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Feb 08, 2012 14:35 |  #46

mickeyb105 wrote in post #13842880 (external link)
Sorry about assuming you were a guy! :(

A T2i for $400??:eek: Amazing deal even if it isn't pristine, IMO.

Happy Hunting! :)


No worries! :). Well after fully reading the description I found there was a "slight" problem with the focus, no matter how slight that's a nono for me.



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Feb 08, 2012 14:39 |  #47

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I mentioned the 5d as in the original 5d. They can be found for around $800 which is the same price as the 60d. So I did not recommend a camera that is hype or expensive. It is within the budget that was suggested by the 60d or 60d kit.

advantages of the 5d are
Full Frame (wide view and shallow DOF with similar lens to APS C)
proven reliability
smooth and easy to work with images

For shooting what she suggested it is the perfect camera. I own a 60d and like it alot. I dont even want a 5d so I dont buy into the "gotta have a full frame" hype. but for her intended uses its a perfect camera.
I have found that the 60d images NEED post processing to make them look good (to me and many others that own the camera)

Its just a suggestion though, obviously buy what you want. I just wanted to give another option that you may not have thought of yet.


Well yes thank you for your input, it is certainly something else to think about ! And about the price, I must have been looking at the wrong one, I was already at the best buy page so I typed it in and showed up at a little over $2,000. But I found a different price in google now.



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Feb 08, 2012 14:45 as a reply to  @ Naraly's post |  #48

My two cents..
Ive only seen one other person mention the Canon Loyalty Program "CLP"
Have you checked it out? They offer the T2i, T3i and the 60d among other cameras. Like Point and Shoot etc..
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=948785

I started out with the T3i and returned it only after I went to Best Buy and messed around with the 60d... Both great cameras. But the 60d felt a lot better in my hands. I ended up buying the 60d from the CLP.


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Feb 08, 2012 14:45 |  #49

I'm really starting to feel more excited about the idea of the t2i :D. I will be going to a camera store soon and maybe I can find one for a good price.
I was wondering about the Canon loyalty program and what's it all about? I read they can offer refurbished cameras, is it in exchange or just at a lower price? And is there any risks of purchasing a refurbished camera (i.e: problems occurring after 6mo warranty), are they just used, or previously broken and then repaired?

Also a quick poll, should I get stock lense or just purchase body and purchase a different lense?



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Feb 08, 2012 14:46 |  #50

Yeah, the T2i is awesome because it is an amazing bargain for price and IQ :)

You should be in the classified section every 30 mins looking for deals LOL


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Feb 08, 2012 14:50 |  #51

Naraly wrote in post #13850574 (external link)
I'm really starting to feel more excited about the idea of the t2i :D. I will be going to a camera store soon and maybe I can find one for a good price.
I was wondering about the Canon loyalty program and what's it all about? I read they can offer refurbished cameras, is it in exchange or just at a lower price? And is there any risks of purchasing a refurbished camera (i.e: problems occurring after 6mo warranty), are they just used, or previously broken and then repaired?

Also a quick poll, should I get stock lense or just purchase body and purchase a different lense?

You need to check out the tread..
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=948785

with over thousands of people. I am one of them, having bought from the CLP...They come from Canon..look new and most have shutter counts only in the hundreds.


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Feb 08, 2012 14:55 |  #52

Naraly wrote in post #13850574 (external link)
Also a quick poll, should I get stock lense or just purchase body and purchase a different lense?

Get the body only and since you are wanting to do portraits go for the canon 50 1.4. I tried the sigma 30 1.4 and didn't care for it however it works for a lot of others.

If you're shooting outside mostly the canon 85 1.8 is amazing for portraits. A general purpose lens is the Tamron 17-50 2.8 VC or non if it's not in your budget. I went for the VC and love it. You can't go wrong with either lens.

FYI Tamron just annouced the 24-70 2.8 and I can't wait to test it. PM me if you want to know my entire lens line up. Cheers


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Feb 08, 2012 14:57 |  #53

mike_311 wrote in post #13841336 (external link)
but do not get the kit lens. it sucks. i hated it so much i didn't even want to use it. your results may vary but i am much happier with my tamrons.

Wow, this isn't true at all. Todays kit lens are really good to start out with.

Now if you made the comment about using the original 18-55 lens I would of said yes that might be a true statement. But todays lens kits come with 18-55 IS II lens. The 18-135 and 50-250 lens are also very nice.


