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    Broke my 18-55mm Canon 600d lens. Advice on more versatile replacement

    Dropped the camera. 18-55mm lens itself didn't break, but the autofocus no longer works.

    1. I'm assuming cost of repair is probably not worth it?

    2. REPLACEMENT = I don't tend to use a big lens, but want a stock lens that can do the up close work, but with little more zoom than the 55mm.
    I'm not a $1000/lens person. I'm kind of hoping for $200-$400 but will pay more if that's what's really needed. Open to Tamron or Sigma lenses.

    I photograph people, landscape, portraits, little stuff (almost macro)... and I travel a lot so love something that doesn't take too much room. Photography is only one of many interests so I'm no expert and don't buy the best of everything - but still try to capture those things that intrigue me as thoughtfully & creatively as I can. Amazing images were produced on pinhole cameras, but... lenses do make a difference, I know.

    Would appreciate suggestions on appropriate lenses.

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    17 - 70 MM Sigma - Covers the bases very well on a APS-C body.

    Review here, and very positive.

    Rough idea on price - local stock, and Aussie warranty. Here - I'm not pushing DCW, just used as an example. There are Site Sponsors that will be able to help you directly with firm pricing, look under the site sponsors tab/banner
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    I have the 15-85 canon, ef-s only so if you go full frame it is no good. Bit more than you would perhaps want to pay, $600 odd, but it is a really good lens and very versatile with that range of zoom.
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    Here is a useful link to show the image quality of the two above mentioned lenses, you just need to move the cursor over the top and the arrow show which camera/lens combination is displayed. The Sigma is quiet good indeed.

    http://www.the-digital-picture.com/R...mp=1&APIComp=2

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