View Full Version : Canon 30D or a new lense for my Rebel?
11-23-2006, 03:21 AM
Which would be the best in the long run?
I normally use a Nikon D200 but have been having trouble with it AGAIN LOL. Trouble is that when I push the button to take the picture is freezes. This use to happen to my D70 too. I have been tempted to try the Canons but not sure. I have a Rebel as my 'backup' which I quite like but definitely need a better lense for.
Hmmm ... decisions, decisions LOL. What do ya think?
11-23-2006, 05:33 AM
I think it depends on what you plan to use it for. Each lens has it's pros and cons.
A commonly liked one is the 50mm F1.8 because it is so inexpensive. It is nice for one-person portraits and for low light situations, but because of the short depth-of-field, it doesn't work well for group portraits, action shots or landscapes.
If you are looking to do sports from the sidelines, you may prefer a zoom lens. Tamron makes a Canon compatible 70-200mm, but the downside is that the focal range is 4.5-5.6 and that's it. So while it will give you a nice zoom, you are limited in how much will be in or out of the focal range. KWIM?
If you are planning on doing studio portraits, you might consider a lens with a broad focal range so that you have the option of either softening the foreground/background or having everything crisp. If you go this route, plan on spending a lot of money because the more Fstops you need, the more money it costs.
There are some reviews and recommendations HERE (http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/).
11-23-2006, 12:46 PM
Do you have the original or the XT? Reason I'm asking is that the XT has practically an identical sensor to the 30D, so you will see a lot more improvement by upgrading the lens rather than the body - same can probably be said of the Rebel. So lens first and if you still feel there's something lacking, you can then upgrade the body.
11-27-2006, 10:59 PM
I don't know if the Nikon does the same thing as the 20D but I also have this issue with my Canon. It is called something like Battery Lock up. It happens with moisture. Does your camera lock up when you are around moisture? A few examples of when this would happen to me would be.. at the local aquarium...Indoors at a local exotic sanctuary with has mist.. and after I spray down my parrots with water with a spray bottle.
It is something you should look into before totally switching to another camera again, because battery lock up does happen with the Canon SLR's.
To fix this you just take out the battery.. then put back in.. and it works like normal again.
11-29-2006, 09:31 PM
Oooh, I have a Canon 10 D and I just got a new lens(as a gift from my mom) instead of a new camera. i figure a new lens will fit on the new camera when I think the upgrade in megapixels is bigger and more worth the jump. I also bought a lens cover for that expensive lens and a hood to block the sunlight glare. I LOVE my new lens.
Shabby Miss Jenn
11-30-2006, 09:00 AM
I just got the Canon 30d...having Nikons my whole life. I looove it! I actually don't see a difference yet. Can you send back the 200 to get fixed?
12-03-2006, 08:50 AM
I have been told that getting better glass will probably get you better pictures. If not - Canon's are great!! LOL!! :-)
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