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    Hi
    I bought a Canon Powershot SX30IS last year and im not completely satisfied with the quality.
    I am thinking of getting a Canon 1100d. What lenses should I get to have a similar zoom to that of my SX30IS and what other cameras and accessories would be good for a beginner such as myself?

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    hi lets look at the zoom the sx30is gives x35 zoom that looking at 24-840 in full frame terms. the 1100d has a crop factor of 1.6 so you would need a lens in the 500 range to give you what you have now, and they are expensive.
    what do you take pictures of it will help to give better advice

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    HI
    I normally take general photos at home or when on trips. These include animal and sometimes architectural photos or just any random shot which im sure and 18-55mm lens would do fine.If I get a 75-300mm lens and a 2x extender will that be good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by canon View Post
    HI
    I normally take general photos at home or when on trips. These include animal and sometimes architectural photos or just any random shot which im sure and 18-55mm lens would do fine.If I get a 75-300mm lens and a 2x extender will that be good?
    The problem with the 2x extender is that they need to be top quality to be any good. You also lose 2 stops. So F4.5 is around F8. OK if you have good light. Far better to go with 1.4. But again, you need to pay top prices for a good one.

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    Hi
    What is f4.5 and f8 im kind of confused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canon View Post
    Hi
    What is f4.5 and f8 im kind of confused.
    If you're about to buy a DSLR plus lens and extender, you will need to know a lot more than just F stops. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmNIo...eature=related

    You also might like to look at this:
    Beginners DSLR, CSC or Compact tutorial to get you on the right track!
    Totally new to photography and just got a new DSLR, CSC or compact? Then take a look at Canons basic tutorials and learn how to use your camera. In Part 2, find out about ISO, Exposure, Depth of Field, Aperture priority, Shutter priority etc in picture form – this applies to all makes of camera.http://web.canon.jp/imaging/enjoydslr/index.html

    And don't forget. Post processing is an important part of photography and should be used to sharpen and enhance pictures taken with your camera. If you don't have an imaging editor, then use the one in my signature below. There are http://ictpublish.com/pixlr/ to get you started. The most useful is the http://ictpublish.com/pixlr/Videoes/...06_Levels.html and for even more adjustment. The http://ictpublish.com/pixlr/Videoes/...07_Curves.html is a must (it's my favourite all-in-one adjuster). My Resize-Crop-Sharpen tutorial below, will get your pics ready for the internet or whatever.

    Well, you didn't want it to be easy, did you?

    Cheers!

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    Last edited by Chris Cool; 16-07-12 at 02:40 PM.

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    what i would do is look at a 550d its a good buy and you wont out grow it any time soon. also i would not get the 75-300 it is not a great lens a better buy would be the efs 55-250is that with the kit 18-55 would see you settled

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