I finnally got my new EOS

Discussion in 'Canon EOS' started by living, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. I'm making the transition from point and shoot to a real freakin camera! This
    is the reason for not posting any new pictures lately. I'm tired of my moms
    point and shoot and I decided to by a 20D. So I'll now be able to travel
    around instead of using whatever is around my house for photos. But the
    problem is....I ordered the lens (Canon EF-S 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 lens) and the
    body and the memory card seperatly..........so these items will arive at my
    house........well at seperate times!

    But I have a question about the card. I got the SanDisk UltraII I think. What
    would you recomend me getting?
     
  2. UltraII is fine. I use the Extreme III. Rob Galbraith's page shows the speed differences are minimal
    http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/multi_page.asp?cid=6007-7303
     
  3. That card is fine, I use a 30D and will buy any card thats on sale and i really dont see any difference in speed or what ever.. dont worry about it..(they are prolly all the same, just some have a fancy sticker on them) 20D, great Camera.. the lens you bought, is it the IS? I have that lens, its not as bad as folks will say, just figure out where it works best, I believe mine is sharpest at about f5 to f8 or so.
     
  4. I got a 1 GB Extreme III when I bought my 20D. Since then I have purchased four 2GB Sandisk Ultra II. I like the brand, and the cards work well. I opted for the 2 GB size so I could get a lot of photos on 1 card, without having ALL my eggs in one basket - i.e. a 4 or 8 GB card.....
     
  5. I hope you have the kit lens as well - I think you may find 28mm isn't wide enough on a 20D.
     
  6. Just about all legitimate (not counterfeit) cards manufactured in the last couple of years are absolutely fine.

    There is no reason to 'overspend' in this area. Many quality memory manufacturers also make cards, PQI, Kingston, etc.
     
  7. Enjoy your new camera - but don't be surprised if you quickly find that on a 1.6-factor body you want to complement the 28~135 with something wider.

    Unless you spend all your time firing off maximal-length bursts of shots, you are unlikely to notice much difference at all between CF cards in the camera, and even if that is your shooting style, most cameras can't exploit the speed of the very fastest cards to the full. Where you will notice the difference is when you come to download images using a card-reader. But curiously, the Sandisk Extreme III cards are actually cheaper size-for-size just at the moment in the UK than some of the slower Sandisk cards, so that makes the Extreme III an easy choice.
     
  8. I used to use a 2GB card on my 20D, and was rarely in need of anything more. You might like to go for a 4GB though - they're all about the same cost anyway.

    The Extreme II card is already faster than a 20D, and an Extreme III is faster than a 1D3 - so no use for an Extreme IV yet.

    Cheers,

    Colin
     
  9. Wow, thank you all for your responses. I wasn't expecting so many so quickly. Well I'm going to take into account of what every one of you said. And what I came up with was that I got the right purchase. I thought the lens would be a little bit bigger proportionately to the body but....eh.....I can deal with it. After I pay this camera off, I'm going to look into Macro lens's too. Any suggestions on what would be the best macro lens for my camera?

    MAN I CAN'T WAIT TO SHOOT SOME PHOTOS! It's like I've been deprived from photography for almost 3 months now. It's gotten to the point where I see something worthy of photographing and I then shut one eye and place my open eye like it's a lens and look at the scene for a good 10 seconds to take the image that is being imprinted on my brain and store it for later pondering. Then I'm satisfied and move on. Anybody ever do such a thing?
     
  10. Correy Crawford wrote: [snip] It's gotten to the point where I see something worthy of photographing and I then shut one eye and place my open eye like it's a lens and look at the scene for a good 10 seconds to take the image that is being imprinted on my brain and store it for later pondering. Then I'm satisfied and move on. Anybody ever do such a thing?
    Personally I just take the shot under whatever conditions I have at the time. When I review them later - and feel like the composition may be a winner - I'll then return to the same place when the conditions are as perfect as I can expect them to be.
     
  11. Congrats, Correy on your new photo rig. That happens to be one of my favorite set-ups, the 20D with the 28-135, and if used judiciously the 28-135 will yield a lot of great images. I've used an Ultra II card in my 20D for quite some time now and I'm perfectly happy with it whether I'm shooting action or landscapes. I agree with Robin that something a little wider might be nice whenever you can swing it. I personally use the 17-40 quite a bit, and wouldn't mind going the 10-22mm route soon, but first things first. Enjoy your new camera and lens; you've got a very capable combination that will allow you to do a lot as long as you take the time to really learn all the nuances of both. There's a lot of capability built into both camera and lens, but you'll have to actively learn how to access that capability.
     

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