Help Please! I'm making the switch

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  1. bellacat

    bellacat TPF Noob!

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    I finally saved up enough money to make the switch from my 35mm to the 40D. I plan on buying my xmas present to myself LOL from B&H but wonder if its better to go with Adorama instead. Is there a difference?

    Also I don't know if its worth the money to buy an extended warrantee. I have in the past but have never used it. Going to DSLR is it worth the cash? I don't mind spending but I wanted to ask.

    Last, what kind of memory card would you recommend buying to use with the 40D? I wouldn't want to make the mistake of getting the wrong one.

    TIA for your help.
     
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    My brother just got it from B&H. I get all my stuff from them as well. No reason not to really...

    Get the package with 2 x 2gb cards...it comes with sandisk ultras and is only like 40 bucks extra.

    I wouldn't buy the warranty, but that's just me...
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    do you pla to switch whithin one system? (Nikon to Nikon, or Canon to Canon, or .) .. or do you also switch completely to a new brand?

    if you plan on using your old lenses, then you should consider the crop factor. if you did like the short range of your lenses in your 35mm days, then you will probably want a wider angle lens soon.
     
  4. Lot's of people here have had positive experiences with both - I have had two terrible experiences with Adorama, and will even cross the street when I walk past them in Manhattan.

    B&H is my choice.

    The only time you will ever need an extended warranty is if you didn't buy one.
     
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    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Find out what it costs to do a major non-warranty repair and put that amount in the bank. If you don't need it then you will still have it after the time would have run out and if you do then there is a good chance that that amount will cover the repair.

    Also look into insurance (the real kind that covers theft and most everything else) as you may find that is the better deal.
     
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    It really depends on how you're going to take pictures. I shoot RAW+Large JPG. But I suggest that you get two (2) 4gb cards and alternate between the 2 cards.
     
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    I stick with B&H for my online needs when I can. Thier customer service is outstanding. Never had a problem with them in all of my dealings. If you get the CF cards, splurge a little for the faster ones if you can; 266X and more. The 6.5fps on the 40D can really fill the buffer fast in burst shooting RAW (if your into that) and the faster cards can squeeze in a couple of extra shots. No less that 4GBs. At 10.1MP RAW anything less fills up rather quick in the digital world.
     
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    I've dealt with Adorama 2 times now. Prices were good, service was good... delivery costs were beyond outrageous.

    B&H or another "known" vedor on Amazon gets my hard earned dollars now.
     
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    I plan on staying within Canon :) I hadn't thought about the wide angel lens so thanks for the heads up. I am saving up to get a 50mm f1.4 next.
     
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    Oh ya i saw that. I figure i can upgrade to larger and better cards at a later date.
     
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    bellacat TPF Noob!

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    i have never shot in RAW before so thanks for the heads up. I will look into the better cards :)
     

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