eos550+15-85 -> travel?

Started Jul 5, 2010 | Discussions thread
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Re: eos550+15-85 -> travel?
In reply to Outside, Jul 6, 2010

Just bought the 550D after months of reading reviews. Very impressed so far. I decided to get body only and seperately bought the 15-85 IS USM. It is a little heavy but not as heavy as two seperate lenses and it saves changing lenses. (Every time you change a lense you increase the chance of dust entering) Having IS & USM is a definite bonus. I also got a UV filter and a cheap China EW-78E lense hood. The later turned out to be wrongly labelled hood and fits at 90degress out of line (took me ages to figure this out- be warned - see my thread on it).
If you want a CP filter the good news is the front lens doesn't rotate.

Shooting video at high def is excellent. I record on Class 6 SDHC. Thought I was having problems as the playback was jerky. Turned out to be my PC that couldn't keep up, not the 550D.

I also got the 70-300 IS USM (Not obvious in the blurb but it's not 'Ring' USM)

Don't get any of this from Jessops. It's available cheaper from elswhere but make sure you get UK/Europe warrenty on the body.

Hope that helps.

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