Bike Ride Across America

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  1. blakeimus

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    This summer im taking my bike and riding across america for charity. I also think this would be a great opportunity to explore my passion for photography. I will be purchasing Canon Digital Rebel XTI. I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a good light lens. I need something with great image stabilization, since most of these will be taken by hand. I would like something with some versatility, however, i will mainly be taking scenic shots. I would like to spend around 500.00. Anything come to mind?
     
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    $500 for body and lens? Not gonna happen.

    You should go for a Nikon D40 or D50 and the 18-200mm VR. It has VR and covers a huge focal range. Canon doesn't have an equivalent.
     
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    Not for both, just the lens. Im looking to spend 500 on a lens. Maybe ill go with the D80 and the 18-200mm VR. Way more then I anticipated but then i won't have to change lenses much.
     
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    ..Or the 24-120VR. I use it when I need to pack light and still need to cover a wide range or don't have the space for a tripod. Other than that, I use my 35-70 f/2.8 for a midrange zoom becuase it's faster and rediculously sharp.

    I've made spectacular prints off of my D70/24-120 VR combination that are extremely sharp. Just shoot RAW, stop down to F/8 and you're set. Don't worry about all the posts about people having soft images, when stopped down, the 24-120 VR is a sharp lens.
     
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    i would go with the D-80, I am getting one myself. plus that lens is awesome i was checking it out at the local shop. :mrgreen:
     
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    I agree here the 24-120 VR is going to be sharper than the 18-200 wich has way too much range to be sharp all the way through.
     
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    I dont really know enought about equiptment but I just wanted to say that I am jeleous about your trip. Maybe sometime in the near future I will do a trip like yours with my bike. Take a lot of pictures and post them up.
     
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    Good Luck on your ride. I did the same thing but only rode 20 miles. Are you going to come by Charlotte, NC?

    Sorry I don't have any advice on the lens

    ~Michael~
     

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