YYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3644 posts, RR: 4 Posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3797 times:
Yes, yes I know the 30D has had alot of threads lately but everyone is different.
I have finally decided to get myself a DSLR. I'll be getting it on Boxing day--Dec 26.
I have been to the store many times to see what is available. I like the 30D because it fits confortably in my hands. I will be buying it at Henry's.
I am getting 2 lenses. My original choice was the 17-85mm and the 75-300mm. I was at the store on Dec 16 and the person said to spend less on the kit lens and more on a telephoto lens. So I've been thinking about the 18-55 and the 70-200 f/4 L + a 1.4X extender.
So this is what I've been thinking about:
70-200mm f/4 L
2 Gig memory card
And a kit of things: grip, battery, bag, and I forget what the other thing is called. lol
So would this combination be ok? Any other lenses I should be aware about? And if there are, could you please post a link to the pic and description through Henry's website. I kind of have a budget. What I 've looked at costs $3625.14 Cdn
Linco22 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1388 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3728 times:
First off I wish I could look to afford a 30D when I was that age!
Anyway, for aviation the 70-200 f4 + 1.4 extender should serve you very well. Decide of the reach is enough for you. The 18-55 is, well, its what you pay for really and can take a decent image. What I would recommend is the 50mm f1.8 Mk II. Cracking lens and it will help you learn alot with working with a prime and depth of field.
So enjoy your new camera and remember, read that manual back to front and just keep taking photos.
Aero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3720 times:
Quoting Linco22 (Reply 5): Anyway, for aviation the 70-200 f4 + 1.4 extender should serve you very well.
Quoting Linco22 (Reply 5): The 18-55 is, well, its what you pay for really and can take a decent image.
Quoting Linco22 (Reply 5): What I would recommend is the 50mm f1.8 Mk II.
I own the 70-200 f/4L, I have tried the 1.4x II, I own the 50 1.8 II, and I've used the 18-55, and I must say it's a fine kit for starters. The 30D is very good too. I think 18-55 will be fine for a start, and in the future the 17-40 f/4L would be wise purchase IMO. I've used that a lot, and I love it. Still unhappy that I can't buy it... yet.
Great that more 15-year olds are starting dSLR shooting. Will be great to see pics for you!
Now now Mr Grumpy!! Give the man a chance
You well Jeff? Seasons Greetings from IRE mate, hope you have a good one and best wishes to you and your family.
I have the 70-200/2.8 and it's my favorite lens. If I was told I could only bring one lens with me it would be that one and the f4 version is just as good. As with any digital body, they really show up the cheaper lenses. I know the 'L' lenses are more expenseive but they really make a difference in the quality of your photo. As a rule, I generally don't use the extenders with my zoom lenses, but rather with my primes. Hope that helps!
Psyops From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3609 times:
Congrats on getting to the point where you can afford this investment. Must have been more than a few hours working on weekends and after school. My hat is off to you - nice to see some committment and dedication in the "young 'uns".
I can't comment directly on the Canon versions (being a Nikon shooter), but the focal length ranges are pretty much in the ball park you want to be in.
Ken Rockwell (www.kenrockwell.com) has included some recent reviews on Canon stuff.
This combination covers most things for me, but i'm beginning to miss the extra reach of my 100-400 which I will dispose of shortly.
Also, i think had the 70-200 f4LIS been available when i got my F2.8, I would have got that instead as I really don't use f2.8.
James Rowson. Canonite and lover of all things L. JAR Photography.
Chris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2825 posts, RR: 47
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3567 times:
There is nothing wrong with being young and owning good camera gear.
I'm 21 right now and have a substantial kit consisiting off a 1dii/17-40L/24-105L/70-200LIS/100-400LIS and other primes and cameras and such. I use my kit for work and earning money so i can justify it all.
I would say for the 30D but a 10-20/24-105 and then a 100-400 and your sorted for every range.
5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII