Which kit would you recommend? 18-55 or 18-135. Thanks!
I ordered both kits and returned the 18-55 because I had a great price on the 18-135 stm. I have not regretted the choice. Before returning, I took some shots with it and I was very surprised at the resolution from it. It was incredibly sharp. I took similar shots with the 18-135 but they not as good. I believe that if you want just a good starter lens and don't want to pay much then the 18-55 is the way to go. However because the 18-55 and the 55-250 have below average build quality, I.e. lots of plastic especially in the mount, don't expect them to last too long. The 18-135 is the better lens overall, much better quality and can be a great single carry lens with excellent video capabilities. I recorded a basketball game with great results. This is really the main reason to get the t4i over the t3i.