The best $500 light zoom lens for 100D/SL1 ...

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Re: The best $500 light zoom lens for 100D/SL1 ...
In reply to hobo, 5 months ago

hobo wrote:

nyer82 wrote:

The lightest zoom would be the 18-55mm kit lens (either STM or other versions).

Once you start getting more expensive than that, everything gets heavier. You'll get longer focal ranges, and/or wider apertures but this comes at a weight cost.

The 18-55mm (especially STM version, with front element that doesn't rotate) is a very good lens, very underrated, light, I'd definitely have it. The lack of zoom range is made up for by the weight as well as a very close minimum focus range... I think it's about 25cm. The IS is pretty good as well.

You are right, I am just trying to find something like Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 - but lighter if possible.

That tamron has no IS and no wide-angle on your camera.

This is probably the lens you want.

http://www.amazon.com/Sigma-884306-17-70mm-F2-8-4-Macro/dp/B00AXZZ034/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1406328738&sr=1-1&keywords=sigma+17-70

http://www.photozone.de/nikon--nikkor-aps-c-lens-tests/822-sigma1770284os?start=2

It's sharp

has the range you want

has an relatively fast aperture

silent af

IS

and it's in budget.

No experience with Canon stuff. My favourite Oly 14-54 -like lens for Canon would be great - if exists.

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