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Old 2012-02-13, 05:31 PM
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Hi all, anyone have a Canon T3i camera?
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Old 2012-02-13, 08:29 PM
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I have a T1i. Love it.

T3i does a couple of more things, most notably the higher pixel density.
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Hi all, anyone have a Canon T3i camera?
Sorry, I'm a Nikon shooter.

If you're in the market for the T3i you may want to look at the T2i. It's basically the same camera, same sensor size, but with an articulating screen. If you don't care about the articulating screen you may find a deal on the T2i.

Also, if you have the budget, buy the body only and buy two good lenses instead of the kit 18-55 lens. The 50mm 1.8 is a very good choice plus a zoom with a good range.

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Old 2012-02-14, 01:41 PM
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right now I don't have the budget. i'm getting the camera from airmiles along with the 55-255mm telephoto zoom lense. maybe later on i'll get better lense. with that 50mm 1.8 lense, you can't zoom in or out with it. what do you do? is this what you use for everyday shooting?

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Sorry, I'm a Nikon shooter.

If you're in the market for the T3i you may want to look at the T2i. It's basically the same camera, same sensor size, but with an articulating screen. If you don't care about the articulating screen you may find a deal on the T2i.

Also, if you have the budget, buy the body only and buy two good lenses instead of the kit 18-55 lens. The 50mm 1.8 is a very good choice plus a zoom with a good range.

good luck.
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how is your camera in medium or low light? can you post some pictures in this situation?

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I have a T1i. Love it.

T3i does a couple of more things, most notably the higher pixel density.
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Old 2012-02-14, 04:37 PM
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right now I don't have the budget. i'm getting the camera from airmiles along with the 55-255mm telephoto zoom lense. maybe later on i'll get better lense. with that 50mm 1.8 lense, you can't zoom in or out with it. what do you do? is this what you use for everyday shooting?
The 50mm is a good portrait lens. Because its a F1.8 you can blur the background fairly nice. 1.8 will also let in a lot of light so in some cases it could be used indoors under low light however it's not wide enough in most indoor situations.

For everyday shooting you can use the kit lens 18-55mm or get the better quality 15-85mm 3.5-5.6

good luck. It's an expensive habit.
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Old 2012-02-14, 04:43 PM
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how is your camera in medium or low light? can you post some pictures in this situation?
the 18-55 is fine in low light. The telephoto will not be so good in low light.

Does it come with anything else besides the 55-250mm? You won't be using that indoors.
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Old 2012-02-15, 09:54 AM
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the camera comes with the 18-55mm. we are getting the 55-250mm seperate so we can zoom in more. there is no other choice cause we are getting them through airmiles. I don't want to pay alot of money for a better telephoto lense right now. I didn't know its not good in low light. but what is your definition of low light? and can you send me some examples you've taken?

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the 18-55 is fine in low light. The telephoto will not be so good in low light.

Does it come with anything else besides the 55-250mm? You won't be using that indoors.
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The 55-250mm is a great outdoor lens on a sunny day. Where you will find issues with light on that lens is 6-7pm late summer when the sun is going down. You will have to boost the ISO to compensate.

It all comes down lens aperture. The larger the aperture the more light it lets into the camera. The problem is cost.

The 55-250 is an F4-5.6 (fine for daylight) but not suitable for example for a concert at night. You could use an F2.8 lens but that would cost you over 1K for the lens.

I have a 70-300 but I don't use it indoors at all or in the evenings/night. I'm currently in the market for an everyday walk around lens to replace my 18-55.

Sorry, I don't have any sample pics to post.
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Old 2012-02-15, 04:15 PM
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I went to a store an hour ago to look at this lense, but the store had to much light. I also zoomed in on an object at the other end of the store, but was disappointed in the magification. I thought it would be higher. I didn't compare the magnification between 18mm and 255mm though. before I went to the store, I was given the following links to give me an idea between the difference between 25mm focal length (equivalent) and 250mm (equivalent). would you agree with the differences in the links?

25mm:
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/HX5V/YDSC00129.HTM

250mm:
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/HX5V/YDSC00130.HTM
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