A&P 300D + 4 lenses, and some shit: Worth it?

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  1. Tomash

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    Well, the 3 LENSES are nice, that wide angle adapter is shit- I have one. It's good for snapshots and that's about it. With the other lenses and all that shit, price the camera and everything separately and see how much it runs. Make your decision off of that. The rest of the stuff that comes with it is probably garbage anyway.
     
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    You could do better with your money .
     
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    Elaborate.
     
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    K.
     
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    I wouldn't buy it unless you are just going to use it for snapshots. Those Sigma lenses work, but they are about the bottom of the quality scale. And the rest of the stuff is crap. Just buy a body from a reputable shop, a couple/few hundred on a nice lense, and a few accessories and you'll be better off.
     
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    You're buying a Canon for the Canon lenses right ?
     
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    No, I'm buying it cause it's affordable.
     
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    :mamoru:

    For new items, Canon parts being cheaper than Nikon parts is a myth ... and quite often, you can't compare items one-to-one.
     
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    not worth it
     
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    Hmm... So Sigma lens are shit... What about Tamron?
    And how much would a good ~70-300mm lens cost?
    I'm talking good as in acceptable quality not top of the line. I have nowhere near unlimiited budget.
     
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    Pretty much, Sigma lenses are only worth it if they are from the "EX" line -- Like the "70-200mm f/2.8 EX - HSM"
     
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    How much would what cost?
    Or a 70-300,, quality lens from other manufacturer?
     
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    Jesus, that Sigma lens you mentioned costs like $650.
    How about something a regular person can afford?
     
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    Nikon makes a 70-300mm with at least one ED glass element in it. It's kind of getting old though, it may be getting a replacement soon with AF-S and/or VR technology. Canon should have one like this too.

    It's roughly $250-300 for a lens like this.
     
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    OK.
    I understand that they come in EF flavor, yes?
     
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    "ED"

    The ED elements are :cool:
     
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    Different types of elements can be used, with different coatings, etc.

    The ED version is also a "G" lens, which means it does not have an aperture ring by the lens mount.

    Canon -L- lenses use Fluorite elements.

    Nikon's pro lenses use ED and now, Super-ED elements. This lens is probably not going to be considered a pro lens, but gets at least one ED lens element.

    The Nikon 18-70mm kit lens for the D70 also has ED elements.

    :mb:
     
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    Does this mean that with the 'G' lens I cannot control the aperture?
     
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    No. It means you can't control the aperture directly on the lens. You use one of the command dials on the camera body for aperture and another for shutter speed.
     

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