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Bought my first DSLR

 
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Jul 09, 2013 18:29 |  #1

I bought the Canon 40d I'd been looking at this afternoon and added a Canon 75-300 mm f4-5.6 and a Tamron 28-75 mm f2.8. The cost was $800. This is probably too high but I wanted to get it locally from our camera group store to establish a relationship there. The 40d pride met what I could get at KEH. I don't know about the lenses though.

Anyway, here I am at home with the manual trying to find out how to use this thing. It's my first DSLR. I am so tickled I could just dance!

Lots of folks on several forums helped me with advice on cameras, where to shop and good vs. bad prices. If you're one of them, a big thanks!:D




  
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Jul 09, 2013 18:42 |  #2

Enjoy!

I have a new camera and lens coming tomorrow. It's a addictive pursuit.


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Jul 09, 2013 20:08 |  #3

I also have a new kit coming tomorrow. T5i and 18-55mm STM kit lens. I am PUMPED. Should be a nice upgrade from my XT!


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Jul 09, 2013 20:14 |  #4

Great choice, the 40D is the body i always recommend most for shooters who don't intend on doing video.

im waiting for a 6d and 24/105 to arrive. woot!




  
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Jul 09, 2013 21:57 |  #5

spider87 wrote in post #16106267 (external link)
I also have a new kit coming tomorrow. T5i and 18-55mm STM kit lens. I am PUMPED. Should be a nice upgrade from my XT!

Congrats!


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Jul 09, 2013 22:04 |  #6

Congrats! The 40D and Tamron are good choices but the 75-300 is not one of Canon's best. Fine to learn with but down the road try and replace it with either an EFS 55-250 or a 70-200 f4L. Read the manual and take lots of practice shots. Have Fun!!


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Jul 09, 2013 22:08 |  #7
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Gotta love those camera. We can capture life just like we want it to be - or not! Mamma don't take my Kodachrome away... Give me a kit bag and something nice or unusual to shoot and I'll be happy for hours.

Congrats on the new gear.

Fine to learn with but down the road try and replace it with either an EFS 55-250 or a 70-200 f4L

I have to agree here. I bought one myself because it came with a package deal for $25. I bought the 55-250mm and I like it much better. The IS alone makes it worth the extra cash. But I'm not selling my 75-300. You just never know when you might need a longer lens even if I do need a tripod to use it. It's not as bad as some make it out to be.




  
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Jul 09, 2013 22:45 |  #8

Congrats! I got my first DSLR T4i 4 months ago. I am also waiting for the Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 OS to show up in 2 days.


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Jul 09, 2013 22:50 |  #9

Congrats! I also have some goodies coming tomorrow, including a Sigma 150mm-500mm!! My 7D awaits with bated breath! Woot!!




  
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Jul 10, 2013 07:53 |  #10

spider87 wrote in post #16106267 (external link)
I also have a new kit coming tomorrow. T5i and 18-55mm STM kit lens. I am PUMPED. Should be a nice upgrade from my XT!

The last alternative I considered was in the Txi line. Near as I could tell, either this of an xxD will make me happy. Enjoy it!




  
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Jul 10, 2013 07:55 |  #11

halitime wrote in post #16106528 (external link)
Congrats! The 40D and Tamron are good choices but the 75-300 is not one of Canon's best. Fine to learn with but down the road try and replace it with either an EFS 55-250 or a 70-200 f4L. Read the manual and take lots of practice shots. Have Fun!!

Thanks for these tips. It's true, the 75-300 isn't the best but I figured it was a good starter for me since I'm not used to the interchangeable lenses. The price was pretty good, especially in comparison. I'm hoping to use it long enough to get tired of it and want more.

I'll remember your suggestions.




  
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Jul 10, 2013 07:57 |  #12

vzuptnguyen wrote in post #16106277 (external link)
Great choice, the 40D is the body i always recommend most for shooters who don't intend on doing video.

im waiting for a 6d and 24/105 to arrive. woot!

Wow! Enjoy the new gear. I didn't care about video at all so I'm glad you like the pick.




  
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Jul 10, 2013 08:15 |  #13

jdg56 wrote in post #16107373 (external link)
The last alternative I considered was in the Txi line. Near as I could tell, either this of an xxD will make me happy. Enjoy it!

You enjoy yours as well my friend!


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Jul 10, 2013 08:19 |  #14

Good stuff, enjoy the cam. and stay off the Lens Section of this site, no good will come off it :)


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Jul 10, 2013 09:58 |  #15

jdg56 wrote in post #16107378 (external link)
Thanks for these tips. It's true, the 75-300 isn't the best but I figured it was a good starter for me since I'm not used to the interchangeable lenses. The price was pretty good, especially in comparison. I'm hoping to use it long enough to get tired of it and want more.

I'll remember your suggestions.

Congrats!

When you get a bit deeper into the hobby, consider selling that lens for $80-100, and then picking up a 55-250 for $125-140. The minor price difference is well worth the swap for IQ and image stabilization.

The 18-55 IS lens is actually very good too, and you can find them on the boards for around $80.


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