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Old May 22, 2009, 3:55 PM   #1
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Default WOW! Huge learning curve needed!

My camera arrived today! I really like it....Read through the manual then went and played with it.
It really is a heavy sucker! Any recomendations for a better neck strap?
I can not believe how fast it is...wow....I am in shock!
So any recommendations for books to get? I did see one in the book store that was for the 50D.
I think this camera will keep me busy for a long time....as soon as I get some pictures ready to upload I will post them! Hope the sun is shinning tomorrow and kids are brave enough to go swimming and diving!
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Old May 22, 2009, 6:02 PM   #2
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Congratulations, we are looking forward to seeing how things go. I wouldn't really worry about getting a book covering a specific camera it is more about learning photography in general. Yes there might be some features of the 50D that are in different places to other cameras but apart from that you are fine. I could happily use a Nikon, Pentax etc and get good results as I understand setting up a dSLR and the basics of photography.

What lenses do you have?
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Old May 22, 2009, 7:49 PM   #3
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I bought the kit lens, 18-200mm. I really like it. I think it will carry me over for awhile. Then I will be able to figure out what type of lens I really need. My main reason for this purchase was to capture my kids springboard diving and swim team. I did ok with swim team with my old Fuji S600 but diving was really tough. With the response of this camera I think I should be able to capture what I want this summer. I do at least have a good eye and timing. Now I just need to learn how to make the most out of the camera!
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Old May 29, 2009, 9:53 AM   #4
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The 50D is a very nice camera. My only experience with an x0D camera was the 20D. I think the 50D is a completely different animal.

I'm sure you'll get great results with it.
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Old Jun 13, 2009, 12:48 AM   #5
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I have the 40D and use the camera hand strap. I regularly have a 70-200 F2.8L lens on the camera and after a while the weight is not an issue
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