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Old 05-11-09, 02:14 PM
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New camera, trying to learn how to use it.

Just picked up a new camera and took a few pictures yesterday. So far the main thing that I have learned is that I have a lot to learn.

Here are a few of the pictures that I have taken so far.









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I love that first fish one!

What kind of camera did you get?
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Old 05-11-09, 02:32 PM
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Thank you. I bought a Canon Rebel XS. I thought about getting the XS-i but I really don't think that I would be able to tell much of a difference between the two, at least not $270 worth of a difference.
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nice pics.....I want the dog though.
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nice pics.....I want the dog though.
Thank you, Alley is my baby. She is seven years old now and I can't imagine life without her.
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Is the dog stoned?
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Nope, just real relaxed, doesn't have a worry in the world.




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I'm no expert but I'd say you're ready for the photo competition threads. Nice!
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very nice
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I have taken over 13,000 photos with my camera and your worst is better than my best, so I don't know what you are worried about.
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Thank you all, compliments are most appreciated.

I just placed an order for a new lens and flash. I am really looking forward to receiving them. It's amazing how much those things cost, and I purchased cheap ones!
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Which lens and flash did you get?

My next lens is going to be a sigma 30mm f/1.4. You're right they aren't cheap.
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I bought a Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III Autofocus lens and a Canon 430EX II Speedlite TTL flash. I "only" spent $416 this time. I'm trying to decide on a macro lens to order on payday though.
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Took a few more pictures.



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I just returned my Canon Rebel XS camera to wal-mart and then headed over to Ritz Camera. While I was there I purchased a Canon Rebel T1i. It is pretty sweet, I am really looking forward to playing with it here in a little bit after the battery finishes charging.

Here is a link to it.

I was tempted to pick up the EOS 50D but I just couldn't justify the extra money. Other than losing a couple of pictures per second I believe they are pretty comparable. On top of that the T1i does 1080 hd video!!!
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The Canon 60mm f/2.8 EFS mount macro lens is a fun lens. A friend of mine has it on her XT and I played with it for a bit. I'm not much of a macro person, but I'm thinking of looking at the Canon 100mm macro.
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The Canon 60mm f/2.8 EFS mount macro lens is a fun lens. A friend of mine has it on her XT and I played with it for a bit. I'm not much of a macro person, but I'm thinking of looking at the Canon 100mm macro.
I ordered the Canon 100mm f/2.8 EF USM Macro lens last week. It should be here tomorrow or Wednesday. I enjoy macro's quite a bit so I am really looking forward to it. I purchased it at www.jr.com and got an incredible deal on it. I purchased it for $455, they have now raised the price to $565.
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I think I'll order one as well. here is my current camera (read my review - scroll down to read it)

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I think I'll order one as well. here is my current camera (read my review - scroll down to read it)
LOL, looks like you really like your current camera.
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B&H used to carry a two flash kit, with the wireless module. You can get ETTL 2:1 lighting ratios...
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