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Old Sep 3, 2010, 8:47 PM   #1
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Default Ordered a T1i FINALLY

Just had to post this since after pondering over a camera for several months, I finally ordered it. Almost got the T2i when I noticed it for $849 at Costco the other day, but that came off their site and the T1i was up for $679 so that made my decision easier as I don't care too much about the video on it anyways. I'll use that extra $170 for a lens or flash or something later on. I appreciate everyones help and expect me to ask all kinds of questions about my new camera once I get it! Are there any accessories or anything you guys can think of that are pretty important or useful that I should get right away? I need a case but I'll probably look at them in the stores.
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Old Sep 3, 2010, 8:55 PM   #2
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This is a good case.
http://www.amazon.com/Canon-2748B002.../dp/B0015WO1Q6
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I sugggest an extra battery. I even have a second charger.

You will, of course, need an SDHC card or two. If you won't be shooting continuously or recording video, you can get away with a Class 4 or even a Class 2 card, but for continuous shooting (sports/action/wildlife, or anything really) or recording video, you should get at least a Class 6 card.
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Old Sep 7, 2010, 2:44 AM   #4
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Thanks for the tips. Anything else I need you can think of?

And I will post more in the other sections when I get the camera and have questions about things, but to start with, do you think trying it out in AV mode is a pretty good way to learn?
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Thanks for the tips. Anything else I need you can think of?
A good (not necessarily expensive) bag is probably #1 on your list.
You will have to decide whether you want to buy a dedicated case
to fit your camera like the one suggested by shoturtle, or a larger
camera bag with room for extra lenses, flash, battery, filters etc...

A tripod would be my choice for item #2. A spare battery and memory
card is useful, but probably not essential. The T1i can take several
hundred shots on a single charge. An 8GB card will take several
hundred RAW or well over a thousand JPEG images.

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do you think trying it out in AV mode is a pretty good way to learn?
As good as any. The best way to learn is by making lots of mistakes.

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If you've only got the camera body and kit lens, I think it's probably too soon to worry about a case. That's for when you've got 2 or more lenses, and the case needs to accomodate them. If they're small and light you'll need one kind of case, but if they're big and heavy, you'll need another. Worry about it then.

I suggest you get your feet wet with P mode first, just to get accustomed to the controls. From there, you can venture into the scene modes to see how they work differently. Then you can decide whether Av or Tv suits you better.
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congrats dj76 on the t1i happy shooting...
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