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Old Aug 16, 2010, 8:36 PM   #11
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What site do you recommend for photo sharing?
I currently have accounts on Photoshop.com and Flickr.

I'm not a big fan of either.
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Old Aug 16, 2010, 9:25 PM   #12
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Use www.smugmug.com it works much, much better.

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lens I have form adorama, never had a problem with them. As they carry factory referbs not 3rd party. Well at least their canon referbs.
All refurbished units sold by Adorama are refurbished by the manufacturer



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Can you bargain with Adorama?
Not on a refurb - but the used department might be able to look at a part-exchange for you on your existing equipment.
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Old Aug 17, 2010, 9:34 AM   #14
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So I think I am gonna get this:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...XS_BLACK_.html

(please no on else get it!)

Need to get some advice though, what lens could I purchase for $150-200 dollars to fit with this body?

Is there a list of compatible lenses for this model?

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Old Aug 17, 2010, 9:58 AM   #15
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Any lens made for the Canon EF or EF-S mount (Canon or third party) will work fine.

What do you want to shoot?
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Old Aug 17, 2010, 10:03 AM   #16
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drtchocky-

As long as you are prepared to buy another camera in 6 to 8 months, that Canon XS body will work for you. You see, no matter what lens you put on that body, it is basic and soon you will be wanting more features. Also you should keep in mind that you are buying into a system. So you will in all probability be staying with Canon. The usual scenario is that you will keep the lens and sell the body, as you move upward, camera-wise.

Regarding lens choices, the usual lens is the Canon 18-55mm IS kit lens, though if you want more zoom you might select the Sigma 17-70mm lens. It all has to do with how you shoot and your shooting style. Keep in mind that the lens will cost from just under $100 to around $350, depending on your lens choice and if you are purchasing new or not.

That body has no guarantee at all. That adds an element of chance to that selection. That is why my selection of the Sony A-230 was a brand new camera with a full 1 year guarantee, and the Sony 18-55mm kit lens. The Sony 55-200mm zoom has been selling for less than $100 on E-Bay.

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In the end I used my SX20IS to trade in towards the purchase of a refurbed Canon Rebel XS at Adorama.... cost? $272. I think I got a good deal. Also it comes with a full year factory warranty.
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Congratulations, drtchocky-

You got a good deal and a good camera. Now let's have some fun and take some photos.

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