A&P New to DSLR, good purchase (for me)?

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  1. Slid.

    Slid. I'm a guy.

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    Canon XTi Body:
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/457506-REG/Canon_1236B002_EOS_Digital_Rebel_XTi.html

    Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/351542-GREY/Canon_9518A002_EF_S_10_22mm_f_3_5_4_5_USM.html

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    I'm mostly interested in city, nature and car shots -- from what I've seen the 10-22mm may not be the best "walk-around" lens but it seems to be great for when you want to be creative and that's more of what I'm looking for.

    I've used borrowed DSLR's in the past and I've loved em.

    I was expecting to pay around $1k, $1200-1300 doesn't hurt.
     
  2. e.pie

    e.pie Active Member

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    I use my 10-22 all the time, it's probably my most used lens

    and if you find yourself wanting something a little bit longer you could get the 50mm 1.8 for $75
     
  3. Ballast

    Ballast Cold Heartless Bastard

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    To be honest, if you're just getting into it, I'd look at a local camera shop for their used bodies. Get either an XT, and XTi, or a 10D. Then maybe a 28-105 lens. And take a photography class or read "Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson".

    That book is the best camera purchase I've made so far. Once you decide if you are into it, you may feel you want to upgrade, but wait until you reach the limits of your equipment.

    But that's just my two cents.
     
  4. Gromer

    Gromer Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K!

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    You can get the Peterson book in pdf format in the sticky. Worth the money though.
     
  5. Ballast

    Ballast Cold Heartless Bastard

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    It's a severe pain in the ass to read that PDF because it's glossy and a crappy scan. The book is only $25 (cost me $32 here in canada). Best money I've spent.
     
  6. NJGuy

    NJGuy "Fuckmefuckmefuckmefuckmef uckmefuckmefuckmefuckm OT Supporter

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    I always recommend what an OT'er recommended to me.

    XT or XTI + Tamron 17-50 2.8
    I love my tammy so much.
     
  7. Gromer

    Gromer Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K!

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  8. mandarin orange

    mandarin orange OT Supporter

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    10-22 is a great lens.

    especially if you're using it for what you said... landscape.. cityscape.. cars.

    great lens
     
  9. lefty

    lefty I :heart: music

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    Personally, I don't see why anybody would buy an EF-S lens.
     
  10. David

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    because it gets a true wide-angle factor on the XTi
     
  11. Rolledsho

    Rolledsho New Member

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    Find a class. It is priceless and eliminates the basic learning curve.

    I took one that met once a week for 7 weeks and it was only like 80 bucks.

    Made a huge difference in my understanding of photography
     
  12. Gromer

    Gromer Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K!

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    I plan on taking one here in SLC :cool:
     
  13. Ballast

    Ballast Cold Heartless Bastard

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    I'm trying to find the time to take one, but I travel soooo much for work. I'd miss over half the classes for last minute emergencies :(
     

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