Best budget walk around

Started Dec 5, 2012 | Questions thread
Limburger Veteran Member • Posts: 7,812
Re: Best budget walk around

FMohsin wrote:

Could you define the "budget" for the budget lens? In the end, the budget decides the lens.

The 15-85 IS is no doubt an excellent lens but I would not exactly call it a "budget lens". Same for the Tamron/ Sigmas 17-50 2.8s although compared to their Canon counterpart, they are definitely budget!

I have for many years used the lowly 18-55 kit lens (non-IS) that came with my Canon 20D. Have tried the 15-85 and now own the Canon 17-55 (my wife's gift to me). Some of my best shots came from the Kit lens. It is small, light, and close focusing. I hear the IS version is even better. You might also want to consider the 18-135 than comes with the 60D and 7D. The word "kit" for some reason leads people to instinctively believe that it must be an inferior lens. Don't knock it until you've tried it.

Good luck on your lens purchase.



And kits vary in different parts of the world.

My old 500D came with the 18-55 IS and that was a great lens for the money.

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Cheers Mike

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