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10 Aug 2009 7:46PM
I want to buy another dslr for my brother. I want to buy canon rebel xsi (EOS 450D) along with a zoom lens.
I've shorted out two lenses as below:
1. Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens
2. Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM Large Aperture Macro Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

I've found that the price of second option is much higher than the first one. So if I decide to opt for the first one keeping in mind that the value of the lens then is it reasonable?
can any one help me out to chose the right option?

also I have a doubt that whether its better to chose sigma with a dslr body of canon or I should opt for tamron lenses.

thanks in advance... Smile

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banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3890 Canada
10 Aug 2009 9:02PM
I believe Sigma works well on Canon Somnath, and would be a faster, better quality lens than the Canon youve mentioned. However, if 70-200mm is whats being considered, and f/4 will work, then the Canon 70-200mm f/4 L is a terrific option.

The first Canon lens is likely to be more usable as a general purpose lens though for your brother, as it has decent wide to mid tele capabilities, and IS, - so a good all round starter.

banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3890 Canada
10 Aug 2009 9:32PM
Heres a link to a review of the Canon lens, - isnt very good


Orchid 12 31 England
11 Aug 2009 8:34AM
You could also consider the Canon 55-250 EF/s.
My wife and son both use one of these, and for the money they are excellent value.
If the range is important then I agree with banehawi, go for the 18-200.
Truth is, no matter what lens you buy him, if he gets even slightly hooked on photography it won't be long before he wants another lens (then another, then another.....).
Best of luck.

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