A&P Planning to buy my first DSLR Camera

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  1. Raimeiken

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    Is the Canon T1i good for a beginner like myself? :hsd:
     
  2. Wobistdu

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    howdy

    first question is always budget

    how much do you want to spend on a camera/lens
     
  3. Raimeiken

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    are the lens that come with it not good enough? I was planning on playing with those first before I drop more money on better lenses.

    I see the camera go between $550-$650 on eBay. That's about my budget for one.
     
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    I was looking at the XSi at first but then I saw that this can recrod HD videos :bowdown:
     
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    mainly for taking pics of my Vivarium :dunno: I currently use a Sony Cybershot DSC-S90

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    It's actually my mom's camera. I wanted to upgrade and get my own camera. Since I couldn't take good Macro shots with that camera. And also i wanted capture some time lapse pics which I couldn't do with that old camera
     
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    just get a t1i
     
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    I got an Xsi and I love it. Just trying to get my feet wet with dslr and I love it so far.
     
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    5d mkII body with a 50mm f1.8 :wackit:
     
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    I got to play with a t1i over the weekend, and I would definitely choose that over the XSi.
     
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    any reason why this over the T1i?
     
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    Does the T1i have any time lapse feature built in it or do I need a separate accessory?
     
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    D90...the Rebel series (T1i and T2i are the same series right?) feels like such cheap plastic shit, sorry, it does. D90 has 720p video and you can shoot it comfortably between 800-1600ISO.
     
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    looking into it now :wiggle:

    EDIT: I just looked it up on eBay and they're going for $700-$900 just for the body :wtc:
     
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    IMO and I think a lot of people will agree with me (whether Canon or Nikon biased), it's probably the best camera out for the price. I owned one when it was $1,100 and loved it...you can get them brand new for $760ish right now on B&H and Amazon, or used for about $700. It's a great camera, definitely look into it.
     
  16. Wobistdu

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    i agree. the d90 is the best bang for the buck right now. you may not realize why it's great now, but you'll soon realize. better to not be limited by a rebel. a few hundred more in the scheme of dslr photography is not much. you'll eventually be looking at lenses that cost $500+

    also the d90 comes with commander mode, the ability to fire flashes remotely. you'll love this when you get in to off camera flash. also nikon offers the 35 1.8 lens that is $200 new. best bang for the buck prime out right now.
     
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    I started off with a t1i about 2 months ago for the same reasons. It's a nice little camera loaded with features that takes great photos and can record HD video. However, after playing around with my friends 50d and later another friends 7D i got spoiled like no other. So I ended up with one of these, the quality, feel, options, image quality and video are unbelievable.

    I'd suggest holding the rebel series in your hand versus the XXD series and see which one you like better. At first I thought that I liked the smaller t1i rebel size because it was easier to pack around and what not but it proved later that the larger size was the way to go for me.

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    zuko when u putting up pics of that bad boy
     
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    I'm still waiting on my 16gb card from newegg :o

    It was half the price of what they cost at the store so I decided that I can wait. Should show up tomorrow or Thursday :noes:

    My t1i used the SD card :o anyone want a 8gb transcent class 5? :noes:
     
  20. Wobistdu

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    oh snap CF

    i found a 16gig ummmmmm that brand that is really good (lol) new in package for $20 a while back on CL

    so nice
     
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    Your best bet would go to a store and pick up both of them, see what feels better in your hand. When it comes to these cameras they are all the same, what matters is what is going to feel better to you.

    You'll need a remote timer.
     
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    I'll sell you my T1i. 5000 actuations.

    2 batteries, kit 18-55 lens, 2 4 GB SD cards. $675 shipped.
     
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    1600 ISO, straight out of the camera.

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    t2i will do iso 6400

    It's like a mini 7d
     
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    T1i does 3200, but its useless IMO... I don't imagine anything above 1600 on the T2i is useful either as its essentially the same camera with some buttons moved around. Shoots slower too.
     

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