Any Pre-cautions?

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  1. woodsac

    woodsac TPF Noob!

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    Within the next couple of hours, I will be holding my 1st dslr :mrgreen: Here's what I got:
    Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT SLR Camera - BLACK
    Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens
    Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Lens
    SanDisk 1GB Extreme III 133x CompactFlash
    Spare battery
    UV & Polarizer filters for both lenses

    So, before I jump into it, is there anything I need to know about that isn't obvious? I've read about how to change the lenses to help eliminate dust, but that's about it. Any other pointers or advice? Can I just pop on a lense and start shooting once the battery is charged?

    Do you recommend doing the firmware upgrade if it doesn't already have it?

    Man am I excited!!!! I hope to pick up a nicer telephoto before too long. Just got this one to get me by for now. I'm also going to order a Canon 50mm f/1.8
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Ahh....new camera smell....mmmmmmm :D

    Just charge up the battery and start playing. I always like to read through the manual and play with all the features at first...then start having fun.

    Congrats!
     
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    Great!!!! Thanks Mike.

    I took your advice about the 17-85mm. I did a TON of reading and it all led to the same conclusion...try and avoid the 18-55mm kit lense and go for the 17-85mm. All the reviews about the 17-85mm make it sound like a very sharp and reliable lense. It was definately more than I wanted to spend, but it's a long term investment that I'm sure I'll be much happier with.
     

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