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Butch ­ Cassidy
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Nov 16, 2009 19:15 |  #1

After a 20 year hiatus in photography. I still have 2 N#### bodies with motor drives and several lenses 80/200 and down. Now I have rekindled my interest in shooting photos. Since I am a 35 mm print caveman. I have ordered a 50d and a 70/200 2.8 l is af. I will shoot a wide variety of things. Sports,football,soccer​, people, pets, scapes and anything that catches my eye. With 7 grandkids there will be a lot of good things to shoot.

Help me fill the blanks in please. I am looking at a 24/70 l 2.8 af, also. I also like a good strobe flash, Which one is best all around?? I like to shoot low light without a flash.

Filters, I know I need polarizing, I have always kept a clear filter on lens to protect them.

It seems like a new world with Dig but I also know the basics are still basics when you press the shutter. What do I need to know about gear and info? Help bring the older generation up to speed LOL Thanks:)


Butch Cassidy " Might have to rob a train, for more gear money"
50D _ 85 f1.8 USM _ 16-35 f2.8 L IS USM _ 24-70 2.8 L USM _ 70-200 f2.8 L IS USM _ 300 f2.8 L IS USM _ 580 EX 11

  
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Nov 16, 2009 20:43 |  #2

The 50D you've ordered records a smaller frame than the 35 mm film you are used to. The effect is that to encompass the same field, you will need to use a lens with a shorter focal length. Whereas you may consider 50 mm to be "normal", with the 50D or other APS-C sized sensor bodies, 30 mm is closer to normal. The upshot is that the 24 you are thinking about will not be much of a wide-angle lens on your body.

Best bet for a zoom (and I'm assuming you aren't pinching pennies here) is the EF-S 17-55/2.8 IS.

Flash? 580 EX II.




  
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