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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:22 pm 
I am very seriously about to buy this lens.

I am well torn by offerings of the "best walk around lens" I can buy.

Models of interest all have their brand's version of Cannon's IS.

I am using an EOS 50D...if that has any bearing on which I should choose.

New to DSLR and Semi-pro photo so coming from that aspect, liking the versitility till I get a little more down hole on what I like and want to shoot.

At this point I am into Portraits, and nighttime/lowlight photography. I also have an interest in some macro as well as wildlife (birds and things that bite you dont want to get too close too)

the models I am considering are as follows

Tam 18-270 VC
Sigma 18-200 OS
Sigma 18-250 OS
Canon 18-200 IS
and one I have heard is good for portrait work but is extremely heavy on both price and weight... Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM....But the only one wiht NO IS!

Please help.

Mr Laing, I would appreciate you weighing in here. Also why do you never do video reviews or comprehensive reviews of the Tamerons or Sigmas? I love all your stuff and you had a huge input into helping me in getting started and what I bought. Thanks and keep up the good work!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:34 pm 

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I am having the same problem. I am liking the sigma 18-200mm os. I have heard that none of these lenses have great IQ but the focal range is very appealing.

Camera: Canon 550D with battery grip
Lenses: Canon 24-105mm f/4L, Canon 50mm f1.4, Canon 18-55mm, Tamron 70-300mm,
Accessories: Manfrotto 055XPROB with 808RC4 head, Canon 430ex II speedlite, Lowepro Nova 180AW and Lowepro Pro Runner 450AW

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:42 pm 
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Hi Cajunphotog,

As you can see from our forum rules we actively discourage double posting as it can waste other forum member's time composing answers that have already been given. As a result I'll lock this thread and ask that you continue your conversation in the thread about this lens in which you made the duplicate post.


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