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

Started Sep 23, 2007 | Discussions thread
mufutau55 Senior Member • Posts: 1,138
Re: Can't wait for my 40D! Any suggestions on accesories?

I don't see a speedlite flash in your list, you should get at least the 430EX but better yet the newer 580EX II. The only Tripod I can recommend is not small but tough and sturdy and will not break your bank at $130.,. it's called SLIK PRO 700DX from B&H here is the link to it: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/131427-REG/Slik_615_315_700DX_Pro_Tripod.html
Do not sell your kit lens (17-85mm IS USM) this will come in handy sometimes.

Mufutau

tallshorty wrote:

I preordered my 40D with 17-85mm IS USM lens for $1584 CDN and it is
coming in early October. In the meantime, I'm trying to get all the
accessories ready so I can start shooting right away. This will be my
first SLR camera so I am very excited!

So far I plan to purchase these accessories:
1) 4 GB Sandisk Extreme III CF card
2) Crumpler 5 million dollar home camera bag
3) Sigma 18-200mm OS lens (I plan to sell the 17-85 lens)

This is what I need advice on:
1) Filter: Can someone recommend an inexpensive (but still okay
quality) UV filter and where to buy it? I'm going to just use it as a
protective barrier for the lens.

2) Battery: I am not sure what the difference is between the various
types of compatible batteries. I found this battery for cheap but
don't know if it is reliable:
http://www.batterydepot.com/battery/CC-0570

3) A tripod: I don't want to spend more than $75 on a tripod because
I rarely use one. I mainly want a small one (
extend long enough to about 100cm with 3 pan tilt. Any suggestions?

4) Any other recommendations would be appreciated.

Thanks

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