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Need advice on choosing a DSLR.

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Shiftytaco, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Jun 28, 2011 at 8:10 PM
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    Shiftytaco

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    So I need you Photo Gurus' advice on picking a Camera. I have my mind set on a Canon, but torn between 2 models. T1i and the T2i. Keep in mind I am a complete noob when it comes to DSLRs and this will be my first camera. Basically, I am wondering should i pony up the extra 200 bucks for the t2i? As a beginner will i even know the difference between the 2? Is one more future proof then the other? I know the whole HD video feature is cool (maybe even useful) but not the purpose of buying this camera. I care more about quality of pictures. Thanks for the Help in advance.
     
  2. Jun 28, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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    Pope953 That's a fact Jack!

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    Honestly in the long run I would say the T2i. I don't know all that much about the T1i. The T2i will be my next upgrade most likely (I have the Rebel XS). The reason I say the T2i is because I have heard great things from it. And if you really enjoy taking pictures you will wish you would have sucked it up and paid that extra $200. At least I know I do and I have had my camera about 7-8 months.
     
  3. Oct 14, 2011 at 8:11 AM
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    I am going to bump this thread rather than make a new one.

    I am looking to get my stepdaughter a DSLR for Christmas. She has been using my old Olympus DSLR and has been taking some great shots. I want to get her something for herself to explore the hobby. I would like to keep he budget under $900 with 2 lenses, if possible.

    My Dad has the Canon t3i and loves it, but he is hardly an expert.

    Thoughts? Suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  4. Oct 14, 2011 at 6:58 PM
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    Anyone?
     
  5. Oct 14, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    John, copy and paste your question in the Official Photography Thread and you will get your question answered rather quickly. :thumbsup: A lot of helpful guys in there.
     
  6. Oct 14, 2011 at 7:22 PM
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    Thanks Wesley. I figured that was for posting pics, but I will give it a shot.
     
  7. Oct 15, 2011 at 5:53 AM
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    Just picked up a Nikon D3100 a few weeks back. We've been very impressed so far. $600 from Best Buy (sale price).

    Mike
     
  8. Oct 18, 2011 at 1:11 PM
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    All i can say is do your research between the different models. If it was me, i would stick with the 2 big brands...Nikon/Canon.

    Do you want a time lapse mode? A remote? Video? 720/1080? Autofocus in the lenses or body? You know, do your research. Canon T2i, Nikon D5000, Canon T3i, Nikon D5100. Those are 4 of the mid range cameras.
     
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