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Old Dec 31, 2009, 11:19 AM   #11
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Yes it is a good setup. I have both those lenses, and they do a very good job. You may also want to look at the ef-s 17-85mm instead, that way you will not have the gap between the lenses. The 18-55mm take really nice photos and very sharp.

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I don't think that 55-70mm gap is really a large issue. I wouldn't worry about upgrading to the 17-85 as it really isn't much of an upgrade over the kit lens in anything but build quality.

If you decide you need a better normal zoom in the future there are better options. Aka the 15-85 IS, and possibly some of the newer 3rd party options.
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On the cards, if speed it a the concern, and you are going with the 50d, get the compact flash card instead. The 500x and 600x cards are the fastest option. If you go with the T1i, the sandisk new extreme III class 10 are the fastest SDHC out there, but the price reflexes it. If you want a good performing class 6, the delkin ephoto 16gb is a nice card for around $40. That is what I use.
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that sounds like a very workable and good starting setup. you may have a better idea of which body is best suited to you if you can get to a brick and mortar store and try both of them out.

as for what card. the Sandisk Extreme III, as are some of the faster cards from kingston or lexar, is always a good choice, i would probably get at least 4gb.

how do you tell which are faster???
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Old Dec 31, 2009, 11:30 AM   #15
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http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/mul...e.asp?cid=6007

pick your camera, and then you can see which cards perform best. you don't necessarily need the cards at the very top unless you do alot of sports and action.
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Old Dec 31, 2009, 11:37 AM   #16
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I threw it out there because 17-85mm as an option because it is a canon kit option for the 50d, it may also save him some money getting the lens as a kit then then getting th 70-300mm

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Old Dec 31, 2009, 11:42 AM   #17
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Yeah I was at the store on Monday. I looked at both the T1i and the 50D. Both feel Ok, althought I have large hands and the 50D felt pretty good. Just concerned that it will be over my head. I know I can learn to use it, but is the T1i a lot more newbee friendly?
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To me it is about the same, the t1i is a little easier to navigate off the bat. I took the 50d out for a trail, after 15min playing with the back dial, I got the navigation down.

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yea, there is little difference in learning curve between the t1i and the 50d.
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Cool thanks! Just have to save a few bucks and off I go.
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