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  1. #1
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    Need Camera Advice!!

    I have a Canon T2i it came with a 18-55mm lens I want to upgrade the lens I have a 300mm zoom lens from an older camera and works great but I want a better lense for every other use.
    Thanks

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    Depends on what you want to shoot - landscape, portrait, macro, wildlife, low light, etc.

    Canon has lots of good lenses, you can also go with alternative manufacturers like Sigma.

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    Lots of indoor family pictures some ebay listings (macro) and outdoors on the ball field with my son I did find one by Tamron 18-270 does a lot of differnt functions any thoughts?

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    My $.02 if it still matters

    I'm not clear what type of lens you are really looking for, but when I was shooting with a T1i I had very good results with the Canon 17-85mm for walk-around. The one extra mm on the close ups was invaluable to be able to get the whole car or boat in the shot from the middle of a crowd around it. and the extra range didn't hurt either. I have upgraded lenses since but I still like that lens a lot.

    I used a Canon 70-300mm IS for boats on the water from shore and didn't like it quite as much. I would still recommend it, but the 70-300mm L IS I replaced it with is absolutely awesome and highly recommended if you can justify spending the money.

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    How large is the 70-300? can you use it most of the time or will it be too awkward? I would like a fairly compact lense. thanks for the input.

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