Hi Newbie on-board with EOS 7D

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  1. ernie90

    ernie90 TPF Noob!

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    Hi Guys, just signed up so will start with Hello. Am brand new to photography but wanted to start off with a decent camera (hope this is) got it today its a EOS 7D with 15-88mm lens, Canon EF 70/300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, LP-E6 1800mAh Battery, BG-E7 Battery Grip. Is there anything you can think that I have not got ? I want to take snaps of my kids to start with. Any comments appreciated. :lol:
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the forum.

    You've got a pretty good camera for a 'newbie'. ;)
    If you are mainly going to be shooting your kids, my advice for 'next thing to buy' would be either a 'fast' lens (large maximum aperture) and/or a hot shoe flash so that you can bounce the light (the on-camera flash give you boring light).
     
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    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Look into a 50mm 1.8 or 1.4 lens as your next wide aperture lens.
    Or if you have the coin, look into the faster zoom lenses such as the 24-70 f/2.8 or the 70-200 f/2.8 IS
     
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    Welcome. You got yourself a good body and it should last you far beyond the beginner stages. I agree with the above thoughts -- If you're interested in taking images of your kids, I would get an off camera flash (Canon 430EX or 580EX) and some fast glass (as mentioned, the 50mm f/1.8 is fast and cheap).
     
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    Cheers for the comments guys appreciate the info, have just ordered a 580ex & 50mm f/1.8 need to do some reading now and try to find a local club.
     

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