A&P New owner of a Canon 30D

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  1. johnson

    johnson New Member

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    Coming from a Canon G2 that I bought close to 6 years ago for $500. Now theyre only selling for $50 :rofl: but I still like it. The 30D was $540 with BG-E2 grip, two batteries, and all the other stuff you'd get with the camera. He's shipping it out today.

    What kind of lens do I want? My main uses are for product photography/macro.
     
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    Canon 100mm macro or Tamron 90mm macro
     
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    I have that body too :coold:
     
  4. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Welcome. Put on your big boy pants when in OTAP! :)
     
  5. johnson

    johnson New Member

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    I will read more, post less.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Read more, post more, post pictures.
     
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    the sigma 30/1.4 is a great lens.
     
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    you can always get the 50/1.8 apparantly its on sale at amazon right now
     
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    Mutombo New Member

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    :werd: I love mine
     
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    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    this is good advice, it is cheap, and does not lose a ton of value...
     
  13. johnson

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    The $85 price is the norm for that lens.
     
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    johnson New Member

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    also including

    50mm f/1.8
    85mm f/1.8
     
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    i have the old style sigma 24/2.8. its one of the sharpest lenses i own. cheap if you find a used one, less than a hundred. they currently make a faster asph version, just as good, but more money.
     
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    iDrive OTAP crew. Muradadog crew. GO GATORS!

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    exactly. Don't be scared to post.
     
  17. johnson

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    Im gonna buy a Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Elite Pro Memory Card for $35 on BH. Is there anything else I should pick up for <$100?

    I cant choose between the

    $395 - Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di-II LD SP ZL Aspherical (IF) Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR
    $330 - Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
    $445 - Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
     
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  18. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    what lenses do you have currently? if you don't have any lenses, go with the tamron 17-50. right now all i have is a 30d and the 17-50 :o and i don't use them often enough to justify buying more shit.
     
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    Starting from scratch. The only thing I can carry over from the G2 is the batteries and 2GB CF card. I read that the Sunpak 383 Super won't work on the 30D.
     
  20. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    get a wide angle like the 17-50 2.8. You dont want to be stuck with a prime as your first lens unless its a wide prime like 30 or 20 or 28.

    If this is going to be strictly a product camera then by all means get what you need to get the job done. But if its gonna have multiple purposes, get an all around lens.

    BTW keep your sunpak 383 it will help you down the road to understand light.
     
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    Im gonna get the Tamron 17-50. Best Buy discount is :eek3:.
     
  22. Killyin

    Killyin Vicariously I, live while the whole world dies.

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    Keep the sunpak. You can always use it off camera down the road.

    I've got a couple of Nikon flashes I use all the time off camera :big grin:
     
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    I'm looking on the cheapest way to get the flash off the camera. Chinese triggers?
     
  24. Killyin

    Killyin Vicariously I, live while the whole world dies.

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    PC cord is even cheaper. If you want it wireless...eGay remotes are probably the way to go.
     
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    What budget for a lens? The 17-70 is pretty decent if you can only have on lens.
     

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