I've Taken The Plunge, DSLR

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Glenn Wolsey, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

    Glenn Wolsey

    Nov 24, 2005
    New Zealand
    That's right, if you couldn't tell from the title I've finally taken the plunge on a DSLR. What did I chose? The Canon EOS 350D.

    So far I've taken around 100 test shots, the DSLR gives me immensive control over what I'm shooting. I've already done some comparisons to my Sony P&S and it wasn't even worth my time, the 350D blew the Sony away in image quality.

    Current kit: Canon EOS 350D Body, 18-55 Kit Lens.
    Coming Soon: 2GB CF Card, 50mm 1.8 Lens, 75-300 Lens.

    Keep an eye on my Flickr account for photos!
  2. Mike Teezie macrumors 68020

    Mike Teezie

    Nov 20, 2002
    Congrats on the new camera, you'll love it.

    If I may - I'd advise against the 75-300, and in its place recommend the 70-200 f/4L. It's not much more money, and it is a much, much, much better lens.
  3. sjl macrumors 6502


    Sep 15, 2004
    Melbourne, Australia
    Strongly seconded. Hell, I can't go overboard in saying how much I agree with this comment.

    I took maybe a dozen shots with my 75-300 on my 20D, looked at them, and sold the lens on eBay. You'll get better results from cropping the 70-200.
  4. Caitlyn macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2005
    Congrats. :) Looking forward to seeing some "applicious" photos, in Nathan's lingo. ;)
  5. iGary Guest


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House
    Congrats Glenn.

    Glad you got the 50mm 1.8 straight off; you'll love it.
  6. extraextra macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2006

    I'm with the others - skip the 75-300. If you need that range on a budget, the Sigma 70-300 APO DG Macro will do a pretty good job for about $200. Otherwise, save up and get the 70-200 f/4L (non-IS), it's amazing.
  7. Earendil macrumors 68000


    Oct 27, 2003
    I'll chime in as well, the 70-200f/4.0 is an amazing lens. More so than image quality for me is its ability to focus extremely fast. One of the reasons I got a DSLR was to get rid of shutter lag... why not buy a lens that doesn't spend forever* trying to focus on the subject?


    *Forever is a relative term. I do a lot of action/sports photography, and a slower focus would drive me insane.

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