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Dec 09, 2012 08:21 as a reply to  @ post 15344429 |  #616

so i was finally able to buy one since it's selling like hot potatoes here in the Philippines. it's always out of stock. luckily, the third time i tried, i got it.

my problem now, since i came from 450d, when i shot RAW and tried to edit in LR3 and CS5, the two softwares won't read the file. do i really have to install a newer version of LR and CS?

by the way, i'm really loving my unit and can't wait to shoot more!


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Dec 09, 2012 09:36 |  #617

You might need a RAW update for the T4i...




  
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Dec 09, 2012 10:46 as a reply to  @ post 15344429 |  #618

Option 2 was really the top end of my budget so I think going any higher than the $899 would kill me. I am familiar with the difference in STM and non-STM to an extent but have never used either.

Is the STM that big of a benefit compared to having the two other ones? I liked the idea of having the 55-250mm but again I am not familiar enough with the two kits to make the best decision. I looked at the price of buying the 18-135mm later and it is around $450 so it may be a long time before I get enough saved up to get it. I just want to make the safest purchase now.


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Dec 09, 2012 11:04 |  #619

The STM is all about video. It has continuous auto focus in video mode from what I understand.




  
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Dec 09, 2012 11:58 as a reply to  @ i-G12's post |  #620

Do you think that is an important enough feature that I should buy the more expensive kit with the single STM lens? Or should I go with the cheaper kit and get two, 18-55mm and 55-250mm. I honestly think I will do more still photography than video but I really am not sure in the end because this is my first dSLR. I hate to make the wrong decision.


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Dec 09, 2012 12:42 |  #621

Depends if you're into video I guess. Its a nice feature to have that continuous auto focus but if you aren't planning on using the T4i for video it's really not that important from what I have read.




  
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Dec 09, 2012 13:22 |  #622

ianxxxchua wrote in post #15344462 (external link)
my problem now, since i came from 450d, when i shot RAW and tried to edit in LR3 and CS5, the two softwares won't read the file. do i really have to install a newer version of LR and CS?

by the way, i'm really loving my unit and can't wait to shoot more!

You might want to get LR4, it would have the latest raw converter available, and could deal with your T4i raw images easier. But I don't think you have to upgrade... Adobe offers a free Raw to DNG converter, use that to import your photos to your hard drive as DNGs, and then LR3 and CS5 should work with them.

http://www.adobe.com …duct=106&platfo​rm=Windows (external link)


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Dec 09, 2012 13:41 as a reply to  @ i-G12's post |  #623

Okay so is the T4i the camera I should get? I have recently been reminded that it really does cost a lot. Are there any other better options? It may be a long time before I get a chance to get an upgrade. I have done so much reading reviews and comparisons but it seems like every time I think I have a hold on what I want I find something that says a different camera is better or something.


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Dec 09, 2012 13:48 |  #624

nfletcher2 wrote in post #15345184 (external link)
Do you think that is an important enough feature that I should buy the more expensive kit with the single STM lens? Or should I go with the cheaper kit and get two, 18-55mm and 55-250mm. I honestly think I will do more still photography than video but I really am not sure in the end because this is my first dSLR. I hate to make the wrong decision.

i would go with the cheaper kit personally, even though i never seem to use my kit lens anymore. you can get the 40 for around $150 or less, even though both of the kit lens are cheap most of the time as well.

I think the 40 2.8 is a good lens for the money, but overall if i had to choose between that and the 18-55 is, i would start out with that to determine what focal lengths you like and what you want do with photography


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Dec 09, 2012 14:17 |  #625

nfletcher2 wrote in post #15345484 (external link)
Okay so is the T4i the camera I should get? I have recently been reminded that it really does cost a lot. Are there any other better options? It may be a long time before I get a chance to get an upgrade. I have done so much reading reviews and comparisons but it seems like every time I think I have a hold on what I want I find something that says a different camera is better or something.

You could probably consider the T3i if you want to save a little money. You need to compare the features of each one and see if you'd miss what the T4i has. Better auto-focus and touch screen are two I know of, the video I think is better on the T4i. The t4i also has some built in processing stuff - an in camera HDR setting and a setting to permit handheld night scenes (works pretty well, I've snapped off a few night shots just to try it out).


