A&P 28-135mm or 24-85mm?

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  1. Deepsix

    Deepsix OT Supporter

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    both canon lenses
    28-135mm has IS, UV filter and hood. guy is asking $450CDN
    24-85mm has hood and no filter. i got him down to $200CDN

    is $450 a reasonable price or should i try and get lower?

    if i buy the 24-85 will i regret not picking up the 28-135mm?
     
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    28 wasn't wide enough for me on a crop body.

    24 would be much better. what other lenses do you have
     
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    20d. i am just looking for a good all around lens and it will be an upgrade from my 18-55mm non IS. i plan to get a wide angle 12-24 or something similar down the line.

    my two lenses right now are the 18-55 and a 50mm 1.8
     
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    i guess i should have set out a budget from the beginning. i'm looking for the most amount of lens for the least amount of money. i'd like to stay under $400CDN.
     
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    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    don't buy that 28-135 :ugh: i just sold a brand new one (albeit without filter/hood) for 300 CDN

    and it was HARD even at that price :rofl:
     
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    what should i offer? i see i can get a decent quality one on keh for ~280CDN shipped.
     
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    If he's asking $450 he's probably going to be extremely unreasonable anyway. I saw a bunch with filter/hood selling for $350, that's what I based my price on.
     
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    I have a 24-85, it's a pretty underrated lens, especially for the price

    it's no L lens but it's pretty decent for what it is

    way better than the kit lens that's for sure
     
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    where is a good place to buy for canadians? my kijiji/craigslist is pretty sparse and henry's seems to be overly expensive.

    i offered the guy $350, but i doubt he'll bite considering he valued it at $700 new.
     
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    The highest I've ever seen that lens new is maybe a little over $500. If the UV filter and hood are really high quality then maybe $400-450 would be the absolute maximum used. Its a very nice cheap walk around lens as long as you don't need to get wider or need very high quality pictures.
     
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    tamron 17-50 2.8
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    thanks, i decided just to borrow my dad's 17-85 for right now.
     
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