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    Okay...I will have enough money with my new job for a D30 and kit by xmas or even sooner.

    Now I'm trying to decide what lens to get.

    I'm debating between:

    -Canon 75-300 III IS ~500$

    -Canon 75-300 III non-IS ~300$

    -Sigma 170-500 APO ~500$

    -Sigma 135-400 APO ~450$


    I doubt I need IS that much, I seem to do fine without it, and although it may be nice to have, i dont think the extra 200$ is worth it.
    On ebay a store is selling both Sigmas at those prices for Canon EF new.
    500mm would be very nice, I know Gary Watt uses that lens with his D30, but I heard it is quite a beast of a lens, and I dunno if carrying a bazooka on my camera all the time would be best around here. I'm also unsure if the two Sigmas are as sharp as the Canon, and if they AF as fast.
    For a short lens I think the 28-135 IS will do me fine

    Can anyone shed any info?

    -Clovis

  • #2
    Canon 70-200 f/4 beats all of the abovementioned ones... same price range... not as much reach though ("only" 200mm)...

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    • #3
      I wouldnŽt take the 300mm IS one. You dont really need it. IŽd go for Sigma 135-400. Tried it once and its quite nice.
      greetings,
      Philip
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      • #4
        I found the 170-500's focusing speed and accuracy totally unacceptable on a D60, so it's probably exactly the same on a D30.
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        • #5
          I would rather have something sharp in the 300mm range if possible, then a longer but softer lens.
          I thought about the 70-200, its nice...but I need more than 200 Radomir Maybe next year though .

          -Clovis

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          • #6
            100-400 L ?

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            • #7
              Nah I think I'll just steal yours on Saturday you twat

              -Clovis

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              • #8
                hahaha bring it boy, didnt think you could get sat off?
                Looking foreward to seeing you guys. Not looking foreward to 11 hours flight though :P

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                • #9
                  Dan, I have an exam Sat morning (8-12) Then I'll spend afternoon and night with your twat crack ho @ss

                  -Clovis

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                  • #10
                    Clovis, catch me on MSN if you want-I have the 170-500 and the 75-300 on a D30 if it helps.


                    Matt
                    My gallery of transport and travel pictures.

                    Click Here to view my photos at RailPictures.Net!

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                    • #11
                      egll - just looked at the link of yours to your Concorde pics and must say they're highly impressive. Especially the shots where shes being towed at the maintenance centre, never got any of them myself! (Only got pics of her on finals. Great link.

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                      • #12
                        What Image Stabilzer is ?

                        Try this link :

                        http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=194536

                        Canon EOS10D EF70-200 f2.8 IS 1/15s IS mode 2

                        Ok it's a L serie, but even at f2.8 try to shoot at 1/15s... thanks to IS

                        Philippe Cano

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