SourFacedCyclop wrote in post #15686415
I apologize if this does not belong in this section (or if you don't want these kinds of threads), but anyways, I am looking for a first DSLR and am leaning towards the T3i, is this a decent choice? I previously purchased an EPL1 (Micro Four Thirds) to see if photography is something I wanted to get into as a hobby and now I want to move up to a DSLR.
A refurb T3i with kit lens is around $500 after shipping from Canon and then I was thinking about picking up a 70-200 F4L non IS which seem to run around $500-550 used. I also have an old OM 50mm 1.4 that I would probably use as well. Does this seem like a solid choice? Is there anything that might be better at around 1k?
I bought a T3i a little over a year ago. It was my first "real" DSLR (had a bunch of point-and-shoot) and I love it. Very easy to learn. Takes great pictures. The flip screen is nice, video is very nice. I also have a Sony video cam, and the T3i does great. I am not a pro, I just like this hobby. I wouldn't hesitate to buy a used one either. I've bought a lot of used equipment from this site with great success. Just beware tho, this hobby is addictive! I've now bought the 70-200L, 85mm, nifty-fifty among many other lenses, flashes, filters, then I needed a bigger bag, etc....etc...I have learned tons from this site also, VERY helpful. I've now bought a used 5D also...never ends! Get the camera and have fun! I know I am. Jeff