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Jun 15, 2011 14:48 |  #16

The 55-250mm is far supreme to the 75-300. It is one of the best IQs you can get without paying a hefty price (They do call it the nifty two fifty). Moreover, you need IS for that long of a focal length which you don't have with the 75-300.

And no, the T3 is not better than the T1i. The T1i has a larger LCD, 4x higher resolution screen, higher ISO, better movie mode, better viewfinder, and a slightly bigger sensor. The list goes on but you can see that the T1i is far supreme.

Anyhow, the Canon kit lens are quite amazing. They are very sharp and decent color especially for its price.

I would definitely grab the T1i over the T3 and the 55-250mm IS over the 75-300


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Jun 15, 2011 15:05 |  #17

Significa wrote in post #12599026 (external link)
Anyhow, the Canon kit lens are quite amazing.

Yeah, like he said, the kit lenses from Canon are actually quite nice. I don't know who told you the Canon kit lenses are no good, but they are wrong. They are still built like toys just like Nikons, but if you aren't trying to actually impress people with your equipment, you will be happy with the output.

If I were in your position I would get any Rebel kit with the 18-55 IS lens which you shoud be able to do easy with 8 hundred beans. Then save up for an inexpensive tele like the 55-250.


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Jun 15, 2011 20:49 as a reply to  @ Jethro790's post |  #18

I read the T3 has better high ISO and lower noise then the T1i... soo?

I dont care for bigger LCD and all the bells and whistles, if the picture quality is going to be worse...




  
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Jun 15, 2011 21:21 |  #19

So... this: http://www.adorama.com​/ICADRT2IKR.html (external link)

or this: http://shop.usa.canon.​com …uct_10051_10051​_276754_-1 (external link)

Decisions, decisions...




  
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Jun 15, 2011 21:23 |  #20

keep the nikon and look into an 18-105


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Jun 15, 2011 21:31 |  #21

I saw a 75-300 for really cheap at Best Buy,

That's because it is a POS.


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Jun 15, 2011 21:37 |  #22

les_au wrote in post #12601122 (external link)
keep the nikon and look into an 18-105

did you read anything i said?




  
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Jun 15, 2011 22:43 as a reply to  @ Redz's post |  #23

I doubt you'll not care about the 4x lower resolution on the LCD once you see it in person. It's quite a downgrade especially if you've had top tier Nikon gear.

Anyhow, I don't know where you read the T3 had better IQ than the T1i. The T1i has a bigger and better sensor. I believe the T3 one was built off the 450D.


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Jun 15, 2011 22:54 |  #24

I'd go for a refurb T2i from CLP. T3 would be a downgrade IMHO.




  
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Jun 15, 2011 23:07 |  #25

Redz wrote in post #12600932 (external link)
I read the T3 has better high ISO and lower noise then the T1i... soo?...

Redz, make sure when you are reading about these cameras that you are not confusing the T3 with the T3i.


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Jun 15, 2011 23:51 |  #26

Redz wrote in post #12601198 (external link)
did you read anything i said?

apparently he didn't! either way the 18-105 is kinda lame as a lens.

I was very happy with my Nikon kit lens but haven't use the Canon. I really liked my sigma 18-50 f/2.8-4.5 OS. it was around 200 dollars new. Great buy. Also stick with the 55-250 like everyone else said. It's much better than the others.




  
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Jun 15, 2011 23:56 |  #27

Jethro790 wrote in post #12599142 (external link)
Yeah, like he said, the kit lenses from Canon are actually quite nice. I don't know who told you the Canon kit lenses are no good, but they are wrong. They are still built like toys just like Nikons, but if you aren't trying to actually impress people with your equipment, you will be happy with the output.

The old kits of the pre-IS 18-55 and 75-300 were not all that great, particularly in comparison to the 18-55IS and 55-250IS


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Jun 16, 2011 12:12 |  #28

Bokehlicious wrote in post #12601601 (external link)
I'd go for a refurb T2i from CLP. T3 would be a downgrade IMHO.

Whats CLP?

RTPVid wrote in post #12601669 (external link)
Redz, make sure when you are reading about these cameras that you are not confusing the T3 with the T3i.

http://snapsort.com …T3-vs-Canon_EOS_Rebel_T1i (external link)




  
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Jun 16, 2011 12:58 |  #29

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Whats CLP?

Canon Loyalty Program. There's a long thread about it here:
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=948785

It'll get you 20% off a refurbished camera body as long as you trade in another Canon product (go craigslist / ebay an old powershot on the cheap).


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Jun 16, 2011 13:16 |  #30

Redz, I was just askin' to be sure. Canon's model naming in this case invites confusion. I don't know what they were thinking.

But, that site does not actually compare images to determine high ISO performance; it uses indirect data from DXOmark on sensor performance.

Looking at actual images is a better way to compare.

Check out this site (external link). On the page I linked to, you can select the camera(s) you want to compare with the T3, and at what ISO setting. If you then click in the various areas of the overall picture, it will show you a comparison of how each camera did in that section of the test shot.


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