I have been following a Starting Photography Course at the Malta Photographic Society and recently decided to get a Digital SLR Camera.  The course is good for those who know little about Photography and how to use an SLR Camera, like I was a couple of months ago.

After quite some research on what camera to get, with one of the main questions being  Canon vs Nikon, I finally decided to go for the Canon 550D.  This camera is often referred to as the ‘Baby EOS 7D’ and it is getting great reviews online.

So after I was convinced that this camera should be the one for me I bought the Canon 550D + 18-55mm Kit Lens.

The box contained:

  • Canon 550D Body
  • Zoom Lens EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
  • Wide Strap EW-100DBIII
  • Battery Charger LC-E8E
  • Batter Pack LP-E8
  • Interface Cable
  • Stereo AV Cable
  • Software
canon 550d boxed

Canon 550D Boxed

canon 550d unboxed

Canon 550D Unboxed

After doing some research, I have found good reviews for the following must have photography accessories, which I ended up getting from Amazon:

  • Joby Gorillapod – SLR Zoom
  • Hama Star 63 Tripod
  • Giottos Rocket Air Blower GTAA1900
  • Sandisk HD SDHC Extreme Video 8GB
  • Lowepro Rezo 160 Shoulder Bag
  • Lowepro Fastpack 250
  • Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control
test shot

Test Shot using Kit Lens

If you guys have any questions on some of the products I own I would be glad to help, I would also appreciate any  suggestions on some must have photography accessories you know of, or some very good lenses please let me know.  I hope this post is useful for those of you who are thinking of starting photography.