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19-01-2009, 10:18 AM   #11

Re: SLR camera.


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No it doesn't. So I now need help on lenses lol. I'm hopeless on this sort of thing. I was tempted with the EOS450 but price won in the end.

HELP!!!!!
what sort of budget do you have for your first lens?


Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS Lens for 114

Sigma 28-70Mm F-2.8 Lens for 220

All depends on what you want to pay.



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19-01-2009, 10:34 AM   #12

Re: SLR camera.


This is all very interesting as I'm getting frustrated with not using all the features my camera has . . . I'm going to invest in the book Matt, and start getting creative again!

Natalie; nice camera



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19-01-2009, 10:38 AM   #13

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This is all very interesting as I'm getting frustrated with not using all the features my camera has . . . I'm going to invest in the book Matt, and start getting creative again!

Natalie; nice camera
Another thing that I find gets me using my camera is practical photography magazine, gives me lots of ideas and advice on camera settings. At the moment they have a feature on lightroom software and how to use it.




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20-01-2009, 08:57 AM   #14

Re: SLR camera.


Natalie made a choice for your first lens yet? Need any help?



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20-01-2009, 08:02 PM   #15

Re: SLR camera.


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what sort of budget do you have for your first lens?


Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS Lens for 114

Sigma 28-70Mm F-2.8 Lens for 220

All depends on what you want to pay.
I think the first lens is what we shall go for. Checked out the camera on the Which guide and it came out joint second and best buy.



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20-01-2009, 08:28 PM   #16

Re: SLR camera.


Yes its a very good camera, you will love it. Get a nice big memory card (4GB) from 7dayshop and snap away.
I would go for the 2.8 lens if you can tho the other lens is still a good lens.

Looking forward to seeing some of your new photos.

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20-01-2009, 08:33 PM   #17

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Yes its a very good camera, you will love it. Get a nice big memory card (4GB) from 7dayshop and snap away.
I would go for the 2.8 lens if you can tho the other lens is still a good lens.

Looking forward to seeing some of your new photos.

Matt
Thanks for your advice and info. Much appeciated. Whats the differences on both lenses for an novice like moi?



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20-01-2009, 09:13 PM   #18

Re: SLR camera.


I wont bore you with the technical stuff. 2.8 lens is faster / works better in low light, lens are not something you want to rush into buying if you cant decide.

Maybe it would be wise to just by a Canon 50mm lens for 78, brilliant lens. You can then take your time to pick another lens once you have learnt to use your camera.

http://www.warehouseexpress.com/prod...aspx?sku=12814

50mm lens are good for portrait , low light photography,

This site is full of photos taken using a 50mm 1.8
http://www.flickr.com/groups/canonef50mm/pool/



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21-01-2009, 08:51 AM   #19

Re: SLR camera.


On one of the photo forums I go on they say the new Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS Lens for 114.99 is great for beginners.

Best of luck on your purchase.



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21-01-2009, 02:57 PM   #20

Re: SLR camera.


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I wont bore you with the technical stuff. 2.8 lens is faster / works better in low light, lens are not something you want to rush into buying if you cant decide.

Maybe it would be wise to just by a Canon 50mm lens for 78, brilliant lens. You can then take your time to pick another lens once you have learnt to use your camera.

http://www.warehouseexpress.com/prod...aspx?sku=12814

50mm lens are good for portrait , low light photography,

This site is full of photos taken using a 50mm 1.8
http://www.flickr.com/groups/canonef50mm/pool/
It depends on how close your subjects are as to whether a 50mm lens would be enough. Getting in animals faces isnt always the best idea.

This was taken with a 50mm F/2.5 EF Canon lens.




Id go for a bigger zoom than a prime for a first lens if it were me, the 18-55mm is fine, but for a zoom lens you wont beat the 70-300mm Canon USM III lens, its under 200. Also bare in mind the 18-55mm has a plastic mount and is not the quality of other lenses, but for a beginner it should be fine, its who its aimed at.



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