Newbe to the DSLR world

Razzo

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Hey Guys, I am a regular on the AC Rift forum.

I have an advance compact (Olympus SP350 8.1 mp) - it's been a good camera and I have enjoyed using it for many years. In addition to aquarium photography, I enjoy wildlife photgraphy too. I love to take my camera with me when I wade fish my small SW Michigan spring fed trout streams. I have had the itch to graduate to a DSLR for a long time.

My 18 year old daughter, who is home on winter break from her freshman year of college, has informed me and the wife that she has a photography class 2nd semester that requires a DSLR. The level of camera that the class is requiring is a Cannon Rebel or equivalent.

Sounds like my chance to upgrade to a DSLR
So, the plan is that dad buys the new camera and my daughter barrows it for the semester. I have been saving my expense reimbursements from work for a couple months and I have the cash for it


Here is what I am looking at....

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consum...18_55mm_is_kit

What do you think?

The only down side is that I will have two weeks to play with it and then it goes to Florida with my daughter for a few months.

Russ
 

Razzo

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By way of introduction, here are a few pics of my fish (African Cichlids) - btw, I also enjoy Paint Shop Pro too.

My A. calvus & compressiceps tank


My Muzi Gold Head comps (picture popped)


My black congo white pearl calvus


Orange fin comps


Brevis


C. Gibberosa (Kapampa)


 

Razzo

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I made the purchase, the new DSLR should be here within a couple days. I am looking forward to the learning curve making the transition from a point & shoot.
 

Razzo

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The new camera showed up - now the learning begins.
 
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