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Thread: Finally, I put down the order. Sweat

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    Finally, I put down the order. Sweat

    After one weeks' research, today I went to a meet with some senior photographers and ask their opinions on what camera I should buy and I got totally different opinions.

    the first said Canon 1000D is not bad for a beginner.
    The second suggest at least Canon 500D
    The third one say for a serious players, I should go Canon 7D directly.
    Finally one of my friends said 5D mark II is the only right choice.

    After some struggle, I finally decided to get Canon 7D.

    Now I've put an order at DWI with 7D plus EF-S 18-200mm IS Len plus Canon Speedlite 430EX II plus a some cards and bettary.

    The total cost is $2661 maybe still need to pay the GST.

    Finally, the searching game is over. Now I can have a peaceful heart to wait my gears come to me hopefully, safe and in good condition.

    Sweat

    Thank you all for give me good suggestions.
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    Congrats Larry, you'll love it. Now the fun begins.

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    That's a great set-up you have ordered and a good choice of camera Congratulations and may you have many years of enjoyment from it all..

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    Yes a good set up. Looking forward to seeing some photos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allann View Post
    Congrats Larry, you'll love it. Now the fun begins.
    Thank you Allann, thank you for your suggestions and many good tips on composition. For me there is a long jouney to go and I am happy that I can have some good friends and teachers like you around me.

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    Nice combo, you're gonna have fun
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi View Post
    Sweet
    Yes, sweet that he's sweating on its arrival, eh kiwi? Or should that be "swot", mate?
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    Well sweat choice Larry, One thing that was recommended to me via the Canon Forum was a Learning Book and DVD package that makes light work of your new gear. If you goto the FISHPOND link (Site Sponsor at top of the AusPhoto page, Sponsors Tab) search for "Magic Lantern 7D" in the search tab on Fishpond page,there you'll find the Book, or the Book and DVD package (I strongly recommend the DVD package, but that a personal choice). Good price, and with the DVD, you can sit in-front of your TV or Computer and it guides you throught all the goodies your camera has got. By all the reports i've read and others feedback on the Canon Forum, there's been none that's negative.

    You'll also find this site a terrific tool and handy for bouncing ideas and gaining good advice, also put up some pics and get some free CC...

    Have fun and post some shots. Welcolme to the "worldofEOS.com.au" is a useful site for us Canon user's...
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    That's the thing with people trying to suggest and help...not knowing what the persons budget is or where they want to go with it.
    You have chosen a good choice. Now the expenses begin...that's the fun part. Enjoy! See you at the next meet.
    Thanks for looking....Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhoDo View Post
    Yes, sweet that he's sweating on its arrival, eh kiwi? Or should that be "swot", mate?
    No Waz.. "SWOT" is what we (KIWIS) did to the Kangaroos last night. Oh that was sooooo good.

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    Nice work larrywen!

    I bet you can't wait for it to arrive!

    I was looking at DWI at some lenses the other day.



    Their prices are ridiculous cheap!!!

    Let us know how the order goes.

    Please don't hesitate to provide me with CC! I'd love to hear your thoughts regarding any of my images. Thanks!

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    You'll love the 7D Larry, it's a wonderful camera

    Can't wait to see the photos
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    Congrats on the purchase! Let us know how you go with the camera and lenses - I'm also thinking of getting a 7D.

    Tried a 400 the other weekend. Pretty cool.

    Handy tips here re DVDs and books! Thanks guys.

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    Congats on the choice and welcome to the 7D group. There's a few of us on here now so you'll get lots of help. I fully agree with Roosta about the books. It has helped me quite a bit.
    And yes Julie you are right. The expenses really started once I go the camera and realised I needed a new Tripod, another card, bigger bag, different lens and so on and so on and the credit card looks very sick! But it's all good fun.
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    Nice choice Larrywen. Bought my 7D 3 weeks ago and couldn't be happier with it.
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    Sounds like a good setup of body and lens to get going. You have a steep learning curve but it is lots of fun too.
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    Good choice mate,welcome to the canon club
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    the smart choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eberbachl View Post
    Nice work larrywen!

    I bet you can't wait for it to arrive!

    I was looking at DWI at some lenses the other day.



    Their prices are ridiculous cheap!!!

    Let us know how the order goes.

    sure

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