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      12-20-2008, 07:36 AM   #4
First Lieutenant

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Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Harrow - London

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Originally Posted by TWiTCHY View Post
Well it's got to the point where I can't fit anything more in my camera bag, and that's partly due to the fact that I have 2 different kit lenses, the 18-55mm and the 55-200mm.

I was thinking about selling both and then using that money to partially pay off for an 18-200mm, but the guy at Tall's has been telling me that the smaller the range, the better the sharpness... or something along the lines of that.

In other words, he's saying that having two separate lenses is better than having a 2-in-1 lens.

Is this true? I've looked at reviews on Amazon and it seems to be fine. The only thing I'm concerned about is the price.

You shoot Canon? If so the 18-200 IS is reported a good overall performer. IQ is NOT that bad. What they are saying does kind of make sense but it really depends on you as the user. Are you happy carrying two lenses about?

I personally would if it means not spending anymore money on a lens that covers the range I already have.