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Old Nov 11, 2004, 12:34 PM   #1
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I have decided on the Canon D20 camera body. I want a good lens for around $800. How do these lenses work with this camera? Any incompatabilities and is it hand holdable at full zoom?
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Old Nov 11, 2004, 1:18 PM   #2
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I am thinking of getting the 70-200 lens and the 18-55 kit lens. I think I will probably end up using the 70-200 primarily but since the 18-55 is so cheap, it will do for wider stuff.



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Old Nov 11, 2004, 1:50 PM   #3
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Actually the camera is cheaper with the lens than without the lens: :-):-):-)
http://www.ecost.com/ecost/shop/detail.asp?dpno=493720


... It's up to you but IMO you should exploit the 20D's higher AF precision sensor with f/2.8 lenses (you'll need it for the better 'bokeh'). The f/2.8 is heavier though because of the larger diameter lens so it can collect more light :?
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I use the 20d with Canon 70-200L 2.8. This pic was taken, hand held at 200mm and I used f.13 at 100th/sec with studio lights. They work beautifully together, and the difference between 2.8 and 4 is pretty minimal when you compare the difference in price! If you can afford the 2.8 you will love it. Havent used the f.4 but I guess the quality is the same.
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Old Nov 11, 2004, 4:05 PM   #5
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I did this photos using the 20D and the Canon 70-200 L f4, can you guys tell me what do you think? I stil have some problems with focus, don't know if it's me or the camera! I am using central focus !



http://focante.com/modules/gallery/20DTest



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Old Nov 11, 2004, 10:28 PM   #6
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Hi:

I have the Canon 20D as well. I bought the 18-55 kit and then went out and bought the Sigma 70-200mm 2.8 APO lense. My friend has it and let me sample the lense taking some soccer shots. My needs are for action shots likehockey, soccer, baseball type stuff. Here is the small setback, As silly as it might seem, after having the camera only two weeks and using the canon speedlight 420, i did'nt know the pop up flash for inside the house type stuff had a bad bulb in it. So i sent it back and hope to get it back soon. I will then take some shots and hopefully contribute to this forum. jcarboski
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I have a 20D and 70-200 f/4 L. It's a great lens IMO which works very well.

I don't really want to encourage you to shoot hand-held, but of course it can be done with some loss of sharpness / flexibility (night shots, greater DoF, etc.) Here's a sample image. It's a 100% detail crop that was taken at 200mm hand-held, ISO 200 f/5.0 1/500s, no USM / post-processing beyond RAW conversion, bit of loss due to JPEG compression.
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Here's the full image to put it into perspective.
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... And here's the Sigma 70-200 EX HSM @ 200mm, wide open of course, so you can check out its 'bokeh' @ f/2.8:


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... And here's the Sigma 70-200 EX HSM @ 200mm, wide open of course, so you can check out its 'bokeh' @ f/2.8:
Due to my lack of photographic knowledge, can you point out the 'bokeh' on your photograph to me?

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