Sorry to jump in with a question right away: I want to switch to DSLR (from a Canon Powershot G5) and there are some special offers I want to take advantage of. So here goes.
I'm planning on a 60D, mainly for the swivel screen/live view and the possibility of an IR remote control. Its other features look alright to me too. What I'm not entirely sure of is which lenses to buy for a start (and for keeps )
I'm looking for a lenses in the region of €500 each. As I hope to do some concert photography, I'm looking for a f2.8 for at least one of them. - Other interests are fairly widespread: architecture, landscape, animals and plants, persons in the studio and outdoors.
For the wide angle / standard range I'm looking at the Sigma 17-50mm / 2,8 EX DC OS HSM
+ continuous f2.8
- "only" up to 50mm, a bit more would be nice for a "standard" lens
o Is the quality of the Sigma HSM comparable to Canon's USM?
For the tele range I'm undecided between
(a) the Canon EF 70-200/4,0 L USM
+ continuous f4.0
+ reputedly good IQ
- no stabilizer
- up to 300mm would be nice
(b) Canon EF 70-300 / 4,5-5,6 IS USM
+ comes with stabilizer
+ 300 mm
o how does it comare in quality to (a)?
What do you guys think? Have you got experience with these lenses? Can you recommend a different combination of lenses to cover the spectrum within budget?
Many thanks for reading!