A&P Explain Cannon cameras to a Nikonian

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  1. AmosBanks

    AmosBanks New Member

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    My dad sent me this Costco ad http://tinyurl.com/ofk2as for a Rebel T1i as he is ready to get into DSLRs. I have a D80. I think he needs to get either the D90 or the Canon equivalent of the D90. I read most of these threads and I haven't heard anybody talking up a Rebel.

    I started a thread last year asking how the Canons slot with the Nikons, but I don't have the search option. How do the 40D and 50D match with the Nikon D80 and D90? Thanks OTAP!
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    He's getting canons equivelant of a D90. Great sensor, video, good capabilities, just a smaller/cheaper body. The T1i has the same sensor as the 50D! Kinda like how the D80 was to the D200. Same sensor, different bodies.

    This coming from a Nikonian.
     
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    Thanks!

    Combining this thread with the 3-lens thread, somebody posted that the best Canon 3-lens hookup is

    Crop sensor:
    Tokina 11-16
    Canon 50 1.4
    Canon 70-200 f2.8 L IS

    FF Sensor:
    16-35 f2.8
    70-200 f2.8 L IS
    300 f2.8

    are there any Rebel T1i packages online that come bundled with these lenses? I already told him to forget getting the Costco printer/camera package as he already has a printer.
     
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  4. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    i would recommend that he get something like the tamron 17-50 or the canon 17-55 over the tokina. while i'm sure the tokina is a great lens, the 16-50 gap is a rather large one and the one that most people are going to use frequently. then again, without knowing what he wants to shoot, its really tough to make a recommendation.
     
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    He will be shooting weddings, portraits, meetings and people-type subjects as opposed to nature or sports.
     
  6. jared_IRL

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    F the 50 1.4.

    I'd go something like this:

    Tokina 11-16mm
    Tamron 28-75mm
    Canon 70-200mm

    The prime is neat, but not really useful. I chose the Tammy 28-75mm over the 17-50mm because I value the 50-75mm range MUCH more than the 17-28mm that you would cover with the 17-50mm.
     
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    IIRC Ti requires you to hold down a button in order to change the AF point (can a canon user verify this?), last time I tried it on a rebel body it was quite awkward. Unlike Nikons where you can just change the AF point with just d-pad after activating metering. If you only shoot with center AF point it's not a big downside, but just letting you know.
     
  8. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    i know on my xt and my buddy's xti you had to hold down a button and use the scroll wheel to go through the focus points
     
  9. THE mister juice

    THE mister juice jfk→sea

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    sigma 17-70 is good, i've heard :o
     
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    gross. variable aperture ftmfl.
     
  11. EWhytsell

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    On the canon pro bodies you just hit the focal point button once then use the wheel.
     
  12. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    on my 30d, i have the joystick set to select the focal point.
     
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    Ah cool use for it. I'll have to see if I can do that on my 40.
     

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