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Red4Ever

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Anyone have any advice/comments for me?
(Like wether this is good enough for a starter. At least, for 1 to 1 and a 1/2 years (referring to lenses) and which to choose 70-200 or 18-200)
Roughly decided on the 40D + Speedlite 430EX + Sigma AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS/Canon 70-200 f/4L + Sigma AF 10-20mm f/4-5.6 HSM EX DC
 

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KY1977

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You may want to consider other lens to replace the 18-200 as I think you may not want to use the 10-20 when you put on the 18-200. :)
 

dingzyangz

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18-200 is a good general purpose lens. I guess that's y you wanted to get it. I had it once but had sold it. because there will be times you wished it was faster.

you might want to share a bit more on why you chose these 2 lens and why is ur main usage of ur new camera-to-be.

Anyone have any advice/comments for me? (Like wether this is good enough for a starter. At least, for 1 to 1 and a 1/2 years (referring to lenses))
Roughly decided on the 40D + Speedlite 430EX + Sigma AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS + Sigma AF 10-20mm f/4-5.6 HSM EX DC
 

Red4Ever

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You may want to consider other lens to replace the 18-200 as I think you may not want to use the 10-20 when you put on the 18-200. :)
What Do You Mean? Anyone can tell me what KY means by saying I would not want to use the 10-20?
 

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ZerocoolAstra

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hmmm i don't quite understand his point as well. Maybe he knows something about the 10-20 that we don't?
I notice that you actually have THREE lenses on your list:
- Sigma 10-20
- Sigma 18-200
- Canon 70-200L
in that case the 18-200 is sorta overkill. You're likely to use the 70-200L lens to justify the purchase, aren't you? ;)
The zoom ranges overlap quite a bit.
Perhaps you might want to consider a 17-50 Tamron?
So you have 10-20, 17-50, 70-200.
There's some missing mm in there (50-70), but you're not likely to miss it too much.
Nikon has an 18-70 (D70 kit lens), but I'm not sure what is the Canon equivalent. Probably there is one as well.
 

imvane

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Your choice of lens seem to be over lapping quite abit in terms of focal range. I would probably do a good walk about lens (of course it may be different for you) like the fast lens Tamron 17-50, which is rather affordable. On top of that, you could then get a telephoto lens giving you a longer range to 200 or more.

With massive overlapping, you may end up using a particular lens. But of course, you may then realise you don't actually need the rest, and sell them off at a good price.... ;p

Anyhow, have a good thinker through, and see the sort of photo that you take, and go from there.
 

MarkTan89

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You would find the second combo sorely lacking from 20-70mm unless you throw in a 24-70 into the mix. The Sigma 18-200mm will get you versatility at the expense of quality.
 

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