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Old Jul 8, 2010, 7:55 AM   #1
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Default My First DSLR Canon 550D .. very excited

Got my first dslr today
Canon 550D with 18-135 Lens.....

Can someone please suggest which other lens should i go for ...and any other must accessories...
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Old Jul 8, 2010, 8:00 AM   #2
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Congratulations! I'm sure you'll enjoy your new camera. I would not recommend getting another lens just yet. Everyone has different requirements - so the "right" second lens for one person is the wrong second lens for someone else. Use the camera with kit lens for a couple months and see where it's lacking for what and how YOU shoot. Otherwise you end up wasting money on expensive paper weights.
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If we know what you like to shoot it would help deciding on a lens. But you have a good all in one walk around lens with the 18-135. Finding out what it does not do well for you will help make a second lens decision easier.
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Got my first dslr today
Canon 550D with 18-135 Lens.....

Can someone please suggest which other lens should i go for ...
Good advice from JohnG. Don't buy any more lenses for a while. The
18-135mm is a fairly good lens and covers a good range of focal lengths.
Take a few weeks/months/years to sort out your priorities. Lenses are
expensive, you don't want to buy the wrong ones.

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A good camera bag is essential. A tripod would be #1 on
my list of must have accessories.
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Old Jul 8, 2010, 10:46 AM   #5
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extra batteries, a good bag are the most useful accessories to get right away.
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extra batteries, a good bag are the most useful accessories to get right away.
Yep, an additional card and probably an external flash would be my additions.
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Old Jul 8, 2010, 6:02 PM   #7
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thanks alot everyone...especially john..

i already bought canon tripod, Sandisk 16gb SDHC Card (Class6) and a canon bag pack...

will definitely post some pics...
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Congrat's Cameraz

I've nothing really new to add, just to say that with that camera / lens combination you can take many wonderful photos. The 18-135mm lens on a Canon 550D is a very very useful focal range.

Enjoy it. Learn. Practice using various settings. Hone your composition. See other people's photos and posts. Read about light and how to use your camera (all the settings) to get different effects.

Looking forward to seeing your photos in due course.

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Congrats on your Purchase ! I would also look into getting a Nifty Fifty - Canon 50mm F1.8 prime lens. It's pretty cheap..less then $100 bucks. you can have a lot of fun with that lens.. Shooting with primes may even change the way you think about zoom lens! Enjoy shooting !
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Old Jul 25, 2010, 9:58 PM   #10
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hello everyone...

here are some pics..

need suggestion with regards to cloudy moon pic.. i have seen much clearer pictures.. with p&s camera like SX1IS.. is it possible to get more clear picture.. especially after cropping

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