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    Yo guys! I guess many of you will be knowing me by now.

    I finally bought my 1st DSLR! Guess what I bought? Got myself a new Canon EOS 550D! I bought it at SLR Revolution, Funan.

    My DVD drive is currently spoilt, so I cannot install the software to download the photos on my laptop. Should be getting this fixed in the next few days!

    Cannot wait to start shooting guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizz747 View Post
    Yo guys! I guess many of you will be knowing me by now.

    I finally bought my 1st DSLR! Guess what I bought? Got myself a new Canon EOS 550D! I bought it at SLR Revolution, Funan.

    My DVD drive is currently spoilt, so I cannot install the software to download the photos on my laptop. Should be getting this fixed in the next few days!

    Cannot wait to start shooting guys!
    You don't have a memory card reader...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LexLim View Post
    You don't have a memory card reader...?
    Unfortunately, there isn't one on my Lenovo T61 laptop. I'll be buying a card reader soon, maybe around next week. But I'm not sure, will a SD card reader read CF cards?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizz747 View Post
    Unfortunately, there isn't one on my Lenovo T61 laptop. I'll be buying a card reader soon, maybe around next week. But I'm not sure, will a SD card reader read CF cards?
    Nope, unless that card reader has multiple ports. But hey, i do believe your camera comes with an USB port right? From what i know, you can use that to transfer the pictures
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    Yeah, but it says that I should install the software 1st. I once experienced some problems with my printer when I connected the printer to my USB port without having installed the software 1st.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizz747 View Post
    Yeah, but it says that I should install the software 1st. I once experienced some problems with my printer when I connected the printed to my USB port without having installed the software 1st.
    Have you tried it? Cause my DSLR does not work like that. Bah not so sure about canon, mine's a nikon
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    You mean for your Nikon, you NEED to have the software installed before you can download your photos to your hard drive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizz747 View Post
    You mean for your Nikon, you NEED to have the software installed before you can download your photos to your hard drive?
    No no! As far as i know, all i did was plug it into the computer, go to My Computer and i can access the camera. But seriously it was so long ago and i can't really remember
    I still think a card reader is a good investment as having your camera connected to your computer is rather dangerous sometimes. You could trip over the wire and S**t and have your camera+lens meet the floor.
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    happy shooting!

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    Hi wizz747,

    May i know how much u pay for the 550D? with which lens? Did u buy extra batt?

    Thanks..

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    Your comp shld be able to detect and auto install the driver for the camera. Thus allow you to retrieve your pics straight away.. I'm using this method on my canon without the driver installed...

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    Welcome to CS
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizz747 View Post
    Yo guys! I guess many of you will be knowing me by now.

    I finally bought my 1st DSLR! Guess what I bought? Got myself a new Canon EOS 550D! I bought it at SLR Revolution, Funan.

    My DVD drive is currently spoilt, so I cannot install the software to download the photos on my laptop. Should be getting this fixed in the next few days!

    Cannot wait to start shooting guys!

    Welcome to CS.. Happy Shooting..

    I did not use the CD to install my 50D's driver.. What i did was just plug it in and it will work. If it does not, u can easily go to canon.com.sg to download the driver. and it will work already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizz747 View Post
    Yo guys! I guess many of you will be knowing me by now.

    I finally bought my 1st DSLR! Guess what I bought? Got myself a new Canon EOS 550D! I bought it at SLR Revolution, Funan.

    My DVD drive is currently spoilt, so I cannot install the software to download the photos on my laptop. Should be getting this fixed in the next few days!

    Cannot wait to start shooting guys!
    Oh you haven't already started shooting?

    Can imagine the excitement! When it wears down, upgrade your lens! Happy shooting!

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    Hi, bought 550 @$1123 body only with lens 10-22mm equivalent to 16-35mm and find both suits me well. 15-85mm is ok as a kit lens with good review. 50mm 1.4 on 550 is also good for portrait.

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    Congrats to ur new toy, hope have hrs of fun learning & playing w/ it

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    Happing shooting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyymanz View Post
    Hi wizz747,

    May i know how much u pay for the 550D? with which lens? Did u buy extra batt?

    Thanks..
    Hello!

    I paid $1276 for the Canon 550D Kit I lens, that is 18-55mm lens. No, I haven't bought extra battery; will buy one later.
    Canon EOS 550D. 18-55mm. 50mm f/1.8 II.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahlionel View Post
    Your comp shld be able to detect and auto install the driver for the camera. Thus allow you to retrieve your pics straight away.. I'm using this method on my canon without the driver installed...
    YEs! I just connected the camera to my laptop last night, I could not wait anymore to see the 1st ever photos from my DSLR! I have Windows 7 and it auto-installed the driver and I was able to copy the photos to my hard drive!

    I'm so excited about my new DSLR!
    Canon EOS 550D. 18-55mm. 50mm f/1.8 II.

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