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Nov 16, 2009 22:55 |  #1

I'm sure some of you have run across the many lense questions I've been looking at because I was trying to decide one. Well I finally chose the 70-200mm F/4L IS USM.

Well I've found myself in another dilemma I guess. And it's the camera now.

I currently have an XTi which I am happy with, but I am always thinking of upgrading the camera so here's my question.

Should I keep the XTi and get the 70-200mm F/4L IS USM

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Should I get the Canon 50D w/ 28-135mm IS USM



  
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Nov 16, 2009 23:33 |  #2

get 70-200.
but if you're going to be buying f/4 IS, i think you should just spend a little more and get 70-200 f/2.8 xD


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Nov 16, 2009 23:34 |  #3

Get the glass. You can buy the 50D later when the price drops even more.


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Nov 16, 2009 23:40 |  #4

Get the glass! the 70-200 f/4IS is a SHARP lens.


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Nov 17, 2009 09:27 |  #5

Well that settles it haha.

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Nov 18, 2009 14:16 |  #6

I was in a simular situation and chose the 70-200 f/4 L IS. As others have mentioned, you can always carry forward the lens to your next body. I was able to get some great pics from the 70-200 f/4 L IS that I could never have gotten with my XTi kit lens.


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Nov 18, 2009 17:52 |  #7

Glass first.


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Nov 18, 2009 17:57 |  #8

gr8-wrx wrote in post #9038200 (external link)
I was in a simular situation and chose the 70-200 f/4 L IS. As others have mentioned, you can always carry forward the lens to your next body. I was able to get some great pics from the 70-200 f/4 L IS that I could never have gotten with my XTi kit lens.

Which lens did that come with, the 18-55 non-IS? That's guite a jump to a 70-200.


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Nov 18, 2009 19:40 |  #9

Go with the 70-200 f4.0 IS. This is a killer lens. Great IQ, light weight and easy to carry.
Glass goes a long way!!!!
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Nov 18, 2009 19:43 |  #10

glass 1st then the body..


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Nov 18, 2009 19:47 |  #11

I agree with everyone else here. If you get the new body you will be taking exactly the same pictures that you have been taking all along. If you get the lens you will open up a whole new avenue to explore.




  
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