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Old Nov 27, 2004, 9:38 PM   #1
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YEEEHAAAAAA!!!

wow...i'm so excited...just picked up my Drebel tonight

can't wait to take some shots

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Old Nov 27, 2004, 10:43 PM   #2
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I remember someone's test shots with a 20D when he first got it. It showed pictures of a UPS truck -- presumably the one that delivered it.

A couple of indications of proper use of a 300D:

1. You need to buy an USB 2 / Firewireexternal card reader because transferring images is too slow otherwise.

2. You need to buy a new hard drive to store those images.

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Old Nov 27, 2004, 11:31 PM   #3
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hahahaha

if he owned an earlier camera with the same battery like i did (well...do..)

i brought it home (from sears) popped out the battery out of my G2 and put it in, threw my new 1gb lexar cf card in, and snapped a few

it's a bit different than the G2...and the silver is very dark

looks better in person than on the web

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Old Nov 27, 2004, 11:43 PM   #4
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Very nice. I'm look foward to what you can produce with it.

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Old Nov 28, 2004, 1:25 AM   #5
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> 1. You need to buy an USB 2 / Firewire external
> card reader because transferring images is too
> slow otherwise.


So it's not just me then? I thought maybe it was
because my mother board had USB 1.0 or something
(which I'm not sure it does). If I download 30
pictures or so, it takes at least 10 minutes. A
card reader is in order I'm sure...

I wonder why the transfer rate is so slow...? Yes,
the pictures are about 4x the size of my last
camera, but the transfer is way beyond 4x as long.

Trooper

PS. Vito, congrats on the new camera!
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Finally! Congratulations, Vito! I guess now we'll see the 4591 posts you are currently at take a sharp jump up to the 10000 mark perhaps? Oh, you are going to be one tough puppy to keep from straining at the leash now...

Seriously, the suggestions by the others to get an external card reader and an extra hard disk are pretty much on the mark. Since I've gone digital over 3 years ago, but especially since I moved up to a DSLR this past August, it's been my realization that this hobby/profession is all too oftenabout money... spending it, that is! :sad:Between software and various pieces of computer and/or camera equipment, money just flies out the door. Oh well, doing my part to keep the economy going I guess...
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The pictures I have taken in the 3 months I have had a rebel take up twice as much total space as all the pictures from my previous 5 cameras combined!

6mp takes up a lot of room... a fast firing camera encourages multiple shots for EVERYTHING!

And yes, get a card reader.

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Congratulations!

Of course, now you'll have even more to save up for::-)

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Vito

Congradulations. Have some great fun.

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Congrats vito. I've been reading how long you've wanted to make the jump to DSLR, way to go. Early Xmas gift for yourself? And now that you've made the initial investment, get ready for the REAL investment: lenses! :G
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