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Canon Body T2i = $307, T3i = $384 | T1i +18-55mm Kit = $287 / $358 / $448 (Refurbished) @ Canon.com + Select Refurb Lens 50% off

AkumaX 2,181 October 28, 2012 at 01:02 AM in Tech & Electronics (5) More Canon Deals
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Last Edited by AkumaX October 29, 2012 at 01:48 PM
T2i Body Only! $308
http://shop.usa.canon.com/webapp/..._267071_-1

T3i Body Only! $384
http://shop.usa.canon.com/webapp/..._283202_-1

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T1i w/ 18-55 kit = $287 (thanks iamlearner!)

http://shop.usa.canon.com/webapp/..._227015_-1

T2i w/ 18-55mm! = $358
http://shop.usa.canon.com/webapp/..._267070_-1

T3i w/ 18-55mm! = $448
http://shop.usa.canon.com/webapp/..._283207_-1

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Also, select refurb lens are 50% off w/ purchase of refurb body/kit!

55-250 refurbished $240 - 50% = $120!
http://shop.usa.canon.com/webapp/...1_-1_22751

75-300 refurbished $160 - 50% = $80!
http://shop.usa.canon.com/webapp/..._180642_-1

18-135 refurbished $400 - 50% = $200!
http://shop.usa.canon.com/webapp/..._269489_-1

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#46
@jdramirez

Thanks for that detailed reply. Appreciate it. I know for a fact that i wont be able to carry the DSLR everywhere and i would be more interested in getting something pocketable. I will look for deals on P&S zoom ones.
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#47
I currently have a nikon d3100 with the 18-55 and the 35 1.8 lens. I want to upgrade to the d5100 for video purposes. Should sell everything i have and switch to canon and get the t3i? same prices
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#48
Quote from Fragster View Post :
I got my T2i bundle from the Staples deal 3 months ago ($340) and love the camera. This is my first DSLR so I'm still learning.

Got a cheap $17 macro lens from Ebay last week so macros are more fun now (stock kit lens is very limited for macro usage).

Some recent pics I took with my T2i (kit lens). Needless to say, highly recommend the TXi series, especially if u pick one up at discounted prices.

http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/5153/img0152ak.jpg [imageshack.us]

http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/7591/img0024arq.jpg [imageshack.us]

Bukah (background blur) with kit lens (keep Av at lowest value):
http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/5230/img0147qe.jpg [imageshack.us]

Wow.. Great pictures. What was the setting on the first image211?. Nice Bukah on 211.
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#49
The T3i body was tempting, but you can get a brand new one from Amazon for only about $100 more. I'm sure the refurbs are good, but this is only about a 20% discount.
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#50
Bought a T2i with lense. The T3i with lense is still available. Thanks OP. Repped
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#51
Is it safe to get refurbs? Is it safe to get a brand new one?
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#52
Quote from Deal Hound View Post :
The T3i body was tempting, but you can get a brand new one from Amazon for only about $100 more. I'm sure the refurbs are good, but this is only about a 20% discount.
Actually, you might even be able to get it around 500'ish on BF.
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#53
Is the t2i a really good deal? Will this kit lens be good for vacation picture shooting?
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#54
Amazon just had a sale (or may still be having it) where if you buy a T3i you get $150 off the $200 55-250 IS II lens plus a free 16gb Sandisk Extreme 45 mb/s card. I grabbed that deal and the total was $666.69 for A new T3i, 18-55 kit lens, 55-250 IS II Lens& 16gb 45mb/s card. Not a GREAT Deal but not that bad either.

I'm waiting until BF to see what deals there are on the 50mm 1.8 lens.

The main advantage of the T3i over the T2i are the screen flips out and rotates and it has the ability to control external flashes remotely. Other than that the T3i and T2i are the same as far as picture quality because they have the same sensor and image processor.
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Quote from jdramirez View Post :
I'm surprised no one responded.

First of all, it depends on what type of point and shoot you want. Both the 18-55 lens and a good point and shoot will have image stabilization. Both have an auto mode and both have a built in flash that is over used in low light situations.

The point and shoot will be substantially more portable and will have probably a 20x zoom lens.

