I just ordered a 300d! =) *lens question*

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  1. willg133

    willg133 TPF Noob!

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    I am so excited...I have been shooting with a film rebel and a coolpix 5700....this seemed like the next move. I got the kit lens, but I am going to be in the market for a more extreme telephoto zoom soon and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions. This one looks good to me and it takes over where the kit lens leaves off which is convienent.

    EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 USM II $200

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    is that a good lens for me? I am not a pro, but I would like something sharp for big enlargements
    -thanks
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I hope you got a good deal on the 300D...because the 350D was just released and is the upgraded replacement to the 300D.

    I don't know about that lens in particular but you should be able to dig up some reviews on the net.

    If you really want a sharp lens for big enlargments...cheap zoom lenses are not the way to go. Especially ones that offer a fairly wide zoom range (like 55-200). There are very sharp zoom lenses but they are very expensive...check prices for any Canon lens that has an 'L' in the name. :shock:

    The sharpest lenses for the money are prime lenses. Take a look at the 50mm F1.8, 85mm F1.8, 100mm F2 etc.

    There are other ways to maximize sharpness for making big enlargements. A tripod & remote shutter release being very important IMO.

    Here is a link to all of Canon's EF lenses http://www.usa.canon.com/html/eflenses/lineup/ but don't be afraid to look at Tamron & Sigma lenses as well.
     
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    Or if you really wanna put some money into it, they've made IS lenses for their DSLRs. 17-85 4-5.6 USM Image Stabilized Lens. Then you could get the EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens. You'd have 17-300 covered.

    God knows I would love to have the 10-22mm lens for my Digital Rebel. Ultra Wide angle is cool, but hard to get on these things.

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    Will... is that a poliot watch in your avatar?
    Yeah, right...

    Why not get 28-300... then u have it all covered and u don't have to change lenses at all :roll:

    Digital is demanding on lenses. 75-300 is fost and low contrast.

    Kit lens is ok: 18-55 or 17-85 are will give you ok quality for good price. If you have the cash, go for 17-40 L - much better. This way you'll be able to stay away from EF-S lenses altogether.

    If you want value, go for 70-200 f/4 L 550 bucks. Any other zoom will not outresolve the rebel's sensor.

    Cheers
     
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    thanks a lot...i guess i just need to use the kit lens and look around at camera shops eventually. Until then, I'll zoom with my feet.

    Doc, its actually a Vostok. I recently got it from an online dealer shipped from russia for $29.50, but the strap was terrible so i picked up a new one. Manual wind...keeps decent time, i think it might be running a bit fast right now, i might have to adjust it a little, but I have heard of people getting them within 10 seconds a day.

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    I thought it looked similar :)

    I basically have the same one. Who is the dealer?
     
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    some store on ebay, i dont remember. russarmy.com has a lot of them, my friend ordered an automatic from them and it came very quickly. any pics of your watch? what brand is yours?
     
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    There's an ebay seller called zenit who sells polyot watches and other stuff like that, plus russian camera gear. I was amused to read that a full wind will last 36 hours! Guaranteed!

    Hey, you grow up with the television insisting that C.C.C.P. is synonymous with Planet-Melting Human-Vaporizing Nuclear Armageddon and it's easy to develop a fascination with F.S.U. memorabilia, like cameras and watches and mailorder brides in leopard-print stirrup pants :)
     
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    Mine is chistopol zavod. "the commander's?" Komandirskie/generalskie.

    They overprice them though. 50 bucks is way too much. Over there they sell for 8-10 :p

    I also had an amphibia, but I was jumping from a roof. A nail got under the strap as I was jumping, so I twisted my hand... broke the strap... they fell about 4 meters and landed on a concrete. The mechanism survived but the minute arrow broke off. :(

    But I ordered 4 more from my uncle! haha Should be here in a month or so. :)
    Why amused? It does last at least that much.
    Maybe that's just cause all of them are quality items at reasonable prices? HAHA! :D

    That amphibia btw had only 10-15 second lag straight from the box.

    Fotolubitel - menia zovut Andrei. A vas kak?
     
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    BTW: Didn't find zenit seller on ebay.
     
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    are they so cheap over there because of the exchange rate or what? it seems like the work and materials put into those watches is worth more than $10
     

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