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Gear Talk => Canon General => Topic started by: julesbgoes on November 09, 2012, 07:29:05 AM

Title: Help | Going to buy the Canon 550D/T2i
Post by: julesbgoes on November 09, 2012, 07:29:05 AM
Hi, I`m a VFX student , Going to buy the Canon EOS 550D/T2i Kit (EF S18-55IS), New to the Dslr world.

But non of the Online stores in India have it in stock for 2-3 weeks now. Is a new model coming to replace/update the Canon EOS 550D/T2i ???  dint see any rumors for now.


Thanks :)
Title: Re: Help | Going to buy the Canon 550D/T2i
Post by: Rodknee on November 09, 2012, 09:53:19 AM
And the T2i costs more than the T3i here in the UK. Best bet would be the T3i if only for extra zoom in video but also because Canon are doing a rebate in the UK at the moment.
Title: Re: Help | Going to buy the Canon 550D/T2i
Post by: rpt on November 09, 2012, 11:09:22 AM
But non of the Online stores in India have it in stock for 2-3 weeks now.
Jules, I want whatever you are smoking! Btw 550D is available both on flipkart and eBay.in. Where did you look?
Title: Re: Help | Going to buy the Canon 550D/T2i
Post by: julesbgoes on November 09, 2012, 01:17:46 PM
Very bad replys :P , I never followed the camera world
Title: Re: Help | Going to buy the Canon 550D/T2i
Post by: julesbgoes on November 09, 2012, 01:26:02 PM
But non of the Online stores in India have it in stock for 2-3 weeks now.
Jules, I want whatever you are smoking! Btw 550D is available both on flipkart and eBay.in. Where did you look?


This Kit is out of stock "Canon EOS 550D SLR ( Kit (EF S18-55 IS II) Lens)" on flipkart and indiatimeshopping
Title: Re: Help | Going to buy the Canon 550D/T2i
Post by: rpt on November 09, 2012, 01:28:08 PM
But non of the Online stores in India have it in stock for 2-3 weeks now.
Jules, I want whatever you are smoking! Btw 550D is available both on flipkart and eBay.in. Where did you look?


This Kit is out of stock "Canon EOS 550D SLR ( Kit (EF S18-55 IS II) Lens)" on flipkart and indiatimeshopping
The 18-135 kit is on flipkart and the 18-55 kit is there on ebay.in...
Title: Re: Help | Going to buy the Canon 550D/T2i
Post by: wickidwombat on November 12, 2012, 06:42:33 AM
i agree you are better off getting the 600D
Title: Re: Help | Going to buy the Canon 550D/T2i
Post by: pato on November 12, 2012, 08:12:31 AM
I own the 550D since now 2 or even 3 years. It's a lovely camera, but I would go now for the 650D which offers a much better screen (touch enabled plus can be turned around). It also allows higher iso, even though not with much better quality :(
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Patrick
Title: Re: Help | Going to buy the Canon 550D/T2i
Post by: Jay Khaos on November 12, 2012, 08:50:44 AM
Unless you can get the 600D or 650D for a similar price as the 550D, I would not recommend spending the extra unless you have money to waste.  The only significant improvements are the touchscreen, fold out screen, and a few other insignificant factors that allow canon to price it at a premium over the 550.

I was in a similar boat as you when researching gear for the first time.  99% of people on the internet will encourage you to get the best of the best because.... why not.  If I was just starting over with a limited budget, Id get the cheapest crop frame body as possible... 550D (probably used), and the 50mm 1.8.

Almost EVERY benefit beyond this until you get to Full Frame falls in features you won't need for VFX most likely.  Durability, weather proofing, AF speed, FPS, etc.  I got my 550D about when it was first released and use it for product photos, stock photos, VFX, portraits.  Recently upgraded to a 5D mkiii with a few L lenses. 

For VFX, id save the money you spend on cosmetic upgrades and features you dont need--spend that on continuous lighting and other VFX specific gear you might need.

This photo was taken with a 550D w/ 50mm 1.8 (cheapest lens you can get--also one of the best quality)


Title: Re: Help | Going to buy the Canon 550D/T2i
Post by: julesbgoes on November 16, 2012, 07:30:12 AM
Jay Khaos and Patrick, Thanks for the reply

Been to the ImageStore today in my state and they told me the Canon 550d discontinued.

But Canon 550d is available on one online store or should I go for Canon 600d ?

and the 650 is out of my price range
Title: Re: Help | Going to buy the Canon 550D/T2i
Post by: RLPhoto on November 16, 2012, 11:08:16 AM
Is it possible to sway your decision for a 5Dc + 50mm 1.8/1.4 instead?
Title: Re: Help | Going to buy the Canon 550D/T2i
Post by: EOBeav on November 16, 2012, 01:27:26 PM
This photo was taken with a 550D w/ 50mm 1.8 (cheapest lens you can get--also one of the best quality)

Not quite. Best quality per dollar spent perhaps, but not the best quality. Optically, the 50 f/1.4 and 50L are far superior to the f/1.8.  And that's just considering the 50mm's.

The 550D would be a great camera starting out. Pair it with something above a kit lens and you're on your way to getting some great images.
Title: Re: Help | Going to buy the Canon 550D/T2i
Post by: Mt Spokane Photography on November 16, 2012, 01:40:19 PM
Very bad replys :P , I never followed the camera world

Yes, some really poor manners. 
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