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Nov 24, 2014 17:44 |  #16

Your daughter would love the touch screen on the SL1. The size does not discourage a person from carrying the SL1 like what can happen with larger DSLR cameras. I got my sister an SL1 and she is learning to get some great shots. I played with/tested hers as soon as it arrived and was really impressed with the features and the quality of the images.

There are occasions when I would like to have one with a superzoom lens and use the combo like a top level point and shoot camera.

Bottom line: I bought one for my sister and later recommended one to a friend for his daughter, both ladies couldn't be happier.


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Nov 24, 2014 19:56 |  #17

Just bought the SL-1 refurb on Canon direct.
Thanks for all your help.


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Nov 24, 2014 21:03 |  #18

I would suggest you get your daughter the SL1 for the compact size. It still delivers the quality of any of the rebel series through even the 7D mark 1.




  
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Nov 24, 2014 21:03 |  #19

NVM read the last post lol




  
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Nov 26, 2014 10:28 |  #20

JVthePT wrote in post #17291378 (external link)
Just bought the SL-1 refurb on Canon direct.
Thanks for all your help.

I was just about to reply with this as I just got the same for my wife...$425 for the kit with lens is a great deal.


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Nov 26, 2014 10:34 |  #21

JVthePT wrote in post #17290402 (external link)
My daughter frequently shoots with me and has asked for a dslr for her own for Christmas.
I have looked at the t3i, t3, sl1.
I'd like to get off as cheap as possible. She has the bug for photography right now but I'd hate to invest too much if this is a passing interest.
She has used my t1i, 60d, 70d frequently. If i opted for say the t3 would she be missing a significant number of features or quality from the t3i or sl1? Would she notice a big difference after using my 60d and 70d?
She does like the articulated screen but she doesn't think that's a deal breaker.

Heya,

Look at the bigger picture.

Give her one of your current SLR's (surely you don't need that T1i when you use the 60d & 70d, plus your 6D).

And then invest in something for you instead.

Win-win.

Edit: Nevermind... you already went SL1.

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Nov 26, 2014 16:08 |  #22

wallstreetoneil wrote in post #17290484 (external link)
- look for a used T2 / T3 / T4 or similar for $200
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there is no T2 or T4 cameras. Only the T3 and T5. "i" models are different.




  
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Nov 26, 2014 18:24 |  #23

HappySnapper90 wrote in post #17294840 (external link)
there is no T2 or T4 cameras. Only the T3 and T5. "i" models are different.

i'm thinking he understood the point - a re-furbed / used rebel camera

and yes there actually is a T2

http://www.usa.canon.c​om …_slr_cameras/eo​s_rebel_t2 (external link)

so as oppose to writing

T2 / T2i / T3 / T3i / T4i I shortened it

but yes, you are correct, there is no T4


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Nov 26, 2014 18:33 as a reply to  @ post 17291131 |  #24

i got my wife a t1i and then ended up getting myself a t2i...

when i moved up to a 7d (i was shooting WAY MORE and MORE VARIED subjects than she was) i gave my wife the t2i and we gave my daughter the t1i...

with the 18-135 from the t2i kit (wife has 17-55 f2.8) she has great range so limited lens swaps and a fully capable camera...

i would get her another tor t1i or a t2i if i was going to do it again...

great camera. the t3i is just the next gen up so thats a great option too...




  
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Nov 26, 2014 19:18 |  #25

The SL1 is a great little camera. I grabbed one from the refurb site a couple of weeks ago and just added the new 24mm f2.8 pancake. Together they weigh less than 2lbs and I'm getting some very sharp shots even at higher ISOs. I'm thinking my EOS-M is going up for sale soon.


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Nov 26, 2014 19:23 |  #26

wallstreetoneil wrote in post #17295049 (external link)
i'm thinking he understood the point - a re-furbed / used rebel camera

and yes there actually is a T2

http://www.usa.canon.c​om …_slr_cameras/eo​s_rebel_t2 (external link)

so as oppose to writing

T2 / T2i / T3 / T3i / T4i I shortened it

but yes, you are correct, there is no T4

Yeah, but the T2 is a film camera. As far as the digital rebels go, there was the Rebel, XT, XTi, XSi, XS, T1i, T2i, T3, T3i, T4i, T5i, SL1, T5


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Nov 26, 2014 20:09 |  #27

I gave my grand-daughter my old T2i when she was 13. She will be 15 in a couple months. She has a talent and makes that camera sing. She will probably outgrow it soon. I have a 6D and a 7D so, in the near future she will get a 7D and I will probably get a 5D3. Do you see a pattern here. ;) My wife hasn't caught on yet. ;)


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Nov 26, 2014 20:10 |  #28

wallstreetoneil wrote in post #17295049 (external link)
i'm thinking he understood the point - a re-furbed / used rebel camera

and yes there actually is a T2

http://www.usa.canon.c​om …_slr_cameras/eo​s_rebel_t2 (external link)

so as oppose to writing

T2 / T2i / T3 / T3i / T4i I shortened it

but yes, you are correct, there is no T4

The T2 was an old film camera. There was no digital T2.;)


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Nov 27, 2014 07:49 |  #29

My 13 yr old daughter is having loads of fun w/ 40D inherited from my dad earlier this year. Found her an 18-55mm and turned her loose. She's already making some interesting pictures.


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Nov 27, 2014 07:51 |  #30

Could get a rebel XT and a lens for less than a $100


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