A&P help me spec out my first digital SLR setup

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  1. tefnut

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    So I'll be buying my first digital SLR in a few months. Basically I'm looking to travel a lot, mountain hiking etc., so I'm looking for a setup that's as lightweight as possible.

    I'll go with Canon since my dad has some extra Canon lens lying around. Price is not really an issue, but I'm staying away from the EOS-1D or 30D because it's bulkier and heavier than what I'm looking for. Same with the huge telephoto lens, too much of a pain to carry around.

    Thinking of the following setup:
    - Canon 400 D (haven't bought it yet)
    - EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM (haven't bought it yet)
    - EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 II (already have it from another camera)
    - EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM (already have it from another camera)
    - EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye (maybe buy it, not sure yet)

    Discuss :wavey:
     
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    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    well, if you're using it for travel/hiking, you may want to look into the 20d or 30d because they are better built. they arent that much bigger/heavier than the rebel.
     
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    400 D and 10-22mm. Skip the fisheye.
     
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    Is the difference really that significant :hs: My dad has a 20D, it's pretty nice build quality, I was hoping the 400D would be similar.

    No love for the fisheye?
     
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    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    one is made of plastic, the other is made of magnesium...much better build quality
     
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    - Canon 1DS Mark II
    - Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L
    - Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L
    - Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS
    - Canon 300mm f/2.8L IS
    - Canon 35mm f/1.4L
    - Canon 50mm f/1.2L
    - Canon 85mm f/1.2L II
    - Canon 135mm f/2L
    - Canon 580ex

    This is the standard kit for OT photographers, if you don't buy this you can't post in this forum.
     
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    fisheyes are fun but at 15mm, it doesn't look like anything special. your 10-22 will stay on your camera longer than any other lens, trust me.
     
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    :squint:
     
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    dont be a little girl, if price is not an issue get a 5d or a 30d
     
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    question, does canon have a lens like nikon's 18-200vr?
    cause if you really want lightweight jsut get that lens one teleconverter and the 10-22
     
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    Nope.
     
  12. tefnut

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    This 15mm fisheye shot looks special enough for me :dunno: Any more I think would be overkill.

    [​IMG]

    I agree with you on the 10-22mm, give the 400D's 1.6x magnification, this lens will probably be the main one.

    It's tempting :hs: The only thing that's keeping me back is that this is my first serious camera... it'll take me a few years to learn the ropes. If I jump into a 5D/30D now, it'll be wasted on me. I figure that instead I'll learn on the 400D for 1-2 years, and then buy the next generation of the 5D/30D.
     
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    the current lenses you have are pretty crappy. I'd sell them off until you can get something better.
     
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    It wont look like that on a 1.X crop body. This is what you'll get.

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    I figure if I'm mostly using the 10-22mm, I don't care too much about the other ranges. I can always upgrade down the road if I feel the need for it. But actually, while on the subject, what would you replace those two current ones with?

    That's what I was afraid of. The 400D and 30D have 1.6x right, and it's only the 5D that has the 1.0x? Shitty.
     
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    There's nothing wrong with 1.6 crop and FOOL frame is not always the best format.

     
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    The XTi and the 20D/30D are 1.6x, the 1D is 1.3x and the 5D and 1Ds are 1.0x. If you really think you will use a fish that much (I bet you won't) you could get an 8mm circular fish to use with a 1.6x body. Most of the black area on a circular fish gets cropped off in the camera.

    Of course since you are daddy warbucks and price isn't an issue...get a 5D.
     
  18. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    such a bad excuse not to get a 5d. if money isnt an issue, go ahead and learn with the 5d. dont waste your time on the 400d
     

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