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Old Apr 22, 2005, 5:35 AM   #1
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Hi,

finally decided to go digital, and now i got specific works to do

i need to get lenses for:

Shooting inside a mine (help on what flash too please)

Shooting meetings in dark meeting rooms

Shooting at long distances (mines too with difficult access)


It's really to have a multipurpose lenses (i got the 18-55 with the rebel) but i am considering buying 2/3 lenses and a flash to improve and gett all round photos with no fuss

Can you help me out in my choice

Thanks
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Old Apr 22, 2005, 4:57 PM   #2
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Hi,

sounds like you need a wide angle lens. The Canon 10-22mm is pretty good.
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Old Apr 22, 2005, 7:11 PM   #3
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Canon lens reviews - http://www.bobatkins.com/photography...00dlenses.html

A bunch of Canon lens info - http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Canon-Lenses/
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If you're currently shooting 35mm film, what lenses are using?
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Old Apr 23, 2005, 12:56 AM   #5
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Sounds like you're going to need a powerful flash in some possibly very difficult lighting conditions so I'd be tempted to go for Canon's top-of-range 580 flashgun. If that's too dear then consider the Sigma 500 DG Super.

As for lenses, well the EF-S 17-85 IS is a good all-rounder, if your aim is to take pictures of things rather than people then the IS can be very helpful, making it the practical equivalent of a much faster lens.

Also do check out the EF-S 10-22mm as a super-wide zoom.

Depending on your budget you might also want a very fast prime, something like the EF 24mm f1.4L if you can afford it, otherwise the EF 28mm f1.8.

You will probably need a tripod for certain types of shots, if you want a large DOF you will have to use a small aperture and that's probably going to make a tripod essential.
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Old Apr 25, 2005, 11:17 AM   #6
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Thank alot on your help, i will follow your suggestions

just one thing i read alot about the 50mm 1.8 to complement the set has a very good lense to do portrait, and since it is cheap i am thinking on getting it too


And what about a lense that can make nice zooms, cause in some places we need to get detail at over 150metres…

i was looking at the 70-300 it's costy but i wished you could shed a light on this for me

Thanks alot you have been very helpfull i been looking at each lense specs and i am near to order just need your input please on the 50 and the 70-300 or other options like sigma for telephoto lense

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Sounds like you're going to need a powerful flash in some possibly very difficult lighting conditions so I'd be tempted to go for Canon's top-of-range 580 flashgun. If that's too dear then consider the Sigma 500 DG Super.
Hi, does using a third party flash means all the fancy canon flash compensation technology is lost ? Thanks for advice.
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Old Apr 26, 2005, 1:31 PM   #8
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Hi, does using a third party flash means all the fancy canon flash compensation technology is lost ? Thanks for advice.
NO !

FYI - http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...68&forum_id=53
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Slave? Master? :?:
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Old Apr 26, 2005, 7:52 PM   #10
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BoYFrMSpC wrote:
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Slave? Master? :?:
See illustration over here:
http://eosseries.ifrance.com/eosseri...ork_ssfil.html


BTW this system was first created by Minolta... some decade before Canon: "When Canon finally caught up and introduced a similar wireless feature almost 9 years after Minolta's introduction, they acted as if they were the first to do it, and few called them on it." http://www.friedmanarchives.com/flash.htm
... and Nikon just caught up to it only last year! :idea:
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