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Ugh, can't make up my mind T2i vs D90

 
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Mar 29, 2010 11:07 as a reply to  @ post 9892863 |  #46

Ironically enough I was eyeing the Canons 55-250mm IS lens...

However the build (plastic mount and etc), loose lens, and somewhat troubeled focusing had me cautious of this purchase... Any thoughts / feedback?




  
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Mar 29, 2010 11:13 |  #47

RiCEADDiCTBOY wrote in post #9893206 (external link)
Ironically enough I was eyeing the Canons 55-250mm IS lens...

However the build (plastic mount and etc), loose lens, and somewhat troubeled focusing had me cautious of this purchase... Any thoughts / feedback?

If you are wait til next week. Bestbuy might put up a bundle with this camera and that zoom lens just like they have with the t1i

I did this picture with the t1i and 55-250mm zoom lens

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Mar 29, 2010 11:21 |  #48

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If you are wait til next week. Bestbuy might put up a bundle with this camera and that zoom lens just like they have with the t1i

I did this picture with the t1i and 55-250mm zoom lens

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I never had a problem with it when I had it

what are the pros and cons and differences (besides the obvious) with plastic mounts vs metal?




  
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Mar 29, 2010 11:59 |  #49

RiCEADDiCTBOY wrote in post #9893309 (external link)
what are the pros and cons and differences (besides the obvious) with plastic mounts vs metal?

Well for the money, is hard to see any cons, now if the lens was $400-500 then all the plastic stuff comes out and screams at you but for $200 is very easily overlooked specially after you see the IQ you get out of this lens, not sure what lens out there could do the same with image stabilization for under $300, I mean if you find one that performs that good and lets you achieve the same or better IQ, please let me know! I spent over $500 for the Canon 70-300 IS USM and it had to go back because I couldn't justify it's cost and IQ vs cost. Another big plus for the 55-250 is the size, awesome size and weight, fits easily in any camera bag made for DSLRs of course, something like the 70-300 or the white 70-200s will need a bag of their own.

If plastic mounts and cheap build quality bothers you, go for the Canon 70-200 4L and your good to go!


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Mar 29, 2010 12:19 |  #50

RiCEADDiCTBOY wrote in post #9893206 (external link)
Ironically enough I was eyeing the Canons 55-250mm IS lens...

However the build (plastic mount and etc), loose lens, and somewhat troubeled focusing had me cautious of this purchase... Any thoughts / feedback?

no loose lens, no troubled focusing! great telephoto lens for the price!


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Mar 29, 2010 12:25 |  #51

RiceAddictBoy, I think you should think about future needs and decide that way. Both cameras are excellent dSLRs. More than just 'capable'. The d90 is a step above the t2iin terms of level, but is getting a little old now, but for most people the biggest and most long term expense is in the lenses they get. Bodies have a lifespan of a couple of years atm. Lenses you would think would last a lot longer than that.

So... Think of your most likely line up (the one you can afford) and your dream line up. Do a cross comparison of what both systems offer you. If you like the Nikon lenses for what you shoot and your wallet and their look and feel and quality, then go an get that d90! If you would rather the canon lenses, then stick with the t2i.

That was how I made up my mind in the end, and I've been very happy.




  
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Mar 29, 2010 12:27 |  #52

RiCEADDiCTBOY wrote in post #9885094 (external link)
I have been dead set on buying the T2i and I found a Best Buy that had one for sell...and I got it. However, some of my camera buddies were nagging on me about how the D90 was still superior and only two hundred bucks more for a better AF, body, button layout and options...

They also told me that the sensor was the same size as the Ti and increasing the pixel doesn't mean better quality - especially since the sensor size is still the same.

Please...please help a confused guy before he opens the T2i box. I understand this is a Canon forum - but, please give good advise. Thanks guys!


IMO, the D90 will be the better buy for photography and the Canon for video ;)


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Mar 29, 2010 12:44 |  #53

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no loose lens, no troubled focusing! great telephoto lens for the price!


