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    starter lenese for my new DSLR?

    So psyched!
    Just placed my order for a Canon EOS-1DS Mark II and have a few questions about leneses:

    Is the Tamron Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto AF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 a good lenese to start with? I don't wanaa spend too mcuh on tehm cause my budget is pretty tight.

    Thanks!
    "It is not the result that counts! It is not the result but the spirit! Not what - but how. Not what has been attained - but at what price.
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    I would go for Sigma (24-70/2.8 EX) over Tamron... But I guess I'm a bit partial to Sigma's, considering that I have that lenses Macro version myself.

    And later, get a real tele- or wideangle (depending on what cha planning on shooting off).
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    get the Canon glass to go with the Canon
    Elvis has left the building

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    not sure what your background is really and it might considered boring, but for the price and performance, you cannot beat a 50mm prime.

    if you want zoom, Ive got a lens you can borrow indefinitely while you find what you and your budget wants

    also, might as well get a lens you're going to keep
    the 50mm is a lens youll always have a use for.

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    You bought a $7,000 camera and you are going to put a cheap lens on it? Isn't that like buying a pair of iggies and mounting them tele?

    Agree with hemas, have both, and prefer sigma EX to tamron for off-branded lenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemon boy View Post
    So psyched!
    Canon EOS-1DS Mark II

    Is the Tamron Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto AF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 a good lenese to start with?
    You are trolling... right? right?

    $6700 camera and you want to put a $90 schlocko zoom on it because your budget is "tight"?

    ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?

    Cancel your order. Pick up a 5D. Buy real lenses.
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    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmcpheet View Post
    You bought a $7,000 camera and you are going to put a cheap lens on it? Isn't that like buying a pair of iggies and mounting them tele?
    That hurts, man...

    I think a better metaphore would be to buy a Lambo and then put some 14 inch steel rims and you crappo no-name rubbers under it.
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    its like buying Lotus 138s only to put on Marker M38s and ski rear entry boots
    and that analogy is still not extreme enough...

    It's like buying Lotus 138s and duct taping your Birkenstocks to the topsheets!
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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    boy, this sure is a serious forum down here.

    And summit- B&H has those leneses for a mere 70 bucks.
    "It is not the result that counts! It is not the result but the spirit! Not what - but how. Not what has been attained - but at what price.
    - A. Solzhenitsyn

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    Why buy a lens? just put some saran wrap over the mount and smear vaseline on it!

    I'm *DEAD* serious. Cancel the order and buy a 5D and real glass. That giives you a $4000 lens budget instead of a $100 lens budget. Plus your camera will be half the size and half the weight.
    Last edited by Summit; 04-26-2007 at 03:16 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    Why buy a lens? just put some saran wrap over the mount and smear vaseline on it!

    I'm *DEAD* serious. Cancel the order and buy a 5D and real glass. That giives you a $4000 lens budget instead of a $100 lens budget.
    ha
    hed be better off making a pinhole lens
    (which is really cool btw if you're curious and makes some unique images)

    but yea
    if this is for real
    5d and a couple peices of *nice* glass for the cost of a body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    I'm *DEAD* serious. Cancel the order and buy a 5D and real glass. That giives you a $4000 lens budget instead of a $100 lens budget.
    psssttttt I'm totally not ready to give up on my Coolpics 5200 baby.

    edit- actually I might but it'd be for another P&S type camera.
    "It is not the result that counts! It is not the result but the spirit! Not what - but how. Not what has been attained - but at what price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pechelman View Post
    ha
    hed be better off making a pinhole lens
    (which is really cool btw if you're curious and makes some unique images)
    Can be done easily withcanon body mount cover google

    but yea
    if this is for real
    5d and a couple peices of *nice* glass for the cost of a body.
    I'd if it actually were for real for $4000 he should buy

    Buy from me: $1400
    Sigma 15mm 2.8 EX fisheye
    Canon 17-35mm 2.8 L USM
    Canon 20mm 2.8 USM
    Canon 100mm 2.0 USM
    Sunpack AF4000 CA TTL Flash

    Buy from B&H: $2600
    Canon 24-70mm 2.8 L USM
    Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM
    Canon 50mm f/1.8
    Canon 2X II L extender
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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    Fuckit dude, buy a disposable, a couple of guns, and some skis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MakersTeleMark View Post
    Fuckit dude, buy a disposable, a couple of guns, and some skis.
    yeah buddy! Although the next time I have 12 or 13k just layin around to spend I'm totally getting a nice (but obviously not NICE) double gun.
    "It is not the result that counts! It is not the result but the spirit! Not what - but how. Not what has been attained - but at what price.
    - A. Solzhenitsyn

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