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    Re: To our resident camera buffs...

    Yeah our local shop usually charges a tad more but they have good service and knowledge, and you never know when they're gonna have a good deal.

    Actually might buy from B and H photo if the local shop doesn't satisfy me. Using the official fluff'nStuff reseller ratings.

    I got a raise and gonna spend it on the old lady, she deserves it after dealing with me and hunting season for three months. Besides, I might get to use it myself on occassion. I think I'm gonna get the kit and the 70-300, she can use both lenses and after she gets to know the camera she may want more.

    At least now I'm armed with enough info to be dangerous at the camera shop.

    As far as service plans, what do they usually run? 10-20% of purchase price? More? Gonna have to think about that and see what I can finagle out of the local shop.
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    Re: To our resident camera buffs...

    Quote Originally Posted by smoked trout View Post
    Cool.
    You seem to have pegged it on a lens for her, her current telephoto is a Minolta AF 75-300, and for landscape shots she has an AF 35-70. I may well do the costco thing but I'm gonna shop albeit with caution.
    Remember, a lens that acts like a 75-300mm lens on a 35mm film camera will act like a 120-480mm lens on a Digital Rebel XTi...

    Most digital cameras have a sensor that is smaller than the 35mm film space. So, the circle of image that a lens projects onto the sensor plane us usually larger than the sensor they put there to record it... the exceptions are the very expensive DSLRs that have a 35mm sized sensor.

    Anyhow, the end result is that the Rebel's sensor is smaller than 35mm to the extent that to 'mimic' the range of her 35mm camera's 75-300, you'd have to get a... carry the seven, a 50-185mm lens. A close approximation of that is the 70-200 series, the cheapest, yet still fantastic quality, version of that is the EF 70-200 f/4 L USM. The "L" designation is Canon's way of saying that this is one of their best lenses... costs about $575 online.

    I'd seriously toss that into consideration if that's the range she likes 'nStuff!



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    Re: To our resident camera buffs...

    BTW, I've got the EF 70-200 f/4 L USM lens. It is a killer! Here's an example:

    This first picture was taken with my standard lens (with a focal length of 25mm)

    ^^^Note that picture was scaled down but it shows you how far away I am from this wind turbine.

    Now this next picture was taken from the same distance but with the EF 70-200 f/4 L USM (at the 200mm focal length position).

    ^^^You can almost read the labels on the arms!

    Both pictures were taken without a tripod.

    The only thing this lens does not do is Macro. I can still get some decent close-ups, but I have to stay at least 4 feet away from the subject in order to get them in focus.
    Last edited by Spankin Partier; 11-26-2006 at 09:15 PM.

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    Re: To our resident camera buffs...

    label says:



    LM37 3P2
    (something really tiny)
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    Set # 300

    Just so you know. I love photoshop... oh, and that photo? Danm...
    Last edited by Fluff n Stuff; 11-26-2006 at 10:29 PM.



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    Re: To our resident camera buffs...

    Yikes, if we put me and you together we might actually be a national security risk!

    I guess it's better we stay in different countries, on opposite ends of the continent.

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    Re: To our resident camera buffs...

    It might say "Set # 399" though...



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    Re: To our resident camera buffs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Spankin Partier View Post
    Yikes, if we put me and you together we might actually be a national security risk!

    I guess it's better we stay in different countries, on opposite ends of the continent.
    Hey, I'm just a simple Bus Driver 'nStuff!



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    Re: To our resident camera buffs...

    Yes and Clark Kent was a newspaper reporter.

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    Re: To our resident camera buffs...

    Hehehe... actually, I got my passion for photoshop right here at PCPer. Well, it was AMDMB at the time, but it WAS in the Seti Forum... when Old Frog did that number on Dave's wedding photo, I was so impressed I determined right then that I would learn this Photoshop thing...



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    Re: To our resident camera buffs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Fluff n Stuff View Post
    label says:
    (something really tiny)
    Probably "Made in China". LOLOL

    Either that or "If you can read this, you're too close"

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    Re: To our resident camera buffs...

    That's impressive Spanky

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    Re: To our resident camera buffs...

    It is damn impressive!

    He SP, you say you need 4 feet or more for a close up, could I get you to snap a sample closeup for me? I'm wondering if she really needs the 70 - 300, that lens looks mighty nice. You pick the subject: Anything like a beer can or something
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    Re: To our resident camera buffs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Spankin Partier View Post
    Yes and Clark Kent was a newspaper reporter.
    I sure wouldn't want to have that name growing up.

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    Re: To our resident camera buffs...

    Quote Originally Posted by smoked trout View Post
    It is damn impressive!

    He SP, you say you need 4 feet or more for a close up, could I get you to snap a sample closeup for me? I'm wondering if she really needs the 70 - 300, that lens looks mighty nice. You pick the subject: Anything like a beer can or something
    Hey ST. Here`s a 4 foot shot(non-edited) with the Rebel XTi and the 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM lens.


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    Re: To our resident camera buffs...

    Quote Originally Posted by scruff35 View Post
    Hey ST. Here`s a 4 foot shot(non-edited) with the Rebel XTi and the 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM lens.

    Phone as taken by the camera from 3'-4' away. Sorry If It's not in focus.
    Last edited by JokerCPoC; 11-27-2006 at 05:35 PM.

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