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Thread: Long Term Goals.

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    Default Long Term Goals.

    Was going to upgrade to a 602z but then the plan got scrapped. Now going for the big boys or at least something good enough to start with. The Canon 300D looks promising with the range of accessories that supports it.

    So for a guy that often cover indoor events, parties and lots of sports events and concerts. What are the sort of lens that I would need? Going to be working mad overtimes just to save up. Aiming to to own my set of equipment by June but I would need to know what kind of budget would I be looking at.

    Help Anyone?

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    you sound like you need fast lenses!

    concerts are the $$$$ word! if you cannot flash your subjects

    you need 17-35mm or 16-35mm f2.8L ($1250-$2400)
    28-70 or 24-70mm f2.8L ($1200-$2400)
    70-200mm 2.8L IS or 70-200mm f2.8L ($1500-$3100)

    indoor events with flash
    most lens will do, a very good beginner lens is 28-135mm f3.5-5.6 ($850)

    sport events, it depends
    you may need (70-200mm) range, 200mm 2.8mm, 300mm,400mm 1.4 extenders 2.0 extenders. all cost a limb or two to own.

    you may need flashes ex220,ex420 abt $350, ex550 abt $610

    you may need more than one 1gb card abt ($377-$470) each

    for all the expensive lenses, you may need good filters to protect your elements (B+W) $60-$130

    you may need a ex storage to backup your pictures

    a good place to see these things is at http://www.usa.canon.com/eflenses/

    you may need another camera to back up your 300D

    welcome to the dark side!

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    U can also
    Buy the whole concert, tell them give U a remote control, so U can pause the concert, adjust your cam, & take the pix, then resume the concert...



    Just joking...

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    my long/short term goal. strike lottery (more than 2 million SGD) and quit working. i'll bum professionally and travel with wife.

    i'll also run setups for promising entrepreneurs and make passive incomes.

    any poor but talented photograhers, please pray i strike, then i could buy you a complete 35 and MF systems with studio

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    Default Hahaha.....

    I will be praying for you dude. Lots of research involved. Think I need to do more homework. Anyways, thanks for the tips. I'm halfway to my 300D already, minus the extras of course

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    as per a thread i just read.

    at the end you may end up with 3 lens

    16-35mm 2.8 L
    24-70mm 2.8 L
    70-200mm IS 2.8 L

    almost $8000 for three. happy saving!


    i just plonk the money into my nearest betting centre.

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    Oooohhh ouch.......I think 3rd party lens would be a more realistic bet. Or I might just go rob a bank.

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    Heh heh. Once you touch one of those 3 beauties, you'd be infected.

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