Buying First DSLR, Making A List..

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  1. Mullen

    Mullen TPF Noob!

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    Canon 40D - Pretty much set on this.

    Canon 50mm 1.8 Lens - Of course..

    Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG APO Macro Telephoto Zoom Lens - Decent zoom for now, or is there a better one in this price range?

    CF Card - Not sure, looking at either the Sandisk 4gb Extreme II or III

    Filters (Protective)- Good quality, cheap-ish filter suggestions?

    Anything else I may need? Thanks in advance for your help.
     
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    Sounds really good. You've done your studying.

    I suggest a speedlight for latter uses.

    If you want to save a couple hundred, get a 30D instead.
     
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    I agree.

    If you don't need the 40D, save money on the body and buy better glass. Grab the 70-200 F2.8 L or something.

    I just got my 40D, but needed better high ISO shooting and faster frame rate. At the time, there wasn't a 30D for sale (used), but I got a wicked deal on a used 40D (less then 500 actuations) so I couldn't pass it up.
     
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    might want a lens a bit wider, i found 50mm on a apc sensor not really usable indoors
     
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    The sigma is a VERY decent lens for it's price.
    For the joker who suggest the 70-200 2.8L, you have to know that the sigma cost less than 200$... so even if he was to take a used rebel xt he wouldn't be able to pay for a canon 70-200 f2.8 :p

    The 30D is a decent camera, but it just depent if the price difference is huge between the 30D and the 40D, if not, get the 40D.

    Zorac: yes, 50mm is tight on a APS-C, but it's the only lens that cost so little and that can deliver so much.
    At 28 or 30mm, the lens of this quality cost far more ;)
     
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    Thanks for the input everyone, I finally got it ordered today.

    I ordered:
    the 40D
    Sigma 70-300mm
    Canon 50mm 1.8
    Sandisk 4GB Extreme III
    a monopod to keep the Sigma steady
    one of those lens cleaning pens
    and a bag to carry all my goodies :lmao:


    Now to wait for it to arrive.. :x
     

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