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Old 11-25-2007, 10:43 PM   #1
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Default Canon EOS Rebel XT

Ahh, just got this camera a few weeks ago and I must say that I am loving it so far.



Can't wait to get some time off of work to start taking some pics with it. Not as fancy as some of the cameras out there and it does only have a 1.8" LCD, but it does take awesome pictures. Hope to buy some accessories for it soon.
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Old 11-25-2007, 11:08 PM   #2
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Congrats!

What do you think your first accessory is going to be?
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Old 11-25-2007, 11:18 PM   #3
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This is a great feeling camera, and takes great pictures from what I have heard. I played around with one of these today while at Ritz camera, and it felt and shot beautifully!
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Old 11-25-2007, 11:19 PM   #4
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Congrats!

What do you think your first accessory is going to be?
I'd like to get a decent lens. Not sure what type exactly, but thanks to Freddy I can make up my mind a little easier with all the product reviews here.
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Old 11-25-2007, 11:42 PM   #5
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Very nice. I was torn between that and a D40 not too long ago. I chose the D40, but obviously the XTi is also a very great camera.
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Old 11-26-2007, 12:52 AM   #6
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I'd like to get a decent lens. Not sure what type exactly, but thanks to Freddy I can make up my mind a little easier with all the product reviews here.
Canon L....sure it is expensive...but it is worth every single penny.
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Old 11-26-2007, 01:00 AM   #7
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I'd like to get a decent lens. Not sure what type exactly, but thanks to Freddy I can make up my mind a little easier with all the product reviews here.
If you want a good general purpose lens try the Canon 17-85 or 28-135

They both have a pretty good range which you'll find useful as you're learning to use your new camera.
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Old 11-26-2007, 01:08 AM   #8
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Canon L....sure it is expensive...but it is worth every single penny.
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If you want a good general purpose lens try the Canon 17-85 or 28-135

They both have a pretty good range which you'll find useful as you're learning to use your new camera.
I will keep both of these in mind. Thanks guys!
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Old 11-26-2007, 01:28 AM   #9
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or for a cheapie:
Ritz camera is running a special where they are selling a 70-300mm zoom for $150
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:02 PM   #10
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50mm f1.8 or f1.4 is the lens you should be getting next...the 1.8 is fairly inexpensive and nice and fast...a "nifty fifty" is a must in any kit
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:09 PM   #11
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or for a cheapie:
Ritz camera is running a special where they are selling a 70-300mm zoom for $150
Honestly.....you get what you pay for. Even Canon has a low end 70-300 zoom for around $150 (it is the version that is not DO, diffractive optics, nor IS, image stabilized) and it is a piece of crap. I have one from my film days and this lens is extremely soft. It just basically sits there and collects dust.
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:11 PM   #12
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50mm f1.8 or f1.4 is the lens you should be getting next...the 1.8 is fairly inexpensive and nice and fast...a "nifty fifty" is a must in any kit
The 50mm f1.8 is a bargain at around $70, although if you can swing the price, the 50mm f1.4 is a better lens (but also costs almost $300 more). Both are tack sharp though, and you can't go wrong with either one. I do know some people say that if you are shopping for the 50mm f1.8, the best is if you can find an older model, as the current model being sold is manufactured with a plastic mount whereas the old ones are metal.
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Old 11-26-2007, 05:21 PM   #13
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I'm gonna agree. I love my 50mm f1.8. (though I'm talking between brands.)
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Old 11-26-2007, 10:19 PM   #14
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I have to start off by saying I am so excited that we have this photography forum....good stuff....

Anywhoots on to my thread. I recently got a D80 and I simply love it...I got the kit lens (poor man's lens) but hopefully one day I will get the 18-200mm VR lens which is a great travel lens.

So what accessories do you guys recommend? I am thinking the MB-d80 with the extra battery...I do need to shoot in excess of a 500 pics a few times a year....The next one is certainly the Sb-600.....SB-800 is too expensive for me.

What else am I missing?

Thanks.
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:19 AM   #15
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50mm f1.8 or f1.4 is the lens you should be getting next...the 1.8 is fairly inexpensive and nice and fast...a "nifty fifty" is a must in any kit

+1 for the 50mm f/1.8

It's cheap, fast, and does sharp enough pics. With it I'd suggest shooting in RAW to pretty up your colors and contrast a bit.

Shooting with a prime can also help to make you put a better focus on composition.

What are you going to shoot most? That should help you decide on what to get. Don't get a 100mm macro cause everyone says to but you really want a lens for landscapes, you know? But still consider a 50mm lol. It's a "normal" magnification, meaning you look through the viewfinder and open your other eye and the views will be a similar depth. Depth isn't the right word, sorry. Need sleep lol
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