My New Camera, thanks for the advice

@lilaclady (28240)
Australia
August 30, 2008 10:29pm CST
Last week I asked for any advice on buying a new camera and I got sime very good suggestions, I wrote everything down and took my list to a couple of camera stores, the second store I went to I found a very helpful young man and he looked at my list and took me to a camera that he thought would be good for me with the list and for what i wanted to do with the camera i settles for Canon EOS 1000D with a 18-55 zoom lens in the kit but I also bought 200mm lens as well, I have only taken a few shots as I am working on automatic at the moment but I do want to learn how to work with the manual function...so thank you to all my friends who gave me very good advice..i am absolutely in love with my new camera...
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7 responses
@moondancer (7434)
• United States
1 Sep 08
I'm so glad you got a camera that you like. I myself am a snap happy person. I love taking pics.
@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
that is sooooooo great to know lilac..!! and as for me.. i still have to wait for another month or so coz i have already treated myself with a pair of oakley flak just a week ago. it does cost me something but my pair of half jacket is worn out already. i would be making my own research as well on what suits me best and my mom is offering her book at home, perhaps as guide in taking those shots later on and i'm sure there would be some suggested opinions out there. and i guess it would matter then with our preference. i'll check your cam later on..
@trickiwoo (2702)
• United States
31 Aug 08
That's great! Congrats on your new camera! Buying a new camera is definitely easiest when you do your research ahead of time! Thinking about what you'll be using your camera for is also helpful! And taking your budget into consideration is also important! It's a good idea to come up with a list of different models you might be interested in so that you can compare them against each other to find the right camera for you! Starting out on automatic is a good idea! It can help you get used to your new camera without being overwhelmed! After you get very comfortable with auto, you should try experimenting with some of the other modes: close-up, portrait, landscape, sports, night, etc. While using those modes, pay attention to what your shutterspeed and f number are at! Then you should start experimenting with the program, aperture priority and shutter priority modes. Once you get the hang of those, shooting manually should be a breeze! Some photographers shoot exclusively manual. Others alternate between different modes. I personally alternate between program, manual, shutter priority and aperture priority depending on what I'm shooting. Good luck with your new camera and happy shooting!
@commanderxo (1496)
• Canada
31 Aug 08
Hello lilaclady... Excellent! Congratulations, on a fine choice indeed. Canon EOS 1000 cameras have been around for quite some time, and have a terrific reputation for being one of best SLR's amongst many. My former business partner steadfastly used one of these, and never once did he ever have a problem with it. They're very well known and liked by professionals everywhere. You've picked very good sized lenses to work with as well...nice! Don't too hooked up on not going manual just yet, it'll come with time. I'm pretty sure though that once you get really going, there'll be no stopping you. Way to go Lilac Lady. Smile! commanderxo
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
31 Aug 08
You are very welcome. I am glad to see that the Mylot members and your friends here were able to help you out with this. They have helped me out with alot of my questions also. Good luck and have fun with your new camera.
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
31 Aug 08
Hello dear lilaclady. I am glad that you have got your new digital camera with the brand name Canon, which is exactly the same brand as mine. I have had mine since 2004. It is still in very good condition and I love it very much. I hope that you will enjoy it a lot, friend.
31 Aug 08
Hi lilaclady, Well done to you for getting your new camera and hope you have lots of fun with it and good luck, have fun. Tamara