Yeah I did!!!
I went to Jessops today, got some advice on stuff.
Bought a Lowepro backpack (200 I think), a bog standard Jessops tripod (£25 so its not a big deal), and a Canon Grip for EOS 350D/400D!
I got some advice on lenses, and I am probably gonna end up buying the Canon 50mm F/1.8 at £90 and the Canon 28-105mm F/4.5-5.6 at £189 sometime during the week.
They had a pretty good sigma lens for £289 but I'd rather have the 50mm ports and the other zoom lens for more general purpose stuff rather than the 18-55mm kit lens.
Not totally set on those lenses yet, but I'll make a post in the Canon section, and if anyone can convince me of other lenses in the next 16 hours then good stuff, if not then i'll probably have already bought them
As for the Grip, tis great, took me a second to figure out that there was a seperate part for the lithium-ion batteries lol! Pulled out the AA insert and forgot that I had taken out the lithium one that was in bubble wrap and put it to the side, then spent a while wondering where the 2 Canon batteries went >_< Keeps the hand a lot more steady when taking portrait shots. (Plus the fact it makes the camera's physical size bigger, making it look more important to the ordinary person lol!
The Tripod is pretty twig like, and not the sturdiest thing I've come across, but really it will do just now, besides the lenses are more imporant then the tripod at this moment in time, I only got one for long exposure shots / long shots since my lenses don't have IS.
The Lowepro is amazing! Nice bag, not to big, and pretty light plus it has a waterproof cover you can put over if it starts to rain. I'll probably take my camera to school in this since I can just carry it with my hand till I get into school, then lob my school bag ontop of the lockers then take my camera bag to photography, then come back and put it in the office so it doesn't get stolen.
Anyway, seems like plain sailing so far, gonna buy 2 lenses and another 2 batteries (Jessops ones though, Canon rip you on batteries) and UV filters to go with them.
Tis the season to take pictures trala la la la, click snap snap!
Canon EOS 5DmkII + BG-E6 + Canon EOS 40D + BG-E2N + Canon EOS 33
Canon 17-40 F/4L
USM + Canon 24-70 F/2.8L
USM + Canon 28mm F/1.8 USM + Canon 70-200 F/2.8L
USM IS + Canon 85mm F/1.8 USM
Canon Speedlite 580EX II + Canon Speedlite 540EZ + 2 x Nikon SB-80DX
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