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Old May 5, 2005, 12:49 PM   #1
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Hey, I am looking to buy a 20D and need some advice on a lens setup and accessories. I will be doing all sorts of photography but mainly indoor/outdoor portraits and land/cityscapes. Money is no problem (dead great aunt) but keep it below the £5000 mark. I think this setup is about what I want for around £4200. I don't want/ need 50 lenses and loads of stuff, 2/3 lenses for portability and basic accessories.



Canon EOS 20D

Canon EOS 20D Battery Grip

Canon BP-511A Battery (Spare)

Canon Speedlite 580EX

Stofen Omni Bounce Diffuser (For Canon 580EX)

Canon EF 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 L IS USM

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/4.-5.6 USM

Sandisk 4GB Extreme III Compact Flash Memory Card

Crumpler Stunner (Black)



Please tell me if I have any gaps or need anything more/less.



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Only thing I don't see in your line up is a good tripod&head.

Looks like you are planning on an all Canon lineup.Nothing wrong with that, though to save a bit I'd be looking at Sigma for at least the flash.

We don't see the Crumpler Stunner line here looks interesting :-)

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Old May 5, 2005, 3:08 PM   #3
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Yeah there an aussie firm, make a quite funky range of shoulder bags



http://www.crumpler.com.au/home.php



very similar to the 5 Million Dollar Home in size/looks



http://www.crumpler.com.au/cartIndex...g&catId=22



What sigma flash would you recommend?? Any tripod/head combos worth looking at?? Also what filters would you reccomend brands and types??



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For the flash I have the Sigma 500DG super, similar features to the Canon EX550 for about half the price.

Forthe tripod, that you would probably need to have a look at what is available and fits your needs. I use a Manfrotto 055c with an older 168 ball head. Though I've been considering getting the 322rc2 grip action ball head lately.

For filters, I don't use too many with digital anymore, but my polarizers and 1a are Hoya Ultra series. B+W is another good name.

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Old May 5, 2005, 3:38 PM   #5
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Are you SURE you want the 28-300 L?

I would seriously think about getting 2 lenses to cover that range instead.

Do read some reviews, because the very wide zoom range leads to some pretty serious optical compromises.

Perhaps you have already considered this, but I just thought it was worth cautioning you in case you haven't read the reviews.
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Old May 5, 2005, 3:54 PM   #6
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Hey,



What about this:



CanonEF 70-200mm F2.8 LISUSM

CanonEF 24-70mm F2.8 L USM

instead of EF 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 L IS USM



thanks for all the help guys

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Those first two lenses are very, very good. If you can afford them get them.

I would suggest an extra battery for the camera.

If you are going to do portrate work (I mean serious portrate stuff, not just for fun) then I would suggest getting a high-power battery for the flash. A "Digital Camera Battery" or a JackRabbit are both good batteries. They aren't cheap, but they aren't crazy nuts either. Something like $500 or so all told.

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Old May 5, 2005, 4:13 PM   #8
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roblo wrote:
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Hey,

What about this:

Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM

Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8 L USM

instead of EF 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 L IS USM


thanks for all the help guys

Rob
I would think you'd be much better off with those 2, and as a 3-lens kit it would be excellent.

I would be tempted to add a 1.4x teleconverter for the 70-200 as well.
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