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T2i Or T3i!!?? I have to decide by tonight!

 
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Jul 10, 2012 21:11 |  #1

After using an sx40hs for nearly a year I've grown out of it and feel like it has started holding me back. So for the last 3 months i've been pestering my fiance to allow me to spend the paycheck on a dslr and today she said yes!! ;)

Here's my situation, tomorrow we're going to calgary to buy A camera and my choices are;
T2i - Display model with the 18-55 for $550
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t3i - New for $650 with the 18-55 and for $230 theyl include the 55-250

Which one should i go for? I know the differences between the 2 arent that huge but is it worth it?

Sorry if this question has been asked before but mainly i want to make sure those prices are ok..im hopless at using the search function also :P




  
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Jul 10, 2012 21:21 |  #2

I would go for new t3i for only $100 more. I've seen display models get whooped at the stores.


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Jul 10, 2012 21:22 |  #3

Having the t3i myself I would suggest it. I'm not familiar with the 2i but in my mind it would be considered old now, especially with the 4 just coming out.




  
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Jul 10, 2012 22:21 |  #4

Beaner242 wrote in post #14699561 (external link)
Having the t3i myself I would suggest it. I'm not familiar with the 2i but in my mind it would be considered old now, especially with the 4 just coming out.

I was thinking the same thing..though the specs on the t2i vs the 3i are nearly the same so it feels like the only reason its being considered old is purely the fact a new ''T'' camera is out and nothing to do with it struggling technologically wise. I could just be over complicating it though :confused:

If i did go the 3i road would getting the larger lens be worth it for $230?

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Jul 10, 2012 22:23 |  #5

The T2i and T3i spec pretty damn close, with the exception of the flippy screen!

I'm pretty sure you could also pick up at used 55-250 for ~$150 pretty easily!


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Jul 10, 2012 22:28 as a reply to  @ touji's post |  #6

Which store are you going to in Calgary? I'd get the T3i for only $100 more.


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Jul 10, 2012 22:44 |  #7

Im going to best buys, they advertised them for 699 but after talking to the sales rep I managed to score $50 off :D




  
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Jul 10, 2012 22:49 as a reply to  @ neimad19's post |  #8

Owning a T2i and a 60D, i would suggest getting the T3i. That swivel screen, surprisingly, really comes in handy. Other than that, they're basically the same camera. Getting the 55-250 IS would definitely be a great idea... especially after coming from a p&s, where the 55mm might seem rather short of reach.


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Jul 10, 2012 23:39 |  #9

neimad19 wrote in post #14699523 (external link)
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t3i - New for $650 with the 18-55 and for $230 theyl include the 55-250

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Both of those prices for Calgary are pretty reasonable. Is the 18-55 included with the T3i the IS version ?


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Jul 10, 2012 23:43 |  #10

Perfect_10 wrote in post #14700097 (external link)
Both of those prices for Calgary are pretty reasonable. Is the 18-55 included with the T3i the IS version ?

That is a good price for that package. Have fun with the camera!


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Jul 11, 2012 00:02 |  #11

neimad19 wrote in post #14699523 (external link)
After using an sx40hs for nearly a year I've grown out of it and feel like it has started holding me back. So for the last 3 months i've been pestering my fiance to allow me to spend the paycheck on a dslr and today she said yes!! ;)

Here's my situation, tomorrow we're going to calgary to buy A camera and my choices are;
T2i - Display model with the 18-55 for $550
Or
t3i - New for $650 with the 18-55 and for $230 theyl include the 55-250

Which one should i go for? I know the differences between the 2 arent that huge but is it worth it?

Sorry if this question has been asked before but mainly i want to make sure those prices are ok..im hopless at using the search function also :P

First I have both cameras. They are very similar in most respects but the T3i does have a few more in camera feature than the T2i other than the articulating screen. I also find the T3i's grip much more comfortable, but that's a personal thing. But beyond that, there are two reasons to buy the T3i for $100 more. First, it's new, vs a display model that was handled and played with and perhaps even banged by numerous people that are clueless about DSLRs. The T3i on the other hand is presumably straight out of the box. Secondly, that extra $100 also gets you a new 18-55mm lens instead of a floor sample. In the US, The T3i generally sells for between $590 and $619 for the body only. The 18-55 can be had for between $150 and $200. If you can get the T3i with an 18-55 for $650 CAN, I believe that it is a very good price since prices for cameras seem generally higher in Canada. $250 is around the going price for a 55-250mm in the US. That sounds like it might be a decent price in CAN $ Even though they are both budget kit lenses, they will give you quite good results, and both are considered bargains. Those two lens and a T3i body will give you a great starter kit with a combined focal range of 18-250mm. Sweet!


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Jul 11, 2012 00:04 |  #12
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I'd skip the 55-250 and save up for a Tamron 70-300 VC. It's ten times the lens for only twice the money.


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Jul 11, 2012 00:14 |  #13

If you get into shooting video with it (and it's fun, so you might), you'll see how invaluable the swivel screen is with the T3i.


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Jul 11, 2012 00:14 |  #14

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I'd skip the 55-250 and save up for a Tamron 70-300 VC. It's ten times the lens for only twice the money.

Certainly understand, but while that lens may be significantly better, its still twice the money, which for someone on a budget could be a major issue..


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Jul 11, 2012 00:23 |  #15

T3i without the 55-250


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