Old 06-30-2009, 04:49 AM   #1
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Cool Which lens on which camera?

So that I can work faster, I want to shoot with two cameras. Therefore I need to decide which lens on which camera would be best.

I have both a Canon 40D and a 20D. My lenses are a 17-40 f4 and a 70-200 f4.

So far I'm thinking the 40D with a 10.1 meg sensor (the 20D has an 8.2 meg) would be better with the wide angle resolving needs of the 17-40.

I'll be testing them but I am hoping to hear from experience here.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-30-2009, 04:54 AM   #2
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Sounds like you answered your own question.

However...which lens do you use more? I'm guessing the 70-200...and I'd rather have the lens that I use more often on the higher quality camera.
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I know a few people who have the XSi hitched with the Sigma 17-70 and then a 40D with either the 70-200 2.8L IS or the 100-400L.
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Wide and higher MP as cropping a wide angel just takes more room to crop.
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Old 06-30-2009, 02:16 PM   #5
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The 40D is definitely the fav camera. Bigger LCD, LiveView, higher MP, better menu, AF button.

But the real clincher is how the 40D has a self-cleaning sensor. I have had it 6 months and not one dustball yet. The 20D, on the other hand, is like Oklahoma in the '30's. (It's as tough as a tank though. Totally reliable and takes great shots.) So one of the goals here is to keep the lens changing to a minimum.

I used to use a long zoom a lot back in my Nikon film days. But the Canon 70-300 I have had since 1999, while OK, just did not inspire me. I have been 80% shooting with the 17-40 since I got it last fall for the EBT.

However, I just got the 70-200 f4 L IS. So I certainly want to play with my new toy.

Decisions, decisions.
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Old 06-30-2009, 06:16 PM   #6
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I usually used my 40D with my 10-22 because of the frame rate and how it helped to get a train in the right spot, but I just started anticipating. Now the 100-400 is almost always on it because it has a great focusing system for tracking birds and such.
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However...which lens do you use more? I'm guessing the 70-200...and I'd rather have the lens that I use more often on the higher quality camera.
I agree with that!
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Not a bad problem to have, Dennis. I would probably want the lens I figured would get the kill shot to be on the better camera. I know you said you were trying to keep lens changing to a minimum, but if you get to a location where you know what lens will be the best option, then put that lens on the 40D in the car. If things change out in the field and you don't want to change lens, no real harm as the 20D is a fine camera itself.
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