1st and foremost, big thanks to all in Clubsnap. There really is so much info in this forum. Also thru you folks, I gotten my gear all 2nd hand. Bought a Canon 400D (body) with 12 months warranty left, + a 17-85mm IS USM lens. Once gotten, i went berserk with snapping shots. I even got a Flickr account (at long last) haha.. I simple love taking close-up happy human shots with close aperture for the nice blurry look.
Anyway, i do have some questions:
1) my firmware is only 1.1.0. I saw online that the latest was 1.1.1. Should i DIY upgrade?
2) Since its all 2nd hand stuff, should i send to Canon for servicing? Must pay? Body still got warranty.
3) I've not gotten a tripod and flash. Will go slowly and simply enjoy what i have 1st. But I'm looking for a diffuser for my built-in flash. Tried MSColour earlier, but non-available. But i did search on the net and found diff types, i'm looking for the simplest .. a simple plastic card/filter will suffice. Any recommendations where to buy and how much?