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im a noob in the whole DSLR camera field. my friend is a photographer and he gave me the camera so im SUPER excited! i only have the body and sling atm so im gonna need some stuff.
so i have some questions:

is this a good starting lens? does it fit? (link) i really cant afford to buy some brand new 200 dollar lenses, i have bulldozer to buy soon
what kind of battery grip/pack do i need?

also what other things should i look into for camera care and things like that? i dont even have a case for it or anything yet
    
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is this a good starting lens? does it fit? (link) i really cant afford to buy some brand new 200 dollar lenses, i have bulldozer to buy soon
Yes it will fit, no -- you don't want it. You can pick up a Nifty Fifty for 100 bucks or so.

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what kind of battery grip/pack do i need?
It has a battery in the bottom of the grip, the 30D takes a BP-511 battery. If you want a grip, you'll need a BG-E2 or BG-E2N.

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also what other things should i look into for camera care and things like that? i dont even have a case for it or anything yet
Any reputable brand for a bag (Lowepro, Kata, Crumpler, Tenba, etc.) that fits your gear will be fine -- stop by a camera store to check them out. Some of the bags will hold a laptop as well, if that makes a difference.
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i have 2 extra batteries for this if ur interested works for the 30d 40d and 50d id let them both go for $25 shipped ul need em for the grip ive only used them twice lol
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Yes it will fit, no -- you don't want it. You can pick up a Nifty Fifty for 100 bucks or so.



It has a battery in the bottom of the grip, the 30D takes a BP-511 battery. If you want a grip, you'll need a BG-E2 or BG-E2N.



Any reputable brand for a bag (Lowepro, Kata, Crumpler, Tenba, etc.) that fits your gear will be fine -- stop by a camera store to check them out. Some of the bags will hold a laptop as well, if that makes a difference.
thanks! i'll think about those lenses. if it means tearing 100 bucks out of my bulldozer fund then its ok lol.
btw how is the the EF 28-105mm and EF-S IS 55-250mm lenses? are they ok or should i still go with your nifty fifty? i like taking pics of birds and animals and landscapes, but i also need to be able to take good indoor pics of ppl too.

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i have 2 extra batteries for this if ur interested works for the 30d 40d and 50d id let them both go for $25 shipped ul need em for the grip ive only used them twice lol
thanks for the offer, but i was able to snipe 2 batteries for 12 bucks on ebay, and they're closer by (new joisey ftw)
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The 50 f/1.8 or 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS will be your best bets for starter lenses. Both are quite inexpensive and offer excellent image quality for the price. The 28-105 is a bit of an odd focal range for digital bodies such as the 30D, and the 55-250 IS is a telephoto zoom that would not be very convenient indoors.

And don't buy camera gear off eBay... Buy from a reputable dealer like B&H, Adorama, or KEH.com. eBay has far too many con artists when it comes to camera gear.
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i like taking pics of birds and animals and landscapes, but i also need to be able to take good indoor pics of ppl too.
Your best bet might be a superzoom, then -- if you don't want to spend money, don't expect great versatility or image quality. With the 50mm, it's a wide aperture (fast) lens that will allow you to shoot in low light situations and create exaggerated depth of field. Most cheaper zooms are slow and will be near impossible to shoot indoors off a tripod when the light sucks.

All lenses are compromises, you would do well to head on over to The Digital Picture and look at some sample lens images and prices. Bryan has easily the best Canon-oriented site around for both test data and real-life use, and it's put together without an excess of opinion (ala Ken Rockwell). Take a glance at some things, read what he has to say about them, and come back here with questions. There's a lot of info (and wallet-hurting material) there.
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thanks! i'll think about those lenses. if it means tearing 100 bucks out of my bulldozer fund then its ok lol.
btw how is the the EF 28-105mm and EF-S IS 55-250mm lenses? are they ok or should i still go with your nifty fifty? i like taking pics of birds and animals and landscapes, but i also need to be able to take good indoor pics of ppl too.


thanks for the offer, but i was able to snipe 2 batteries for 12 bucks on ebay, and they're closer by (new joisey ftw)
Np ^^ just a note that not all batteries hold thier charge ^^ mine are the sterlingtek brand
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Your best bet might be a superzoom, then -- if you don't want to spend money, don't expect great versatility or image quality. With the 50mm, it's a wide aperture (fast) lens that will allow you to shoot in low light situations and create exaggerated depth of field. Most cheaper zooms are slow and will be near impossible to shoot indoors off a tripod when the light sucks.

All lenses are compromises, you would do well to head on over to The Digital Picture and look at some sample lens images and prices. Bryan has easily the best Canon-oriented site around for both test data and real-life use, and it's put together without an excess of opinion (ala Ken Rockwell). Take a glance at some things, read what he has to say about them, and come back here with questions. There's a lot of info (and wallet-hurting material) there.
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i'll start looking
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The 50 f/1.8 or 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS will be your best bets for starter lenses. Both are quite inexpensive and offer excellent image quality for the price. The 28-105 is a bit of an odd focal range for digital bodies such as the 30D, and the 55-250 IS is a telephoto zoom that would not be very convenient indoors.

And don't buy camera gear off eBay... Buy from a reputable dealer like B&H, Adorama, or KEH.com. eBay has far too many con artists when it comes to camera gear.
aw looks like i cant just buy one lens and expect to use it everywhere :/
so what if i bought the 55-250mm for out doors AND a 50mm for indoor stuff? and whats wrong with the 28-105mm on 30D?

i'll take my chances on ebay. i only buy expensive stuff from top rated sellers anyway, and the only time i got scammed i got my money back
    
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ok
i'll start looking

aw looks like i cant just buy one lens and expect to use it everywhere :/
so what if i bought the 55-250mm for out doors AND a 50mm for indoor stuff? and whats wrong with the 28-105mm on 30D?

i'll take my chances on ebay. i only buy expensive stuff from top rated sellers anyway, and the only time i got scammed i got my money back
Np ^^ sterlingtek are also top rated !! goodluck on finding ur dslr lens !~
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after seing some pics like this i think the 55-250mm is for me.


i could always use my coolpix L20 for indoor shots for now. it actually can take some pretty good pics
    
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