Easy Questions from Newbie

Started Jul 29, 2007 | Discussions thread
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Easy Questions from Newbie
Jul 29, 2007

Just bought Canon Rebel XTi with kit lens from B&H for my husband's b'day....would someone help with "the trimmings" as part of the surprise?

It's our first SLR, we're definitely beginners, and we plan on using it mostly for shooting our scenic trips, family & friends, etc- including some time in lowlight areas like the mountains of NC or the back alleys of our hometown (Charleston, SC) and lots of time in the bright sunlight of the beaches in here. We both enjoy capturing landscapes, close-ups of details of architecture, and ofcourse basic friends' portraits.

1.) Should i buy a lightweight travel tripod?

2.) Should I get him a bag for it?

3.) Should I get a uv filter for the lens? (a photog friend recommended this)

4.) Should I get any special book on photography that would be informative but not too laborious?

5.) Will I like the basic Canon software bundled in what I bought, or should I spring for some software like Adobe?

Thanks to anyone who has the patience to help me!

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