A&P The Canon 18-55mm IS is a beast

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  1. 1.8

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    That's just a crappy crop of a snapshot with a little bit of added contrast. The cat's right ear is blurry cause it has a tweak BTW.

    I can't really think of a reason to upgrade from it. I'm buying the 55-250 IS next since it's also cheap and ridiculously sharp.
     
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    is this the 18-55 f2.8 IS?

    what body do you have this on?

    I used a 17-40 F2.8L and loved it but wanted more reach and so I was thinking that this might be my next lens

    but you say "ALSO CHEAP" I thought used this goes for like 750?
     
  3. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    this is the new kit lens, the 17-55 IS is the 2.8 lens. and the 17-40 is a f/4 not a f/2.8.
     
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    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    :rofl:

    there is so much wrong with this post.

    and, the picture above sucks, its not sharp and you can tell that it's been cropped.
     
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    I am such a fucking tool sometimes, I swear.

    My apologies for hijacking this thread with my stupidity.:uh:
     
  8. the Rosswog

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    no problem, just get your focal lengths and apertures straightened out.

    EF-S 18-55 3.5-5.6 is the stock 20D/30D lens
    EF-S 17-55 2.8 IS is (i think) posted above, but him calling it the 18-55 IS makes me confused.
    then theres the EF 17-40 F4 L (which I own)
     
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    just an fyi: THIS is what a sharp pic of a cat looks like...

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    sharpness not found
     
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    In for the sharpest of sharp picture ...
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Did you buy the 18-55mm IS separately? Because the standard kit lens on an XTi is the 18-55mm non-IS.
     
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    with as bright / blown as those highlights are, you'd think there would be some detail in the dark fur areas
     
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    I don't see any blown highlights, and the shallow DOF rends most of the detail out of the dark fur areas.
     
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    Might be time to calibrate your monitor.....

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  16. 1.8

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    I did. It cost like $100

    And sorry the pic isn't as sharp as it could be :rofl: I wasn't even trying to do anything, it's just a ~80% crop of a snapshot I randomly took of my cat.

    FWIW everything on the first page of my flickr was taken with that lens too

    http:[email protected]/

    You have to admit it's not fucking bad for $100, especially since it has IS.
     
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    I don't get this thread. There is another Canon 18-55mm IS lens other than the lenskit for the XSi?
     
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    It's OT... If it's not the Tamron, it's so dull it minus whale have vaseline rubbed on it.

    :p
     
  19. 1.8

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    It's the XSi kit lens. The old kit lens was non IS and had 1000x worse optics.

    Anyway the reason I made this thread is because I was going to buy a new lens but I can't find a real reason to upgrade from this one. The build quality isn't the best but it's really light and compact. I've been looking at samples from the 55-250IS and it looks awesome so I'm just going to buy that and have matching lenses :o

    http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=141406
     
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    huh? no

    EF-S 18-15 3.5-5.6 is correct
    EF-S 18-55 3.5-5.6 IS is the new kit lens for the XSi and maybe the XS, and is thought to be a lot sharper

    The EF-S 17-55 2.8 IS is a lot more expensive :mamoru:
     
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    I have that lens, how can you call that lens a beast? rofl, it's like a basic starting lens, not that great at all. I upgraded to a 17-50 tamron / 2.8 a cpl of months ago and it was a big improvement. I'm also interested in the 55-250 IS.
     
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    Did you even try to use it?
     
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    I used it for several months and I liked it and still do, especially because of the IS, but my Tamron just gives me more depth and quality to my pics, so I almost never use my 18-55 IS anymore, it's basically just a step below. Why do you think it only costs 100 bucks for?
     
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