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  1. Good sites for sure.

    I am going to do more with the flash next time. Would decreasing the EF to like -1 help with the bright background? Is that the correct direction?

    Would I need to get my AV settings based on the...
  2. PLEASE advise on metering or avoiding washed out backgrounds!

    I am still learning for sure with my XSI. The other day I had a model and shot some pics at various locations around the lake. The ones that gave me the biggest disappointment were the model was in...
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    I believe the 55-500 would be plenty of range I...

    I believe the 55-500 would be plenty of range I have not looked at those or the price. As I am merely a pleasure photographer its hard to justify the price of some of the big lenses really.
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    Teleconverter for Canon 55-250IS?

    The 55-250IS was my first lens purchase for my XSI and it is a great lens. Although I see I will need a decent priced wider angle next.

    My question is since a lot of my shots outdoors tends to be...
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    Good walking around lens and flash?

    I recently purchased the XSI which came with the standard 18-55. Following loads of advice on here I purchased the Canon 55-250 IS which is a nice lens.

    The 18-55 is not enough zoom and the...
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    Which lens do I need to add to my collection?

    I recently purchased the XSI and I am improving and learning more every day. I have read the sticky on here about lenses but have this question.

    I have the standard 55mm lens and purchased the...
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    AE lock and white balance question.

    I am loving my 450D and the 55-250 lens you pros recommended is great even in my novice hands.

    I have read about AE lock and white balance and viewed some nice videos from Lark on YouTube but...
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    Lens

    Clouseau

    I bought the 55-250 based on all the recommendations from the forum. I looked at several places but I believe I ended up buying from Adorama which is one of the recommended sites as far...
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    Thanks

    I appreciate the clarification. Seems $279 is my best price I have found so I am going for it. It along with the standard kits lens should get me off to a good start.

    Thanks again.
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    Additional question

    If I may add to the OP.........I am confused. I just got the 12MP Canon XSI now is this the 450D? I am going to purchase a 55-250 lens based on the recommendations from you guys but when I click on...
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    Thanks

    Pixels.........that was it! Thank you.
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    Link for reputable dealers.

    I recall a post on here and used it several times where you guys had composed a list of the best online retailers to deal with and some to avoid or be careful with. I can't seem to locate it now.
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    Thanks

    Appreciate the input. I will heed everyones advice and go for the 55-250 Canon IS lens as my first additional purchase.

    Really the only thing other than price that was attractive on the 300mm...
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    Adam...........are you saying that Canon lens...

    Adam...........are you saying that Canon lens which is made by Canon is not a good lens? Is it considered an entry level or basis lens is that why it is not a good one? Did I see the 55-250mm lens...
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    Canon new lens or Sigma refurb?

    I will be going my limit when I order my XSI and standard lens. I really take a lot of long range pictures and will want a telephoto for my amateur photo taking.

    I was looking on Adorama and saw...
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    Unfortunately, if you don't go for the 300mm lens...

    Unfortunately, if you don't go for the 300mm lens it is not as attractive offer I don't think. The camera sells for $899.99 and basically after they discount it you are getting the 300mm for another...
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    What are the bare essentials for new XSI?

    I am on my way this week to buy the Best Buy Canon EOS Rebel XSI that comes with the 18-55 IS plus the bonus Canon 75-300 zoom lens for $999.98 I guess that is a reasonable price for a local...
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    Would a SONY dSLR be wrong?

    I have learned a great deal from the forum and love taking pictures and feel ready to learn even more with my first dslr. I am considering the Sony A300, the Canon Xsi, and the Nikon D60. Each...
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    Great pics scupking. What distance were you? ...

    Great pics scupking. What distance were you?

    I have wrestled with getting the D80 and its not that much more than the D60 its just tough to say when! I think the 200 lens would be fine for me...
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    Which telephoto do I need?

    I am still the ultimate novice but have been doing a lot of reading and research and ready to move from my point and shoots to a DSLR. I have settled on the D60 which I plan on buying with the...
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    Novice question regarding air shows.....

    I am not near the pro you guys are since I just take vacation and family pictures but still love taking them none the less.

    I have an S9000 which is a great camera and capable of more than I have...
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    Camera vs. battery...am I clinging?

    I take lots of pictures but all fun and casual in nature. I have always been exclusive to AA battery cameras when using the point and shoots which pretty much means Canon these days and I am fine...
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    Least shutter lag camera for point and shoot?

    I have the Fuji 9000 which is versitile but big and an older small point and shoot. I want a newer high MP point and shoot.

    I really like the Canon A650 IS for the viewfinder, AA batteries,...
  24. Canon point and shoot accessories for A630 for ex.?

    I have the Fuji S9000 but want something a little more carry friendly. I would like something that can fit in a shirt pocket which something like the A630 can I think. I want the maximum zoom and...
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    Thanks for the info. I kind of figured what I...

    Thanks for the info. I kind of figured what I was asking was to much but just wanted to check in case I have missed something. Let me ask you is the Fuji low light capabilities significant? I mean...
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