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User currently offlineQantasA332 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1500 posts, RR: 25
Posted (10 years 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2814 times:

Well, after lots of saving and budgeting, my dream is about to become reality!  Big thumbs up

Please critique the following preliminary set-up - suggestions and tips are much appreciated! Thanks!

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Canon EOS 20D w/18-55mm kit lens
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS
Canon 1.4X teleconverter
Canon 2.0X teleconverter
Sandisk 1GB Ultra II CF card (X 2?)
Canon BG-E2 battery grip
2 X Canon BP-511A batteries (for battery grip)
B & W or Tiffen clear protection filters and/or UV filters (?)
Lowepro Nova 2 AW shoulder bag
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Cheers,
(a very happy) QantasA332 Big grin

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User currently offlineTappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1538 posts, RR: 41
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2794 times:

Very good! congrats and good luck QantasA332....
That Canon 70-200mm is great!
Mark
p.s B&w filters if you can afford 'em  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineQantasA332 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1500 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2788 times:

p.s B&w filters if you can afford 'em

Okay, that's what I gathered...

However, B&W doesn't seem to have clear protection filters - or B&H just doesn't carry them. Do they exist? And, should I get clear filters as opposed to UV filters? Or get both?

Cheers,
QantasA332


User currently offlineSpacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3629 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2773 times:

Get clear, neutral density and polarizers. And get a red and yellow if you plan to shoot any black and white (not entirely necessary but easier to just do this in-camera than trying to mimic the results later in Photoshop).

Most film photographers I know use UV filters for protection (I used to also) but UV filtering is not necessary for digital cameras so clear makes more sense. Just get a Tiffen, I really don't think the brand is a big deal in clear filters.



I'm tired of being a wanna-be league bowler. I wanna be a league bowler!
User currently offlineJRowson From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 352 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 weeks ago) and read 2719 times:

Wow, that'll be a nice kit bag. A future upgrade would perhaps be to replace the kit lens with the 17-40L f4. Although, when i used the kit lens in LAX recently it produced some very good results with a 300D.


James Rowson. Canonite and lover of all things L. JAR Photography.
User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2734 posts, RR: 40
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2642 times:

I dont know much about filters, so forgive me if im talking crap.

Is there much point in getting a b&w filter if the 20D is able to shoot in black and white format?

Otherwise, great setup!

Simon Nicholls



Simon - London-Aviation.com
User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2637 times:

Simon,

A B+W filter is a brandname.  Big grin


User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2734 posts, RR: 40
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2620 times:

I knew that!!!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Simon  Big thumbs up



Simon - London-Aviation.com
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