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Aug 11, 2011 11:15 |  #31
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tigersharkdude wrote in post #12898527 (external link)
Im a not so new newb here...

I have an xsi that is a little over 3 years old, with ~ 25k-30 pics on it. Recently at the racetrack I noticed I was getting, what I believe, some shutter lag.

Now my question is should I spend the, approximate, $200 to get it fixed OR upgrade to a T2i or 60D?

Any and all info is appreciated

Get the 60D and don't look back,:D


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Aug 11, 2011 11:33 |  #32

CanonEOS wrote in post #12916677 (external link)
Get the 60D and don't look back,:D

Just dont have the funds to do it




  
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Aug 11, 2011 13:16 |  #33

tigersharkdude wrote in post #12916797 (external link)
Just dont have the funds to do it

Repair at Canon would get you back in business. That seems to be the most economical way out unless you can find a 40D or 50D for sale at a reasonable price.


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Aug 11, 2011 13:51 |  #34

MT Stringer wrote in post #12917419 (external link)
Repair at Canon would get you back in business. That seems to be the most economical way out unless you can find a 40D or 50D for sale at a reasonable price.

~$250 fix a 3 year old camera thats barely worth $400 in good shape doesnt seem economical.




  
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Aug 11, 2011 15:11 |  #35

Better than being SOL. Right?

A new shutter would be about the same as buying a new camera for $250. That's what I was thinking. If you were happy with the camera before it broke, getting it fixed should extend it's life considerably.


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Aug 11, 2011 15:17 |  #36

MT Stringer wrote in post #12918056 (external link)
Better than being SOL. Right?

Not really. I would much rather throw another $100 or so at it and get a used 40D instead.


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Aug 11, 2011 15:31 |  #37

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Not really. I would much rather throw another $100 or so at it and get a used 40D instead.

ha ha ha, I was just thinking of a similar scenario...

Your old clunker needs a new set of tires. You can't afford a new car, so what do you do?

Buy a new set of tires for the old clunker and get back on the road or buy a used car that has used tires on it? :D


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Aug 11, 2011 15:36 |  #38

Well, he already ordered the T2i. It's kinda late. :)
And I'd buy a used (newer) car with working used tires in that scenario myself.


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Aug 11, 2011 15:39 |  #39

Well, he already ordered the T2i. It's kinda late.

Tomorrow hasn't got here yet. :-)


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Aug 11, 2011 17:41 |  #40

MT Stringer wrote in post #12918226 (external link)
Tomorrow hasn't got here yet. :-)

LOL. I will def. be buying new so I can get the warranty. I cant spend any more than $700, and the T2i looks to be the best thing under $700 new




  
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Aug 11, 2011 17:49 |  #41

tigersharkdude wrote in post #12918803 (external link)
LOL. I will def. be buying new so I can get the warranty.

Isn't the warranty only 90 days? I'm probably wrong on that.

I would buy used personally (40D) - better camera, cheaper price. If it dies, the repair price will equal the new price of a T2i (if it's not less expensive). And then you'll even get a warranty. Either that or refurbished (which DOES come with a warranty...).


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Aug 11, 2011 17:55 |  #42

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Isn't the warranty only 90 days? I'm probably wrong on that.

I would buy used personally (40D) - better camera, cheaper price. If it dies, the repair price will equal the new price of a T2i (if it's not less expensive). And then you'll even get a warranty. Either that or refurbished (which DOES come with a warranty...).

warranty is 3 years, covers against absolutely everything




  
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Aug 11, 2011 18:26 |  #43

tigersharkdude wrote in post #12918873 (external link)
warranty is 3 years, covers against absolutely everything

If you're talking about from Canon, I seriously doubt that (for starters, they don't cover "abuse" or water damage).


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Aug 11, 2011 19:15 |  #44

TheBurningCrown wrote in post #12918985 (external link)
If you're talking about from Canon, I seriously doubt that (for starters, they don't cover "abuse" or water damage).

its not from Canon, there is a link on the previous page.




  
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Aug 11, 2011 20:12 |  #45

Whatever they say, you won't be disappointed in the Canon T2i. :)
It's a great little camera.
I don't plan on upgrading mine until I see a 70D.
Even then, I'd probably still use this little camera if I don't think it's worth the upgrade.


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