Canon 55-250IS - (XSi)

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Wow! Nice shot.

I already opened the t2i and love it. No regrets so far.

I know nobody had answered my question regarding plastic mounts and metal.

Also what is the lifespan on lenses? And bodies only last a couple years? That's crazy... Why don't they last long? Can you repair them to keep them 6+ years?




  
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Mar 29, 2010 13:01 as a reply to  @ RiCEADDiCTBOY's post |  #54

Both are likely to be very capable bodies; you can take a look at specs side by side here (external link).

Ultimately you'll need to make a choice on what lens system you want to stick with, because your lenses are what will stick with you. Camera bodies will eventually wear out or you'll upgrade to something newer/faster/prettier.

It's really, primarily the shooter that determines great photos; the gear just lends a hand.

It sounds like you're getting caught up in generic, fanboy banter, really. But the choice is up to you. <shrug>

FWIW, I wouldn't jump to Nikon now unless Canon disappeared just because I don't "get" the controls on Nikon bodies.


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Mar 29, 2010 13:20 |  #55

RiCEADDiCTBOY wrote in post #9893835 (external link)
Wow! Nice shot.

I already opened the t2i and love it. No regrets so far.

I know nobody had answered my question regarding plastic mounts and metal.

Also what is the lifespan on lenses? And bodies only last a couple years? That's crazy... Why don't they last long? Can you repair them to keep them 6+ years?

plastic lasts hundreds, even thousands of years! planes trains and automobiles are made of plastic.
Four words - don't worry about plastic!




  
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Mar 29, 2010 14:14 |  #56

RiCEADDiCTBOY wrote in post #9893835 (external link)
Also what is the lifespan on lenses? And bodies only last a couple years? That's crazy... Why don't they last long? Can you repair them to keep them 6+ years?

I think they were referring to lifespan before newer better models outshine them, not break. You should and can get many years out of the bodies.


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Mar 29, 2010 18:46 |  #57

RiCEADDiCTBOY wrote in post #9893835 (external link)
Wow! Nice shot.

I already opened the t2i and love it. No regrets so far.

I know nobody had answered my question regarding plastic mounts and metal.

Also what is the lifespan on lenses? And bodies only last a couple years? That's crazy... Why don't they last long? Can you repair them to keep them 6+ years?

Consider the weight of the lens. 55-250 is a very lightweight lens, so the stress on the mount is much lower than with a big and heavy one. I never heard of a plastic mount failing - as a matter of fact I have a 10yr old el cheapo kit lens with a plastic mount that's been abused in any way imaginable including dropping from at least 5 ft on concrete driveway. And it still takes pictures.

70-200 series lenses are by all accounts fantastic. They also cost about 5 times more (with IS). 55-250 is very good, and its small size and light weight make it a perfect travel lens. I have one and highly recommend it; if and when you decide to upgrade to something better, you're going to lose $100 at most, and have tons of great pics taken with it.

Here's a couple of photos taken from a relatively far distance (30-40 meters) and cropped. The first photo was taken on a very gloomy, rainy day with poor lighting:


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Mar 29, 2010 18:49 |  #58

And here's the bokeh it produces:


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Mar 29, 2010 18:57 as a reply to  @ Amamba's post |  #59

My favorite lens for "just getting going" would have to be the Tamron 17-280 VC superzoom. It's light weight, covers most needs distance-wise (17mm is fairly wide) for most of what you seem to want, and their image stabilization (VC) beats any of the Canon lenses in the same price range, as far as I'm concerned.

It's a great way to have a "good enough" lens to figure out what you want upgrade to when you get better glass. And the IQ on this lens is absolutely nothing to sneer at, it's a good, sharp lens that just needs light at the long end. But you'll find that to be the same limitation on almost any zoom short of moving into the "L" line and/or price range.

Congrats on sticking to your guns on the T2i; I think you'll find you've got a very capable body there.


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Mar 30, 2010 02:20 |  #60

I found the 55 - 250 lens (external link) for a decent price. Is this the cheapest or is there somewhere else cheaper?




  
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