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TCO1962
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Help choosing something new

I'm far from a pro but wondering if anyone might have a suggestion or two.

Not looking for anything remotely close to top of the line. Wondering if there's anything out there that's recently been touted as fairly nice and is on sale somewhere?! (bang for your buck you catch my drift?)

Thanks in advance!

Edit, may be posted in the wrong forum!


darcilicious
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Are you talking about a camera? Digital SLR or ?? Can you narrow it down a little more? Also, what kind of photography are you planning on doing (assuming you mean a camera)?
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TCO1962
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said by darcilicious:

Are you talking about a camera? Digital SLR or ?? Can you narrow it down a little more? Also, what kind of photography are you planning on doing (assuming you mean a camera)?

DSLR..Maybe browse my gallery to get an idea. Tons of travel related stuff and maybe some family and friends shots too.

An example?? Any opinions?

»www.amazon.com/Canon-Processor-D···rds=dslr


mromero
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wait until CES is over then last year's latest and greatest will go on sale.


TCO1962
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said by mromero:

wait until CES is over then last year's latest and greatest will go on sale.

The year before last "latest and greatest" will likely be fine with me. Any ideas?


darcilicious
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1 recommendation

I'm pretty happy with my Canon Rebel T2i and that looks like a good deal for a T3i...
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TCO1962
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Bump? Any suggestions? Mostly a P&S type of guy but would like to find a deal on something that was all the rage not long ago (thus plenty good for me).

Love to score hot deals but don't know enough about the equipment to know what's a real "steal"!

Any help greatly appreciated. .
Thanks.

Edit,,,

Again, is something like this a pretty good deal? For the novice, is it "good enough"? Bang for buck?

»www.amazon.com/Canon-Processor-D···rds=dslr

Edit II

I can get this lens for $150 off if I just get the T3i and the 18-55 instead of the kit with the 75-300 included. Great deal?

»www.amazon.com/Canon-55-250mm-4-···ebel+T3i


TCO1962
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Done!

Thanks for "all" the replies (I meant that genuinely to two that did of course).

I ended up with this and I feel as a new to SLR's guy this should work out well. I've done a TON of P&S over the years (some pretty decent imo) so I believe this should be a good "next step".

»www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004J3···_s00_i01

»www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0011N···_s00_i00

The $150 off the IS zoom lens on a camera I was buying anyway? Awesome.

$950 at some stores but under $700 and sitting here next to me thanks to Amazon Prime next day shipping.


Juke Box
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Re: Help choosing something new

What is more important, the camera and lens or the savings?
I think you would be happier with the 18-135mm lens for a few dollars more.

»www.amazon.com/Canon-Digital-Ima···18-135mm
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TCO1962
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said by Juke Box:

What is more important, the camera and lens or the savings?
I think you would be happier with the 18-135mm lens for a few dollars more.

»www.amazon.com/Canon-Digital-Ima···18-135mm

I don't really know, that's why I was asking for opinions. I'm a novice with SLR so I really think the camera plus the two lenses I got (not to mention at a good price) will serve me well.

Is there a distinct "problem" with this lens and the kit lens I got?

»www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0011N···_s00_i00

I guess I could return what I got if it's a pretty big mistake. The money difference is negligible.


Juke Box
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I understand the questioning. I would do the same thing.

I mention the 18-135mm because it is newer, just released this year with the launch of the T4i cameras it seems. The auto focus is quieter, which may be important in the case of making videos.
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TCO1962
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said by Juke Box:

I understand the questioning. I would do the same thing.

I mention the 18-135mm because it is newer, just released this year with the launch of the T4i cameras it seems. The auto focus is quieter, which may be important in the case of making videos.

That makes sense. So that singular lens is "better" than the two I got right? I can see having only one lens that takes the place of two would be nice.


Juke Box
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said by TCO1962:

said by Juke Box:

I understand the questioning. I would do the same thing.

I mention the 18-135mm because it is newer, just released this year with the launch of the T4i cameras it seems. The auto focus is quieter, which may be important in the case of making videos.

That makes sense. So that singular lens is "better" than the two I got right? I can see having only one lens that takes the place of two would be nice.

You will definitely want a telephoto lens. I got a 55-250 as part of a t4i kit for my wife.
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Chuck22
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Good choice. The 18-200 is an excellent lens with a nice everyday practical range--I use it as my main walk-around lens.
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TCO1962
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So is the 18-55 basically worthless? It would appear I should have bought one of the other lens' suggested now (but not the one I chose, lol) and been done with it.

I can always return if you guys think it's worth it..As I've said, this is basically my first venture into SLR. I've had (and have) some pretty nice point and shoots over the years though. Both small ones and full sized ones (that do in fact take decent pics).

Perhaps I should've stayed with them! lol I still have 7 or 8!


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Hell no it's not worthless. You are currently covered from 18-250mm. Is it worth another $160 at this point in time for you to have the same coverage, but with the 18-135 instead of the 18-55? Do you think you will notice the difference in IQ? Those are the questions you need to answer for yourself.


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And someone who's been using P&S for years won't notice... The 18-55 is a good lens for what it is. The 18-135 is the new version of the 28-135 and while the range is good, it's not THAT long.
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Juke Box
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What Drew said....

said by drew:

And someone who's been using P&S for years won't notice... The 18-55 is a good lens for what it is. The 18-135 is the new version of the 28-135 and while the range is good, it's not THAT long.


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