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PhatheadWRX
05-02-2008, 01:58 PM
:banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:

I just ordered my new XSi Kit from Dell w/ a 15% off coupon ($765)

Its funny because this morning I bought three 4GB SDHC Sandisk Extreme III. Another killer deal off slickdeals with a $110 MIR which brings each card to about $7.

:banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:

Now I'm looking for a nifty fifty. Will get my bag and tele lens later.

I'm going to TPC Sawgrass next weekend. Wish I were going for the practice rounds when cameras are allowed.

Can't wait to start learning this camera. Can't wait to post in the IMG_0001 thread.

iunno
05-02-2008, 02:00 PM
NICE DUDE!!!!!

i think you'll be the first nsop'er to have one!!

PhatheadWRX
05-02-2008, 02:03 PM
yeah. Its my first real SLR. I'll be sure to post an official thread with my thoughts of the camera once I work it over.

iunno
05-02-2008, 02:16 PM
D-slr ;)

this is the 21st century there bro

PhatheadWRX
05-02-2008, 02:19 PM
D-slr ;)

this is the 21st century there bro
Oh I know its a dSLR, but this is my first any-SLR ;)

jacobsen1
05-02-2008, 02:19 PM
congrats, except for the whole dell part.... :lol:

good deal, yes, affiliate, nope.

iunno
05-02-2008, 02:20 PM
Oh I know its a dSLR, but this is my first any-SLR ;)

:grad:







:wave:

user errors
05-02-2008, 02:21 PM
Nice! Congrats on the purchase :)

BobbyT
05-02-2008, 02:31 PM
Congrats on a nice camera. The nifty will be your first step toward going all prime.:devil:

PhatheadWRX
05-02-2008, 02:49 PM
I'm gonna be glass poor for a while. I'm trying to talk my cousin that is a pro boxing photog (http://www.sportsshooter.com/members.html?id=6682) to give me some of his glass :devil:

I know I need the nifty so I can have at least one fast lens. I also want a tele with good macro capabilites so I'm following Greg (user errors) and thinking of the Sigma 70-300 APO.

Ben, sorry about the non-affiliate. :(
If I can't find a used/cheap Nifty, 200EG, or HOYA 58mm cir pol then I'll buy through Amazon ;)

jacobsen1
05-02-2008, 03:10 PM
Ben, sorry about the non-affiliate. :(

no worries dude, I just like to bust balls. I know other sites have better deals, I'd rather you get more gear on a strict budget like that than use the affiliates.

slieb
05-02-2008, 03:23 PM
Congrats!!

user errors
05-02-2008, 03:27 PM
Your cousin probably has a lot of fast lenses too if he's doing indoor sports photography..

See if you can get that stuff on "extended loan" ;) :lol:

Hopefully he shoots Canon.

PhatheadWRX
05-02-2008, 03:38 PM
^ yep. I know he has a 24-70 L 2.8, nifty fifty, and I think a 70-200 L 4.0
I'm trying to grease him up to let me borrow :devil: Too bad he lives 200 miles away.
I also sent him a link to NSOP, hopefully he'll join and contribute. He's been published in Ring mag a number of times. He's not really a photog by trade, but was huge into boxing. Photog came second, but he has one hell of a nack for it.

edit: he has 24-70 2.8 L, 70-200 2.8 L, 24-70 3.5, nifty fifty, 35mm 1.2, and a kit. I definatly have to hit him up

Anyone have a good inexpensive flash recomendation that would also work for macros?

slieb
05-02-2008, 03:53 PM
See if you can get that stuff on "extended loan" ;) :lol:

Hopefully he shoots Canon.

How does that conversation go? I'm having lunch with a friend on Monday who has more L glass than he should know what to do with. How do I talk him into that kind of arrangement?

user errors
05-02-2008, 03:58 PM
How does that conversation go? I'm having lunch with a friend on Monday who has more L glass than he should know what to do with. How do I talk him into that kind of arrangement?

"So, where do you keep your L lenses?"

"Answer"

"Does this smell like chloroform to you?"

slieb
05-02-2008, 04:00 PM
Hahah, I like it!

