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Feb 29, 2012 07:56 |  #16

I would also consider waiting 1 week if you can. THe price of a few models is suppose to drop as a 5D m III and a new T4i are being released this will ensure a price drop because of the overcrowding in that specific camera size.

Either way its a great camera.


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Feb 29, 2012 08:08 as a reply to  @ tete's post |  #17

Well I think it is a great price for a complete kit for starters - you would need more and bigger SD cards with an HD capable 18MP camera - guaranteed. So shop those for price as well. As pointed out, the return policy is very forgiving - enough time to really explore and make sure you are committed. This level of DSLR will still be better than Point-n-Shoots in Auto mode, but to get the most out of photography you are going to have to invest time and trial/error to get proficient and reliable.

Now every post here has valid points that I don't disagree with, without knowing more about your situation. Have kids? You might want that video capability....etc.


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Feb 29, 2012 08:19 |  #18

tete wrote in post #13989382 (external link)
I would also consider waiting 1 week if you can. THe price of a few models is suppose to drop as a 5D m III and a new T4i are being released this will ensure a price drop because of the overcrowding in that specific camera size.

Either way its a great camera.

Er, where did you hear that there is a new T4i? All I have heard about is the 5D3, I kinda doubt Canon will dilute the announcement of the 5D3 with something like another Rebel iteration, that would be like Chevy showing off a new Corvette and then introducing a new Cruz at the same time (no insult to the Rebel or Cruz intended).


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Feb 29, 2012 08:34 |  #19

Keyan wrote in post #13989483 (external link)
Er, where did you hear that there is a new T4i? ...

Er, history?

1/24/2008--XSi
3/25/2009--T1i
2/8/2010--T2i
2/7/2011--T3i

New Rebels never have been the subject of rampant weeping and gnashing of teeth like you see on the 5DIII rumor threads...


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Feb 29, 2012 08:58 |  #20

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Feb 29, 2012 09:03 |  #21

A-SpecUA6 wrote in post #13988212 (external link)
Hey guys!

Noobie here and am looking forward to learning new things on this great-looking forum. First off, I want to step back off my car addiction and want to start a new hobby. Photography was always intriguing to me, ever since I took photo class in junior high. Just like modding cars, I'm sure this aint a cheap hobby, but I am willing to learn and be dedicated.

So anyway, I found this link right here:

http://www.costco.com …&cat=87150&b=1&​lang=en-US (external link)

and was wondering if it's a good deal or not. It seems like an awesome deal considering T2is alone are $650 and the extra 55-250mm lens is another $200. But I am still a noob to all this so was wondering if I should go for it or not. I do not have any dslr experience except for that "class" I took in junior high. lol This would be my first "actual" dslr camera, not counting the xsi I use time to time that belongs to my father.

I'm interested in taking nature, architecture, and car types of pictures.

Any help would be much appreciated.

-Richard

The package also has a bag, a class 10 SD card, and a few other things. My X wife's BF called me over the weekend and asked what he should do. I went to Amazon and priced everything out and it turns out not to be that bad of a deal, so he bought it. He actually wanted to get a D60 or even a newer camera, but isn't so sure if he'll stick with the hobby, so the good news is Costco's return policy is 90 days in case he wants to return it. That to him was what sealed the deal.


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Feb 29, 2012 12:47 |  #22

I did the Costco thing mainly for the 90 day return. Within that 90 days the price dropped $100 on the same package so Costco refunded me $100 on the spot, can't beat that. If I had to do it over again, I would have just bought the body and bought better lenses since I ended up doing that in the long run. I saw the body recently for $399 but it was a 1 day sale so not sure that will come up soon, that is until the T4i comes out.


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Feb 29, 2012 13:48 |  #23

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This place can at times be hilarious, you ask if something is a good deal, and instead you get a suggestion to buy a 3 or 4 year old used body that can't do video.

Not everyone would need the features that a T2i offers (video) and might need another body that might offer a better feature. (FPS, Ergo, Build) You can also save some money by buying an older body and using the saved money towards better lenses or a wider range of lenses.

Which would you have?
T2i + Canon 18-55/3.5-5.6
or
40D + Sigma 17-50/2.8

Depends on the needs IMO.


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Feb 29, 2012 14:25 |  #24

Keyan wrote in post #13989157 (external link)
This place can at times be hilarious, you ask if something is a good deal, and instead you get a suggestion to buy a 3 or 4 year old used body that can't do video.


Your comment is hilarious to me. Why would someone waste money on a brand new plastic fantastic body when they can get a professional level kit for cheaper? And for info on the T4i and new 18-135, please read up on Canon Rumors.


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Feb 29, 2012 17:23 |  #25

A-SpecUA6 wrote in post #13988212 (external link)
Hey guys!

Noobie here and am looking forward to learning new things on this great-looking forum. First off, I want to step back off my car addiction and want to start a new hobby. Photography was always intriguing to me, ever since I took photo class in junior high. Just like modding cars, I'm sure this aint a cheap hobby, but I am willing to learn and be dedicated.

