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Aug 11, 2011 20:53 |  #46

If that's the shutter, then the camera is well and truly screwed. I'm surprised the camera can even take photos like that!


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Aug 11, 2011 22:30 |  #47

Tiberius47 wrote in post #12919790 (external link)
If that's the shutter, then the camera is well and truly screwed. I'm surprised the camera can even take photos like that!

He had probably come to that conclusion by about post #22 which is why he's talking about getting another body.


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Aug 12, 2011 10:15 |  #48

Carlwashere wrote in post #12919496 (external link)
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.

that would be my choice for a price/performance upgrade from an XSi (assuming the OP is satisfied with the 3.5 fps of the Rebel line)
latest sensor, HD video etc.




  
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Aug 12, 2011 11:06 |  #49

watt100 wrote in post #12922621 (external link)
that would be my choice for a price/performance upgrade from an XSi (assuming the OP is satisfied with the 3.5 fps of the Rebel line)
latest sensor, HD video etc.

T2i is on its way :D

Im more than happy with 3.5, Im not a pro..I dont make any money doing this. So I dont need $1400 camera. When I realized mine was pretty much shot, I decided on a T2i or 60D, photo and video, and after comparing them I couldnt justify the $270 more. Now if this was my profession I would have just saved up for something nicer, but its not so I settled for something close to my current but with video...the T2i




  
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Aug 12, 2011 11:35 |  #50

After owning a T2i for about 3 months now I am pleased with the purchase. It's easy to use, easy to cary and has far more capability than I at producing excellent images. You give and take on all the different camera bodies, but for basic amature use it's an excellent value. And most important no harm in upgarding later if you find it's not meeting your needs. The key is getting out and using it and developing your talent which is far more important than the body at this juncture.

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Aug 12, 2011 15:22 |  #51

tigersharkdude wrote in post #12922886 (external link)
T2i is on its way :D

Im more than happy with 3.5, Im not a pro..I dont make any money doing this. So I dont need $1400 camera. When I realized mine was pretty much shot, I decided on a T2i or 60D, photo and video, and after comparing them I couldnt justify the $270 more. Now if this was my profession I would have just saved up for something nicer, but its not so I settled for something close to my current but with video...the T2i

right, the price of the older T2i looks attractive, gives you more to spend on lens!




  
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Aug 16, 2011 15:15 |  #52

I'm a happy camper :D Also, this is a cell phone pic

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Aug 16, 2011 16:07 |  #53

tigersharkdude wrote in post #12946558 (external link)
I'm a happy camper :D Also, this is a cell phone pic

For the love of all things holy, please do me a favor and take off the UV filter. I can't plead enough :cry:. Speaking from personal experience with that same filter.


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Aug 16, 2011 16:31 |  #54

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For the love of all things holy, please do me a favor and take off the UV filter. I can't plead enough :cry:. Speaking from personal experience with that same filter.

Why? Only reason it was on there was just to keep from damaging the glass. I just got the polarizer a few weeks ago (left the old one in ATL)

Also, how do you like that 17-40L ?




  
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Aug 16, 2011 16:55 |  #55

Probably because that's not a high-end filter set.
Cheap filter = damaged IQ

I use B&W filters. So I am a filters guy. :)
Having both a CPL and a UV stacked is a bit redundant. Use only one at a time for best IQ.

I do recommend higher end filters also. And YAY T2i!


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Aug 16, 2011 16:56 |  #56

tigersharkdude wrote in post #12946915 (external link)
Why? Only reason it was on there was just to keep from damaging the glass. I just got the polarizer a few weeks ago (left the old one in ATL)

Realize that even if you scratch/dent/shatter the front element, a defect will likely not show up in your pictures unless it's the most extreme of circumstances. Also realize that it's very difficult to scratch/nick the glass, even on an inexpensive lens like that.

"Protective filter" rhetoric aside, the Tristar is a piece of garbage. It's more useful as a frisbee than as a filter. Ignorant me picked up one when I first bought my XT, and kept it on there for years. Eventually someone said you might try taking it off, and I was astounded. Just by removing that one little piece of garbage, my images were brighter, crisper, sharper, and had more contrast. That experience has obviously impacted my view of "protective" filters in general, but still. The filter is garbage, and all it can do is hurt your shots.

The Quantaray isn't much better - but because it actually has an effect on the shots you take, it still has a purpose. I would smash the Tristar filter in a heartbeat.

tigersharkdude wrote in post #12946915 (external link)
Also, how do you like that 17-40L ?

Absolutely love it.


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Aug 16, 2011 17:40 |  #57

TheBurningCrown wrote in post #12947023 (external link)
Realize that even if you scratch/dent/shatter the front element, a defect will likely not show up in your pictures unless it's the most extreme of circumstances. Also realize that it's very difficult to scratch/nick the glass, even on an inexpensive lens like that.

"Protective filter" rhetoric aside, the Tristar is a piece of garbage. It's more useful as a frisbee than as a filter. Ignorant me picked up one when I first bought my XT, and kept it on there for years. Eventually someone said you might try taking it off, and I was astounded. Just by removing that one little piece of garbage, my images were brighter, crisper, sharper, and had more contrast. That experience has obviously impacted my view of "protective" filters in general, but still. The filter is garbage, and all it can do is hurt your shots.

The Quantaray isn't much better - but because it actually has an effect on the shots you take, it still has a purpose. I would smash the Tristar filter in a heartbeat.


Absolutely love it.


Cool, I will try it out.




  
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Aug 16, 2011 19:39 |  #58

You might find these two articles useful
http://kurtmunger.com/​dirty_lens_articleid35​.html (external link)
and
http://www.lensrentals​.com …0/front-element-scratches (external link)


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Aug 17, 2011 08:56 |  #59

I think you'll really like the T2i. Much better ISO range and DIGIC4. And the Quick button - I don't see how I'd ever want to be without it! My neighbor has an XSi and I couldn't believe that there was no such functionality on it.

When you mentioned shooting at the track I was thinking that a 7D would be the obvious way to go, but you'd be into it for at least $11xx (for refurb and CLP) which is a lot more than you spent.


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