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Old 8th October 2008, 19:44   #11
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Piotr that is a mechanical zoom the G5 has motorized zoom

still have the G5? up for some comparison shots at same pixel size?
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try high and low ISO value's too please
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Piotr that is a mechanical zoom the G5 has motorized zoom

still have the G5? up for some comparison shots at same pixel size?
Still have it. For after the weekend.
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Old 13th October 2008, 21:32   #14
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Just won a Canon EOS 400D on eBay with 18-55 and 55-200 lens and 1gb CF. Guess we'll be cam brothers again
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I have those two lenses as well. What did you pay ?
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Old 13th October 2008, 22:09   #16
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sale ended on €550
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Old 13th October 2008, 22:22   #17
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Alright price.

Battery grip included ? Makes the cam easier to handle + can store 2 batteries.
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Old 13th October 2008, 22:48   #18
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and makes it bulge and butt-ugly
not included no


more on lens 18-55mm here: http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/...p5-5p6_is_c16/
due to smaller capture area of the 400 D (compared to higher end) you won't get very very wide shots
zoomed out you get fish-eye effect, a tiny bit

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The EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 looks destined to carry the flag as the kit lens sold with virtually every Canon dSLR over the next few years (and that counts as an awful lot of lenses), so it really needs to perform well in the face of some impressive competition. Fortunately for them, Canon have indeed upped the ante with this new lens; it's much better than its predecessor, especially in terms of sharpness in the corners and at wider apertures, and with reduced chromatic aberrations to boot. Indeed overall it's an extremely well-behaved little lens, with very few nasty surprises for the user, and a remarkably good image stabilisation unit; indeed Canon's main concern may ultimately become whether users have as much incentive to upgrade to more expensive optics as they did before.

Of course this is still fundamentally a relatively cheap kit lens, so all is not a bed of roses, and the test numbers don't quite tell the whole story. Local constrast is still lower than more expensive lenses, and flare can be a real problem, both likely predicated by reflections of stray light from the inside of the lens barrel, which is much less shielded than on more expensive lenses. The manual focus ring and lens hood are both nearly worse than useless, and while Canon aren't alone in cutting corners here, both Pentax and Olympus have shown that these simple features can be implemented well on a kit lens without bankrupting the company. So whilst this lens is indeed very good, if not exceptional for the price, and certainly very much better than its unstabilized predecessor, surprisingly enough it still can't quite match the more expensive lenses in the range.

In summary, this lens is a very welcome addition to Canon's range, and gives new dSLR owners a level of optical quality in the basic kit lens which was previously lacking; the addition of IS also goes a long way to increasing its flexibility. It makes an ideal lightweight general purpose-starter lens, and as such can only be recommended.
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what diameter is your UV filter Piotr?
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the sigma lens is 62 mm
the canon 18-55 is 58 mm
the canon 55-200 is 52 mm
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