« on: August 07, 2012, 09:18:01 PM »
check out canon's refurb section. I got a 60D with a 18-135 lens for 1000$ from adorama with a 1 year warranty. refurb is not bad at all, they are more thoroughly check over than the normal quality controll. I solf my 18-135 because i had that range covered with higher quality lenses. No matter what you buy I would also purchase a 50mm/1.8 lens to get your hands on a fast, sharp lens. Dont reject the idea that "comfort is more important than specs" A camera that feels good to you is extremely important. I tryed Nikon and hated the user interface, and zooming was ass-backwards to what felt natural. Nikon's lower end camera need more buttons and less menu's in my opinion.
the T1i is a nice recently discontinued camera, and therefor is cheap used. Its better than the T3, in every aspect im pretty sure, and will be cheaper. The LCD on the t3 sucks. the t1i has the nice 980,000 pixel 3" screen
the LCD screen doesnt help take good pics, but once you see that beautiful near-million pixel LCD you wont go back