New Year, New Camera, New Focus on PICTURES

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  1. bace

    bace TPF Noob!

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    How goes it lovelies.

    Anyone else pick up a 450D after the holidays? Just picked one up from BestBuy (would never usually shop there but got a great deal)...

    450D
    18-55mm IS
    Canon Battery Grip
    +1 Lithium Ion Battery (2 in total)
    Canon Camera Bag

    =$800(can.) taxes and shipping included.

    Such a good deal I couldn't pass it up.

    Needed a second camera as I've picked up several weddings this year. This was a huge step up from the 300D I was using.

    Next up I need a 24-70mm, and I'm set. Eventually I'll grab a 5D but that's not for a while.

    Anyway, anyone have any neat tips for the 450D? I could read the manual but if there's anything you kids could fill me in on I would appreciate it. Don't even know how to turn on the Live View function at this point.

    Hope everyone is doing well!!!
    Regards,
    Paul
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Happy New Year, sweet pea! Hope you had great holidays.

    Sounds like you got an excellent deal - congrats! :D Sounds like business is picking up, too, good for you.

    You know me - I'll "pick up" a digital camera when hell freezes over. :lol: Maybe a cheap point & shoot for online use...if someone gave me one.
     
  3. bace

    bace TPF Noob!

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    it's kinda weird. for me. i've wasted a lot of time doing things i thought would make me richer quicker, and then i get laid off, and the photography thing takes off to the point where i'm very comfortable right now.

    should have done this years ago.

    it's also weird to have 3 camera's in total. this was just a hobby at one point and somehow i'm 3 camera's deep, two strobes, and all this other equipment...bah. feels good. i'm a "photographer". like I can say it now. cause that's how I live.

    anyway.

    peace in the middle east. go america (now that obama is pres!!).

    :)
     
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    bace TPF Noob!

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    Now I see why people were taking better pictures than me for so long.

    6mp = less details = not so sharp pictures
    12.2mp = SICKLY SHARP PICTURES

    1600 ISO with noise reduction on 450D = AMAZING club shots WOW. Way more color with a long exposure and flash.

    Center AF Point is AMAZING at low light/contrast focusing. SICK!

    Image stabilization, again great for club shots.

    Here I was thinking that I just really sucked compared to these other photogs and all along it was just NEW TECHNOLOGY.

    Time to play catchup.
     
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    you wait - one day the 1D shall be in your hands - then you shall know true sickness!

    Good luck with the camera and the weddings!
     

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