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Old May 16th, 2008, 01:00 AM   #121
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i just had a look at the price of yours and it's still pretty reasonable for a good quality lens although i don't think i'll be getting one just yet
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Old May 21st, 2008, 07:05 PM   #122
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Ah yes that 1.4 is a good compromise between silly price, build quality and lens quality

Took this at night only lit by a shop window, great blur but you have to be careful of your focusing point as the depth of field is sooo shallow at 1.4. The lens is very sharp from aperture 2.0 onwards

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Old May 21st, 2008, 11:12 PM   #123
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potto thats a fantastic shot
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Old May 21st, 2008, 11:14 PM   #124
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totally. it belongs in national geographic by the looks of it.
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 01:04 AM   #125
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Took this at night only lit by a shop window, great blur but you have to be careful of your focusing point as the depth of field is sooo shallow at 1.4. The lens is very sharp from aperture 2.0 onwards
Great shot, and looking at the exif data the Camera's not bad either
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Old May 26th, 2008, 09:26 AM   #126
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i have a canon 300D with a canon EF 28-80mm kit lens and a promaster spectrum 7 19-35mm lens. any suggestions that would fill the gap as far as zoom lenses go? i'm not that involved in photography so the cheaper the better.

also, what's a decent slim point and shoot? the skinnier the better.
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Old May 26th, 2008, 10:49 AM   #127
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Cheap zoom for Eos: Tamron 55-200mm F/4-5.6 Di ll LD MACRO around £60! ($120).
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Old May 26th, 2008, 03:09 PM   #128
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i have a canon 300D with a canon EF 28-80mm kit lens and a promaster spectrum 7 19-35mm lens. any suggestions that would fill the gap as far as zoom lenses go? i'm not that involved in photography so the cheaper the better.

also, what's a decent slim point and shoot? the skinnier the better.
Your EF 28-80mm lens is good but just not wide enough on a DSLR with a 1.6 crop factor, it becomes an 45-128mm lens (35mm equivalent). Is the promaster an EF-S type of lens or EF? If it's an EF-S equivalent then it should be wide enough, if not then it is still not wide enough.

I agree with Ginger Tosser about the Tamron 55-200mm. If it was compatible I would have given you my 18-200mm Sigma as it's sitting gathering dust.

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Old May 26th, 2008, 03:18 PM   #129
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As for a slim point and shoot I recommend the Canon PowerShot SD1000 7.1MP http://www.amazon.com/Canon-PowerSho...1807604&sr=1-7
It's weighs just 125g.
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Old May 26th, 2008, 03:59 PM   #130
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Your EF 28-80mm lens is good but just not wide enough on a DSLR with a 1.6 crop factor, it becomes an 45-128mm lens (35mm equivalent). Is the promaster an EF-S type of lens or EF? If it's an EF-S equivalent then it should be wide enough, if not then it is still not wide enough.

I agree with Ginger Tosser about the Tamron 55-200mm. If it was compatible I would have given you my 18-200mm Sigma as it's sitting gathering dust.
i think it's just an EF becuase it's quite a few years old and was originally used on a film SLR. compared to the other lens, it's still substantially wider...i can now get in an entire building in a shot.
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Old May 26th, 2008, 04:02 PM   #131
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That means it has a usable focal length of 19 x 1.6 = 30.4mm, still not very wide. Maybe you should invest in a 18-55mm EF-S lens.
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Old May 26th, 2008, 08:26 PM   #132
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That means it has a usable focal length of 19 x 1.6 = 30.4mm, still not very wide. Maybe you should invest in a 18-55mm EF-S lens.
i have this lens and for the price i could'nt recommend it higher and it seems the case in most reviews in magazines.
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Old May 31st, 2008, 05:36 PM   #133
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I've taken the plunge and entered the world of SLRs, got my D40 today!
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Old May 31st, 2008, 10:01 PM   #134
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Excellent choice Simon!
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Old June 1st, 2008, 12:48 AM   #135
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I've taken the plunge and entered the world of SLRs, got my D40 today!
and i thought you were a man of taste!

and now you've gone and got medo going again!. yes medo we know you like the D40


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Old June 1st, 2008, 12:52 AM   #136
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seriously well done smoggie for the move and well done to medo for converting another soul to the darkside
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Old June 1st, 2008, 01:40 AM   #137
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and i thought you were a man of taste!
Whatever gave you that idea?
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Old June 1st, 2008, 01:56 AM   #138
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i have this lens and for the price i could'nt recommend it higher and it seems the case in most reviews in magazines.
just what i have, it came with my eos 350d
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Old June 1st, 2008, 02:24 AM   #139
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I think mukkjoy's lens has IS.
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I think mukkjoy's lens has IS.
yep thats the one. it's the lens of choice for old people and alcoholics
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