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Feb 08, 2012 14:58 |  #54

JPLaval wrote in post #13850610 (external link)
You need to check out the tread..
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=948785

with over thousands of people. I am one of them, having bought from the CLP...They come from Canon..look new and most have shutter counts only in the hundreds.

+1! If I ever purchase used I would go this route only. I would rather buy new if I couldn't get it through CLP.


5D ll | 5D | SL1 | Lumix LX7 | 24-105L| 70-200L| 135L| 85 1.8| 50 1.4| 28 1.8| 50 1.8 ll| 40 2.8 STM| 35 2.0|75-300 lll|18-55 STM| 28-75 2.8

  
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Feb 08, 2012 15:04 |  #55

frankwite wrote in post #13850668 (external link)
+1! If I ever purchase used I would go this route only. I would rather buy new if I couldn't get it through CLP.

Totally agree with Frankwite


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Feb 08, 2012 15:19 |  #56

Naraly wrote in post #13850574 (external link)
Also a quick poll, should I get stock lense or just purchase body and purchase a different lense?

I think most people would be inclined to get the body only and then fill in with better lenses. And, that is a great way to get gear that fits what you want to shoot. It also opens you up to breaking your budget and agonizing over the multitude of lenses you might consider.

A simpler approach is to go with the kit lens (which tend to be pretty capable overall) and spend time getting comfortable with your camera and get a feel for what you're shooting and where the kit is deficient for your needs. Depending on your budget getting the 50mm 1.8 is a good next step as far as lenses go (or the 50mm 1.4 if the extra $200+ isn't problematic).

It's easy to get sucked into gear discussions and wanting more better lenses and a pricier body. But, the reality is that just about all gear is full of compromises (zoom vs. prime, IQ, build quality, size, cost, etc.) and the next best lens is always just another $100 or $200 more. You can probably wait on all that and just spend time taking pictures and getting to know what you're doing and what the limitations of your camera kit are.

Any current DSLR you buy will be capable of great pictures. My T1i has served me well for 2+ years now.


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Feb 08, 2012 15:24 |  #57

Naraly wrote in post #13832637 (external link)
(the guy at best buy said with a higher shutter speed I could accidentally take way more frames than I wanted)

Really? What if it's in single shot mode? :lol:

Like others here, I started out with a lower end model (T1i) for about a year or so. I got the 60D in the fall and absolutely love it.




  
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Feb 08, 2012 15:26 |  #58

mplezia wrote in post #13850852 (external link)
I think most people would be inclined to get the body only and then fill in with better lenses. And, that is a great way to get gear that fits what you want to shoot. It also opens you up to breaking your budget and agonizing over the multitude of lenses you might consider.

A simpler approach is to go with the kit lens (which tend to be pretty capable overall) and spend time getting comfortable with your camera and get a feel for what you're shooting and where the kit is deficient for your needs. Depending on your budget getting the 50mm 1.8 is a good next step as far as lenses go (or the 50mm 1.4 if the extra $200+ isn't problematic).

It's easy to get sucked into gear discussions and wanting more better lenses and a pricier body. But, the reality is that just about all gear if full of are compromises (zoom vs. prime, IQ, build quality, size, cost, etc.) and the next best lens is always just another $100 or $200 more. You can probably wait on all that and just spend time taking pictures and getting to know what you're doing and what the limitations of your camera kit are.

Any current DSLR you buy will be capable of great pictures. My T1i has served me well for 2+ years now.

Great advice. Learn your camera first then decide what direction you would like togo. Worry about other gear later on down the road.


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Feb 08, 2012 18:03 |  #59

may be you can check it out canon T3i. and know more about Canon. :) http://www.slrcanoneos​rebelt3i.com (external link) .Hope is useful for you!




  
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Feb 08, 2012 19:00 |  #60

JPLaval wrote in post #13850610 (external link)
You need to check out the tread..
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=948785

with over thousands of people. I am one of them, having bought from the CLP...They come from Canon..look new and most have shutter counts only in the hundreds.

I bought a refurbished 60D in December and it came to me with a shutter count of like 70. I saved a boatload of money, and I couldn't be happier with the quality of not only the refurbished 60D I bought from Canon, but also the 50 1.8 and 55-250 I picked up refurbished at the same time from Canon. They were having a 15% off sale right before Christmas on refurbished EOS DSLR's, lenses and flashes.

Does anyone know when they have those throughout the year?


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