What else do I need?

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  1. RTXPIX

    RTXPIX TPF Noob!

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    I just ordered a Canon XT body and I have a tripod, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II Lens and Sigma 75-300 mm zoom. I will be taking pictures of football games, competitive dance, wildlife and landscapes. I need help choosing a flash and other accessories that I will need. I know the Sigma is not a great lenses for action shots, but that is all that my budget will allow for now. Any advice would be appreciated.

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    I would look to get a flash, i believe the canon one is like a 430 ex or something. Do you have any kind of budget?
     
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    uv filters for your lenses... a polarizer for your landscapes and outdoor shots..

    might want to start looking into photo editing software...

    a hot shoe flash like jimmy said ... (i shoot nikon so can't recommend)

    a bag to hold it all... a wireless shutter remote...

    oh .... and start saving for that next lens you will be craving in three weeks.... it's amazing how you can find the money.....
     
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    Guys,

    Thanks for the quick reply! I was thinking of spending $200-$250 for the flash. I would like to spend less, but not sure if the lower cost off brands are any good.

    What type of editing software do you guys use?

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    You can get the 430EX for about $250. I would stick with the Canon flash rather than the off brand stuff.
     
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    If those are the only 2 lenses you have and you want to do some landscape photography you are going to need another lens. A wide-angle lens is alot more appropriate for landscape photograpy probably he lens you should have gotten as a "kit" lens would have been adequate.
     
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    I agree with JIP.. got the kit lens? that should be fine for now. I also like to carry a spirit bubble level that attaches to the hotshoe. Cheap and convenient in making sure your camera is level.
     

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