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Jun 19, 2012 21:57 |  #1

I got my new T4i today. Staying with tradition, here is the first family photo:

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Over all I'm happy with it so far. I haven't shot with it, so that's the big unknown, but the build seems very good for a Rebel body. It feels solid, the controls are easy to use and it's nice and small - one of the primary reasons I bought it.

I wanted it for two reasons.

1) Size. I usually shoot with a 1DM4 but at times it's just too big. I wanted something smaller I could lug around. I came >< that close to buying the G1X because I had used a G10, G11 and G12 for years. I sold the G12 to a relative and was going to replace it with something like a NEX7 or G1X. Then the T4i was announced and I thought, "I can use my existing lenses".

2) I want to use it for video. I do a lot of video these days and the T4i promises to do autofocus like no other DSLR. So... I figured let's give it a try. I'll post samples of stills and video in this thread later this week.

So, if you're a proud new T4i owner, post pics! Post family photos and sample shots for others to enjoy and lets help answer those questions others are certain to have.



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Jun 19, 2012 22:36 |  #2

Here's a quick pic, the first I've taken with the camera. The battery isn't charged completely yet but I had to take at least one pic before tomorrow.

ISO: 1250
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Jun 19, 2012 22:37 |  #3

I would say the focus is spot on. I'm happy with the AWB and the controls are intuitive. It only took a second to figure out everything given my long history with Canon bodies. The touch screen is super slick, it works very well - very iPhone like.




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Jun 19, 2012 22:44 |  #4

How about it's autofocus for video ?

I use magiclantern for 550D, but I still prefer manual focus.


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Jun 19, 2012 22:49 |  #5

I haven't shot video yet, I will tomorrow and show some samples. I didn't get the new kit lens with the STM silent drive... so I will have to use one of my standard lenses. So I might hear some noise until my Rhode mic comes in. But I will try to get a sample of how well the AF works in video mode for you guys.




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Jun 19, 2012 23:01 |  #6

I really want that new 40mm pancake lens. C'mon Canon, get that puppy on the market.




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Jun 19, 2012 23:26 |  #7

Subscribed. I'm still waiting for mine to arrive. I ordered the T4i w/18-135mm lens so who knows how long it will be before it arrives.


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Jun 19, 2012 23:33 |  #8

was that 12 thousand iso, or 12 hundred ?
Shot looks great, but since the camera goes up to about 12.5k iso I thought you might have missed a zero in the info.


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Jun 20, 2012 00:58 |  #9

^^ Looking at exif data confirms it's ISO 1250 - if an image that clean could come from ISO 12,500, I'd sell my 5D2's and pick up a couple of T4i's! :)


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Jun 20, 2012 08:32 as a reply to  @ StephenAndrew's post |  #10

silverant wrote in post #14603892 (external link)
How about it's autofocus for video ?

I use magiclantern for 550D, but I still prefer manual focus.

tharmsen wrote in post #14603912 (external link)
I haven't shot video yet, I will tomorrow and show some samples. I didn't get the new kit lens with the STM silent drive... so I will have to use one of my standard lenses. So I might hear some noise until my Rhode mic comes in. But I will try to get a sample of how well the AF works in video mode for you guys.

My understanding is that "continuous AF" only works with the new STM lenses. Right?




  
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Jun 20, 2012 08:51 |  #11

Nope, I've confirmed it works with standard lenses but it's VERY noisy and slow.




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Jun 20, 2012 09:26 |  #12

I shot some images in the yard this morning. Here's a couple. These were shot with the 17-40L.

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Jun 20, 2012 09:31 |  #13

Here's an ISO 6400 shot.

ISO: 6400
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NR set to medium (setting 2 out of 3 possible)

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Jun 20, 2012 09:36 |  #14

Here's a video I shot this morning.

The lens used was my 17-40L. I can hear the lens trying to focus while I'm near the camera, but you can't hear it over the other background noise in this video. I've noticed with the non-STM lens that the camera tends to hunt for focus quite a bit and it's relatively slow to find focus. I'm going to pick up a STM lens when they're available and see how much that improves the focusing. If it doesn't get much better than this, the camera won't be of much use to me as a video tool... something I really wanted out of it.

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*** Be sure to select 1080p for video quality to see it in full resolution.




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Jun 20, 2012 11:10 |  #15

With a sharper lens the images look even better. Here's a few shots with my 70-200L. These were shot in JPEG and are straight out of the camera. EXIF info is in tact.

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So far I'm very impressed with the focus, image quality and feel of the camera. I need to get a STM lens to make a final decision on the video functionality, but so far as a still camera this little guy simply rocks.



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