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so im going to disneyland in a week or so, so i decided to pick up a lil camera. figured i wanted to take pics of the rides and shit. oh and the kids....and the occasional great ass/tits walkin by

grabbed this baby

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Digital-Stabilized-2-7-Inch-Vari-Angle/dp/B005MTMFHU/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1362412811&sr=1-1&keywords=Canon+SX40

not as flashy as some but hey its my first. has some decent reviews.


questions:

1) should i buy a bigger flash?

2) should i get the lens set?


any help with camera settings would be nice too
 

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The lens it comes with is a 4.3-150.5mm zoom? Is that right? 4.3mm is beyond fisheye angle. :shrugs:

That's a nice camera. The flash is has now should be adequate, unless you are thinking of jumping into photography as a hobby, IMO.
 

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If you were thinking of taking up the hobby, you could have found yourself a decent used T3i for just a little bit more.
If you were just wanting to take your basic pictures, I think a point and shoot would have sufficed tbh.
 

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Never heard of a "bounce flash." I've heard of the technique of bouncing the flash.
I've heard of "Speedlites."

If you look at the two, you'll notice that the Vivitar model is basically fixed. You can't tilt/pivot the head, so it's a bigger version of the built-in flash. The Speedlite versions allow you to tilt/pivot giving you more options for lighting styles.

That Precision Design is a better choice compared to the Vivitar model only because of the adjustable head. However, I like that the Vivitar model has E-TTL.

The last one you posted is for a D-SLR. I don't think the SX falls under that category. :shrugs:
 

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As far as I know, bounce is indirect flash, like tilted toward the ceiling. So you get more even light. Usually for indoor shots. Helps cut down on shiny spots or glare. I'd say regular flash is fine for outdoor, but I'm only just getting into this stuff.
 
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