60D + 18-200 vs t2i + 18-55 + 55-250 - premium worth it?

Started Oct 26, 2011 | Discussions thread
vlab Senior Member • Posts: 1,544
Re: 60D + 18-200 vs t2i + 18-55 + 55-250 - premium worth it?

jitteringjr wrote:

The other question is the 18-200 worth it over the 18-55, 55-250? No way IMO. The 18-200 weighs more than the other two combined and the image quality really takes a hit having that much zoom.

With all respect, you can't combine 18-55+55-250 and compare to 18-200. 18-55 pulls down the combination too much.

From my 55-250 experience:

My brother has 60D+18-200, I have 60D+15-85+55-250.

55-250 is much shurper than 18-200. I posted below few shots with 55-250 at max tele, quiet cropping was involved.. Raw, just croped and resized.

18-55 - yes, soft, what you do expect for $120, I got it first just to add wide to 55-250 (my primaraly shooting - wildlife) if I would need it and budged was in concern and replaced lately with 15-85, what is the difference!

OP can save money arround 60D, but go for better lens set up. 18-55 will be the waist eventualy.

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