Can't wait for my 40D! Any suggestions on accesories?

Started Sep 23, 2007 | Discussions thread
OP tallshorty Contributing Member • Posts: 722
Re: Can't wait for my 40D! Any suggestions on accesories?

But I read really good things about the Sigma 18-200 OS. All the reviews are impressive.

dawnii wrote:

Memory Card ok, Bag also, but don't ever buy a low cost extreme
zoomlens. I did that once and I was terribly disappointed (it was a
Sigma 18-200 without OS). The optical quatlity of the extreme lenses
like 18-200 isn't that good. It will only shoot sharp pictures at
wide angle to 80 - 100mm. On my lens 135 to 200mm were more than
unsusable : slow, F6.3, and not sharp at all. And you get a lot of
distortions and chromatic abreations for free.. For the money you can
either stay with the 17-85 (which isn't bad at all) or buy something
like a Tamron 28-75 F2.8. I would stay some time with the kit lens
which can produce good results. After that you can always add a zoom
lens like the 70-200 or 70-300.

Filters used as protective barrier is not that good. You will loose
some quality and maybe produce more lensflares or chromatic
abreations. Even more when you buy cheap filters.

The tripod can be cheap and simple. The only thing : it should stand
very good, material has to be hard not flexible to avoid vibrations
and shaking, and it should resist some kg. I think one could get
cheap filmcamera tripods.

A good advice : read, try, test, and be patient.

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