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Old 29-05-2008, 23:50   #1 (permalink)
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so what would you buy.................. a wide angle 10-20mm or a Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM Lens (non-IS) OR...............Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens.... which is the better lens............... OR do I get a manfrotto tripod?
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Old 30-05-2008, 00:08   #2 (permalink)
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the 10-20 and the 70-200, you might aswell get both and be doubly happy!!
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Old 30-05-2008, 00:17   #3 (permalink)
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not an option! has to be one and one only
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geepers its a tough call, the 70-200 is probably the one I would miss the most.....but then you maybe do more landscapes than me so.......

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I've got the 10-20, and a 70-200, and I find I'm using the 10-20 more.

But I would not like to be without the 70-200 though. I bought them both at the same time mainly because I saw the 70-200 at a stupid price the same day I bought the 10-20, so could not let it go. Were it not for that, I would have only got the 10-20 and would have been happy.
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Old 30-05-2008, 00:48   #6 (permalink)
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bloody hell you lot are NO help whatsoever! lolololol
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Old 30-05-2008, 09:26   #7 (permalink)
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Personally I'd go for the 70-300 but that's because of what I like to photograph. But with the sort of images you like to take Fi, it has to be the 10-20.
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I have both as well and would definitely go for the 10-20 first seeing as you mainly shoot landscapes.
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Old 30-05-2008, 09:40   #9 (permalink)
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I also have to go with the 10-20mm. Having recently acquired a 70-200mm it is mainly just weighing my bag down and I only expect to use it for weddings and events. The 10-20mm is a really useful lens and it is on my camera a lot more.
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Looking at your gallery I'd also lean towards the wideangle. However if you don't have a decent tripod, I'd get something like a Frotto 55Pro or better.
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bloody hell you lot are NO help whatsoever! lolololol
You could have said what you sort of pictures you wanted it / them for . I know men are suposed to be able to know instantly what women mean whatever they actually say but that is a short range skill, that only works at home .

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I have a Sigma 10-20 and the Canon 70-300 IS. I like then both but obviously for very different things. I wish the 70-300 was a faster lens but I could not justify paying that much more and I did not want something too heavy. The 10-20 is really fun and I would go for that first for the sort of pictures you normally take.

To help even more - If you want to take wild life pictures then the 10-20 is not really that useful
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Have to agree that it all depends on what pics you want to take - what use is the 'best' lens if you never use it?

And who says 10-20mm is no good for wildlife?
Tho' you do have to be very, very close!
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Looking at what you shoot, the 10-20mm has to be the way to go, the Sigma is a good lens. I've just sold a 70-200 f4 IS and got an f2.8, as for sports it was the way to go for me. If it was a choice between the 70-200 and 70-300, I'd go for the 70-200 as I've heard it's a better quality lens.
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ok decision is made, lens is on order................... the canon............. 10-22mm
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you mean u didnt go for the 70-200!!?!????

only kiddin, all the best with it, its a cracker lens!
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I bought the Canon 10-22mm with my EOS 20d over 3 years ago and never regretted it. I do take a lot of architectur and landscapes so this lens has had a lot of use. I have since bought the 70-200 f 2.8 IS which is great but it is heavy and does not get as much use as other lenses. To bridge the gap I replaced an older lens with the 24-105mm which is a superb lens and probably is now my most used lens. However, I am sure you will realy enjoy the 10-22mm.

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Got 12-24, 70-210 so got a manfrotto instead [055 XPROB].
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