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    :mrgreen: ill will be getting my first DSLR soon, my parents will be paying for it. however im torn between the 400D 20D & 30D..... the 30D is a little out of my price range though...

    any advice is welcome, im also looking at buying the 17-40 L anyone had any experience with it?
     
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    if it was me I'd go for the 20d or 30d
    I've never been a big fan of the lightweight bodies, hense the monster I walk around with

    to be honest with you Duncan I think you'd out grow the 400D far too quickly

    17-40L is a stunner, used one loads of times was about to buy one a few months ago but went for the Sigma 12-24 as I wanted VERY WIIIIIIIDDDDEEEEEE shots
     
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    thanks... im going to the LCE pro canon day to try out some of the gear on the 2nd of september
     
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    well say hello to Big Tone from The Plank
     
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    who??


    anyway...

    if i get the 30D im looking at spending £214 on a lens


    if i get the 400D im looking @ £396 on a lens...

    so the 17-40 looks a little out of price range unless i save for quite while

    if only i can get a £1 dontation off every active member lol :D
     
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    Big Tone is the manager of the pro shop and he calls me the plank

    I'll PM a £
     
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    Why do you think he will out grow the 400D? The Spec’s are not all that different. The 400D doses have the new self-cleaning that one feature I would like to have.
     
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    thanks :D ;)

    ill say hi to tone...


    so far this looks like what im going for:

    Canon EOS 30D + £100 Cashback
    Sandisk Extreme III 2GB CF
    Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro

    for.... £923




     
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    i fi went for the 400D i could have :

    Canon EOS 400D
    Sandisk Extreme III 2GB CF
    Canon EF 17-40mm f4 L USM ( second hand from ffordes )

    for £949
     
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    The Canon 17-40 is similar to a Sigma 20-40mm F2.8 I have it is a nice lens for shooting indoors in tight places. But sometimes it’s a little short outdoors.

    As for the Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro. Is the DC a digital model, if so will it work with your film camera? I have two broken Sigma 28-70 f2.8 lenses nice when they worked. But 28mm was a little to long. I replaced them with one Canon 24-70 f2.8 I know that is out of your budget. But I think the 17-70mm would be a nice length both in and outdoors
     
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    well having seen Duncans photos and meet him at the meetup I just get the feeling he'd want something better after a few months, hell, he'd outgrow the 1DS mkII if he had one!

    nothing wrong with the 400D or, and I speak from having played with every dSLR thats currently on sell in the UK, there is nothing wrong with ANY dSLR they are all good these days.

    But I think Duncan will want to play and experiment and the 30D is far easier to use in Manual mode than the 400D simply because of the rear command dial.

    Having worked in a camera shop since 1997 (640x480 was the dogs in those days) I have seen so many people buy an entry level camera only to come back 9months down the line wanting a better camera. I have also sold entry level cameras to people who would never want to change it, but I just feel someone with Duncans talent would outgrow the 400D. I maybe wrong but thats just my feeling :)



    And as for the self cleaning sensor...... I WANT IT ON MY CAMERA AND I WANT IT NOW!!!!
     
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    I would agree with that being one of the biggest different. Also what do you think about weight different in the two models
     

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