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Old Mar 12, 2008, 10:05 PM   #21
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it's not a bad price. But the canon 75-300 isn't a very good lens. Not as good as the slightly more expensive sigma.

You could get the xti plus kit lens for $580 at buydig.com

You could get the 430ex for $250 at buydig.com

And the sigma 70-300 at sigma4less.com for $180

So, $70 more.

You could go for the adorama kit but I would suggest then you plan on upgrading the 75-300 down the road. In essence you're paying $120 for a 300mm lens. You cant expect high quality for that. Compared to Canon's 70-300 IS USM ($560). Same range, same aperture but you're paying $440 more because the lens has IS, has much better IQ and much better focusing.

So one path might be to get the adorama kit and go thru this baseball season with the 75-300 then upgrade to the Canon 70-300 next season .

The g9 is a wonderful camera - but you'd need an external flash (it will take one) to get your toddler shots, it is useless for indoor sports (very poor high ISO performance) - for baseball it will do OK.
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