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Is 10-18mm IS f/4.5-5.6 STM lens good to have?

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Is 10-18mm IS f/4.5-5.6 STM lens good to have?

I recently bought my daughter a Canon T6i and some lenses (50mm, 55-250mm & 18-55mm). She really likes taking pictures and took some great photos. I was thinking of getting her another lens. Would it make sense getting 10-18mm or fork out some extra money and get 10-22mm instead?
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mkl38s wrote: I recently bought my daughter a Canon T6i and some lenses (50mm, 55-250mm & 18-55mm). She really likes taking pictures and took some great photos. I was thinking of getting her another lens. Would it make sense getting 10-18mm or fork out some extra money and get 10-22mm instead?
They are both good, the 10-22 is better since it's more resistant to flare and 22 mm is a good focal length to have that helps avoid having to swap the lens as often.

There are a few on sale on Kijiji, it's a harder lens to get rid of, so easier to get deals on since it can't be used on the full frame bodies.

The 10-18 has IS which comes handy when shooting interiors without a tripod.

Has she shown an interest an landscapes? Architecture?

If you can't get the 10-22 for around $400 or less, get the 10-18 and get her a few filters to play around with. That'll really open up landscape photography for her.
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I think really depends if you plan on ever upgrading her to FF and non EFS - then would say its worth extra cost and IQ of the 10-22mm. Since it is a crop the extra 18-22mm that you lose out vs the 10-18 is not really a factor cuz u can sub in her 18-55mm .equal like 28-35mm ish range.

But Since most of your current line is EFS (just the 50mm not) Most likely your going to stay there and I would say save the cash and get the 10-18mm I own it, kind of plastic build like the rest of the EFS stuff.. But I like it and gets the job done for my wide shots on my T4i slap with a polarizer filter , sad thing is I can't adapt it now to my MC-11 + Sony a7III that I recently upgraded to.
I remember getting it for like 370 all in cuz blacks was going out of business.
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Bestbuy has this for $349 with $50 PayPal special , is it decent deal if I can get this for $300?
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mkl38s wrote: Bestbuy has this for $349 with $50 PayPal special , is it decent deal if I can get this for $300?
Ya, it is. Plus if it has problems you can always exchange it with Best Buy.

If you aren't familiar with buying used lens avoid Kijiji.

Only better discount you could get is through eBay if they have another 20% off code.
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Does she take a lot of shots in the 18mm range? Just buying lens to fill focal lengths is not a wise idea if it's not going to be used. Better quality lens for the focal point she likes best is better than tons of lens that do a mediocre job. If she loves to take wide angle shots than for sure go ahead.

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