Bought a Canon Digital Rebel

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  1. whatsafrog2do

    whatsafrog2do TPF Noob!

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    Am I insane or what? My Olympus is not even 5 weeks old and now this?
    This camera is flying off the shelves. When I was in the store today, at least 5 people were asking about it. And to double my insanity I also bought a Sigma 70-300mm lens. What am I thinking?

    First impression? It's a bit heavy but looks like it's easy to use. I had to install the software before I could download the pictures, unlike in my Olympus

    I couldn't take outside photos because it was dark when I got home. Here's a sample taken of my living room. I have to read some work materials for a breakfast meeting but I think I'll read the camera manual instead.

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    Good choice. It's almost the 10D at a fraction of the cost.
     
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    Don't let the night time keep you from going outside. It does do up to 30 second exposures!
     
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    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The URL works so why the Red X
    Is it a setting on my machine or the host site?
     
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    I like the red x :p

    how much did you buy the 300D for and where did you buy it from?
     
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    congrats & welcome to the club, it's a great camera. Can't see ur pic though :scratch:
     
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    Sorry about the no-show jpg. I moved it to another server so it should show up now.

    I got the cam from Henry's for $1599 Cdn. They have a promo on a package worth $149 Cdn for a Canon carrying case, 256MB CF card, a Velbon tripod and a cleaning kit. I already have a tripod so I paid $100 for the kit plus the sales guy threw in an adapter ring and upgraded the card to the Ultra version of SanDisk and 2 tickets to the Photographic and Digital Imaging Show for Oct 3-5.

    This camera comes with a battery pack BP-511 (lithium ion). I need to buy another one but it costs around $120 Cdn.

    I forgot to ask in my original post my question about the Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 II Macro Super. Is this a good quality lens? Should I keep it or exchange it for something else? I haven't tried it yet, in fact I haven't even got a chance to check the camera out. Will do tomorrow but it's supposed to rain a lot. Thanks to Isabel.

    Edit: I found a similar question in the forum and I followed the link provided. Still let me know what you think. Thanks!
     
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    if you want to save some ca$h on the battery, do a search on ebay and get one from a 3rd party manufacturer (I paid like $15) and it works as good as the original Canon battery...
     
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    That's what I'll do I'll buy a cheaper kind that I will use when runing the date/time and use the origial battery for taking photos. According to the manual, i should be able to take 350 pictures before recharging is necessary.
     

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