Old 01-04-2006, 05:40 PM   #26
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Default Newer lens

There is another lens you may want to consider: http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/s...&cat=27&page=3

I weighed my options between this lens & the 70-200 F4L, and after a couple of weeks research decided on the 70-300 with Image Stabilization. I read many reviews and looked at lots of test shots that compared the two lenses head to head and decided on the 70-300. I ordered it this week, and hope to try it out soon.

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Old 01-04-2006, 05:59 PM   #27
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My vote is for the 20D. I have one and love it. It's a awsome camera.

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Old 01-11-2006, 08:16 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by Cyclonetrain
I would try to stick with lenses made by the manufacturer.. seems to me that my share of Sigma (aka Quantaray) lenses generally aren't up to snuff.. Stuff like Purple Fringing, Bad Contrast, and Loss of sharpness. I'm not a Canon User myself (go Nikon) but for what its worth, if you're just uploading online and making the occasional 4x5, all you need is a 350D, 18-55mm USM (not the regular..) and a 75-300mm USM III lens. Its not the best combo for sure, but they give you a pretty good range (about 28-450) which is more than you're current camera's. They wont give you the Ultra Sharp, Perfect Focus and Best Contrast, but its all you would need for internet uploading. Also, remember that a SLR is a big step up in quality overall from a Pont and Shoot, but you may find it a bit more complicated to use, especally since you haven't really used a SLR before.
Nothing wrong with newer Sigmas. All taken with the Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC and a 20D:
Image © Thomas J. Nanos - www.nanosphoto.com
PhotoID: 129460
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Image © Thomas J. Nanos - www.nanosphoto.com
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Photograph © Thomas J. Nanos - www.nanosphoto.com

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Photograph © Thomas J. Nanos - www.nanosphoto.com

I printed the first one at 11"x14" and is currently hanging in a restaurant in Willimantic, CT, and have printed the other two at 11x17 without any loss of sharpness.

I've also got the Canon 70-200mm f/4L and highly recommend it. It's a damn fine lens.

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