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23 Jan 2013 9:11PM
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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23 Jan 2013 10:15PM
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.
keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
23 Jan 2013 10:22PM
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.
duratorque 15 427 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 8:31AM
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.
User_Removed 14 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 10:14AM
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
24 Jan 2013 6:47PM
thankyou for all your replies and more so as you have all saved me wasting my money..Grin ..Terry

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