this okay for a newbie?

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  1. maulrat

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    Hello all. I just wanted to know your opinion on a camera I just bought. I have never owned anything beyond a point-n-shoot. I am on a pretty low budget at the moment but I want to get started learning the basics of photography. I purchased:

    Canon XTi body and a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 lens w/Canon hood

    I've read a few forums and there seems to be a large variety of Nikon lovers. I went with the Canon because I got a sweet deal and I figure that I have to start somewhere. Is this an okay camera to start out with?
     
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    Absolutely. It's a good body and will hold the full spectrum of Canon glass. It will make a nice back-up too if you decide to upgrade later to a different body. Enjoy it!
     
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    Oh yes, there are a lot of Nikon people and a lot of Canon people.

    I myself have a Canon Rebel XTi, btw good job with a 50mm f/1.8 its an excellent lens :)

    Make sure you read up on Exposure, Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO etc...
     
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    I agree, I would love to get a 1.8 lens... Mine are all 3.5 :hail:
     
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    prodigy2k7 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Lol, yes...
    I have my kit lens and 75-300mm

    I recently bought (month or two ago) a EF 50mm F/1.4 its my favorite lens now :)
     
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    sabbath999 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Have fun with it.
     
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    Not to be snarky... but wouldn't the time to have asked been before you went and dropped hundreds of dollars?
     
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    I'm looking into getting a new camera (DSLR or upgraded P&S). My problem is too many choices. Too many different opinions from people. I need to do what maulrat did and just buy something.
     
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    Canon Rebel XSi
    Get it now!!!
     
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    Yes, but I had to make a pretty quick purchase on the camera body because I had a friend looking to scoop the deal from under me =)
     
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    yeah i was about to say that too lol

    not to mention that the camera only determines the kind of pictures you take to a certain extent. ive seen p&s users taking pics that kill pics taken by some hardcore dslr users.
     
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    I paid $450 for the body (used 4 days; not a scratch on it from trustworthy friend) and $89 for the lens, new.
     

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