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Old 11th August 2008
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Re: Hello - and a wee bit of advise, please!

First off Welcome. Sorry to add to the confusion, but there is no one simple solution so you must compromise somewhere. A 12-60 & 70-300 looks good but there is an issue with the smaller apertures available at the long end of both of these lenses, and the 12-60 is quite expensive.

The 9-18 & 18-180 will give you a massive range and later add a 1.4 converter or get the 70-300 if you really want the extra tele.

The 520 is absolutly brilliant the IS is fantastic, so hand held, low light and slow shutter is available again.

If you are not pressed for time then a 14-54 & 70-300 combination from ebay may well be your best option.

Keep us informed on which way you went and post the results.


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