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    I have a 30mm Sigma and I love it, especially for...

    I have a 30mm Sigma and I love it, especially for low light indoor shots.
  2. 35 vs. 50 by the numbers

    From the quality standpoint both of these lenses are going to deliver sharp images with good bokeh. They're both Canon primes with a great F stop. And my guess is that either can deliver sharper pics...
  3. A different angle

    I have the 24-105 f/4 IS. I don't have the Canon 17-55; I have the Tamron version, the 17-50 f/2.8 VC. That lens is also quite sharp and of course far cheaper than the Canon. Clearly the 24-105 is...
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    Re: Third-party lenses and EXIF data

    The point is that the third party lens makers keep Canon and Nikon honest. What happens if Canon doesn't have competitors making lenses for their platform -- they can charge almost anything they...
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    Re: Does price trump all?

    In my area there are a couple of local shops that know cameras inside out. And I try to use them if they are at all close to the good Internet places. That way I'm not sending money to some big shop...
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    Re: 450D (Rebel XSi) or 20D??

    HiFiGuy's right. The 20D technology is just too old. Of course if it was me, I'd sell both bodies and get a T1i or a 40D. You can probably pick up a used one for less than you can sell the other two...
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    Re: Canon Optics Vs. Third party manufactures

    Typically lens discussions focus on one issue, the absolute quality of the lens. People point out that a 70-200 2.8 L is better than a Tamron or Sigma with a similar zoom. And that is certainly...
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    Re: Newbie..zooming question

    The problem with recommending lenses is that to do it right you need to know some things about the shooter: How much they want to spend? How important is image quality? What kinds of shots they like....
  9. Re: "The photographer with the better gear will take the better images" - Opinions?

    Thanks! Monday at 5, I needed a laugh.
  10. Re: "The photographer with the better gear will take the better images" - Opinions?

    As several folks have mentioned, good photos are a mixture of lots of key element, including having a good eye and having the right gear. In a way the "right" lens is just a tool in the hands of a...
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    Re: Canon 60D - Predictions?

    What I'd like to see in a 60D is a camera that's better than my 40D in some key ways. The FPS should be better than 6.5. I'd like to see a Live View that is more usable -- the ability to lock into...
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    Re: Refurbished or Recertified?

    I guess the trick is to clearly explain the work that's been done on your web site without offending the manufacturer. The ideal would be to have
    a mouseover or clickable link from the word...
  13. Re: Choosing a general purpose lens for my Canon 450D

    That's definitely a superior lens -- especially when it comes to build quality and IS. But I'm not sure that Ben wants to put out an additional $600.
  14. Re: Choosing a general purpose lens for my Canon 450D


    I can't tell you about the Canon since I haven't used it. But I have the Tamron and use it a lot. The difference between 2.8 and 4 is significant. The faster lens means you get more usable...
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    Re: Looking to upgrade from the Canon EF-S 18-55mm

    I have the Tamron 17-50 f2.8 and I use it a lot. It's a very fast lens without a huge amount of zoom so for a lot of situations you don't need the IS. I use it for indoor candid shots and I've never...
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