Hi photo people !
great to be here and have been looking at past posts,,, Fantastic photos and info ,,,,Cheers!
I used to have a SLR (20 years ago) and then went through the new digitals,,,,,, first 1 mp canon,,,, then a 3.2 ,,,,then the 9mp and 10x optical canon sx
after all the point and shoot machines I had i felt like i have forgotten how to take a photo !
so 2 months ago I started trawling feebay and after watching 300+ auctions i grabbed a 550d (actually a rebel T2i ) for 400 smackers and now I can teach myself to creep away from the green square on the dial and have some fun
so I wont be very good for a while
but I love taking photos and seem to find plenty of subject material to keep me happy !
bear with me a little please as Im slow to pick up the terminology and the right words but once its in there it stays there.
Well here goes , I know i need to wait for 25 posts b4 being able to sell and buy or use some of the deals on this forum and Im fine with that ( your about to get the usual dumb arsed questions for my slow learning curve) but when the time is over I will be looking for the usual stuff and can wait ,,,so in the meantime here are my thoughts and""" ALL feedback is welcome """
I have the 550d
so first will to get the cables ,discs (or copies), charger for the battery it came with and get myself a screen protector for the LCD ( will see how it looks when its on)
Im not worried about photo software as what you see is what you get ( too lazy to learn another computer programme really !) however I will crop an image to get what I wanted to start with but couldnt work out how to get itso I have bought a 1.5 terra byte hard drive to store on and will get a backup later and just use the laptop for now.
I will go for an origional canon battery grip and stock up on AA lithium rechargeable batteries as I have labourers hands and need the extra grip.
then im after a few lenses---- first to hunt down will be a 28-105 usm lens,, not the bad ones ( ive been reading!)
then a few primes as I love macro subjects and want to play more with them ( cannot afford good zooms yet)
then I will try to hunt down ( when money permits) a 16 or 17 - 35 2.8L usm ( that will be my cherry )
so as my peace offering here is my fav photo of my kid on the sema4 jetty nearly 10 years ago taken with my 1 or 3.2 mp canon cheapie
catch you all soon
I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center.