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Old Jan 3, 2011, 7:52 AM   #11
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you will find out that bags grow fast with a dslr. I have 6 bag, backpacks shoulder and sling bags. This is really a personal preference. Lowepro, delsey, crumpler, kata, tamrac, and couple of other camera bag maker make good bags.
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Old Jan 3, 2011, 2:55 PM   #12
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Thank you for reply shoturtle.
I guess $25 is not a bad price for a brand name bag.
Will start out with that.
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I think if you went out and used your camera for a while, you would be able to figure out your needs. On the web you will get millions of opinions, you need to go use your new camera.

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That's absolutely right Mark.
That's why I didn't want to get expensive accessories right away.
It'll arrive this coming Thursday and will start playing with it. Looks like I have all the basic stuffs to start out.
Thanks for suggestion.
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Old Jan 4, 2011, 9:54 PM   #15
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Quick update:
I figured the Tamrac Expedition 3 is a little too small.
So I bought a Lowepro Orion Trekker II.
It has top compartment where few personal things can be placed and the bottom compartment holds a DSLR with couple of lenses. It should be good for occasional hiking and throwing in the car.
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Old Jan 8, 2011, 12:45 PM   #16
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Thank you for quick reply shoturtle.
As you may have recalled, I was active in FZ35 forums but I sold that due to low light issues.
The reviews on Canon kit lenses are good but I am also looking at sigma lenses to replace these if I decide to sell.
Instead of adding more than 2 lenses, I was thinking if a portrait lens and another one with some zoom (somewhere in between the two lenses) will be a better setup.

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If I keep the 55-250mm lens and a 50mm prime, would I miss anything that I could get from 18-55mm?
I got some REALLY good low light shots with the FZ35 BUT I too have made the plunge into a T2I, going to buy it in a couple of hours and can't wait
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I got some REALLY good low light shots with the FZ35 BUT I too have made the plunge into a T2I, going to buy it in a couple of hours and can't wait
I never got any decent shots from FZ35 in low light and sold it.
T2i is amazing in regards to low light.
I got the two lens setup from amazon at really great price.
Need to go out more to try shooting.
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add the ef 50 1.8 and it will really increase low light ability. The t2i shoots very nicely at 3200iso. But a big primes help even more, and will give you some good shallow dof control as well. And it is cheap, 90 dollars.
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add the ef 50 1.8 and it will really increase low light ability. The t2i shoots very nicely at 3200iso. But a big primes help even more, and will give you some good shallow dof control as well. And it is cheap, 90 dollars.
Yes, 50mm f1.8 is in the list.
Right now, I am waiting for the hoods (1 for 18-55mm and 1 for 55-250mm), lcd protector and backup battery.
The problem is to find time for shooting.
This winter time is really bad. By the time I come back home from work, it's already too dark and weekend just passes by so quick.
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50 1.8 will let you shoot indoors. But I like to shoot in the dark. It is a good time to work on long exposures shoots at night and in the winter the air is generally very dry, so you get very crisp photos because there is not haze issues.
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