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EOS Bodies / Re: What to buy...?
« on: April 29, 2012, 03:55:11 PM »
Based on all of this, I'm definitely leaning toward a T3i.  With the Canon Loyalty Program, I can get a T3i body for ~$480 or so.  Our original budget was going to be around $1000, so that leaves me $500-$600 for a decent lens (maybe something in the 24-70 range...not sure)

Thanks, everyone

EOS Bodies / Re: What to buy...?
« on: April 29, 2012, 11:01:58 AM »

My personal OPINION for what you do (non sports) get the 60D and save for FF.  If sports, then 7D unless you can get additional permission/budget to go FF (5DM3, 1Ds)

But why?  You just got done saying that all the cameras IQ is about the same, so why should I spend the extra money on the 60D?  I won't be shooting any sports, and the most demanding thing I'll be doing is shooting some live theater once every two months, and some sunset landscapes...

EOS Bodies / Re: What to buy...?
« on: April 29, 2012, 01:03:15 AM »
ok, I understand most of that, and a lot of those differences are *really* marginal.  (like the max shutter speed, or the max image buffer on continuous shooting).

If I were in a studio, using any given lens, and took a shot with a T1, a T2, a T3 and a 60D, it sounds like you wouldn't be able to tell the difference at all.  With all that said and done, I feel like I'm leaning more and more toward a T2 or 3.

One thing confuses me though.  What difference does is make if the sync speed for flash is 1/200 vs 1/250?

EOS Bodies / Re: What to buy...?
« on: April 28, 2012, 09:37:04 PM »

That's exactly what I just said.

What I'm looking for is some explanation that justifies the ~$600 price difference from low to high, from an image quality point of view.  (The 60D has better build quality, but does it take better pictures?)

EOS Bodies / What to buy...?
« on: April 28, 2012, 09:07:47 PM »
I've finally got the cash (and permission!) to get a proper camera.  I do some event work, as well as some portrait and landscape shots.  I shoot a lot of video. 

For a while it seemed like the T4i might be the camera worth waiting for (for it's rumored video features), but it's nowhere to be seen, SO

I'm looking at a a T1/T2/T3i and the 60D.

When I line all 4 of those cameras up, they are all basically identical.  They all have DiGiC 4 all (but the T1) have the vari-angle viewfinder, all (but the T1) have the same 18 MP sensor...Is there really any difference among them?

At the moment, I'm almost leaning toward getting a T1 or T2 as a stop-gap until Canon decides what it wants to do this year.  The Canon Loyalty Program makes some of the pricing on the low end cameras pretty compelling.

So please school me... what's the difference?


Canon General / File details...
« on: April 26, 2012, 05:28:35 PM »
I was looking at the file details on an old picture I took.  Note the "max aperture" of 3.625....what does that mean?

Canon General / Re: I've switched to the Dark Side (no, Literally).
« on: April 26, 2012, 05:16:39 PM »
You bought an AE-1?  I have an AE-2 in in a bag within arm's reach that absolutely can NOT find a buyer for.  I'd love to ship it to someone for $25.


The Smithsonian Institute, as we walked by in December 2008.

Taken with a Canon PowerShot SX100 IS


The OP is generally correct.. Photographers in general have a reputation for being snarky know-it-all's.. this forum is no different.

... If you are determined to use a DSLR for home videos, know that you can stop down the aperture (a larger aperture value) to increase the depth of field and make manual focus a little easier.

Don't you have that backwards?  Or am I missing something?


EOS Bodies / Re: So, what about the T4i?
« on: March 09, 2012, 02:29:12 PM »
What upgrade dos the T4i need to compet whit the Sony A65? The T3i was the top dog in the entry level DSLR group so what dos the T4i need to diferentiate it self?

Video with autofocus...faster video framerates

Stuff like that would allow for more differentiation in the product line.

  It is claimed to autofocus while doing video, which is needed for non pro level video of the kids soccer games, etc.

You guys REALLY need to get off your high horse about this.  There are a lot of good, proper, videographers in the world who do a lot more than shoot soccer games and need this feature.


Yes, it's a VERY big deal.  For those of us who aren't Steven Spielberg, but still shoot a lot of video, it's a big deal.

Half of the problem with this conversation is that the Manual Focus guys almost sound like you're being being physically forced to use it.  If you don't want it... THEN DON'T.

For those of you who shoot a lot of video, how do you maintain focus during a live event?  I mean, with the little 3" screen on the T3i that I use, it's pretty much impossible to truly see what's clearly in focus.

EOS Bodies - For Video / T4i Video
« on: March 05, 2012, 04:28:59 PM »
I've been thinking...there's a lot of hate from "elite" and "proper" photographers regarding video in SLR bodies.  Canon might be in agreement with this haters, considering the marginal video improvements in the 5D3.

I'm wondering if there might be more video improvements to the T4i.  That would make the snobs professionals happy and give some of us what we really need.


EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Is the 5DM3 better for video?
« on: March 04, 2012, 09:13:11 PM »
What's "L glass"?  Are you referring to Canon's premier level lenses?

Personally, I'm a bit down trodden over the lack of 1080 @ 60.  If only because this $600 Nikon has it..  http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/acil/bodies/j1/spec.htm

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