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Canon 300D Lens Question

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  1. ftpdoo

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    Hi, Im thinking of purchasing the Canon 300D.. With the Standard Lens that comes with it.. Could someone please tell me what equivalent that lens would be to a normal digital. ie x4 or x8 Optical zoom.

    You think this is a good camera?

    Many Thanks,
    Jonny :)
     
  2. mattym

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    I have a 300d, the kit lens is more of a wide angle lens, not very zoomy at all, its worth getting a second lens, i have the sigma 70-300mm and its proving to be quiet good. :smashin:
     
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    3x (18-55mm).
     
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    anyone know what this would be in digital camera talk? ie x8?
     
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    thanks! :)
     
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    It's equivalent to a 29-88 lens in 35mm terms. The average digital zoom compact would have the equivalent of about 38-114. In other words they're both 3x zooms, it's just that the former goes a bit wider, the latter is a bit more of a telephoto.

    And, yes, the 300D is a great camera, although if you can afford the extra, then the 350D is better :)
     
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    .. but not better value. The only thing I'd like from the 350XT is the faster burst. If you can afford the 20D then that IS better AND worth it!

    If starting out then the 300D is a fantastic value camera as the shooter will be the weak point followed by lens. Pay most cash for lenses as they will last through various body upgrades and experiment lots. Once you feel the 300D is holding you back then think about upgrading. I'm still happy with mine as I still have lots to learn. I've seen some truly rubbish shots from all kinds of bodies and some truly awesome.

    At the moment I'm experimenting with fully manual operation and MF after using fully auto. Most shots are really poor currently after months of decent shots, but it's the only way to learn long term and each day I get some real gems to keep me going :thumbsup:
     
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    Not 100% sure I agree with you there, by all accounts the 350D matches the 20D in terms of image quality and that's what is most important :)
     
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    My 300d matches the 10d for image quality but i really would like a few of the 10d features!
     
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    Check out the facilities that both offer, speed, build and usability issues, and remember the camera doesn't take the picture ... we do! Why spend more before you know how to really use dslr? Why not spend on a better lens with the cash saved buying a 300D?
     

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