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Dec 09, 2012 14:57 |  #626

nfletcher2 wrote in post #15345184 (external link)
Do you think that is an important enough feature that I should buy the more expensive kit with the single STM lens? Or should I go with the cheaper kit and get two, 18-55mm and 55-250mm. I honestly think I will do more still photography than video but I really am not sure in the end because this is my first dSLR. I hate to make the wrong decision.

I bought with the 18-55 kit because the 18-135stm wasn't out yet and I needed the camera to learn and practice with before my wdw trip. It was my first dslr.

The 18-135 stm is a great lens for a walk about, I got some amazing shots with it.

It's way cheaper to buy the stm as a kit and then get the 55-250 as a stand alone. I bought mine from bh for 150 delivered a couple months ago.

between the 18-135 stm & f2.8 sigma 17-50 I have no use for the 18-55 kit lens. I should sell it, probably will.


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Dec 09, 2012 15:20 |  #627

MolonLabe wrote in post #15345720 (external link)
I bought with the 18-55 kit because the 18-135stm wasn't out yet and I needed the camera to learn and practice with before my wdw trip. It was my first dslr.

The 18-135 stm is a great lens for a walk about, I got some amazing shots with it.

It's way cheaper to buy the stm as a kit and then get the 55-250 as a stand alone. I bought mine from bh for 150 delivered a couple months ago.

between the 18-135 stm & f2.8 sigma 17-50 I have no use for the 18-55 kit lens. I should sell it, probably will.


Ya I really think the 18-135mm kit is the safest bet and what I should do but it is just slightly over my budget. Are you happy with the T4i? I have been interested in photography for a while now but never really considered it because it is pricey. I may have a chance to get a camera though for xmas if I take some of the cost.

I have read so many different things is the problem. Some say the T4i is a good entry camera. Some say the D3200 or D5100. I am the type of person who would rather spend the extra now and know I have something solid for a while. I am just scared to make a wrong choice with that much money.


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Dec 09, 2012 15:28 |  #628

nfletcher, today you can have the T2i with the 18-55 for $720, or just the body for $600 and a great lens like the 40mm f2.8 for $150 more. The quality of the pictures you can make with this camera is fantastic! It is a notch better than the 7D, and only second to cameras that cost around $2000 (like the 6D). Of course, you don't get the focus or build of the 7D, I'm just talking about the image quality.

I really think that, at this entry level cameras, Canon is ahead of Nikon in most respects, and you have access to great lenses at decent prices at this point (you can also spend a fortune, of course, but you can do great with some inexpensive lenses).

Get on board, you will not regret it! I have a t2i and I couldn't be happier!
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Dec 09, 2012 15:33 |  #629

RafaPolit wrote in post #15345824 (external link)
nfletcher, today you can have the T2i with the 18-55 for $720, or just the body for $600 and a great lens like the 40mm f2.8 for $150 more. The quality of the pictures you can make with this camera is fantastic! It is a notch better than the 7D, and only second to cameras that cost around $2000 (like the 6D). Of course, you don't get the focus or build of the 7D, I'm just talking about the image quality.

I really think that, at this entry level cameras, Canon is ahead of Nikon in most respects, and you have access to great lenses at decent prices at this point (you can also spend a fortune, of course, but you can do great with some inexpensive lenses).

Get on board, you will not regret it! I have a t2i and I couldn't be happier!
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Ok Rafa,

So for right around the price you say for the T2i I can get the T4i with the 18-135mm STM lens. Why not spend the little extra and do that? I know image quality in both is similar but there are extra features and if the price is that small why not just spend the little extra?


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Dec 09, 2012 15:42 |  #630

I really must 'teach' extra words to my iPad... sorry... I meant to say that you can have the T4i!!! with the 18-55 for $720 today at Amazon. The kit lens is no slouch! Its a great starters tool, and I used it for over a year with great results! So yeah... go for the t4i. I would only chose the 18-135 if you are planning on doing video, and even then, the 40mm is probably a bit better!

The extra long zooms are versatile, but you pay in IQ. I would start with the kit 18-55 and save for a 15-85 or the likes (I waited until I could get the 17-55). You get your feet wet, perhaps add the 40mm so you have a nice f2.8 lens for portraits, and you grow from there.


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