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  1. Sigma 18 - 200 Lense for Canon EOS $200, worth it?

    Hi,

    I'm a newbie, just getting hold of a Canon EOS 20D for about $300 with the kit lense of 18-55.

    I have an offer from a friend for a Sigma Lense 18-200 [ which he purchased in Nov 2007],...
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    Finally, I've decided to go for the Canon EOS 20D...

    Finally, I've decided to go for the Canon EOS 20D + Lense EFS 18-55 $300 , over the SONY A300 + lense 18-70 $400.

    Some pros

    Higher fps.

    Cheaper. Sony is one year old but $150 less than...
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    Is this fungus on the lense?

    Hi, here's pics from the Canon EOS 20D. Was wondering if this is fungus? [white sky part]http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/3455/whitesky.jpg
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    CanonEOS20D EFS 18-55 mm I'm unable to hold...

    CanonEOS20D EFS 18-55 mm

    I'm unable to hold the camera steady.. In auto mode [P] the camera is on ISO 200, and shutter speeds longer than 1/30, the photos are blurred, because of my hand-shake....
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    Thank you so much Elisha!! I will post the...

    Thank you so much Elisha!!

    I will post the pics.. although i'm pretty .. 'ashamed' coz they're really amateurish.. and i've not checked the settings well. yes NR was off. The thing is, I'm doing a...
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    You're right.. the images were not 'anything...

    You're right.. the images were not 'anything spectacularly focussed'.

    The autofocus for the liveview is a bit 'aggressive'.
    And with all that 'focussing' and hissing, I doubt the lense is going...
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    Alright, I had a brief 'click' session yesterday....

    Alright, I had a brief 'click' session yesterday. Here are some more detailed specs


    Sony DSLR A300 [made in Japan]
    Standard Zoom Lense: Sony 3.5 - 5.6 / 18 - 70 [Made in China]
    ...
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    Thanks!! kjmdrumz3 Your post was extremely...

    Thanks!! kjmdrumz3

    Your post was extremely useful. I've been taking photgraphs a while, but this is a neat little explanation.

    Other experienced members may have a point, and so does Mark,...
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    thanks for the idea of the prices Elisha. I...

    thanks for the idea of the prices Elisha. I compared some specs and might go for the Sony.

    Thanks Thompson and Raven, I'll try and do that. Get a 'feel for both' and see which one feels right...
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    Elisha, what you say sounds reasonable. The Sony...

    Elisha, what you say sounds reasonable. The Sony has been known to have little noise above ISO 400, as well as lack of focus on certain apertures.

    Is there a way to find the number of shutter...
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    Thank you very much jekostas! I had a similar...

    Thank you very much jekostas!

    I had a similar feeling about going for the 20D.

    I wonder if anyone has really compared these 2:

    Newer Technology [Sony]

    vs
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    I think the [smallest] least zoom default...

    I think the [smallest] least zoom default lenses. I think Sony's lense has a wider range , upto 70 i think.. Canon upto 55 Sorry for my imprecise info..

    He's selling them for about...
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    thank you.. I've heard the lense(s) that...

    thank you..

    I've heard the lense(s) that come with the A300 aren't great.. [newbie hunch]
    I won't be able to afford a lense.. in a while.. so what I get is what I have for now..
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    Help: Canon EOS 20D or Sony DSLR A300??

    Hi,

    I've just got a chance of jumping into the DSLR world.. rather a newbie.

    My friend is offering to sell me either his Canon EOS 20D or his Sony DSLR A300.

    Which one should I...
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