A&P just bought a canon rebel xs

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  1. BlackdeathM3

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    picked up a canon rebel xs, light use, with a couple filters, kit lens and a 4gb card for $330.

    this is my first DSLR, nicest camera I've had before this is a canon S2IS, so I can't wait to figure this one out.

    any thoughts on it? piece of junk? good beginner DSLR? I read some reviews on it online and they all seemed pretty good.

    I'm wanting to get a fish-eye lens to mess around with and I've seen some on ebay for like $40-50, I imagine they aren't the best quality but will get the job done.

    any other must haves I should start saving up for to get for it?

    :wavey:
     
  2. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    the fisheye "lenses" that screw onto the end of another lens are pieces of shit. :o which lens/lenses came with it? things to start saving for, lenses, lighting, and bags to carry it all in.
     
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    50mm f/1.8
     
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    For $40 or $50 you aren't going to get a wide angle lens, but a piece that screws onto your lens to give a wide angle effect.

    edit:tetsuo beat me to it
     
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    I have one of those digital concepts wide angle screw on things or my 28-135mm kit lens and it does work, but only at 28mm and the corners go a little soft. Otherwise its good enough for widening that lens for vacation photos.

    The XS is a great camera though and you'll love it.
     
  6. Wobistdu

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    congrats bro. you can def get in to photography with that. if you outgrow, you can always resell it and get something else. luckily, all your canon lenses will work with the next canon
     
  7. BlackdeathM3

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    I know to get a really good fisheye lens to take panoramic shots better, I'm going to need to spend some dough.

    mainly looking to mess around and get some pics like this,

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  8. Wobistdu

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    why do you want a fish eye?
     
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    Yep.
     
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    Gooooood DSLR....................................
     
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    now if I can just learn how to use it properly! lol
     
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    let me be the first to tell you that the "want" for this type of photo will cease very quickly. And by very quickly, I mean VERY quickly.

    Don't spend $40-50 on adapters like this...Save that money and buy something worthwhile.
     
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    learn the basics of exposure (aperture, shutter, ISO, etc) then shoot in Program (P) or aperture-priority (Av) until you better understand how everything works and then try your hand at manual mode

    dont ever use the green box :mamoru:
     
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