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Thread started 26 Jun 2008 (Thursday) 13:17
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POLL: "$600 to spend...hmmm..."
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~$600 to spend... on what?

 
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Jun 26, 2008 13:17 |  #1

I have some $600 to spend on Photography equipment. I'm contemplating between a 35L f1.4 or a flash + PocketWizard PLUS II...

Granted the money won't be enough for a 35L, but if I choose to, I can certainly wait a month or two and purchase one.

I know it's a very individualized question, but if you had the spare money, what which one would go for? Or free to suggest something else you might consider...

Click on the Gear link down bellow to see what I have.

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Jun 26, 2008 13:25 |  #2

That's really not a fair comparison -- one comes to around $600 and the other $1200. Why not consider other less expensive primes to go along with the flash? A 580EX II and Sigma 30mm f/1.4 are next to buy on my list.


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Jun 26, 2008 13:38 |  #3

As you have on your list the 100 macro, why not get it now. Since it has the rebate.


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Jun 26, 2008 17:56 |  #4

If you don't currently have a flash, you definatly need a flash!

If I had $600 it would be a tough choice between a UWA lens, or a 30D which are going for cheap these days...


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Jun 26, 2008 18:29 |  #5

Given your gear list, I would go for the Macro or 100-400 before the 35 or another flash. But you would know better than me.




  
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Jun 26, 2008 19:43 |  #6

DStanic wrote in post #5798832 (external link)
If you don't currently have a flash, you definatly need a flash!

If I had $600 it would be a tough choice between a UWA lens, or a 30D which are going for cheap these days...

I already have a 580EXII, 10-22, and a 40D

What else? :D


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Jun 27, 2008 08:49 |  #7

It would be helpful if you said what you need the lens to shoot?


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Jun 27, 2008 08:51 |  #8

PhotosGuy wrote in post #5802511 (external link)
It would be helpful is you said what you need the lens to shoot?

My 6 mo. old baby girl :)


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Jun 27, 2008 08:52 |  #9

aridan wrote in post #5802521 (external link)
My 6 mo. old baby girl :)

BTW, that's why I was considering another flash with pocket wizards and maybe throw in a pair of light stands and umbrellas :)


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Jun 27, 2008 08:53 |  #10

My 6 mo. old baby girl

So, you're just looking for an excuse to buy something? :D Use your 50mm f1.4


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Jun 27, 2008 14:54 |  #11

PhotosGuy wrote in post #5802530 (external link)
So, you're just looking for an excuse to buy something? :D Use your 50mm f1.4

Oh crap, my sig is old. That 50 f1.4 is long gone. I had to finance the 70-200 f2.8 IS L :p


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Jun 27, 2008 15:09 |  #12

probaly a Kodak pocket brownie and spend the $ 599 change on beer and pizza :lol:


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Jun 27, 2008 15:15 |  #13

aridan wrote in post #5804506 (external link)
Oh crap, my sig is old. [/COLOR]

OH NO! We've been scammed by a bogus gear list.




  
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Jun 27, 2008 15:41 |  #14

If it were me I would probably save some more money (actually I would just use credit:)) and get the 100-400. I am sure you can get great photos of your daughter with what you have.

Stefan


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Jun 27, 2008 15:52 |  #15

Take the $600 and top off your gas tank.




  
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