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    Got a new toy!!

    Well, I finally did it. I upgraded my camera. Now I have a whole new learning curve. This ought to be a fun journey. I will keep my powershot sx30is, but now I have a Canon T5i w/18-55mm & 55-250mm. Now I can REALLY start dumping money into this hobby of mine.

    This is a friends Basset Hound, Molly. She is kinda shy.

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    Re: Got a new toy!!

    Congrats on your purchase Jon. Nothing more exiting than getting a new camera. Have fun mate

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    Re: Got a new toy!!

    Quote Originally Posted by plumcrak View Post
    .................. Now I can REALLY start dumping money into this hobby of mine.
    With results like that, it's money well spent.

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    Re: Got a new toy!!

    Enjoy, Jon!

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    Re: Got a new toy!!

    Welcome to the Rebels, Jon

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    Re: Got a new toy!!

    I think I may have to do something I don't like to do...read the instructions to figure out what all these buttons are for!!

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    Re: Got a new toy!!

    When my uncle was putting toys together on Christmas Eve (actually, more like the wee hours of Christmas day), he always had a stock phrase: When all else fails, follow the instructions. True to form, I can absolutely assure you that he would wait for everything else to fail before he would do that.

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    Jon,

    I don't "follow" gear, so I don't know the important differences between your old toy and your new toy. If you care to expand just a little bit about that, it would be fun to enjoy vicariously what you're experiencing in the transition.

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    Mike, the SX30is is a glorified point & shoot, JPEG only. The T5i is a DSLR. While both have full manual modes, the T5i has a slightly different confirguration of buttons. This confuses my little brain
    I had just recently gotten used to shooting in full manual mode with the SX30is...Now I have to learn how to shoot full manual with the T5i.

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    I'm thrilled for you when everything works out and sympathetic with you when the inevitable happens that it doesn't quite go that way. I assume one of the things you're going to have to get used to is having a smaller depth of field, which will be sheer joy when you want it and pure frustration when you don't and haven't made the necessary adjustment.

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    http://blog.planet5d.com/2013/05/can...-camera-guide/

    Jon here is a link to a great user guide for your new toy. I ordered one for my 6D and am so glad I did. Much easier to comprehend than the canon manual.

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    Thanks Travis. I will look into it.

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    Nice images. Enjoy.

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