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Old Oct 4, 2003, 5:51 PM   #1
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Default My Wife Is Going to Divorce Me!

Tonight at dinner, I plan to tell my wife that I'm buying my first Digital SLR Camera: the Canon 10D. What I WON'T tell her is, that in addition to the 10D body, I'm also going to have to buy one, maybe two interchangeabale lenses. I've never owned a Canon analog SLR camera before, so when it comes to lenses I'll be starting from scratch. But first, I need to know two things:

A) Which focal lengths do you suggest I buy to start with?

B) I know two D60 users, and they swear that Canon EF lenses are the ONLY way to go. Do you agree with this? Can you tell me about your experiences?

I'd appreciate hearing from Canon SLR users.
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Old Oct 4, 2003, 6:44 PM   #2
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Steve, Help everyone help you, If you don't tell us what type of photography you plan to do it is impossible to make a lens suggestion.
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Old Oct 4, 2003, 7:46 PM   #3
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Tomsch, problem is I really havent found a niche as yet. I enjoy landscapes, macros, portrait/studio, etc. Makes it harder to choose the right lens. But I have to begin somewhere, but where?
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Old Oct 4, 2003, 7:48 PM   #4
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Yeah, its depending on what you plan to do with your camera. I myself have my large telephoto and I really need to get a better range and quality for my shorter focal lengths. But if you dont do any major macro photography, you should beable to pull it off with two lenses. If I had my choice which Ill have shortly I hope.

Sigma EX 24-70mm f/2.8
Sigma EX 70-200mm f/2.8

Now I kind of wish I went with a 1.4x tele converter.
But my 2x tele converter helps when I dont have nothing
else to take but pictures of the moon... :lol:

I am pleased with Sigma so far, that I plan to
continue to give them a shot. Canon does make some
good lenses. Thats for sure. And have greater resale
value too. Maybe if you dont know exactly what you want.
Go with Canon so that you can sell it later on
for a reasonable price.
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Old Oct 5, 2003, 8:48 AM   #5
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Go for the Rebel with kit lens it will probably do for 95% of the
pictures you take worth actually hang on a wall!
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Old Oct 8, 2003, 8:25 AM   #6
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Yes, the Canon EF Lens' are the way to go. "L" series is the best if you can afford them.

I have the Canon D60 and the Canon 28-135 IS USM and 75-300 IS USM. Both cover the ranges I need and both produce very good images.

My next lens will be the 17-40 2.8L by Canon. The only reason I want this lens is for the wide angle capability. If I did not feel a need for it the other two would be the only ones I need and I am into lanscape, backyard wildlife, and nature photo :lol:
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Old Oct 8, 2003, 10:45 AM   #7
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You mean the 17-40 F4L, not F2.8L?

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Old Oct 27, 2003, 6:48 PM   #8
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SteveZ, you posted on Oct 4.

The question today, Nov 25, we are all asking is .... are you still married? :lol:
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