A&P Used 30D Questions

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  1. ShoverBot

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    Ive got a chance to pick up a used 30D without any glass, and some random extras, BG-E2 grip, spare batteries etc.

    Hes asking $475, i think its a pretty decent deal, only wear on it is on the flash mount and the bottom from the tripod. 15,000 actuation's.

    My question is, 1) how good of a deal is it really and 2) what would be a decent beginner lens, size, make f#?

    Mostly will be taking pictures of cars, racing, parts, a good bit of macro's, some distance but nothing major.
     
  2. the Rosswog

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    For the 30D

    best macro: Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro
    best wide angle: Canon 10-22mm EF-S
    I am a big fan of primes, 28mm 1.8, 50mm 1.4 or 1.8 on a budget.

    Don't waste your time / money on lenses like the 16-35, 17-40, 24-70, etc. These zooms are for 35mm cameras and full frame digital, and don't do anything special on a 30d with 1.6 crop factor.
     
  3. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    i still shoot with a 30d, for just a general lens, i would get the tamron 17-50 f/2.8. i loved mine and am thinking about getting rid of my 17-40 to get another one. :o
     
  4. Wobistdu

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    tamron hater turned believer checking in

    the 17-50 is pretty damn good for the money. 2.8 is pretty good. f/4 is gorgeous
     
  5. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    I'd start with the Tamron 17-50 f2.8 and the 85 f1.8. From there, you can expand into telezooms with a 70-200 and an ultrawide like the the Tokina 11-16, Sigma 10-20 or Canon 10-22.
     
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    Solid advice.
     
  7. quid

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    I think that $475 is a very good considering the grip.

    My 70-200 f/4 is my fav lens.
     
  8. e.pie

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    sorry I didn't reply to your text, I get shit for phone service in my building at work and forgot about it by the time I got home, I've been busy as shit lately :hs:

    anyways, if you want something quick and cheap just so you can take pictures get the canon 50 f/1.8, I have one and I still use it once in a while, but it is pretty limited with what you can use it for, especially with cars, but you can find them for cheap

    if you don't mind spending a little bit more I would get the 17-50 f/2.8 tamron, if I could only have one lens that would probably be the one I would get

    also, buy used glass, it will save you a decent amount of money and you usually don't have to wait long for a more common lens to pop up used (i.e. 50 1.8 or tamron 17-50)
     

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