Angelo
05-02-2008, 04:03 PM
"So, where do you keep your L lenses?"

"Answer"

"Does this smell like chloroform to you?"

:lol: :lol: :lol:


Phathead, congrats on the purchase!


-A

subimatt
05-02-2008, 04:45 PM
grats on the camera! The xsi is very nice!

jacobsen1
05-02-2008, 05:11 PM
all of you are officially UNinvited to my house.... :huh:
I don't need any visits from the etherbunny thanks. :wave:

distorto
05-02-2008, 10:17 PM
congrats!

PhatheadWRX
05-03-2008, 03:25 PM
Its been a big weekend for my creditcard ;)

Camera & Lenses
Canon 450D/XSi
Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Canon 50mm f/1.8

Gear
Canon 200EG Backpack
Three 4GB Sandisk Extreme III
Hakuba S-4500 Tripod
Remote Switch RS-60E3

This should hold me over for a while. Will wait to buy a good tele lens.

thechickencow
05-03-2008, 03:27 PM
Hehe, it'll be worth it.

user errors
05-03-2008, 03:35 PM
Nice! Welcome to the spending addiction :)

BobbyT
05-03-2008, 04:04 PM
Your off to a great start. Enjoy and post some pics.

PhatheadWRX
05-04-2008, 07:52 AM
Dang Dell!!!! They moved my est. ship date until 5/19. Looks like I have some waiting time. Sucks because the wife will be out of town on business May 11-18th. Would have been a good time to get some pictures and practice in.

PhatheadWRX
05-08-2008, 01:25 PM
:banana: Nifty fifty, 200EG, and my SDHC cards came in today. Too bad no camera yet.

MAN!!! the nifty is smaller than I thought it would be. I think the 200EG is going to have a ton of extra space for a while, hopefully I'll be able to fill it one day. All thats in it right now is the nifty, giottos air rocket, and three SDHC cards = nothing.

I think I'll pick up a smaller bag for the XSI + room for the 50mm once the cam comes in.

iunno
05-08-2008, 01:30 PM
NICE!

jacobsen1
05-08-2008, 02:12 PM
:ttiwwop:
And by that I mean shot taken with the camera.

LateApex
05-08-2008, 02:21 PM
We ordered my wife's laptop from Dell... Take their shipping estimates with a grain of salt. We recieved our order over a week before their estimate.

PhatheadWRX
05-14-2008, 01:08 PM
shipped yesterday. Hopefully here by Friday

iunno
05-14-2008, 01:16 PM
:domo:

PhatheadWRX
05-19-2008, 09:54 PM
Got my camera today. Already taken 350 pics. Spent the last 3 hours PPing. Here are just a few random shots I took today, I also posted an IMG_0001, POTD, and tball thread in Sharing.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2316/2506682225_4f255a4861_o.jpg

suburbia
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3021/2507509550_b21c159967_o.jpg

shaded
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2041/2507509202_6e398ba46f_o.jpg

user errors
05-19-2008, 10:23 PM
Nice! Looks like you're well on your way already.

thomps6s
05-19-2008, 10:26 PM
Nice work and you aren't even using the green button. AV shooter from the start. Very nice.

PhatheadWRX
05-20-2008, 05:50 AM
^ for sure! Av or Tv depending on the subject. ;) The green and P modes are only for my wife

jacobsen1
05-20-2008, 09:55 AM
^ :lol: I'm the same way. Nice shots dude, glad your happy with it.

iunno
05-20-2008, 10:38 AM
yeah dude, you are definitely taken to it VERY well

PhatheadWRX
05-20-2008, 06:23 PM
Went back to the "pleasantville" development today during my lunch break. Now have over 600 shots, and I burned my first backup DVD-R

Don't mind me, I just want to post a few of these...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3251/2509880658_000ddfaa0b_o.jpg

First Live View shot. The contrast based AF for LV on the XSi is very nice, but it takes a long time.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2252/2509879272_e861e484e0_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3277/2509879626_cb2bc4d999_o.jpg

I'm to post an XSi review in the camera section, but I need to get a little more time under my belt with it first.

Evilnissan
05-29-2008, 11:10 PM
Very nice!