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Re: Which camera do I want?

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:23 pm

FBM wrote:$150.00. You're welcome. :coffee:
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Re: Which camera do I want?

Post by FBM » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:28 pm

I know dick-all about Canon, and not much more about any other camera I haven't owned, which isn't a large number. If you want, I could google up some reviews, re-word them and pretend they're mine, if you like.

I have already read one review of the Rebel T3, and it wasn't particularly flattering. Something about being pretty slow and with limited options for the price. IOW, out of the box feeling like it was already 3 years old. Something like that.
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Re: Which camera do I want?

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:29 pm

FBM wrote:I know dick-all about Canon, and not much more about any other camera I haven't owned, which isn't a large number. If you want, I could google up some reviews, re-word them and pretend they're mine, if you like.

I have already read one review of the Rebel T3, and it wasn't particularly flattering. Something about being pretty slow and with limited options for the price. IOW, out of the box feeling like it was already 3 years old. Something like that.
I think that's what the other $150 is for?
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Re: Which camera do I want?

Post by FBM » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:31 pm

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FBM wrote:I know dick-all about Canon, and not much more about any other camera I haven't owned, which isn't a large number. If you want, I could google up some reviews, re-word them and pretend they're mine, if you like.

I have already read one review of the Rebel T3, and it wasn't particularly flattering. Something about being pretty slow and with limited options for the price. IOW, out of the box feeling like it was already 3 years old. Something like that.
I think that's what the other $150 is for?
Yeah, I guess so.
While there are nits to pick with aspects of the camera and areas where even cheaper models outpace it, as an overall package, the T2i narrowly takes the place at the head of the pack of consumer dSLRs.
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Re: Which camera do I want?

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FBM wrote:I know dick-all about Canon, and not much more about any other camera I haven't owned, which isn't a large number. If you want, I could google up some reviews, re-word them and pretend they're mine, if you like.

I have already read one review of the Rebel T3, and it wasn't particularly flattering. Something about being pretty slow and with limited options for the price. IOW, out of the box feeling like it was already 3 years old. Something like that.
I think that's what the other $150 is for?
Yeah, I guess so.
While there are nits to pick with aspects of the camera and areas where even cheaper models outpace it, as an overall package, the T2i narrowly takes the place at the head of the pack of consumer dSLRs.
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Re: Which camera do I want?

Post by FBM » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:35 pm

Yep. Between the two, if price being irrelevant... :tup:
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Re: Which camera do I want?

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:38 pm

FBM wrote:Yep. Between the two, if price being irrelevant... :tup:
If I get enough money, price will not be the factor. I will have a window to buy what I want and I intend to get what I need to go with what I want. A new tripod is on the list as well as at least one other lens and all the nickle-and-dime-you-to-death accessories that come with the camera, like extra batteries and a spare charger.
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Re: Which camera do I want?

Post by Clinton Huxley » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:49 pm

My SLR is at the camera shop for repairs at the mo - should hear back tomorrow what its going to cost to fix....
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Re: Which camera do I want?

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:58 pm

Clinton Huxley wrote:My SLR is at the camera shop for repairs at the mo - should hear back tomorrow what its going to cost to fix....
Whatcha got, what's wrong with it, and what is your "no fuckin' way" price?
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Re: Which camera do I want?

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:12 pm

So, say I go with the T2. Do I buy it with the lens listed above, or just buy the body and go for a couple of lens of my own choosing? Remember, I will be shooting mainly outdoors, and usually at some distance from the subjects. Robert and FBM know the challenges I'll be working with.
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Re: Which camera do I want?

Post by FBM » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:18 pm

Get the one in the package, I say. Mainly because it would be much more expensive to buy it separately later, and the camera is designed to work well with that lens. What was it? 18-55mm? You can get a lot of versatility out of that. OTOH, if you expect to do most of your shooting of wolf-sized subjects from 100 yards away and want close-up detail, you'd want to get closer to 200mm on the lens, I think.
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Re: Which camera do I want?

Post by FBM » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:25 pm

Tip: Be careful about calling it a T2. That's a horse with a different shoe on the other foot. Also, the 18MP T2i would have a better crop factor than the 12MP Rebel T3. That means you would be able to retain more detail even after you cut out a larger amount of the original exposure (cutting off the crappy parts). It could save you from having to buy a more expensive lens later.
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Re: Which camera do I want?

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:26 pm

FBM wrote:Get the one in the package, I say. Mainly because it would be much more expensive to buy it separately later, and the camera is designed to work well with that lens. What was it? 18-55mm? You can get a lot of versatility out of that. OTOH, if you expect to do most of your shooting of wolf-sized subjects from 100 yards away and want close-up detail, you'd want to get closer to 200mm on the lens, I think.
So what's a good second "long" lens for that camera?

And the "T2" is me being lazy. :hehe:
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Re: Which camera do I want?

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Clinton Huxley wrote:My SLR is at the camera shop for repairs at the mo - should hear back tomorrow what its going to cost to fix....
Whatcha got, what's wrong with it, and what is your "no fuckin' way" price?
It's a Sony. Entry level as far as DSLRs are concerned. I think the mirrors or what- have-you inside have got "out of whack". Needs a good clean, too.
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Re: Which camera do I want?

Post by FBM » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:29 pm

Gawdzilla wrote:
FBM wrote:Get the one in the package, I say. Mainly because it would be much more expensive to buy it separately later, and the camera is designed to work well with that lens. What was it? 18-55mm? You can get a lot of versatility out of that. OTOH, if you expect to do most of your shooting of wolf-sized subjects from 100 yards away and want close-up detail, you'd want to get closer to 200mm on the lens, I think.
So what's a good second "long" lens for that camera?
Erm...I didn't even know the T2i existed half an hour ago. Maybe I should step back and let a Canon person take over...
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