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Old 10-20-2012, 03:51 PM   #106
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that is an awesome idea! only problem is, there's not a camera store within 75 miles of my home. i live in a rural area, outside of a small city.
No. No. No. No. No.

You rent lenses ONLINE. There are several VERY reputable online lens renting companies that can give you exactly what you need for probably <$150 for 7-10 days. It would be a MUCH nicer lens that what we were talking about you buying (the 55-250). BUT, you will be ruined if you do it. Once you use something like the 70-300L or the 70-200L, it's hard to go back to the "cheap stuff."

In photography, knowledge is king but great equipment puts knowledge to work. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.

I'm not endorsing these guys, just proving that they exist. http://www.lensrentals.com/rent/cano...0mm-f4-5.6l-is

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Old 10-20-2012, 04:32 PM   #107
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no need to rent a lens!

i called canon to buy the camera through the canon loyalty program, and the guy asked me if i needed an extra lens, and i said i'd been considering it, so he offered me the 55-250 for 50% off!

so, i got the camera 20% off, and the lens 50% off! WOOHOO!
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:47 PM   #108
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Congratulations. Can't wait to see your first batch of pictures with the new camera.

You'll be fine on auto mode. But if you choose to learn more about dslr photography, your pictures will only get better.
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:48 PM   #109
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no need to rent a lens!

i called canon to buy the camera through the canon loyalty program, and the guy asked me if i needed an extra lens, and i said i'd been considering it, so he offered me the 55-250 for 50% off!

so, i got the camera 20% off, and the lens 50% off! WOOHOO!
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:18 PM   #110
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THANK YOU EVERYONE for all of your advice! everyone has been SO kind and patient, even with my idiotic questions. i can't wait to actually be able to post a decent photo for y'all!
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:21 PM   #111
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no need to rent a lens!

i called canon to buy the camera through the canon loyalty program, and the guy asked me if i needed an extra lens, and i said i'd been considering it, so he offered me the 55-250 for 50% off!

so, i got the camera 20% off, and the lens 50% off! WOOHOO!
Good God-Almighty. I hope you jumped all over that one!
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:45 PM   #112
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Good God-Almighty. I hope you jumped all over that one!
ABSOLUTELY! should be here on thursday!

and, had you not told me about the canon loyalty program, i never would've known! THANK YOU!
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ABSOLUTELY! should be here on thursday!

and, had you not told me about the canon loyalty program, i never would've known! THANK YOU!
That and the refurb program are Canon's best kept secrets. They don't advertise the loyalty program at all! You almost have to hear about it from somebody.

You're certainly welcome. I hope you're happy when you get it. I have every reason to believe you will be.
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ABSOLUTELY! should be here on thursday!

and, had you not told me about the canon loyalty program, i never would've known! THANK YOU!
I'm looking forward to your follow-up and comments once you've received the camera and played with it a little. We always look forward to seeing if recommendations lead to an end result that met expectations.

Looking forward to hearing back from you.
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I'm looking forward to your follow-up and comments once you've received the camera and played with it a little. We always look forward to seeing if recommendations lead to an end result that met expectations.

Looking forward to hearing back from you.
thanks! i'm looking forward to giving some feedback! i keep checking my order status, and it hasn't shipped yet. i'm worse than a kid at Christmas! lol
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okay, i have ONE more question (IKR? really? just one? LOL).

is this the right memory card for my camera? i was about to buy two of them, but i figured i should probably ask first, since i don't even have the camera yet, lol.

http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Ultra-...HC+memory+card
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Yes, that should be the correct memory card.
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:07 PM   #119
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Should be the right one, SDHC (HC = High Capacity) is what you're looking for. I picked up a couple of the Extreme versions of that same card for my recent trip and they worked great. Much faster than the standard ones I had before.

Of course, I do have a tendency to hold down the button to shoot a few in a row...something I'm kicking myself for while I wallow in piles of duplicate shots trying to find the "right" one to pull out .
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:18 PM   #120
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thanks, guys! i ordered 2.
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