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Canon 300D or Pro1 etc

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by TimF, Sep 2, 2004.

  1. TimF

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    Looking for some advice if possible

    Currently I have a Canon EOS 600 with Sigma 24-70mm Aspherical and Canon EF 75 - 300mm lenses.
    Also got Cobra 700af canon dedicated flash gun.

    Firstly would I be able to use the lenses and flashgun with the 300d? Also what will be the focal length conversion for the lenses?

    Moving on I also have a Canon G5 digital camera which is great for convenience but the images are still not a patch on film with the SLR.

    Would the 300d give the best of both worlds for me or would I be better flogging the lot and going for a better integrated digicam - Canon Pro1 or nikon 8700 for example - My understanding is that the wide angle lenses are not so wide on digi SLR and I want (35mm equiv) of at least 28-300mm.

    Any feedback most welcome
     
  2. aliflack

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    you should be able to use any Canon EF lens with the 300D, you might want to check about the sigma though.

    I think the flashgun may give you a few issues, have a look on the canon website for more.

    the magnification will be 1.6x, I'll leave the maths up to you...
     
  3. Johndm

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    The Sigma lens will work if its not too old, or it can be re-chipped by Sigma.
    The flash will work (your model has a safe trigger voltage at 4.4 volts), but I'm not sure it will support full E-TTL on a 300D.....maybe someone else knows?
    No problem with the 75-300 at all.
    The 'crop' factor is 1.6 on the 300D, so your 75-300 will actually work like a 120-480. All well there, but you loose out on wide angle lenses.

    If you want to see my results from a 300D and 75-300, take a peek here..

    http://www.airliners.net/search/pho...rnet.com&sort_order=views&distinct_entry=true

    Regards
     

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