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  1. #21
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    Well I've made up my mind.
    Initialy I'll be getting the 40D + 17-55 + 2x4GB + some nice Bag + maybe if I'll manage, the Sigma 30 f/1.4 for my poor light photography but I have to try it out first cause realy, Ive seen many complains about focusing problems on this lens. Maybe some units are crappy and some are good ?
    Then after a while I'll get the 10-22 + 430ex.
    I'll wait and see how I'll be doing without the telephoto, if I'll be totaly lost without it which I doubt, I'll get the 70-200 f/4 L.
    Thanks for the tips all, helped me to make up my mind as for my telephoto needs, I appreciate it.

  2. #22
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    Thumbs up

    good choices. i'm getting a similar setup:

    XSi body have to wait until april though

    70-200 f2.8L IS ordered last night

    EF-S 10-22 will order before rebate expires

    50 f1.4 for low light and portraits, will order after other stuff paid for

    Speedlite 430EX will order when i need it

  3. #23
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    Yeah, I was thinking about getting the 450D too but I figured that Im gonna be better off buying the 40D for a slightly lower price sometime after its intruduction then buying the ultra-new 450D right at its intruduction. This way Im thinking Im going to end up with a better camera for aproximately the same price

  4. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by koti View Post
    Well I've made up my mind.
    Initialy I'll be getting the 40D + 17-55 + 2x4GB + some nice Bag + maybe if I'll manage, the Sigma 30 f/1.4 for my poor light photography but I have to try it out first cause realy, Ive seen many complains about focusing problems on this lens.
    ...
    Congrats, I hope you will enjoy your combo as much as I do mine.

    (There is a downside to owning good equipment btw: It is much harder to blame the camera for bad images...)

    D Thompson: Thanks for the explanation.
    Canon 60D with EF-S 17-55 IS USM lens kit etc.

  5. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by njoy_az View Post
    (There is a downside to owning good equipment btw: It is much harder to blame the camera for bad images...)
    Yep, I know...and Im scared allready, realy
    Maybe I just wont show any pix to anyone untill I get the hang of the new gear...that might be a long time though

  6. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWengler View Post
    Ok, telephoto options....
    Canon 70-200mm f/4 L IS - $1000 - This one is sharp throughout the range. You can use this one with a 1.4x TC....
    This is the one I would get if you want IS.
    - much smaller/lighter than the f/2.8 version. Same size as the non-IS version.
    - very sharp, ultrafast USM.
    - only drawback is the f/4 - if you plan on using to to shoot people indoors you will want at least f/2.8 - your probably better off with a prime for this purpose anyways though. But for outdoors the f/4 IS would be perfect, IMO. As the light starts to fade the IS will come in very handy for stationary objects (landscapes, etc).
    Michael B.
    Canon 5D2, 550D, Sony NEX 5N, Sigma 15mm fish, 24L mkI, 35L, 40mm f/2.8, 50 1.8 II, Sigma 50 1.4, Sigma 50mm f/2.8 macro, 60mm macro, 100mm f/2, 70-200 f/4, 200 f/2.8 mk I, Tamron 28-75 f/2.8, 430EX. Growing list of MF lenses!

  7. #27
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    Well it sounds like koti has made up his/her mind but for anyone else out there considering the aforementioned lenses, I'm going to go against the grain and vote for the 70-300 F4-5.6 IS for someone who's new to (D)SLR's. It's much more compact, lightweight and cheaper than the 70-200 F4 L IS, and it has a longer zoom range and excellent image quality too.

    If you're an experienced photographer looking for a nice tele-zoom for portraits or other uses, then the 70-200 "L" options from Canon are an obvious choice. If you have limited experience or just want a good quality lens for a reasonable price, I think you're better served by the 70-300 IS USM.
    Canon A720 IS, 40D w/ BG-E2N, 28 1.8, 50 1.4, Sigma 70 2.8 macro, 17-40 F4 L, 24-105 F4 L IS, 70-200 F4 L IS, 430 EX, Kenko 2X TC & Ext Tubes, AB strobes and more...
    View my photo galleries here: imageevent.com/24peter

  8. #28
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    Guys, just one more question just so I knwo if I understand this corretly.
    Below is my dream setup that I will eventualy be getting (initialy 40d + 17-55)
    Now is my understanding of this correct ?

    Canon 40D = x1.6 to a full size sensor.
    Canon 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 x 1.6 = 16mm-35,2mm
    Sigma 30 f/1.4 x 1.6 = 48mm
    Canon 17-55 f/2.8 IS x 1,6 = 27,2mm-88mm
    Canon 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS x 1,6 = 112mm-480mm

  9. #29
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    Your understanding is correct. I've held off on answering this thread to wait until it shook out. I'm not a proponent of lenses other than the prime manufacturer, I'll spend the extra bucks to buy what Canon makes, rather than purchase a generic with a Canon mount hung on it but that's just me. I will question your choice of tele lens, save your pennies and get "L" glass. Canon "L" glass has few if any rivals, it's the best. The recommendation about the 70-200 mm in either F/2.8 or F/4 is valid, it's a great lens. I wish I would have purchased it instead of what I have. My 75-300 IS is a good lens, with great output, but it's not up to "L" quality. Later this summer it will go on the block and be replaced with a 100-400 mm "L", because I have coverage in the 28- 135 mm that came with my 40D. Camera bodies come and go but glass lasts forever.
    Canon 40D
    Canon Digital Rebel
    Canon EF-S 10mm-22MM
    Canon EF-S 18MM-55MM
    Canon EF-S 60MM Macro
    Canon EF 28MM-135MM IS
    Canon EF 75MM-300MM IS
    Olympus 725SW

  10. #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirt View Post
    Your understanding is correct. I've held off on answering this thread to wait until it shook out. I'm not a proponent of lenses other than the prime manufacturer, I'll spend the extra bucks to buy what Canon makes, rather than purchase a generic with a Canon mount hung on it but that's just me. I will question your choice of tele lens, save your pennies and get "L" glass. Canon "L" glass has few if any rivals, it's the best. The recommendation about the 70-200 mm in either F/2.8 or F/4 is valid, it's a great lens. I wish I would have purchased it instead of what I have. My 75-300 IS is a good lens, with great output, but it's not up to "L" quality. Later this summer it will go on the block and be replaced with a 100-400 mm "L", because I have coverage in the 28- 135 mm that came with my 40D. Camera bodies come and go but glass lasts forever.
    You've confused me here. You say that the 70-300mm is not up to "L" quality so it will be replaced with a 100-400mm "L".

    This will then go well with your 28-135mm....which to my understanding is NOT an "L" lens

    Perhaps a contradiction here
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