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sohwayne

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planning to get a Canon DSLR 450D coming monday...

any essential items apart from the camera + kit lens itself?

budget constraint also.. :p
 

hongjone

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extra battery, extra memory card, and maybe a filter for the lens.
 

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Make a dry box to control storage humidty an essential purchase item too.
 

ahbian

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As usual, I would say a proper storage first- dry cabinet.

Anything else depends on what you intend to shoot.
 

sohwayne

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i like those portrait shots by u people here in the forum, hehe...

what kind of lens should i go for in future as i a true newbie.. :p
 

KenBit

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Canon I don't know.
Maybe,
Canon 10-22F/2.8
Canon 24-70 F/2.8
Canon 70-200 F/2.8 IS
Canon 600
Canon 100-400
 

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Canon 10-22F/2.8 - Wide Angle photos, good for landscape
Canon 24-70 F/2.8 - Walkabout multipurpose lens
Primes - 50mm, 85mm etc - good for portraits

The rest are Zoom lens below, good for taking close shot of wildlife from a safe distance (without alarming them that is)
Canon 70-200 F/2.8 IS
Canon 600
Canon 100-400

TS must know what you want to shoot.
Lens above are edited with some purposes to guide you. But some are deadly expensive so be mentally prepared.:devil:
 

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TS mentioned "budget constraints"..so how come those 24-70 f/2.8 or 70-200 f/2.8 lens considered for recommendation?:rolleyes:
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 will be not bad IMHO. it can do decent lowlight work and nice portrait shots without having to squeeze out your bank account.
don't forget u guys also reminded him about memory card, tripod, bag, cleaning stuffs, extra batteries, dry cabinet...wow...
what about flash gun and battery grip:p
 

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