, IMHO, for it's purpose, I want a sharper lens for the wide end.

In addition to the 18-135 I also have the first addition of the 18-55 kit lens and a sigma 24-703.5-5.6.  I've done controlled testing of the 18-55 and found it to be noticeably worse than the 18-135.  It may be that it is the first run lens, from the original ist D.  I haven't fully tested the sigma yet, still need to dig it out.  I haven't used it in about five years.

I have gone through my images and most are made between 20mm and 40mm and at about f8.  My budget is only $250 USD which is why I'd be shopping used.  I'm also open to a 35mm prime if I can find an affordable one.

Thanks in advance for suggestions.

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