My New B-Day Present

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    So my Fiancee totally surprised me and bought me a new canon 40D camera. I am so excited to start shooting with this and have so much more to learn.
     
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    Hey Jake,
    Congrats, that's awesome. There will be a big learning curve from a point and shoot to an SLR though, so be patient and feel free to ask any questions you may have along the way. I highly suggest the book "Understanding Exposure" by Bryan Peterson to begin with. Also, I would suggest that you only shoot in color and since you like B&W, convert to it, post process.

    Good luck!
     
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    luckyyyyyyyyy
     
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    Happy Birthday!
     
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    I had to save 4 months to buy mine!
     
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    Thanks for the advice. Yeah, I have already run into some walls it feels like, but I used the manual settings on my point and shoot camera so I have somewhat of an understanding on that part. Still there is a lot to learn. I also do like what you said about shooting in color and then changing it in post process. You are not the first to tell me that.. since then I have been shooting in color only.
    Anyone have a suggestion on a good portrait lens?
     
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    50mm f/1.8, great buy for only like 100 bills
     
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    ^Less than that!

    See, us Canon users get our lenses 20% cheaper!! ;)
     
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    cool, thanks for the reply. Ill have to check that out.
     
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    Happy Bday!

    Great present! Does she have a twin sister in ireland?

    I'm looking at the 50mm as a portrait lens as well.

    www.photo.net has a load of good stuff in the learning section.
     
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    lol... that's 100 100s...
     
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    hahaha.. unfortunately not.

    I think I'm going to aim for that 50mm lens, unless I can find a good zoom lens with that low of an aperture.
    I would also like to get a good macro and wide angle lens... any suggestions?
     

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