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  1. #1
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    Jumping ship

    I finally made the plunge and bought my first DSLR! I went with canon 50D.
    I still really do love my fuji s6000 but found it was limiting for what my kids are doing right now. It will still be used for my every day knock around camera and places where I won't need as much....but I am very excited to see what I can do with this new camera!

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    Congratulations. 50D is one awesome camera. I'm sure you can do much much better shots of your diving daughter with it. What lenses do you have with it anyway?
    Nikon D90, D80
    Nikkor 16-85mm AF-S DX F/3.5-5.6G ED VR, Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) macro, Nikkor 50mm F/1.4D, Nikkor 50mm F/1.8D, Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6G IF-ED, Sigma 105mm F/2.8 EX DG Macro ||| 2x SB800 | SB600 ||| Manfrotto 190XB

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    I went with the kit lens 18-200. My goal is once I learn the camera and figure out what I really need to get my DD dive pictures I will purchase a prime lens.
    I thought this lense would get me through summer diving. Then I can try it out over the winter for the zoom. A lady had a dedicated 200mm lens and she had to keep moving back in the stands at the last meet because it brought her in too close on the board closest to us. So I am currently leaning towards 135 prime.
    I am excited! I hope it arrives on Tue! Then charge it up and off to practice on Wed and THur!

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    The 18-200 kit lens is a good starter lens. You make a right move by not buying any other lens yet until you are sure what you need.

    A prime gives excellent result but it's very inconvenient. There are other choices like constant wide aperture lens such as Canon EF 70-200MM F4.0L USM, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM, Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG HSM; etc.
    Nikon D90, D80
    Nikkor 16-85mm AF-S DX F/3.5-5.6G ED VR, Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) macro, Nikkor 50mm F/1.4D, Nikkor 50mm F/1.8D, Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6G IF-ED, Sigma 105mm F/2.8 EX DG Macro ||| 2x SB800 | SB600 ||| Manfrotto 190XB

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    Canon EF 70-200MM F4.0L USM

    is that the kit lens? Or a better one? Ritz just sent me their ad and they have that lens and 18-135 in a kit for just a few 100 more...
    I would think I would wnt the F2.8 for indoor diving...

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    Spinning, Current price for the 70-200 F2.8 non IS is around 1209.00
    1699.00 for the IS version.
    I would try a F4 lens to see if it will work in the indoor light. It is lighter and not as expensive. These L series lens are much better than the kit lens.
    You'll know what ya need after shooting with the 18-200. It may do a good job, but when speed is needed it's hard to beat a L lens.
    Spook
    Canon EOS 50D,7D and some lens and equipment.
    Fuji F200 Exr

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    Spinning, I'm not sure if that's the kit lens or not but I doubt if they throw in such lens in kit lens. It's constant F/4.0.
    Yeah you are right. F2.8 is better suited for your need.
    Nikon D90, D80
    Nikkor 16-85mm AF-S DX F/3.5-5.6G ED VR, Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) macro, Nikkor 50mm F/1.4D, Nikkor 50mm F/1.8D, Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6G IF-ED, Sigma 105mm F/2.8 EX DG Macro ||| 2x SB800 | SB600 ||| Manfrotto 190XB

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