Unboxing DSLR Canon EOS 550D, 18-55 IS Kit

Ok, so as I said in the Canon Photography Workshop notes, I bought my Dad bought me my first DSLR camera last week (July 1st), Canon EOS 550D or Rebel T2i as it is known in the US or Kiss X4 Digital as it is known in Japan.

As usual, and for one last time (yay), I had to borrow my mom’s awesome mobile camera, Sony Ericsson K 810i for the photo shoot. (I have skipped some stuffs like warranty card, leaflets etc. to keep the number of images down).

First Impressions

Since its my first time with any DSLR, I don’t have a frame of reference, but I do really feel great about this Camera. Thanks to the internet, I do feel comfortable with the Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority Modes. The menu is neatly arranged and I feel easy with everything. Just like I use any mobile phone or a point and shoot camera.

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Couple of shots with Canon EOS 550D.

Canon Lens Cap

Keep Track of my best shots, here is my flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/arunbasillal/


I have created a Twitter Profile to Collect the Photography Tutorials I read online, if you are interested, you may follow it here: @ProClicks

The day after the Canon Photography Workshop I googled to see if there were any email groups for Photographers in Kerala, I couldn’t find any. So I have created one to share news of Photography Workshops and Seminars in and around Kerala and general discussions. If you are into Photography, please do join in – Photography Kerala Google Group

Ok, time to snap!


15 responses to “Unboxing DSLR Canon EOS 550D, 18-55 IS Kit”

  1. Boy Rs.46000 for a Camera?
    I’m assuming you are shaping your career in to photography?

    1. oh no! There are two approaches. I could spend little and take ordinary photographs and admire others taking awesome shots or I could spend a lot and do it myself.

      I just picked the latter one, and trust me, no matter what others say, the gear you have definitely have an effect on what you can create with it.

      Its like I joined an elite club and paid a one time fees for a life time membership ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. I totally support Arun’s decision on this one and the money is well invested. It always makes a lot of difference and impact as well. And sometimes you have to get what you love at any cost. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Hey Thanks! and I cannot agree more to this “sometimes you have to get what you love at any cost” – Money is just a means to do things, money is not The Thing ๐Ÿ˜‰

    2. btw Neeraj, you comment was comment number 550, what a coincidence!!

  3. […] Dad bought me a Canon 550 D the day after the camp, un-boxing pics will […]

  4. Awesome! Just Awesome! This is the hottest chick in town ๐Ÿ˜€
    Congratulations.. Even the sample pic is breath-taking. Way to go ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks man! She is damn sexy, I would say ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Perfect for a serious hobbyist ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Canon FTW. That thing rocks, I’m jealous. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. This is dramatic! You are the second person telling me the exact same thing “I am jealous”. This is cool. lol

  6. […] had ordered a UV Filter for my Canon 550D. Its a very cheap one, just 3.5$, I would be using it just as a safety thing for the lens. Like, […]

  7. […] Rain Gods blessed us with a clear sky, but lighting was really poor. Thanks to the high ISO of my Canon 550D, I could make it out in the […]

  8. hey Im looking to buy a slr…the 550d or 450 how much did u pay. and do u know of any short trm classes there may be in photograpgy in kochi?thanks!

    1. Go for 550D, highly recommended. And about the Photography Class, we could arrange one ๐Ÿ™‚ I paid 45k.

  9. […] it was raining so bad that the phone got wet and I stuck it up in my backpack. I had carried my DSLR too, which never got a chance to come […]

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