got my new camera.....finally

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  1. fotoconsolation

    fotoconsolation TPF Noob!

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    yeah so i got a canon 20D w/ a 18-55mm lens. now since x-mas is coming up i've got a list of stuff i wanna get for it. wide-angle lens, telefoto, battery pack grip, 420EX speedlite flash, remote, etc, etc, etc.

    anyone have any sugestions for wide angle and telefoto lens'? i was looking at the canon EOS 100 to 400mm tele. any info would be awesome, thanks.
     
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    what do you shoot mostly?
     
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    100 - 400mm is good but can be expensive, i recccomend something more lke a 90 - 300mm

    and a wide angle should be around 15mm due to the conversion rate
     
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    i am lookin at the 70-200 2.8
    looks so nice
    kinda pricey i think i am going try to get that one for chirstmas
     
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    Tito
    I have a 20D and bought a 24-70 f2.8 and 70-200 f2.8 at the same time - hurray for strong pound, weak US Dollar and cheap flights!!!.
    The 70-200 is a tremendous lens if a little heavy. The length of the lens doesn't alter with zoom so your polarizer doesn't rotate as you zoom.
    I bought it from B&H (highly recommended) and it came with a hard case and tripod mount. From what i can gether some less reputable dealers remove the collar and case and sell the lens on its own meaning extra cash for the parts they removed.
    For closer shots and portraits etc you won't go far wrong with the 24-70.
    Again it's fairly heavy for it's size but the quality is tremendous.

    they're both around $1100 US dollars from B&H. If you're in the UK you're in luck because it equates to areound £650 at the moment!!
    Book a cheap flight and go buy both in person and it'll still be cheaper than buying them in the UK!!!
     
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    It's interesting, UK got some of the cheapest mobile handsets in the world (in fact, organized crimes actually steal handsets from the UK specifically to sell it to other parts of the world!), yet photographic equipment there is obviously more expensive than the US.
     
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    in fact UK Cameras are at really good pricing now and equal if almost better than america, so they tell me in Jessops....
     

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