Photographicify wrote in post #15125490
The DSLR is a Canon EOS 600D (Rebel T3i). It came with an 18-55mm lens, a 55mm-250mm lens, and an 8GB Class 10 SDHC Card.
I would love to do portraits, landscape, macro, etc.
Already on my list:
- An Extra Battery
- Canon 50mm f/1.8 Lens
- 49" Tripod
- Remote Shutter Release
- Wireless Shutter Release
- Kata 3N1-20 Backpack
- 16GB SDHC Class 10 SD Card
- BlackRapid Classic Strap
- Lens Hood
- Rocket Air Blaster
What else should I get?
Some sort of bag, first. I have the 3N1-20, and it is a good bag, especially if discounted. See if you can pick up the optional tripod holder at the same time - it is designed to fit the 3N1. I also have a small toploader bag for short outings - cheap and very handy for body plus one lens, fast and easy access (i.e. you can use it instead of carrying your camera around on a sling strap - slightly slower but more protective of your camera).
You don't need a remote until you buy a tripod. Do some research before you buy a tripod - there are a lot of options out there, and you will save yourself a lot of money if you buy one that fits your needs first up. Same for straps - some love BR, some don't like that it hitches on the tripod mount - get a feel for what type of strap (or system - some have interchangeable straps and hitches - e.g. Optech - v handy) you like.
Lens hoods are a must, and 3rd party ones are dirt cheap ($3 or so) on ebay.
You'll probably need extra memory before you need an extra battery - you probably won't need an extra battery unless you are going on long shoots without being able to charge - like multiday hikes - so the extra battery can wait.
I would buy a speedlite before the 50mm for low light work, but it's so cheap that you may be able to throw it into another purchase!
I use my rocket blaster (my coolest looking accessory, by far) more than my lenspen, but they are both useful. Also get some microfibre cloths - handy to keep in your bag.
And I second reading Understanding Exposure and The Photographer's Eye.