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 Post subject: Re: Canon EOS 450D +lens need help
Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:22 pm 
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Hey guys,

Just paid for my camera, I decided to go for the canon 450d with the 15-55 IS lens, canon 55-250 IS lens and a 4 gig card. Getting it delivered hopefully on Thursday/ Friday which gives me a week to play with it until i go to the Kruger :lol: :lol: . Hope that i got a good camera package here. Let me know what you guys think? I bought it from orms.co.za

smile :) "click click click "

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 Post subject: Re: Canon EOS 450D +lens need help
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The proof of the pudding lies in the eating.

We will wait eagerly for your trip report full of stunning photo's!

I am :mrgreen:

Enjoy and try and get as familiar as possible in the next couple of days.

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 Post subject: Re: Canon EOS 1000
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Hi All,

After comparing the 450D and 1000D i went with the 1000D,for R3000 less than the 450 the 1000D is almost identical (There are a few minor diffs which can be viewed on dpreview)

I have only just got it so have not taken to many photos yet but I will be in the Kruger from 13th June! I will post a few pics and let you know how the cam performed when I return.

For what I want to do the 1000D is the perfect camera to start off with.

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 Post subject: It's not so much the camera until
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you get into the complicated stuff.

the 1000 is a fine entry camera as are any of the baby Nikons.
Beware anyone saying that a non SLR is better, as this is not the case at all and is yet to be proven on any scale. Electronic viewfinders etc are getting there but are usually horrible for MF situations etc.

Glass is always the important investment anyway as your SLR body (in the digital age) will be outdated markedly in a few years and you'll have improved to a point where you will want some of the other features.

Remember :-

Glass is a Capital Investment
Bodies are Write-offs

Enjoy the new camera!!

Cheers
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 Post subject: Re: Canon EOS 1000
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Also got the 1000d recently, will try it out in July with our trip, be sure to find trip report with pics - still looking for nice lens to add though.

Note that you cannot take video clips with the 1000D,but I agree a good starter pack for beginners..........like me :dance:


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 Post subject: Re: Canon EOS 1000
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 Post subject: Re: Canon EOS 1000
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I have a Canon EOS 1000 since a few weeks and I´m quite happy with it.
But the real test comes up in November when I take it to KNP for the first time.
It´s my first reflex camera and I´m still a bit worried if you don´t chase off some
animal (especially birds) with the noice of the mirror :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Canon EOS 1000
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No need to worry, my old EOS 3 had quite a loud shutter, and the birds totally ignored it. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Canon EOS 1000
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I've had an EOS 1000D since January 2009 now and very happy with it. Only small irritation for me is the slow continuous shooting speed when shooting in RAW. But image quality is great!

You can see all my shots taken with 1000D - from landscape to wildlife to avian here:

http://www.outdoorphoto.co.za/forum/pho ... user=10589

Just returned from a 5-day trip to KNP (and going to KTP in September) - got some great shots!

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 Post subject: Re: Canon EOS 1000
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Morkel777 wrote:
I've had an EOS 1000D since January 2009 now and very happy with it. Only small irritation for me is the slow continuous shooting speed when shooting in RAW. But image quality is great!


I agree with Morkel, the 1000D is a great entry level camera. I use mine with a 400mm ƒ5.6 Prime Lense !

The 1.5 fps in Raw is not that big issue to me still mange to get some good action shot's.

Here is some photo's i took with it

http://www.outdoorphoto.co.za/forum/pho ... user=10563

Nico Steenberg


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 Post subject: Re: Canon EOS 1000
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Very nice bird pics Nico :clap: :thumbs_up:
'Heron and moon' and '3 in 1' are really great :dance:
Where did you take them?

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 Post subject: Re: Canon EOS 1000
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hey Nico! welkom :)

I just took my 1000D to KTP and used it almost extensively for landscape shots since I borrowed a 40D for action shots - although I must say my wife occasionally used the 1000D with my 'cheap' Tamron 70-300mm lens and got better shots than I did with the 40D+100-400mmL :big_eyes:

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 Post subject: Re: Canon EOS 1000
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flying cheetah wrote:
Very nice bird pics Nico :clap: :thumbs_up:
'Heron and moon' and '3 in 1' are really great :dance:
Where did you take them?


Thank you so much for viewing my Gallery flying cheetah its greatly appreciated :D

The 'Heron and moon' shot was photographed at LC DE Viliers sports ground in Pretoria and '3 in 1' was photographed in Pilanbesberg national Park at Mankwe hide.

Nico


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 Post subject: Re: Canon EOS 1000
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Morkel777 wrote:
hey Nico! welkom :)

I just took my 1000D to KTP and used it almost extensively for landscape shots since I borrowed a 40D for action shots - although I must say my wife occasionally used the 1000D with my 'cheap' Tamron 70-300mm lens and got better shots than I did with the 40D+100-400mmL :big_eyes:


Ha ha Morkel thanks :wink:

I also must ask Hendri his 40D !


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 Post subject: Re: Canon EOS 1000
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Bosveldvisvanger wrote:
Morkel777 wrote:
hey Nico! welkom :)

I just took my 1000D to KTP and used it almost extensively for landscape shots since I borrowed a 40D for action shots - although I must say my wife occasionally used the 1000D with my 'cheap' Tamron 70-300mm lens and got better shots than I did with the 40D+100-400mmL :big_eyes:


Ha ha Morkel thanks :wink:

I think your wife is more capable then you then :mrgreen: , not easy to get use to new gear !

Think i also must ask Hendri to borrow me his 40D :wink:



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