2 lenses to cover large focal length

Started Jun 4, 2008 | Discussions thread
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scoot4nat Forum Member • Posts: 73
2 lenses to cover large focal length

Posted this on 440D forum but on second thoughts may be better in here so sorry for the repeat post. Asked a similar qustion a few days ago and have narrowed it down slightly (I think!)........

I have the 400D with the kit lens. I also have the 50mm f/1.8.

I am looking to upgrade from the kit lens with possibly two lenses.

I want to cover both wide and telephoto apects. Budget would be £800 in total.

I have done some research on vsrious websites and have settled on.

17-85 f/4.0-5.6 IS USM


70-300 f/4.0-5.6 IS USM

I would like to know if these would compliment each other well. I have the 50mm f1.8 for low light situations. I don't have a specific subject - I would simply like to have more flexibilty. Speed of lens is not so much of an issue.

I have looked at the 17-55 f/4.0-5.6 IS USM but for the price I think I would find it a little restriting at the zoom end. Is there a lens that would go well with this and still be within my budget ( or a little bit more)?

TI have a feeling the 55-250 may get a mentiion here.

Which combination would be better?

I've also looked at the 28-135 althoug I'm a little worried about the wide end of things with this.

Any suggestions would be most welcome

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