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Canon 30D Question

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Hello all,

I just bought a canon EOS 30D body and the next step is to buy a lens. Which one would you recomend? I mostly do tandem videos and occasional RW. I have been doing videos for about 3 years now but no stills (except for frame capture)

I also need a remote switch. Will a conceptus switch plug directly into this camera or will I need to make modifications?

I did a search and the results were somewhat confusing, Thanks in advance!

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A 15mm Sigma lens works pretty well but the 14mm Canon lens is a better quality. (this translates to roughly 24mm).

As far as the switch, the Adidt remote switch is avaliable on ebay for pretty cheap, then you'll have to mate it to the conceptus switch

http://www.craigtrimble.com/d60remote.htm is a pretty good description on how to make the switch
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Did you mean 300D or 350D? Those will work with the Conceptus just fine no modification needed (Digital Rebel and Digital Rebel XT).

If you got the 20D (big spender) you need the mod. Haven't heard of a 30D.

EDIT

My bad, there's a D30 (I guess from year 2000 or so?)
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canond30/

I thought maybe you left out a "0".

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I'd go with the Sigma 15mm, I've been shooting with that lens for the last 1.5 years and I love it!

The Sigma 14mm is an amazing lens, but it's very heavy and big! For some people they chose to go with the 14 because the 15 is a fisheye and the 14 is not, but the fisheye effect isn't bad at all (I think) when it's used on a digital body.

Iwan

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Ok, now I am even more confused. The 18-55mm lens I am looking at is advertised as being compatible with ALL canon digital SLR's

Will the sigma 15mm work on my D30?



Just make sure it is an EF lens, and not an EF-S lens.
The 18-55 only comes in the EF-S mount version, so that one will not work on your camera.

The Sigma 15mm will work for sure on your D30, just make sure you buy a new lens, instead of one of the older ones, I've heard some people had some problems with those (although Sigma would re-chip them for those people)

Iwan

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