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Old Oct 2, 2004, 12:59 PM   #1
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ok, i've been researching the 10D, the 12-24mm sigma lens, and other lenses...

i know wat i want there...for the most part...

most of it depends on prices in a couple months...

but, am i forgetting anything?

i'm hoping to get the 10D with the 1GB CF card...

which, sadly isn't a huge amount of RAW shots..but, it's about as many shots as i have now with my G2 at large superfine...

ok, so here's my question...

other than canon 10D, two lenses, memory, tripod, and flash......

thanks!

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Old Oct 2, 2004, 1:32 PM   #2
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How about a trip to anywhere you want in the world to take your first pic with it?

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Old Oct 2, 2004, 1:33 PM   #3
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Hello Vito! I think you shouldn't tress about this awesom camera... Go and by it! I love my 300d. I only have the kit lense and EF 50mm 1,8. It will rock 100 % anyway compared your old G2 ;D

I dont want to sound rude ... If i do , it's cause this language broblem... you know my native language is Finnish ;D



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Old Oct 2, 2004, 2:23 PM   #4
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Don't want to make you second guess yourself but since the 20D just came out and is a replacement to the 10D do you really want to get a "old" camera? I know the 10D is a great camera but the 20D improves on it.
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Old Oct 2, 2004, 2:24 PM   #5
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You might want to consider a case for the camera and lenses. I know Canon makes a kit that contains a large bag, a extra BP-511 battery and a 58mm UV filter. I keep my Rebel, my Tamron 100-300mm, my speedlite 220ex and a few other small necessities in it quite nicely.
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Old Oct 2, 2004, 2:33 PM   #6
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You better hurry cause the 10D is out of production-
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Old Oct 2, 2004, 2:40 PM   #7
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haha very true setiprime...

i have chosen the 10D, because i'm not sure i'll be able to come up with the money for the 20D...

lol, ryan..i got that covered actually...this summer i'm taking a trip out west...

meaning...

yosemite, arches, antelope canyons, carlsbad caverns, sawtooth mountains, zion, bryce, and MUCH more...

it's gonna be a blast, and unbelievable...

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Old Oct 2, 2004, 2:58 PM   #8
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There are lots of fun 'go-withs' you can see/hear about for your intended setup. The one that comes most quickly to my mind - based on your own words - is either additional memory cards - OR - an Xdrive or something similar (laptop if you have one) to offload the many shots you take and have memory to take more.

You said "which sadly isn't a huge amount of RAW shots". That is why I suggest what I do. That seems to be your biggest concern. The camera, lenses, tripod and flash seem decided. So, I'd think about the memory situation. (And, I agree about shooting in RAW if you're serious with important or once-in-a-lifetime type shots). A 1GB card in a 10D will give you about 150-160 RAW images. Either be prepared to offload them or change cards to keep going.
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yes, i have a laptop, in fact, i'm using it now

on the trip i'm taking, i will, most nights if not all, have the ability to download and burn my pictures...

so i think 160 would be enough...but, i'm not sure i'd always shoot RAW...

of course it all depends on if i have any "extra" money after all the lenses the body and the 1GB card...

lol

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Vito, some important things you'll want in addition to what you listed...

1. Extra battery (BP-511)
2. UV filters to protect your lenses
3. Camera case (I'm using the Lowepro Topload Zoom 1 - about $25)
4. Lens cleaning cloth
5. Formula MC liquid cleaner for lenses (I got it from www.2filter.com)
6. Lens hoods (in case they are not supplied with your lens - mine wasn't)

Some extras you might really like in the future...

1. Circular polarizing filter
2. Infrared filter for some fun
3. Ton of other stuff... :-)
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