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Old Jan 17, 2010, 1:45 PM   #61
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my1hd,

If you go with the canon and the 50mm f1.8, when you are shooting macro, put the lens into manual focus, the AF will not lock on something 1.4ft away. It does a pretty nice job on macro by itself the close up lens will give it close to a 1:1 macro ability.
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Old Jan 17, 2010, 1:53 PM   #62
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no, that is a slave flash, not a dedicated flash.

also, stay away from those xx piece kits. they are of low quality. your money is better spent on fewer, better accessories, purchased separate.

once you decide on a camera model, we can help find a flash that fits it well.
Thanks! Do I need a flash right away you think? Considering I'm used to a P+S I thought the higher ISO + the on board flash would be ok to start.

I can get a sony a230 kit and a 50mm lens for 580.00........
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You can hold off on the flash it is not a right away item. For you need right now, the body a kit lens and the 50mm are the priority base on your posts.
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What is the newest version of the cannon xs? Is it the XSi? It came out in 2008 right? I'm off to test out cameras in a minute.
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The XSi is the higher grade camera, and they came about about the some time. They replace the XTi and XT
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I think I'm going to go with the cannon. After testing them out it seems like the most comfortable and easy to maneuver. I'm going to keep mulling it over a little Before I order but I'm pretty sold on the xs
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The canon is a good camera, and very easy to find lenses for upgrade. Most important this is that the ergos work for you.

If you get the 50mm 1.8, you can see if the marco ability is good enough for you before getting the close up add on lens for it. Just use the manual focus of the macro work.
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Congratulations on narrowing things down to the Canon XS. It is a fine camera and a camera whose ergonomic works very well for my small hands. As I am sure you probably already know, the Canon XS is also one of the most favorably reviewed cameras in its class.

I managed to take all of the requested photo yesterday after getting Bradley, my husband up and navigating. Then we had a total power failure along the Oregon Coast. We did not get the power restored until well after midnight last night.

So just for comparison I will go ahead and post those promised sample photos, even though the very unavoidably delayed due to the massive power outage. We will begin with the Sony A-200/A-230 using the Sony 55-200mm lens.

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Here is the 100% cropof the Sony shot.

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Here is the Olympus E-510 shot.

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