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Re: 11-22 or 9-18 Advice please!

Originally Posted by baldyb View Post
I finally took the plunge after christmas and after years of using a compact camera bought the dslr I had been promising myself for a long time but could never really justify.
I picked up an e510 with 18-180 lens and, although I'm still getting to grips with the technology especially white balance, have generally been very pleased with the results so far but I now want to get into wide angles a bit more.
Be very grateful for any advice as to which lens I should go for - the lens reviews I've read can be too technical for a beginner and seem to indicate pros and cons for each.
Cheers in anticipation!
Both are excellent lenses for the money. The 11-22 is probably more useful all round, and is a weather sealed, metal construction, lens - it's also faster. But the 9-18 is great value and a really good performer at the ultra-wide end. It's also amazingly compact.

I think the best response to your question is - what do you intend to use the lens for?

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