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Old Feb 24, 2004, 9:36 PM   #1
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Greetings. Haven't decided on the 10D or 300D yet, but did purchase the 28-135 IS. Looking for 100-300 w/ IS. I think the 75-300 IS is too much overlap. I don't think Canon makes a 100-300 IS. Any suggestions for an alternative or 3rd party lens 100-300 w/IS ?? Wishful thinking?
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Old Feb 24, 2004, 10:57 PM   #2
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I think that Sigma makes a 100-300 that is fairly good. No IS though.

You want some overlap in your zoom lenses. Then you won't have to change them as much... which means less dust on the sensor.

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Old Feb 25, 2004, 2:28 AM   #3
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You want some overlap in your zoom lenses.
That's why I purchased a 50-500 Sigma. I may need a forklift to carry it around but I won't need to switch lenses in mid-stream.
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Old Feb 25, 2004, 11:58 PM   #4
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Canon does make a 100-400L IS. Is that what you meant instead of 100-300 IS?

Hey Norm, did you get your 50-500 yet?

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Old Feb 26, 2004, 12:24 AM   #5
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No, I mistakenly ordered it "parcel post" rather than UPS. Who knows, I may never get it, and if and when I do it may be a pile of glass shards.
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Old Feb 27, 2004, 5:56 PM   #6
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Thanks, everyone. I decided to go with the 10D. Should be here next week. I've got my 28-135 IS. Now, what do you recommend for memory? I understand it uses CF. What size 256 or 512 or 1 GB? I shoot weekend amateur stuff, vacations, JPEGs, occasionally portraits for friends; nothing serious.
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Old Feb 27, 2004, 6:03 PM   #7
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It's all a question of how many pictures you expect to take, and what picture setting you will use.

This is how it is playing out for me.

I have a 40x 512MB card and a 32x 1G (got it 2nd.)

I can take 300-400 pictures in about 4 hours (one outing.) With that info, the 512 doesn't hold enough of the best JPG, so I always use the 1G (even though it's a bit slower for playback.) I expect I will switch to RAW at some point, but then the 1G card won't be big enough to hold all the pics I usually take.

Then the choice becomes tough. Do I take fewer pictures? Do I get another card (even adding the 512MB, it won't be enough.) Or do I get choosier in my pictures?

Personally, I’d get the 1G and see how you do. I wouldn’t go over 1G, as the cost is much higher per MB than at 1G.

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If you are shooting JPEG then 256 should suffice---
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Thank you, all. After reviewing your responses and previous discussions on the matter, I purchased a SanDisk Ultra II 256mb CF card for the short term and ultimately back-up spare. I'm now in the market for the 512mb version of the same card. I think this will give me a good start as I'm learning the equipment. I think I can get one in the $150 range.
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