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12-22-2015, 01:57 PM - 1 Like   #16
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Enjoyable thread.

Interesting that many of us have used (and still use) the 18-250 in similar ways. When you are travelling, or just out and about somewhere, the value of versatility can't be overstated. In my film SLR days I had two zooms, a 28-85 and a 70-210. Even with that modest collection I often missed the shot I wanted, just from having the wrong lens on. The superzoom was a revelation for nature walks - a bird one minute, a flower the next, then a wide angle shot, then a normal, and so on. Sure lenses like the 18-135 and 55-300 offer a lot of versatility too with more speed and a little better IQ (the 18-135 alone pretty much covers the 28-210 of my old SLR kit) but it's more to carry and you still miss the shots you want.

Sure at every focal length from 18-250 I have another lens that will do the job at least a little better. But to pursue Dewman's tools analogy, sometimes a shifting spanner beats carry a set of ring spanners - especially if you are careful in how you use it.

Compliments of the season to you all.


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