First off, hello all...
I've been using Kodak EasyShares for the last 8 years or so. I was in the market for an HD video camera and was thinking about getting a 'real' camera as well. From what I've read, the T3i is the best of both worlds (in my budget). I picked one up yesterday, with the 18-55 lens, a 16GB Class 10 UHS 'extreme' memory card, and I ordered a gadget bag and "T3i for Dummies" (which is what I am).
My question is, what are the first accessories I will/should need for this camera? I've been looking at some zooms and flashes, but I wanted to ask around a bit first. That's how I found this forum. I mainly take pictures of my 3 son's around the house, playing baseball, fishing, etc... I have absolutely ZERO knowledge about the settings, shutter speed, etc..., but I plan on this being a serious hobby that I truly want to learn. I know it takes a lot of time and patience, which is fine by me. I really want to learn the in's & out's rather than just setting it on automatic and shooting.
Any "Day 2" suggestions for a new camera guy?