A&P Finally got my 40D now help me with some lens's and accessories choices.

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  1. asshole

    asshole dont eat yellow snow! OT Supporter

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    Just like the title says I just got my new 40D WOO HOO!!!!
    I actually got a kit the 28-135... only reason is cause i got a smokin deal on it!
    I got bestbuy to price match costco's 1399 price then i used a 12% off coupon i had.
    So it was cheapo... well .. not so cheapo but better than the original 1499 price tag.

    My question is... what lens's should i get id like some suggestions.. I know i want to get a 75-300 eventually but for now i want to get a nice wide angle.
    I have an opportunity to get a 17-40 for $450
    and another opportunity to get a 17-85 IS for $350.

    Which should i get? or should i just saw screw those and go for another lens?

    Im doing some real estate, wedding and automotive photography as well as taking a bajillion shots of my 4 month old little duude. So i might try and do some family shots as well.

    So yeah what would be some good lens's, flash and tripods I should i get?
     
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    Listen here, asshole...

    The 75-300 is a piece of shit, get the 70-200 F4L or 100-400 F4.5-5.6L if you need the range.

    The 17-40 4L is good for that price, but the Tamron 17-50mm is also a consideration for about the same. The 17-85 is also a piece of shit.

    For taking pictures of your kid the 50mm 1.8 (or 50mm 1.4 if you want to spend the cash) are fantastic portrait lenses.

    The flashes are waaay too variable for me to just throw out a recco, I'd need to know how you intend to use it, off camera or on and how much work you want to do.

    Tripods are really variable too, it helps to put a budget out there first and then get one based on that.

    Grats on the purchase though, the 40d is a fantastic camera.
     
  3. asshole

    asshole dont eat yellow snow! OT Supporter

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    hahaha tanks dude!
    This 40d is way way better than my 10d! talk about an upgrade!!
    I have a tripod but i just want a better one.
    As far as flashes.... is there any all around flash? like the Canon 580EX II Speedlite?
     
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    The 580EX is a really nice flash, on camera or off. It's very automatic, and if you have the cash go for it.

    You should also read strobist.com, they show you how to make cheap off-camera flash setups that give you studio quality lighting for a fraction of the cost, great community too.
     
  5. get the 17-40L, I hear the 17-85 is hit/miss especially at 85mm
     
  6. asshole

    asshole dont eat yellow snow! OT Supporter

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    yeah i dont really have the cash but im going to try and find one for as cheap as i can get.. i just am making a list of goodies i need to get

    Thanks or the strobist.com it seems like a good place for some great info.

    Now i just need to figure out how to make some good lighting rigs :big grin:

    yeah ... gotta love it :)

    Yeah i was thinking that myself but it doesnt have IS but i think that wouldn't matter I hear the L lens's are bad ass!
    I just want a really nice wide angle for the best price so i can get some other good lens's
     
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    tamron 17-50 f/2.8
     
  9. SugarRay81

    SugarRay81 I got the Unbeatable option

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    Take a look at the Sigma 15-30 if you're looking for an affordable super wide. Been very happy with mine, and almost everything i've read shows it rivals the 17-40L in sharpness.

    Downside- The lens hood is non removable, and casts a shadow if for some reason you are using the on camera flash.
     
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    Canon 10 22 for real estate
    Canon 85 1.8 or 135 2.0L for wedding and automotive
    Tamron 17 50 2.8 for all around lens
     

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