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Old Jun 30, 2005, 8:22 PM   #21
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Sorry, but a Rebel XT ain't no toy to me. Toys are $30 not $850! :-)Also, $400 isn't taht much for an IS lens.
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Old Jun 30, 2005, 10:33 PM   #22
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Honestly, I do not intend to make any verbal fight here, but I disagree with you. What kind of IS lens you can buy for $400? Something like EF 75-300/4-5.6 EF IS USM? And you honestly believe that if they stuff cheap zoom lens with cheap IS it improve you results? Why then something like EF 400/5.6L USM (no zoom, no IS) worth almost 3 times more and people still buying it? IMHO because last one is real stuff and first one no more then a toy for someone who like look as "pro". IMHO stuffing cheap "plastic glass" lens with cheap IS only bring extra restriction in light pass and will not make such a lens optically better. I would rather get faster prime. And yes, Canon should be adored for its IS lenses, but for another one like EF 300/2.8 IS USM – but those lenses belong to different league altogether. Lens is primary and camera is secondary. One should decide which lens (s)he like to buy and can afford and only after that pick a body. But from another hand it look kinda strange to me if one can spend thousands on lenses and at the same time be pity for couple of hundreds for proper body.This is my opinion only and you are more then welcome have your own – even if it is completely on the contrary to mine. :-)
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Old Jun 30, 2005, 11:56 PM   #23
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Not all of us have the money to get L lens, but have the money to move from a P&S to a dSLR. That initial cost is not insignificant in itself. For those of us who want a dSRL but can't afford L lens, we just might actually buy a $200 75-300 zoom, and we might consider a $400 IS version of the same lens.I have also read some very good reviews of the EF 28-135/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens* ($400) <http://www.bobatkins.com/photography/digital/10d300dlenses.html>.The 70-300 IS, also around $400, is certainly not as good as the L lens, but again, for*amateurs on a budget, it's not a bad lens.I'll bet the 70-300 IS and a digital rebel is a way better combination over the FZ-20 or the PowerShot S2.-Allan
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