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    Here is a macro shot from todays trip out Turnagain Arm ...

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    Tull, this might be the best shot I've ever seen from you . . great work.

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    Excellent! Very well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sierra Hotel View Post
    Tull, this might be the best shot I've ever seen from you . . great work.
    Thanks Sierra, this macro stuff is tough, a real challenge! Last Winter I purchased a Canon 100mm macro lens and am happy to finely get a chance to try it out. Fun stuff, thanks for looking.

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    Excellent! Very well done.
    Thank You wolfhorn!
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    I see....the 100mm macro is already paying back

    Very nice one!

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    I see....the 100mm macro is already paying back Have you had the time to try a Kenko tube with it?

    Very nice one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfromAK View Post
    I see....the 100mm macro is already paying back Have you had the time to try a Kenko tube with it?

    Very nice one!
    Kenko tubes? Soon I hope. And possibly a ring light. Those would complete the package nicely. Thanks for stopping by for a look.
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    Default Great work

    You guys are making it hard on me!
    I mean I allready fish ALOT,hunt when I can, have two kids tow atvs a boat

    And now I want a really nice camerra!

    So What do you guys Think a begginer should start with.

    Camer, lens, etc!!
    And can it be done for under 1000$

    Thanks

    And Great picture Tull777
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    Quote Originally Posted by motorboatn View Post
    You guys are making it hard on me!
    I mean I allready fish ALOT,hunt when I can, have two kids tow atvs a boat

    And now I want a really nice camerra!

    So What do you guys Think a begginer should start with.

    Camer, lens, etc!!
    And can it be done for under 1000$

    Thanks

    And Great picture Tull777

    As my wife would tell me ..."You cant afford another hobby!"

    As far as a new camera ...depends on how much you really want to get into it. I use Canon and there is nothing wrong with Nikon. I don't know much about Nikon so I can only tell you that the Canon Digital Rebel XTI is a good beginner SLR. Takes great pictures and there are a few Rebel kits out there with extra lenses and a few extra goodies that come with it. I'd say buy local but you will no doubt find a better deal on-line. I am guessing that you would spend around $1000 to $1200 for the kit. Try Costco and maybe Best Buy. I almost always seem to find better deals on-line though.

    Hope this helps and good luck with it.
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    Great shot Tull! Now I know why everyone is sneezing...Look at that pollen!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EricL View Post
    Great shot Tull! Now I know why everyone is sneezing...Look at that pollen!
    You got that right Eric, while out and about shooting this last weekend I did notice all of the pollen that was collecting on my camera. Amazing!

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    Thumbs up Nice...

    Nice shot Eddie. Makes me want to buy a macro lens. Very impressive man!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by motorboatn View Post
    You guys are making it hard on me!
    I mean I allready fish ALOT,hunt when I can, have two kids tow atvs a boat

    And now I want a really nice camerra!

    So What do you guys Think a begginer should start with.

    Camer, lens, etc!!
    And can it be done for under 1000$

    Thanks

    And Great picture Tull777
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    Quote Originally Posted by danattherock View Post
    Nice shot Eddie. Makes me want to buy a macro lens. Very impressive man!!

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    Thanks Dan! I knew once you saw the image you would want to get a macro lens.

    Thats great!

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    Canon 40D for the body. B&H now sells them for only $939. Add top quality lens as you progress.
    Under $1000 for a 40D??? Oh man, don't tell the wife ...am looking into it.
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    Canon is offering an instant rebate right now. The $200.00 rebate takes place at the transaction, and bring a 40D body (without lens) to $939.00 plus shipping. I bought mine from B&H a week ago, but it's a big difference in relation to the controls when compared to my now wife's XT (she got my XT). You won't believe how much you can adjust the camera to your liking until you try it. It's much heavier than the XT, and larger too.

    To save time learning how to use it, I decided to buy a book titled "Canon EOS 40D Guide To Digital Photography" by David D. Bush. Otherwise it would take me forever to learn to master this camera. It even has 3 extra modes on the rotary knob on to of the body. These three modes can be used to create your own modes to match your photography style. Besides that, you can also adjust just about every factory preset of camera. You can also use 3200 ISO if you want, and Live View, although I don't really have any use for those. Live View can be used for macro photography, however, but I am used to the viewfinder.

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    Thumbs up Canon

    The Canon 40D is an amazing camera. I got one and love it. For $939 it is a great deal for sure. The 40D and 28-135 is about $1150 at B&H Photo/Video. That would make a heck of a starter set up. I had that lens and upgraded to a Canon 24-105. But the 28-135 is a very capable lens. If budget is tight now, you could get a Canon Xti with kit lens. That would allow money for a decent tripod, polarizing filter, Photoshop Elements 6.0, backpack, and a few books. Many ways to skin a cat. Just depends on how deep your pockets are at the time. If you can swing it and have a serious interest in photography, I would get the Canon 40D. But you can take great pictures and have a ball with either camera. I did not mention the Canon Xsi (newer version of Xti) because the price is too close to the 40D. And I would MUCH rather have a 40D than an Xsi. But the Xti is a good bit less expensive than the 40D, so it would be a viable alternative if budget was an issue. Ray mentions a good book above. Also get "Complete Digital Photography" on B&H Photo/Video $39.99. Great book. One of the best I have. By the way, B&H is a great place to buy all you stuff from. Great selection and prices. And they are tops on fast shipping and customer service. Go to the site www.photo.net and look at the Canon forum. Tons of insights there on equipment/techniques/etc.. Post a question there like "which setup for a beginner" (or similar) and you will get more advice than you want.
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    Man, Eddie. Just an excellent pic! Enjoy the lens!!

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    Thanks Stacy! You wanna photograph ptarmigan chicks this weekend? Check your PM.
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