Need some beginners advice

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  1. Notoriusjt2

    Notoriusjt2 TPF Noob!

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    I recently bought a canon t1i with the 18-55 kit lens. i already have a bag, a 16GB card, and an extra battery. I am going on a trip here soon to tennessee and then to north carolina, and will be shooting the whole time.

    I am wondering if i am gonna regret not have a zoom lens to have with me. I dont have a large budget so im only looking to spend maybe 200 bucks if i need one.

    im also looking at getting a couple filters such as a circular polarizing filter and an infrared filter just to mess around with.

    CN: what do i need to go traveling with a canon t1i kit?
     
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    TJ K No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    You might have to move a bit more with the kit lens but i would just save up for a bit better glass but it seems like you are pretty set. Do you have a tripod if not i would recommend one for those good pictures of water to slow down the motion and give it that dreamy effect idk what type of bag you have but i have a lowepro aw so it has a cover to get wet and dirty and protect your goods! GL
     
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    You can find a 70-300 III 5.4(i think) online for around 200... its not the greatest lense...but if your looking cheap this does alright.
     
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    It's the EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III USM and it's okay...tends to have bad CA on the long end though (which is why I didn't suggest it).
     
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    yea a friend of mine has this lens and i wasnt very impressed with it. maybe ill save up for a better lens instead of wasting my money on something i might not be happy with.

    anyways any advice on the filters? does anyone here use them?
     
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    I'm getting some Graduated Nuetral Density filters fairly soon myself to do some landscape shots, but as you are a begginer I'd just stick to learning how to use your camera in Manual first so you dont have to much on your plate. Have fun!
     
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    problems with filters is that you can't use all your filters with all your lenses as the diameter of the lenses vary. all there lenses I have use different size of filter.
     

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