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Old Dec 18, 2006, 8:46 PM   #1
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OK you Canon experts. I need some opinions.
My wife has a Nikon 8800 which frustrates her enormously (slow, inaccurate autofocus, etc)
So, I'm going to get her a new camera for Xmas.
She likes to take landscapes, portraits, and macros.

Being a long time Canon owner, here's what I am thinking about:
30D
28-300L IS 3.5-5.6
EF-S 17-55 IS 2.8
EF-S 60 2.8 Macro

Any other suggestions or opinions?
Thanks!
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Old Dec 19, 2006, 11:04 AM   #2
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Wish my wife could buy this sort of things for me on Christmas.

One question - Why 28-300? Personally I don't like such wide range zooms. For the cost of that lens, you can get much better stuff, like 70-200 f2.8 IS.

Also 60mm is too short IMHO for macro.
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Old Dec 19, 2006, 4:23 PM   #3
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If it's Macro you want iv'e got a Sigma 105mm and this works great for me on the Macro side have'nt used it for anything else yet..I plan on it soon enough...Price is great too and it does take magnificent pictures!!

Goodluck with your hunt!!

P.S I also have the 30D
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Old Dec 19, 2006, 7:09 PM   #4
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Thanks for your input folks.
I'll do a little more research on the lens stuff.
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Old Dec 20, 2006, 3:41 AM   #5
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Lens dream list (!??) covering 17 to 300mm with f2.8 from one end to the other and a nice macro included... Of course, with SIGMA you give up on IS...

EF-S 17-55 f2.8

Sigma 50-150 f2.8

Sigma 150mm f2.8 macro (it is HSM)

Sigma 120-300 f2.8



my 0.02€!
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