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26 October 2004 @ 08:48 pm
Camera Notes To Self  

Want this lens: Canon EF-S 17-85MM f4-5.6 IS USM Lens. Ideally, I'd also get this lens: Canon - 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM EF Lens. Though I expect that finances will put a kabosh on that plan.
Cirdancirdan_havens on October 27th, 2004 10:01 am (UTC)
O_O Getting into some serious photography there....
Leigh: Eclipselucifie on October 29th, 2004 01:05 am (UTC)
My only thought - that deal sounds a little good to be true, you're talking a 1500 body + 800-900 in lenses.... chances are the rest of the stuff in the kit is not very good quality.

Canon has a rebate program going on right now you might look into also. While both of the lenses with that camera would be better than the kit lens (which I hear is basically crap), I think I can recall hearing mixed reviews on both... though I don't know what (besides rally of course! ^_^) you would be expecting to photo and it would probably depend on that what you could get from these two.
Sandpanthersandpanther on October 31st, 2004 05:46 pm (UTC)
What I'm finding are the only people complaining about the 17-85 lens are people who used to have the 17-40 f/4L, and they say that one is better. OTOH, that lens doesn't look like what I'm going to be wanting.

It seems that Canon is doing a bundle with the 20D and the 17-85 for $2000 list. So I'm not sure that deal is quite as rediculous as it looks. I'm still reasearching, though, since it does seem a little on the "too good to be true" side.

Must get camera this week if I'm going to take it to Japan (which is where I do most of my photography -- rally photography is only a recent acquisition.)