Can't wait for my 40D! Any suggestions on accesories?

Started Sep 23, 2007 | Discussions thread
OP tallshorty Contributing Member • Posts: 722
Re: Can't wait for my 40D! Any suggestions on accesories?

Thanks. So you think I shouldn't sell the kit lens just yet?

Has anyone bought the 40D off ebay? Their prices are quite good and includes so many accessories: eg.

http://cgi.ebay.ca/Canon-EOS-40D-Digital-SLR-2-Lens-Pro-Kit-17-85-IN-STOCK_W0QQitemZ290162678774QQihZ019QQcategoryZ147173QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Also, is it safe to buy generic compatible batteries or should I stick to genuine Canon batteries?

jhal wrote:
No, no, no! If this is your first SLR ( D or analog) your best
investment is to buy a good book about photography techniques and
download the 40D manual ( do a search in dpreview so you save time
when you receive the camera). Subscribe to a good photo magazine.

Keep the kit lens and go out taking pictures. As time goes buy you
will know yourself what you need....

john

Progress Lover wrote:

Tripod/head.
Remote release.
Spare batt.
Big storage device.
Flash-gun (or two - or five) w diffuser(s).
Flash bracket.
Off camera flash cord.
Comfy strap that doesn't say CANON DIGITAL on it for all theives to see.
Reflector.
A load of L lenses - or Sig EX.
CPL filters for them.
At this point you need insurance.
Filter set w ND-grads.
Big pack to carry it all in.
New job to pay off loan(s).
New custom built desktop computer.
Latest software.
Huge monitor (or three) of appropriate quality.
Calibration equipment.
Massive printer & a load of posh paper.
Laptop.
Another tripod and head for hiking (lighter) maybe abother for studio
(heavier).
Light tent.
Ebay account to allow you to ditch the 300 or so useless items you've
picked up in error or have decided you don't want or don't work as
you'd like.
Daylight temp low-energy lights and stands.
Photo backgrounds w supports.
Brollies/softboxes.
Macro-ringflash.
Bellows and speciality macro lenses.
Optical bench.
Astro telescope w T adapter.
Large collection of obscure vintage glass that no-one else can get
and appropriate adapters.
2nd body..........

When you get to that stage ask again and we will continue the list.
Lol.

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If we do it right the first time around, how will we sell the
upgrade?!
Keep photography wild.

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