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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:47 pm 
so this is my first message,so my question it's does really this kind of lens , are good or not ? in imagine qulity speaking and good for sports, or just macro and portrets, i'm new in this domain - photo ,and DSLR's - so a little bit of help would do :) i have a canon eos 1000d ..

thx for the help :)

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:36 pm 
These sort of lenses offer convenience at the expense of image quality. They are slow (f3.5 at 18mm to f5.6 at 200mm), they do not focus quickly, low light performance is horrible, images are only sharp when stopped down to f8, macro performance ain't that hot, portrait performance is moderate.

If you buy a lens like this, you really are choosing the convenience of having one lens in your camera bag instead of carrying around 2 - 3.


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Hello kmedia1983, and welcome to the friendly Camera Labs forum!
I've split your post (and pgtips' answer) out from the original thread, as that was about a specific problem of that lens.
I cannot give you an answer from personally using this lens. But from the design this lens is an allrounder - not specialized in one thing. Thi salso means it is not of the same wuality as a dedicated sport, macro or portrait lens. But if you're just starting your hobby this might be a good compromise that gives you a lot of flexibility.
But one thing is for sure: to capture fast moving sports, you need a lens with a larger aperture (like f/2.8) to get the shortest possible exposure times. A stabilizer does not help here, because the subject will move too fast to capture it sharp.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:26 pm 
thx, for the replays ...sure that i will not buy this model of lens...maybe something alse..some sugestion ?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:32 pm 
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Well, the questions are:
- What is your most important kind of photography: Sports, portraiture or macro or other?
- What is your budget?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:59 pm 
well ,i guess sports and portraits,this are the most important to me,but also i like night photography and landscape...budgee ? from 200 € - 300€ ...but not quite just now, because i dont know verry good with the kit lens :) , i just wach the Gordons workshop on youtube...and more ...so what do u think ?


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