eos550+15-85 -> travel?

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rsalles Senior Member • Posts: 1,219
Re: eos550+15-85 -> travel?

Meuli wrote:


at the end of september i'll be going on holiday to argentina and brazil for couple of weeks.

Hi Meuli,

I travel frequently and i'm sick of my compact camera.
So i've made up my mind and will be buying a dslr (EOS550D aka rebel t2i).
I was wondering if a 15-85 usm is would be a nice travel lens?

I think it is great choice, I don´t like to keep changing lenses and a 15-85mm is almost a do it all.

any thoughts on this would be appreciated?

I´m Brazilian and i would like to ask you, where do you intend to go? That is because waking around with a expensive camera/lens is not a good idea unless you know your way around here.

I´m not proud to say it, but i must be honest with you, you might get robbed (I usually see some tourist with expensive cameras, but i rather be cautious).

In my opinion you should bring a Canon 450d with the kit lens, because it is a great camera and you can get it really cheap. Latter you can sell it and buy whatever you want to.
I´m from Rio de Janeiro, but today i live in Salvador.
If need any help just say.

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