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Sep 29, 2016 8:44 AM CST
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
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I am in the market for a new lens for my Canon 550d. Right now I have a Tamron 18-270 telephoto that has been heavily used. Looking to replace it with ???

I also have a canon 100mm macro that I love and a Sigma 50-500 telephoto that I hardly use due to the weight.

I want something I can use every day for grandkids, flowers, landscapes and some wildlife...not sure if I want to do telephoto again...looking to spend no more than $1,000.

Any opinions appreciated nodding
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Sep 29, 2016 8:53 AM CST
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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I am not a fan of super zooms like your 18-270. Asking for one lens that will do grandkids, flowers, scenery and wildlife is asking too much. Super zoom again. My favorite all 'round versatile lens for your camera is the Tamron 17-50/2.8 (non-VC version.) new $500. but get a used one instead about $220-$260. KEH.com or eBay for used. I own one. Have had over 8 of my photo students get a used one and they are very happy. Gene
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Sep 29, 2016 11:37 AM CST
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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Thanks Gene I will add that to my search list...
If I'm just doing specific flowers and bugs I mostly use my macro...good for some portraits with the kids. I know I'm asking a lot for an all in one Whistling
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Sep 29, 2016 11:57 AM CST
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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Since you have a good 100, 17-50 makes sense. Great for travel, scenery, backyard BBQ, even portraits (50mm at 2.8) Gene
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Sep 29, 2016 12:02 PM CST
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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May I also suggest you look into getting a newer body? Yours is OK but they have added so many "must have" features since it came out. Not to mention better quality pix. Gene
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Sep 29, 2016 12:40 PM CST
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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Region: Ukraine Organic Gardener Keeps Goats Zinnias Dog Lover Morning Glories
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Thanks Gene, that is also on the "get" list...recommendations? I will stick with Canon...
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Sep 29, 2016 1:06 PM CST
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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Get a Canon factory refurbished T5i. Comes with a 1 year warranty. Inexpensive really. Many new, great features you'll love. Gene
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