What extras should I buy.

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I am patiently waiting on my 350D to be delivered so in the meantime I would like to know what extras I should buy for it.

I have seen a cheap tripod in my local Asda for it selling at £15 ( i know you get what you pay for but it seems ok to me), but what else should I invest in. I have made a liitle list of things I feel I would like to get.

Flash
Filters to protect lens
Upgrade/superior lens over standard
Wide lens
Telephoto lens

Would this be a good list to get on with, it will probably be at least a year or so before I would be able to complete this list. Can anyone make suggestions as to what to get for a beginner that would like to take it up as a hobby...kind of valu for money range please.
 
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Probably (if you are using the camera outdoors/travelling) then I would get a decent case or rucksack.
BTW if you are going to use the camera outside then the ASDA tripod will struggle to be stable - even in light wind. :)
 
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No this tripod will be to use indoors, if I am looking to move to outdoor use what do I need to look for in a tripod.
 
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No this tripod will be to use indoors, if I am looking to move to outdoor use what do I need to look for in a tripod.
Absolute stability before anything else. After that you need to consider the kind of head etc. which again is defined by the use of the camera. ;)
 
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These are the accessories I ended up wanting soon after buying a 350d;

Hand grip, extra battery, extra memory (sandisk III 2gb cards), the canon hand strap as opposed to neck strap (IMO much better!), tripod, cable release, circular polarizer filters (Hoya), camera rucksack and of course lots of glass!
 
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To start with, a camera rucksack (believe me, a rucksack is miles better than a shoulder bag), a tripod, a spare battery and a zoom lens. Think about a nifty fifty (50mm f/1.8 - arond £60 as well....)

For the zoom lens, look at something like the Sigma or Tamron 70-300mm lenses. For a small outlay, you can play, experiment, and find out what kind of photography you prefer. Both also have a pretty good Macro function as well....you can pick them up for ~£120

Once you've learned to use the camera, and decided what your main priorities are (landscapes, action, whatever), then you can upgrade your lenses to suit. Don't rush into buying expensive lenses straight off. I got some brilliant shots with my Tamron 70-300mm lens on my D50, back when I started this photography lark.....


And if you really get into photography, you can ditch that Canon junk, and buy Nikon!!!! [/runs for cover]
 
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no real budget in mind but the sky aint the limit
lets say over the next year I could spend 1 to 1.5k

thats an estimate of spare cash i can use for this so no real pile of cash available right now.....i would probably be have £300 at a time to spend...and I would like to get equipment that I could use for an upgraded body after a year or so if i am getting into it and feel i am actually any good
 
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