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im thinking of buying a Canon EF 28-80mm USM f3.5 lens as far as i can see this is a better version having the USM on it but cant really see how much i would expect to pay any ideas anyone
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If you are talking of an old film lens that can be used with modern DSLR - I would advise against such a decision. That lens will be worn, maybe not too clean and simply has not been designed to put up with DSLR resolution demands. Better buy a 18-55mm IS kit lens which gets consistently good reviews and is available from grey market for just about 110-120$. I have both of them - and don't see any advantage of 28-80 over the kit lens, rather opposite.
You should pay around £40 maybe even less. It was never a show stopper and is 5.6 at the 80mm end. As a cheap walk around snapshot lens it would be worth a punt for not much cash.
Not much. That range just do not make sens on a crop sensor DLSR. The 18-55mm kit lens is the equivalent to the 28-80mm on 35mm film cameras and make a lot more sense for not much money.
Surprised that nobody has asked what kind of photography you plan to do with it and what lenses do you already own?
It's going to be of little use indoors. For landscapes, sport or wildlife it's far from ideal.
It's a good range for portraits but the money might be better spent on a 50mm 1.8
If you have a use for it it's worth maybe £30 - 40
thankyou for all your replies and more so as you have all saved me wasting my money.. ..Terry
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