Did I make the right choice

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by AxelMonkey, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. AxelMonkey macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2010
    Somewhere between Heaven and Hell, Oregon
    Im new to well photography, and I just recently purchased a (Canon Rebel XS 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens) Did I make the right choice in getting this?
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
  3. iShater macrumors 604


    Aug 13, 2002
    The right choice depends on your needs and preferences and budget, etc.

    If it meets your needs, preferences and budget, then you have made the right choice for yourself :)

    Congrats, enjoy the world of photography.
  4. Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    Even entry level kits are suprisingly good. Go out and use it now - this will help you figure out what (and how) you like to shoot, which will in turn help you make decisions in the future regarding buying lenses, features you want when you eventually replace this camera body, etc.

    When you take a bad photograph, sit down and try to figure out what factors led to that. A lot of times people will blame the equipment when it's really user error. You can learn as much or more from a bad photo as you can from a good one, IMO.

    Have fun, and don't take it too seriously!
  5. Gold89 macrumors 6502

    Dec 17, 2008
    Any of the entry level SLRs on the market are a good choice. Enjoy! :)
  6. NathanCH macrumors 65816


    Oct 5, 2007
    Stockholm, Sweden
    The only mistake you made was not getting it sooner! Photography is such a fun hobby.
  7. Patriks7 macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2008
    Very fun, but can end up being very expensive.
    Talking about costs, OP, you might want to look into adding the Canon 55-250 to experiment with longer focal lengths :p
  8. Gold89 macrumors 6502

    Dec 17, 2008
    This or a 50mm f1.8 prime. Or a flash. Or a tripod. Or a 70-200L f2.8 IS.

    Kiss goodbye to your wallet :p
  9. El Cabong macrumors 6502a

    Dec 1, 2008
    And after that, look into a cheap 50mm f/1.8.

    After that, look into a slightly more expensive 50mm f/1.4.

    And then, look into getting an f/2.8 zoom.

    And then, look into getting either a wide-angle, macro, or other fancy prime lens.

    At some point, look into getting a full-frame camera.

    And a tripod.

    And then, a better tripod.

    And lighting equipment.

    And so on.

    (Yes, photography is an easy way to of make lots of money disappear.)

    Have fun!


    @Gold89: You beat me to the punch.

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