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Old Aug 17, 2005, 2:10 PM   #11
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I'd go with CF. Less power draw and a bit more reliable/long lasting.

As for Flash, I'd go with the Sigma 500 DG ST - about $130 or the Sigma500 DG Super for about $190. Either will do you just fine. If you want a Canon flash, there is the 420 EX, which has a little less range, but is about $200.

I'd get a multi-coated UV filter and leave it on the lens at all times. Hoya is the brand of filter that I usually use.
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Old Aug 17, 2005, 2:40 PM   #12
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Ok, I did a search and the results are here.

They are listed from $15 to $100.

Which of those listed should I go with?

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Old Aug 17, 2005, 2:48 PM   #13
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You need to know what size you need for the lens. So, you have to decide on a lens first, then look at its specs and find the filter size needed (52, 58, 60, 67, etc mm).
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Old Aug 17, 2005, 3:18 PM   #14
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I see...

Thank you very much for all your help once again.

I think I have everything answered.
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Old Aug 18, 2005, 9:10 AM   #15
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Getting 18-125 today, as long as this is the correct lense and correct filters.

As many different items that are out there that seem the same, I just want to make sure before I buy.



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Old Aug 18, 2005, 12:40 PM   #16
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Yes, that's the right lens. It's $20 less from Sigma4Less..
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Old Aug 20, 2005, 8:44 AM   #17
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Hi,



Maybe you should try that lens instead of just reading charts. I have the Sigma 28-70mm f 2.8-4 and have not had any barrel distortion. I also have the Sigma 70-300mm super macro II NON APO Version. I have had no problemas with this lens either.

Once you learn the lenses sweet spots and quirks you should have no problem with any lens.



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Old Aug 23, 2005, 4:56 PM   #18
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MaybeI have tried that lens. I never said the judgment was based solely on an MTF chart, it's simply one more piece of information to help in the decision. I know of 5 people who own the 28-70, 6 with your posting and all of them but yourself are relatively unhappy with it. Is it the worst lens on earth? No, but it's got its issues and I was simply pointing them out.
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