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Butch ­ Cassidy
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Nov 18, 2009 17:30 |  #1

I bought my last bit of gear today. This week I am trying to get back into photography after 25 years of layoff. I like shooting everything, from sports to scapes, candid people shots and animals. Here is what I put together,Last photos I took were film.
50d , 70/200 2.8 IS L AF , 24/70 2.8 L AF, 580 flash, extra battery and car charger, uv and polerizing filters, and most of all 2 books on digital photography. So I think I am ready for friday night HS football state playoffs. I used to think if you got 3 good pics out of a roll of film it was OK. I belive in culling bad ones. I hope to do alot better with the dslr. We shall see.


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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 18, 2009 17:50 |  #2

That is a wonderful setup, I did the very thing you are doing but 2 1/2 years ago and had never shot a digital still since I put film down about 6 years before but I bought the 5D at that time for my first camera and the 24-105.

Sold the 24-105 to get a 24-70.
Bought many L lenses and eventually sold all but the 85L for people, and kept the 24-70 and 70-200 2.8 IS.

The only thing I added are extension tubes for close up work, especially flowers and I'm doing some food and product photography and they really come in handy.

Have fun, excellent setup.


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Nov 18, 2009 17:54 |  #3

Butch Cassidy wrote in post #9039303 (external link)
I bought my last bit of gear today. This week I am trying to get back into photography after 25 years of layoff. I like shooting everything, from sports to scapes, candid people shots and animals. Here is what I put together,Last photos I took were film.
50d , 70/200 2.8 IS L AF , 24/70 2.8 L AF, 580 flash, extra battery and car charger, uv and polerizing filters, and most of all 2 books on digital photography. So I think I am ready for friday night HS football state playoffs. I used to think if you got 3 good pics out of a roll of film it was OK. I belive in culling bad ones. I hope to do alot better with the dslr. We shall see.

Add:
- an 85/1.8 or 100/2
- an 18-55 IS (or 17-55/2.8 IS if the budget allows), or 10-22.
- a 1.4x teleconvertor.
- decent tripod, head, plates




  
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Nov 18, 2009 18:40 |  #4

i'd consider getting a used 5D over a 50D if i were you...especially coming from a film background, you might be disappointed with how a crop camera treats the focal lengths of your very expensive lenses.


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Nov 18, 2009 18:48 |  #5

JohnJH wrote in post #9039762 (external link)
i'd consider getting a used 5D over a 50D if i were you...especially coming from a film background, you might be disappointed with how a crop camera treats the focal lengths of your very expensive lenses.

Agreed. And please do not get an 18-55mm.


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Nov 18, 2009 19:06 |  #6

pxchoi wrote in post #9039813 (external link)
Agreed. And please do not get an 18-55mm.

+1 on that. it is a garbage glass.


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Nov 18, 2009 19:13 |  #7

The 10-22 is a great lens, and it does look like you are short on the wide end.




  
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Butch ­ Cassidy
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Nov 18, 2009 19:45 |  #8

Thanks for info, I know that I am short in the wide side, that will be next, as far as the 50d, I want it for sports, grandson plays football and one grandaughter plays soccer. I tried to buy good glass first and for less than a grand I can shoot the 50d , move up later to the 5 and either sell 50d or keep it as backup. What is the next wide ef 2.8 AF lens below the 24/70 is it 17/35 ? Suggestions and thanks for the help.


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Nov 18, 2009 23:39 |  #9

Use the 50D and use it until you wear it out, it's the best way to get used to digital, at some point you will know if you want to change to a different body or get an additional lens. I found that getting lenses to cover every circumstance meant that several lenses usually stayed at home. Use what you have, it's excellent gear and you'll also in the process be learning what is actually more fun to take photos of and where you find new talents. Digital is a gas because you get to process it immediately and it is very freeing compared to shooting film.


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Nov 18, 2009 23:51 |  #10
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I'd use the 50d for sports personally...it's about the same price as a 5d, I'd personally get both.


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Nov 19, 2009 00:01 |  #11

Must be nice to be made of money. My garbage glass and I get along just fine, thank you very much :(


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Nov 19, 2009 00:03 |  #12

Erik_L wrote in post #9041607 (external link)
Must be nice to be made of money. My garbage glass and I get along just fine, thank you very much :(

i wasn't saying in that sense @_@ sorry if it offended you (and i'm a student with no cash haha)
but my personal experience with those were... horrible lol.
can't do anything with those in manual because of variable aperture!!! T_T


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Nov 19, 2009 00:08 |  #13

Replaces wrote in post #9041611 (external link)
i wasn't saying in that sense @_@ sorry if it offended you (and i'm a student with no cash haha)
but my personal experience with those were... horrible lol.
can't do anything with those in manual because of variable aperture!!! T_T

true, I wish it had a "static" aperture like the L lenses, but at least it's $90 used and not $1300


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Nov 19, 2009 00:35 as a reply to  @ Erik_L's post |  #14

The 18-55 IS is quite capable. The 18-55 USM non IS sucks. Maybe people just can't get over the bad rep of the old one. Build quality of the IS version is also a notch up.

For the money it's another plastic fantastic (and very lightweight^^)




  
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Nov 19, 2009 00:44 |  #15

pxchoi wrote in post #9039813 (external link)
Agreed. And please do not get an 18-55mm.

Replaces wrote in post #9039927 (external link)
+1 on that. it is a garbage glass.

Who mentioned the 18-55?

Loknor wrote in post #9041740 (external link)
The 18-55 IS is quite capable.

Indeed it is, and as a way of getting something wider than 24, it has a lot to recommend it.

The 18-55 USM non IS sucks.

As do the non-USM versions of the 18-55.




  
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