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w00T! Just ordered my new digicam!!!

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by Bob Vila, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. Bob Vila

    Bob Vila ɐןıʌ qoq Admin VIP

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    Canon Digital Rebel XT DSLR - Silver Body
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    Coming with the kit lense 18-55mm. I also picked up a 2GB SanDisk CompactFlash Ultra II memory card. Can't wait to start shooting with this!!!! I'll start saving up for some other glass (I'd like to get a nice macro and wide area lense down the road).

    w00t!!! :mrgreen:
     
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    Enjoy dude, I just got one of them and it's pimp as hell. The stock EOS 18-55mm lense sucks balls, but if you get an adaptor ring on ebay you can convert it into a decent macro lens. Here are some pics using ghetto macro conversions: http://www.flickr.com/groups/poor_mans_macro/. This summer I'm going to be picking up a zoom this summer hopefully (or whenever I can afford dropping $400+)
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    i like it! canons are :thumbsup:

    im a powershot guy :)
     
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    I hate you. :jealous:

    How much? I'm rockin the Olympus C4000 SLR Like right now... I'd love an SLR... But dont have the money.
     
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    Dang, so now are you considered a "prosumer?" Haha.

    Too bad I can't fork over 800+ for a SLR, my 3.0 mp Nikon will hold me over.

    BTW, what do you use it for? Obviously taking pictures, but demos of your work or whatever?

    Anyway, [​IMG] on a faggot nice camera!
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    I am a freelance webdesigner on the side and a few of my clients warranted the purchase of a better camera (Products, Product Displays, etc.) as well as I am really starting to get into photography as a hobby. My Sony DSC-p10 just doesn't suit my needs right now as it was dropped (not by me) and some of the settings don't work any longer.

    As for price, I paid 800 bucks for the stock Canon Kit (Body, lense, neck strap, etc) with a 1GB CompactFlash memory Card. I also picked up a 2GB Disk as well....

    I'll be sure to post pics of the setup when I receive it :) as well as its first pictures...
     
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    Shipped out yesterday! W00t!!!!
     
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    MikeBergy Blah blah blah....

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    My friend has one of those, he has gotten me into photography too, so I'm using his little fuji in the meantime, until I can affort a Nikon D50.
     
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    i LOOOVVVEEEE mine.

    i need to get a 2gb Ultra 2. (i only have a 512 :cry2: )

    you are in a world of trouble though. cause now you are gonna need a good speedlight like the 550ex, and dont forget a few lenses.

    i would recommend the 70-300mm IS lens, only $550 and hella telephoto with image stability. very nice. aperture is a little limiting, but no big deal.
     
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    2gb SD's are the deal of the day on buy.com

    check the deals forum ad
     
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    Here's a few pics thus far, all post processed :)
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    That camera IMO is the best bang for your buck.
     
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    The dartboard pic is nice, but too much processing on it... It looks dithered...
     
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    That was what I was going for, its going to be printed and put in our kitchen.
     
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    My XT is coming today! UPS should be dropping it off any minute. Did you get a kit or just the lens/body? I ended getting about a grand worth of extras free.
     
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    I bought the kit. Looking into getting a few more glass pieces and a hot shoe
     
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    all there was, was a picture of some accessories, it never stated that it actually CAME with the extras...did you get a confirmation on it?

    And I'd replace that microdrive asap, I've just heard so many bad stories about them going bad after only a few write attempts.

    And wtf is up with all the call for prices?
     
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    I am looking at all of the items in person and everything is here except the extra battery which is on back order. I have not heard anything about the micro drives but they are under warrenty otherwise everything else looks good. Like I said for what I paid I am pretty stoked.
     
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