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Mar 18, 2010 13:13 |  #1

am i crazy or what?

im thinking about selling my 5d2 for a t2i and with the extra $$$ saved go and get more glass

im not a pro photog nor do i claim to be, but i do like that fact that the t2i has a much improved focusing/metering system as opposed to the 5d2, its also lighter and comes with a pop-up flash, iso ranges are good and according to test the hold up pretty well up to 3200, to date the t2i has THE best LCD screen and has the more advanced video modes available from any canon DSLR camera.

only cons i see is, to be honest, having the 5d2 is pretty pimp, yea i know it doesnt count for much, but knowing that you have something not everyone can have makes me feel good
also the lack of the thumbweel and the different style pentaprisms on the view finder
plus i have to get used to using a crop body after using only FF for the past year or so

and i also wonder how much difference there would be on image quality

i mainly shoot in sRAW2 on my 5d2, does the t2i have this option as well?

anyway am i crazy? is this a good idea or a bad idea?

please share your thoughts and inputs

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Mar 18, 2010 13:15 |  #2

What lenses do you already have?


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Mar 18, 2010 13:17 |  #3

You ARE crazy. If you consider downgrading at all, get the 7D.

T2i has a much improved focusing/metering system as opposed to the 5d2

I don't think so. Where did you here that?

Also, the T2i does not have sRAW.


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Mar 18, 2010 13:18 |  #4

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Mar 18, 2010 13:30 |  #5

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Mar 18, 2010 13:33 |  #6

tkbslc wrote in post #9822590 (external link)
What lenses do you already have?

just a 17-40L


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Mar 18, 2010 13:34 |  #7

I'd imagine the T2i's viewfinder is going to look pretty tiny and dim coming from a 5D2...


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Mar 18, 2010 13:37 |  #8
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kandyredcoi wrote in post #9822580 (external link)
am i crazy or what?

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Back to your senses yet?

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Mar 18, 2010 13:43 |  #9

kandyredcoi wrote in post #9822687 (external link)
just a 17-40L

Well, personally, I would rather have a 550D with a full kit of decent lenses, than just a 5Dmk2 with a wide angle lens. If you have too much money sunk into the 5Dmk2 to afford the lenses you need, then downgrading bodies could make a lot of sense. There are a lot of rebel bigots on the forum, but really they are quite capable cameras.


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Mar 18, 2010 13:45 |  #10

Have you tried shooting with Rebels?

I for one could never switch to them due to horrible (to my taste) ergonomics even if they were to sport 1D series AF.


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Mar 18, 2010 13:48 |  #11

You should just downgrade to a 5D and use the money towards a couple of lenses or something. Having only a 17-40 would drive me insane, unless I only shot landscapes of course.


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Mar 18, 2010 13:54 |  #12

bomzai wrote in post #9822787 (external link)
Have you tried shooting with Rebels?

I for one could never switch to them due to horrible (to my taste) ergonomics even if they were to sport 1D series AF.

yeah the lack of the scroll wheel and top panel LCD and it feels really front heavy when a heavier lens is mounted made me just want to avoid them. It takes whole a lot longer to change settings on Rebels than those larger cameras but I wouldn't mind having one as backup though


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Mar 18, 2010 13:55 as a reply to  @ richierich1212's post |  #13

Rebels Rock !!!!
use the money you save for lens and trips !

FuturamaJSP wrote in post #9822830 (external link)
It takes whole a lot longer to change settings on Rebels than those larger cameras but I wouldn't mind having one as backup though

actually I find it easier to deal with just one wheel on the Rebel for aperture/shutter settings




  
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watt100 wrote in post #9822838 (external link)
Rebels Rock !!!!
use the money you save for lens and trips !

actually I find it easier to deal with just one wheel on the Rebel for aperture/shutter settings

Wheel beats buttons every time.


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Mar 18, 2010 14:00 |  #15

AudibleSilence wrote in post #9822856 (external link)
Wheel beats buttons every time.

you can one hand the aperture/shutter changes on the Rebel !!!!!! :D




  
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