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30D Owners, Who are you and what are your thoughts ?

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tigerminx
tigerminx  10237 forum posts South Africa
9 May 2006 - 12:06 PM

Would like to see who owns the new 30D, so I can keep a close eye on your portfolios...

Bruce.

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Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139390 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2006 - 12:16 PM

Why? Do you think tiny pics on the internet, viewed via low-resolution screens, using a variety of lenses and taken by photographers of greatly varying ability are really going to tell you anything at all??

I'm amazed if you do!

tigerminx
tigerminx  10237 forum posts South Africa
9 May 2006 - 12:22 PM

Ouch, didn't mean to upset you there !!!

I'm actually more interested in what lenses people are choosing to use with their 30D's, and also I have people to ask questions regarding any particular queries I might have. Hope that's okay?

Bruce.

User_Removed
9 May 2006 - 12:28 PM

Bruce, I have a 30D, don't know of what help I can be... but just so you know...

Regards
Craig Smile

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139390 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2006 - 12:32 PM

Lol, Bruce - you didn't do any upsetting at all!!

It's just that some people make purchasing decisions on the basis of pics they see on photo sites... a very dangerous thing to do, IMO !!

Plenty of people on here own the 20D (including me), which is near-identical to the 30D. In case it is of any help, I use the 17-85 IS and 70-300 DO IS lenses with it.

tigerminx
tigerminx  10237 forum posts South Africa
9 May 2006 - 12:39 PM

Thanks CB, much appreciated. I really wanted to purchase the 30D with the 17-85 IS Lens, but the only choice I had was the 30D + 18-55mm (grrr). I hear it is quite a good lens. You must be thrilled with the 70-300 DO IS lens?

I made the decision to purchase the 30D based on countless reviews from the internet, mainly www.dpreview.com. Who knows, maybe in a couple of years I will be purchasing the upgrade to the 5D (I actually just heard my wallet sigh !!!)

Cheers all, it's midnight down this end, got a long day tomorrow...

Bruce.

Boyd
Boyd  1011213 forum posts Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2006 - 12:39 PM

don't let CB's portfolio put you off though Bruce.
;o)

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139390 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2006 - 12:41 PM


Quote: Don't let CB's portfolio put you off though Bruce.

Quite - a lot of pics were taken with my shirt-pocket compact! Grin


Quote: I really wanted to purchase the 30D with the 17-85 IS Lens, but the only choice I had was the 30D + 18-55mm (grrr). I hear it is quite a good lens.

You must be thrilled with the 70-300 DO IS lens?


The 17-85 is an excellent lens. It's not a perfect lens - no lens is. But (as I have said before on other threads) if I had to choose just one lens from the Canon range the 17-85 would be the one. It is equal in quality to the 28-135, which is the equivalent on a 5D.

The 70-300 DO IS will be a good buy if you plan to go full-frame. It works well on the FF Canons from what I have read. It is excellent on the 'crop' cams like 20D/30D.

skeletor
skeletor  101643 forum posts England
9 May 2006 - 12:51 PM

Sorry Bruce,

I don't own a 30D, but I've just taken a look at your pf. I have to say, you've really got some stunning photo's there. Don't know how I missed them.

Steve

geoffash26
geoffash26  102506 forum posts United Kingdom
9 May 2006 - 1:07 PM

Terry
Mike

Are 2 people I know who have recently bought 30d's

HTH
Geoff
I take it your based in SA if so where?

tigerminx
tigerminx  10237 forum posts South Africa
9 May 2006 - 8:48 PM

Thanks all, I live in Kwa-Zulu Natal, Umhlanga Rocks to be exact, hence all the lighthouse pics Smile

Bruce.

Mike Gray
Mike Gray  9382 forum posts United Kingdom
9 May 2006 - 9:33 PM

Hi Bruce had the 30D for about 6 weeks now. This was an upgrade for me from the 10D and i love it.
The 30D is so much better, 2.5 display, more responsive, spot metering, quicker start up, much quicker at reviewing images and handles really nice.
If you have one or are getting one make sure you get the battery grip, great handling and much better for portraits.
My only gripe about the 30D is that i have had to clean the sensor 3 times in 6 weeks, thats allmost as much as i have cleaned the 10D in 2 years, might just be me ?.
And now the CS2 RAW support is out as of a couple of days ago, so i can now edit my images in Photoshop instead of Canons DPP software.
Check out my portfolio or my website to see the lenses i use and some of the images posted.
Regards
Mike

tigerminx
tigerminx  10237 forum posts South Africa
9 May 2006 - 10:31 PM

Thanks a million Mike, I've actually been browsing through your PF this morning. (Will be spending more time on it this evening.) I've already purchased the 30D, and believe it or not it is already back at Canon, for the same reason, (15-20 Dust spots on the sensor, and not just little ones a might add...

It's interesting that you mention, you've had to clean it 3 times already. I've been shooting with the 30D for almost two years, and never had to clean it once !!! If you don't mind me asking, what method/methods do you use to clean your 30D sensor?

Once again, thanks for the feedback...

Bruce.

Jay44
Jay44  81443 forum posts Wales
9 May 2006 - 11:22 PM

I've only had my 30D for 2 weeks, and have used it just a couple of times.

I uploaded a couple of plant shots and a train shot, that is it for now, but so far I love it. I also have the 20D, so the lenses I have are:

17-40L

50mm 1.8

18-55 that came with 20D

28-105

and at the moment am borrowing a 70-300

MeanGreeny
9 May 2006 - 11:28 PM

Just to add to the mix, these are the lenses I have for my 30D:

Canon 10-22mm f3.5-4.5
Sigma 30mm f1.4
Canon 60mm f2.8 Macro
Sigma 70-200 f2.8
Canon 70-300 f4.5-5.6 DO IS

I might add the Canon 17-55 f2.8 as a walk round [tourist] lens - depends on the reviews

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