Canon DSLR rocks my world!

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    I just bought a Canon EOS XTI 350D

    This is my first DSLR, what do you guys recommend I buy first as far as lense(s) go? already have a set of filters for it... and any suggestions or nifty tips? I'm excited! :mrgreen:
     
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    That camera doedn't exist. XTi is 400D and XT is 350D. I'll assume it is the 400D Xti because you listed XTi first.

    I say get the Canon 50 1:1.8 II and then a Tamron 17-50 1:2.8. For all around. It'd help to specify what you are taking pictures of. If you need a good telephoto I have my eyes set on the Canon 70-200 f/4 L and any L lens would be amazing to look at.
     
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    Actually it's the XT 350D (didn't mean to hit the I)
    and I would love to have an L lense... too bad they cost so damn much
    sorry about the confusion, didn't mean to sound like a complete idiot
     
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    Well the 50 1:1.8 is only $75 USD!!!!!!!!!! It is an amazing lens, especially for low light. It doesn't zoom in and out, and on the XT you need to stand a bit away when taking pics of people but for that price it is a lens every canon user should own.
     
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    doesn't matter, their so similar anyway.

    Just go out shooting before you buy new gear.
     
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    Thanks! I'll deff. look into that... how is the stock Canon EF-S 18-55mm ??? what is it best suited for?
     
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    Cool down there, it's a walk around lens. In my opinion it's a paperweight, but you should go out shooting instead of sitting at your computer wondering about what equipment to purchase.
     
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    :blush: yeah, I'm just excited.... I've been wanting a DSLR for a long time now and last night after streaching my A630 to its limits trying to take pictures of my son, I broke down and bought one. Won't actually recieve the camera till friday and I'm going to Thailand on monday for 7 days, so I wanted to make sure I would have adequate equipment for a DSLR noob to take some nice photos...
     
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    well, You take nice photos, not the equipment.

    BUT, here's a huge tip that will help you get the most out of that lil' 18-55. Shoot at f/8 the entire time if you can and use a tripod. That's going to ensure you can get the sharpest images from your camera. Now you're not going to be able to take a tripod around with you and shoot at f/8 the whole time, but you're going to have to make a decision on what you need to set your camera to.
     
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    Thanks alot, I really plan on using a tripod alot (learned that lesson a long time ago) mind if I ask the technical reasons behind shooting with f/8?
     
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    f/8 is the sharpest on that lens


    You might want to get the 50mm f/1.8 just so you have something fast if need be. With those just go out and shoot. If you find yourself needing something longer, geta telephoto. If you find yourself needing somethign faster (than the kit) get a f/2.8 zoom
     
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    first lens is always going to be a matter of preference and depend on what you shoot.

    If you shoot portraits, the 50mm 1.8 may work, but you may want longer. If you want to take candids or people, you'll definitely want longer. If you like doing architecture you'll want something much wider. If you like macro you'll want the 50mm 2.8 macro or the 100mm 2.8 macro. Thats why you need to go use the kit lens for a while, figure out where are you really lacking, and what would give you the biggest benefits.

    Congrats on the camera by the way, I like the XT.
     

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