So anyway, I found this link right here:

http://www.costco.com …&cat=87150&b=1&​lang=en-US (external link)

and was wondering if it's a good deal or not. It seems like an awesome deal considering T2is alone are $650 and the extra 55-250mm lens is another $200. But I am still a noob to all this so was wondering if I should go for it or not. I do not have any dslr experience except for that "class" I took in junior high. lol This would be my first "actual" dslr camera, not counting the xsi I use time to time that belongs to my father.

I'm interested in taking nature, architecture, and car types of pictures.

Any help would be much appreciated.

-Richard

First you have to be a member of Costco. I also am not a fan of used equipment although people seem OK with Canon refurbs. All in all if you want that camera, and those two lenses, its a good deal especially since it also includes a 8GB SD card, and a case worth around $50-$60. These are entry level lenses and don't adapt to filters or lens hoods, which may not ever be an issue for you. The image quality, considering the cost of these lenses is quite good and they may be the only ones you'll ever need for your purposes. The lenses focus a bit slow and are noisy. If you get the camera bug they will likely be replaced quickly, and will end up in that new case that comes with them. The camera body is a keeper. Speaking of the case, its great if you add accessories to the kit, but its a little large and bulky if your goal is just to carry around the body and two lenses.


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Feb 29, 2012 18:35 |  #26

mwsilver wrote in post #13992964 (external link)
First you have to be a member of Costco. I also am not a fan of used equipment although people seem OK with Canon refurbs. All in all if you want that camera, and those two lenses, its a good deal especially since it also includes a 8GB SD card, and a case worth around $50-$60. These are entry level lenses and don't adapt to filters or lens hoods, which may not ever be an issue for you. The image quality, considering the cost of these lenses is quite good and they may be the only ones you'll ever need for your purposes. The lenses focus a bit slow and are noisy. If you get the camera bug they will likely be replaced quickly, and will end up in that new case that comes with them. The camera body is a keeper. Speaking of the case, its great if you add accessories to the kit, but its a little large and bulky if your goal is just to carry around the body and two lenses.

A little confused, there are hoods and filters that fit both lenses.


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Feb 29, 2012 19:33 |  #27

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Your comment is hilarious to me. Why would someone waste money on a brand new plastic fantastic body when they can get a professional level kit for cheaper? And for info on the T4i and new 18-135, please read up on Canon Rumors.

I've got nothing against mag bodies, I would love to own a 7D. However, I'll bet there are more pictures of cracked, dented and scarred magnesium bodies on the net than there are broken poly-carbonate bodies. The most popular handgun in the world, the Glock 17 has a poly-carbonate body. The M16 rifle I had in the army 40 years ago had a plastic body. Engineered plastic is generally more durable than a thin magnesium shell. I think its time to stop using terms like "plastic fantastic" which implies a shoddy build where no shoddiness exists.


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Feb 29, 2012 19:42 |  #28

Bleufire wrote in post #13991424 (external link)
Not everyone would need the features that a T2i offers (video) and might need another body that might offer a better feature. (FPS, Ergo, Build) You can also save some money by buying an older body and using the saved money towards better lenses or a wider range of lenses.

Which would you have?
T2i + Canon 18-55/3.5-5.6
or
40D + Sigma 17-50/2.8

Depends on the needs IMO.

With the 55-250 thrown in, it changes the comparison but may not fit your angle.


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Feb 29, 2012 20:36 |  #29

mwsilver wrote in post #13993653 (external link)
I've got nothing against mag bodies, I would love to own a 7D. However, I'll bet there are more pictures of cracked, dented and scarred magnesium bodies on the net than there are broken poly-carbonate bodies. The most popular handgun in the world, the Glock 17 has a poly-carbonate body. The M16 rifle I had in the army 40 years ago had a plastic body. Engineered plastic is generally more durable than a thin magnesium shell. I think its time to stop using terms like "plastic fantastic" which implies a shoddy build where no shoddiness exists.



Yes...but... the rebels are cheap plastic. Drop any rebel next to any magnesium body dslr and see the difference. No matter how you try and word it at the end of the day its still plastic, and still feels like a toy.


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Feb 29, 2012 21:20 |  #30

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Yes...but... the rebels are cheap plastic. Drop any rebel next to any magnesium body dslr and see the difference. No matter how you try and word it at the end of the day its still plastic, and still feels like a toy.

I disagree. The Rebels are not cheap plastic. Have you dropped either to test your theory? If you drop a mag body on a stone floor and drop a poly-carbonate body on a stone floor, the "plastic" body is much less likely to crack. Correctly engineered poly-carbonate is much more robust. Magnesium looks good and feels good but the thin shells used in camera bodies are no more, and perhaps less, structurally sound. In ten or fifteen years probably all camera bodies will be made from poly-carbonate.


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