My order is placed and will go out today..
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I decided to forego the free shipping because it was via United Package Smashers !!
NOPE!!!!! NO WAY JOSE!!
I had it shipped Fed-ex two day air with extra insurance.
I went ahead and bought the Canon brand batteries as recommended by all.
Not showing on here is the various filters I bought on Amazon.com where I was able to save a fair amount of money. My dad strongly suggested I buy the Canon brand filters but I told him they were expensive and that for now, while I'm learning, the less expensive ones will suffice and in a few months I can buy better ones. I am going to budget for better filters.
I'm also going to budget for a macro lens as well. That puppy is $1,000 so it will be a few months into the future for me.
I'm hoping to have my camera Wednesday or Thursday and I figure I'll need to slow charge the batteries overnight for their first charge. It seems everything I've ever had requires you to do the initial charge for 16-18 hours in almost every case.
Wheeeeeeeee!!!!!! I'm so excited!!
Looking forward to seeing pictures from you taken with your kit!
Just one remark, about the filters if you don't mind: Canon filters aren't that great, they are single coated rebadged Tiffens, and with digital, you really want better ones, due to the fact that the sensor is more or less a half mirror, and therefore reflects a lot of the light (unlike film). Lesser filters may cause a lot of extra reflections and loss of contrast through haze, at least IME they do (as I found out the hard way when I least needed it, with the Canon filters). IOW, Canon filters are expensive, but not necessarily the best.
I'd suggest the digital, multicoated Hoyas or the B+W MRC or nano-MRC ones. Personally I use a B+W MRC UV-filter (no need for UV with digital, but easiest to obtain) on each of my lenses, used, I should really say, as I am changing them all over to the Nano-coated version, which reflects even less light.
Kind regards, Wim