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Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jul 11, 2008, 8:54 PM
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Posted By robertpilote
Greetings to all- I promised to post a few...

Greetings to all-

I promised to post a few shots from my recently purchased canon 40d but I haven't quite figured out how to do that on this site yet.

I have shot several hundred photos with my...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jul 3, 2008, 6:35 PM
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Posted By robertpilote
I am amale, so I will only read the instructions...

I am amale, so I will only read the instructions as a last alternative......

Just kidding, I've been reading some, but was hoping for a supplement to the manual.
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jul 3, 2008, 2:14 PM
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Posted By robertpilote
MY CANON ARRIVED YESTERDAY, JUST IN TIME FOR A...

MY CANON ARRIVED YESTERDAY, JUST IN TIME FOR A BASEBALL TOURNY. I HAVE A LOT TO LEARN ABOUT NOT ONLY THE CAMERA FEATURES BUT PHOTOGRAPHY AS WELL. I PLAN ON TAKING LOTS OF PHOTOS THIS WEEKEND AND WILL...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jun 28, 2008, 10:52 PM
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Posted By robertpilote
One other thing I forgot to ask about that has...

One other thing I forgot to ask about that has come to mind in scrolling through th sports section of this web site.

Do Canon cameras come with software to edit the pictures or will I need to...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jun 28, 2008, 9:46 PM
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Posted By robertpilote
Nice. Thanks again John. Talk to you after the...

Nice. Thanks again John. Talk to you after the 4th.

In the mean time, if anything else comes to mind I'll continue to check the site.
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jun 28, 2008, 7:07 PM
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Posted By robertpilote
OK- After much (too much) research, heres my...

OK-

After much (too much) research, heres my end result.

Canon 40d with 28-135mm IS lens and 70-300mm IS lens, extra batteryfor $1699.00

Item by item, the best I could find was:

camera...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jun 27, 2008, 11:58 PM
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Views: 5,189
Posted By robertpilote
John- Thanks again for all your adivce and...

John-

Thanks again for all your adivce and wisdom. I know that a few pointers here and there certainly aren't going to prevent me from taking LOTS ANS LOTS of poor quality pictures during the...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jun 27, 2008, 2:36 PM
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Views: 5,189
Posted By robertpilote
Thanks. The 40d package comes with a 75-300 lens...

Thanks. The 40d package comes with a 75-300 lens but I can upgrade to the 70-300 is lense for $400.00

Do I need to spend the money for the 18-35mm lens to be IS as well?

I guess your question...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jun 27, 2008, 12:04 AM
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Views: 5,189
Posted By robertpilote
How do I know if the aftermarket lenses are IS or...

How do I know if the aftermarket lenses are IS or will that be exclusive to CANON?
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jun 26, 2008, 7:00 PM
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Posted By robertpilote
Thanks. I think I'll spend the extra money on the...

Thanks. I think I'll spend the extra money on the 40d. In reality it is only another $150 than the d80 (plus a 2.8 lens.)

Being right in the middle of baseball will give me lots of good daylight...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jun 26, 2008, 12:21 PM
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Posted By robertpilote
Thanks. Morea general question I guess. I don't...

Thanks. Morea general question I guess. I don't really have any specific lenses in mind.

It's obvious that the hobby/profession of photography is complicated and trying to simplifiy it in my...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jun 26, 2008, 11:43 AM
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Views: 5,189
Posted By robertpilote
Thanks. So it looks as though this could be a...

Thanks. So it looks as though this could be a good "starter package" for me, but will need to start looking for a larger lens.

How important is it for the smaller lenses (18mm) to be IS or can I...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jun 26, 2008, 10:27 AM
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Views: 5,189
Posted By robertpilote
I guess I was hoping that rather than have to buy...

I guess I was hoping that rather than have to buy a camera with two lenses, I can get a multi-purpose lens, if there issuch a thing,with the housing and then buy a longer lens down the road.

The...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jun 25, 2008, 6:05 PM
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Views: 5,189
Posted By robertpilote
ok good point. Although the potential with a...

ok good point. Although the potential with a camera is great, like a computer I will probably only use a fraction of its capabilities. To answer your question, other than kids sports I'll probably...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jun 25, 2008, 4:04 PM
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Views: 5,189
Posted By robertpilote
ok, so now I've spent the day researching the...

ok, so now I've spent the day researching the canon 40d.

I can get into a 40d with 28mm-135mm (3.5-5.6) for 1150.00 from a "known" retailer (costco) and $1349 for a bundle that includes 18-55mm...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jun 25, 2008, 1:16 PM
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Posted By robertpilote
I guess I didn't realize the D80 was such an...

I guess I didn't realize the D80 was such an "old" model.

How important is the image stabilization?
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jun 25, 2008, 12:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,189
Posted By robertpilote
I don't think "limited" sideline time will be a...

I don't think "limited" sideline time will be a problem.

Canon xsi only supports up to ISO 1600, so if 3200 isa must Canon wont fit. One other item I know you've addressed in another forum is the...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jun 25, 2008, 12:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,189
Posted By robertpilote
Hey thanks. I guess I've opened a little bigger...

Hey thanks. I guess I've opened a little bigger can of worms than I thought.

My original intent was the Nikon D80. Costco has a bundle right now for right around $1000.00. It sounds like the lens...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jun 24, 2008, 7:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,189
Posted By robertpilote
Thanks. In hind sight I guess I'm beating a...

Thanks.

In hind sight I guess I'm beating a dead horse here as this same discussion is occurring further down the forum. Any online sources you have had success with that seem to beat "local...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jun 24, 2008, 12:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,189
Posted By robertpilote
Thanks for the post. I am about as far from a...

Thanks for the post. I am about as far from a professional as I could be. I guess I had hoped that I could find a bundle that would work. In reading the post down the page followed by the 2 pages of...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jun 24, 2008, 1:31 AM
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Views: 5,189
Posted By robertpilote
Just read a long post and related replies further...

Just read a long post and related replies further down the page pertaining to the same question I just ask. Off to research sony vs canon.

Thanks
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jun 24, 2008, 1:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,189
Posted By robertpilote
I am looking to upgrade to a dslr from a "PHD"...

I am looking to upgrade to a dslr from a "PHD" style to photograpgh my kids during their sporting events.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"My kids play both play baseball and football, so my...
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