Not another 350vs20D Thread

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  1. HoboSyke

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    HI all.

    Given the chance would you shoot with a 20D with the 17-85mm f/4.5.6 lens.

    Or the 350D with the 24-70mm f/2.8L lens and the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS :thumbup:
     
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    10d with a 28-300mm. :meh:
     
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    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    :lol: Is this supposed to be a serious question??? :confused:
     
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    I was thinking about ditching my 20D body and 17-85mm lens and getting the 350D body with the 24-70mm f/2.8L lens. I could do it with about $400 ontop of what I would get for my 20D.
    Have thought about it and just going to save for the 24-70L and keep the 20D body.
     
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    how do you justify the 70-200 2.8L IS though? that's like another $1800 slapped on.

    here's a suggestion. that 24-70L is a great lens, but not super great (doesnt quite justify that ~ $1200 price tag). Just sell your 17-85 and buy something else, or maybe with a little more money also. That isnt really that useful of a zoom range, but if you're stuck on it, this might interest you: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic2/269696


    but yeah, i would go with the 350d for sure if you're going to slap L glass on it. I'd take a 300d with L glass over a 1dMkII with a much lesser quality lens. otherwise definitely the 20d. It's a no brainer.


    edit: sorry didnt realize you had decided. good choice though! :D
     
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    The 70-200mm would come later.
    What L series lens you recommend for a good walk around lens. ?
     
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    Hi,

    A good walk around lens L series is the 17-40L. However, Canon are just about to release a 24-105L which sounds pretty good too.
     
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    What about the 24-70L ? This would give more range with nearly as much wide angle. :meh:
     
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    The 24-70L is f/2.8 USM too - doh, forgot about that little tinker :D

    Mind you, the 24-105L (f/4) is going to be lighter apparently.
     
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    Shouldnt the f/2.8 always be heavier seeing as it has wider glass (bigger aperture) ? Obvisouly not if your comparing say the 24-70L to a 70-200 f/4.

    Will they make that 24-105L in an f/2.8 ?

    IM probably going to get the 24-70L and 70-200L f/2.8
    These 2 lenses will give me decent coverage for now.
     
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    Yes, the f/2.8 will be heavier. But the F/4 will not be much lighter because it also has IS included.
     
  12. MDowdey

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    my question is this...why would you EVER want to downgrade bodies? the 20d body is built like a brick ****house, and the 350d is more or less a step or three down from that.

    just food for thought.
     

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