A&P Canon Digital Rebel XSi. I just bought one.

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  1. MawcDrums

    MawcDrums Active Member

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    :wavey: to DSLR crew :coold:

    This is awesome. It's going to be a learning curve for sure, but its dark in my house and I bet the pics will be better when I can go outside and really mess around.. but I must say, ISO 1600 is nice ;p...

    any tips or anything??

    I got it at Circuit City for a STEAL because they're going out of business.. $559.99, black body with the kit lens, friggin awesome. :bowdown:

    how the heck do I install Camera Raw for Photoshop?? I double click the executable and it blasts thru a bunch of cameras in the installing field, and then it closes... wtf?
     
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    Book your first wedding for this Saturday!
     
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    MawcDrums Active Member

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    :rofl: no thanks.. I don't think I'll ever do weddings.. I prefer nature photography :hsd:

    plants / bugs cant complain about their double chin :hsd:
     
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    should I get a 50mm 1.8, or save up for the 1.4??
     
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    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    I like the 1.4.. I was thinking I never really shoot @ 1.4, but it came in handy taking some low-light pics last night.
     
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    get a 1.8, or skip it all together. i never seem to use my 50 except maybe for panos.
     
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    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    Because the 1.8 blows, I own one.
     
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    XSi crew :h5:
     
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    Killyin Vicariously I, live while the whole world dies.

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    The 50 1.8 is an excellent door stop.
     
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    I feel that the 50mm 1.8 is probably a good buy because I know we're going to be doing lots of portraits, etc..

    I'd love the 100mm Macro lens...

    Whats a decent zoom to buy??
     
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    Your doors must be pretty shitty doors. It could barely be used as a paper weight.
     
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    The 50 1.8 is a piece of shit. It will teach you about primes and the IQ is decent, but other than that it's a turd of a lens.

    If you want to shoot bugs, save up for a macro lens and a flash. There's a glut of Canon 100mm macros on the market right now because a lot of people were finding them for $318 at CC. You can find them brand new pretty easily for $375-400 on POTN or FredMiranda.
     
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    I'd looove a nice 100mm macro.. some of the pics those things are capable of are ridiculous... speaking of which.. what would you guys reccomend for a tripod??
     
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    I like primes.. I just hate 50mm :dunno:
     
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    Killyin Vicariously I, live while the whole world dies.

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    my doors are properly hung and balanced...they don't sway. Even the 50 1.8 can keep them open. :o
     
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    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    My 50 1.4 is my most used lens.
     

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