The 18-55mm will be something that you will probably wear around your neck and cannot fit into a pocket. The zoom ratio is also 3x.

So if you aren't going to buy another lens, I think you are better off getting a point and shoot. However, if you are willing to spend another $100, I'd suggest getting a 50mm f/1.8 and shooting on Aperture priority of 2.8 indoors and outdoors. You will go from simply taking photographs to capture moments, to actually having photos people WANT to look at. It's not always about the tools, but sometimes it is. The 18-55 is a good enough lens, but most people who enter into the SLR arena are looking for more, much much more, and that is why we all tend to gravitate towards high end lenses.

I started with an 18-55mm and a 75-300mm (which was crap). I upgraded time and time again and now I have a 24-105mm, a 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS which is awesome, a 50mm f/1.4, and a 70-200mm f/2.8L USM. Basically the lenses alone are worth about $3500 new (though I paid much less for them).

So the short answer is go point and shoot. The long answer is that if you are willing to work at knowing how to be a good photographer, the 18-55mm will be more than sufficient to meet your needs. And there are upgrade options if you outgrow your gear.

Your P&S when you buy it will be $300. If you upgrade after 2 years, it will be worth $80 if you are lucky.

The t2i when you buy it will be $358. When you sell it in 2 years, you can probably get $300 for it on craigslist... which basically means that you will have rented it for 2 years for $60 bucks. Though not everyone will want to upgrade and not everyone will want to actually learn how to take a photograph.

Here's a quick tip... Go onto facebook and look at people's photos. 98% of them are junk because they simply aren't interesting. The 2% that are interesting are worth emulating.




The t2i is also better in higher iso's.... which basically means less grainy pictures in poorly lit situations.

After learning with t2i. I got 60D and recently added 17-55mm to my lens. I think the pictures are better with 50mm f/1.8 than my 17-55. May be i will learn more about 17-55. Also, Not sure why always use AP more then any other setting?
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#56
I have refurb t3i from adorama for 4 month. No problems so far
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#57
Quote from rak007 View Post :
I am on the fence for the t2i. I have never used DSLR before and I was trying to find a P&S for the 300$ range. Should I stop thinking about the P&S and get the T2i instead. How good are those kit lenses 18-55mm lenses ? I have zero knowledge about all this.
Please suggest. I might not buy any more lenses in future. Is this kit lenses sufficient for normal usage ?

the main questions is if you will be using it in auto mode all the time, or if you will be learning manual controls. if you're gonna use auto, then it just ends up being a big point and shoot, with images not so much different than even a basic canon P&S.

if you do use manual and don't mind the size, then its a great deal. if you do mind the size, look for a refurb S95.
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#58
Quote from rak007 View Post :
@jdramirez

Thanks for that detailed reply. Appreciate it. I know for a fact that i wont be able to carry the DSLR everywhere and i would be more interested in getting something pocketable. I will look for deals on P&S zoom ones.
Micro 4/3 may be your best option. They bodies are the same size as P&S and as long as you get a small lens, or even a pancake, you should be able to stick the lens in your other pocket for easy carry.
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#59
Quote from Fragster View Post :
I got my T2i bundle from the Staples deal 3 months ago ($340) and love the camera. This is my first DSLR so I'm still learning.

Got a cheap $17 macro lens from Ebay last week so macros are more fun now (stock kit lens is very limited for macro usage).

Some recent pics I took with my T2i (kit lens). Needless to say, highly recommend the TXi series, especially if u pick one up at discounted prices.

http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/5153/img0152ak.jpg [imageshack.us]

http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/7591/img0024arq.jpg [imageshack.us]

Bukah (background blur) with kit lens (keep Av at lowest value):
http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/5230/img0147qe.jpg [imageshack.us]
Wow the kit lens is HORRIBLE. That picture is extremely soft and I might even say you have a bad one.
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#60
Quote from oowtfmate View Post :
Wow the kit lens is HORRIBLE. That picture is extremely soft and I might even say you have a bad one.
How about you show some sample images that you took with you "better" copy ? I think the poster did a decent job considering how limiting a kit lens can be
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