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Multi purpose lens

alynch 6 6 Northern Ireland
7 May 2013 2:35PM
Hi i was wondering if anyone could recommend a reasonable price mutli-pupose lens for a Canon 500d

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mikehit 8 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 3:07PM
I would say Tamron 18-270. From macro to wide angle to telephoto it is a very good performer.

Chant57 Plus
12 395 3 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 5:50PM
I can recommend that lens., I bought it based on the road test article mikehit has linked. For such a super zoom its a very good performer. I've included a few images taken with it

Chant57 Plus
12 395 3 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 5:59PM
Oops forgot to add - its dropped a heck of a lot in price since I bought mine - you can pick it up for 349 in the canon fit now. Considering price - it gives you a lot of versatility and is very good value.
alynch 6 6 Northern Ireland
12 May 2013 9:07PM
Thanks for your recommendation. Have read a few reviews and they talk about the Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS was wondering if someone can help with which lens would be best to go for.
RavenTepes 8 226 United States
12 May 2013 10:31PM
I just took a look at the Tamron. I'm completely shocked, amazed, impressed and oogly-eyed at this glass. I'd expect that quality from pro-grade glass and then some!
conrad 13 10.9k 116
13 May 2013 9:38AM
Go for the Tamron, I had it when I still had my 20D and it was great, useful for so many purposes. Check out Mike's link, and you'll find a thread with a myriad of different kinds of photos taken with it, that should convince you.

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