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After the requests from yesterday (and because I don't have anything else to put up) here's an almost crap shot ;-) And all I really want to say about this one is that I'm glad to have an excuse to post something I think is sub-standard.

Anyway, and much more importantly, I now have a 20D :-))))))

I managed to track one down in Manchester this afternoon after a few phone calls. The shop I spoke to yesterday, who told me they were getting a delivery this morning and I was welcome to have one, had none delivered, but insisted that they would be getting them tomorrow (which was becoming quite a familiar tale). So I rang round till I found one that wasn't an exorbitant price. I ended up spending a bit more than I wanted to, but not much, so I'm generally extremely happy. At the moment I only have a 50mm f1.8 lens but intend to get a wide-angle zoom relatively soon. As I'm intending to find some real (as in paid) work with this camera I'm trying to decide between the Canon 17-40L f4 and the Sigma 20-40 f2.8. The Canon is probably better quality, with the 1.6 crop of the 20D it will provide an effective focal range of 27.2–64mm (as opposed to 32–64mm for the Sigma), and it has USM (a silent motor). The Sigma, on the other hand, has one stop extra light, and is two-thirds the price (or thereabouts). Any thoughts gratefully received.

On which note I'm going to go and play with my new camera :-)))

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1.41pm on 20/9/04
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