Hello All -
I perhaps should do the obligatory 'I'm new here' comment... so there it is. So now we can move on
I have been into photography for a long while, but over the past few years I've been using the point and shoot digital cameras (Nikon Coolpix 7900 and Coolpix S51). I started out a long while back with the Canon Rebel (35mm) but couldn't afford my film habits at the time... At any rate, to make a long story short, I'm about to get my D-SLR and I'm looking at the EOS Xsi with the 18-55mm and 75-300mm lenses. Anyone have any feedback for these? Positives and negatives would be greatly appreciated. I wanted to stay with Canon so I can still use my older lenses, and I did like the 35mm Rebel.
I'm also looking at the 8G Sandisk Extreme III SD card and an additional battery. Any feedback on the card? I already have plenty of cards, but I like the looks of the speed rating on this one. Any experience? Is it worth the money?
I already have a good tripod and gear bag, but is there anything else that you think is essential? I'm looking through some filters, just not sure what direction I want to go there. I might hold off until I can get the better quality ones... (have to have a little more time to finance those
Any and all feedback is greatly appreciated! Have a good one!