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Anyone own canon DSLR ?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by IMNeolution, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. IMNeolution

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    Hello,

    Anyone here own a canon DSLR, which model you own and what's your thought, was it a good decision you bought, do you use it often ? Do you like it ?

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  2. Zapdos

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    Don't own it yet, but planning to get a Canon 600D/650D with a 70-200mm lens. Great photos and great video. What's not to love except for maybe price?
     
  3. jmirko15

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    I own the 550D great camera if you ask me but you need to spend some time to learn it..
     
  4. infoasian

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    Camera model or brand don't really matter. What's more important are lighting and lens quality that make a difference compared to consumer cameras - and of course a photographer's skills. Canon is a good choice as it's more forgiving as other semi-professional cameras.
     
  5. IMNeolution

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    I'm abit confuse with something, from this page - http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/slr_cameras

    the models shown are 60D, rebel t4i, rebel t3i etc..

    But I saw at the camera shop, there is no above models, there is only 550D, 600D etc.

    Are these same or what ? Anyone explain please.

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  7. new_dude

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    Well firstly depends on Your decision if it will be a new or an old body.
    Think about the lens as about different product separated from camera.
    If you are going to buy new body, you will get 'kit' lens which are usually rubbish for semi-pro photography but will do OK for amateur.

    So when You decide new vs. old, decide Your price range.
    Have in mind that You will get faster and more well built used bodies for the same price as slower and more plastic feel series if bought new.

    Now the names - yes, Rebel names are used in U.S. i think. And my knowledge on Canon cameras are based on European names.

    xxxD series are are mostly amateur friendly cameras in canon product line. They tend to have slower shutters and processors, their build quality and materials are made 'affordable' and their kit lenses are the bottom line. Although their 18-55 is not that bad.

    xxD series are semi-pro, they will give you faster performance and better build quality.

    xD are pro series and if this purchase will be Your first DSLR, i would suggest not to waste money here, maybe adding a better lens, individual flash or tripod (or all) to Your arsenal will be a better choice.

    So as for bodies, my suggestion is look at xxD series. They are well built. And ofcourse- it should have filming ability as the videos quality are above 'pretty good'. I know a lot of guys that does commercial video recording using photocameras.

    As for lens - If you will get kit lens, hooray! if you will body body only - consider having a 18-55 IS as good walkaround lens.
    70-200. What are your intentions to capture? sports? It's NOT an universal lens, for indoor situations you will need 50mm maximum!
    Also have in mind that xxxD and xxD series are not full frame cameras, so because of crop factor you will have further focal lengths.

    So if you are on a budget and have amateur approach to the photography - my suggestion will be 18-55 for everyday walk. 100% the second purchase should be canon's famous 'plastic fantastic' 50mm f1.8. For around 150usd you are getting cheaply built but great picture-quality lens! That will be a good set-up for starters.
    If you have money and want your amateur skills to be 'improved' by good glass - search for 24-70 f2.8L that comes with xD series as 'kit lens'. It will be good universal lens, but it is quite expensive.

    If You have any other questions, feel free to ask.
     
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  8. hamish11

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    I own the Canon 7D. Also owned the 40D and the 20D. That said any of the major DSLR brands will give you fantastic shots if you know how to use them. As infoasian and new_dude indicated, glass and technique are the important things. I use the 17-55 as my walkaround, but it is expensive. fredmiranda.com has some nice reviews on their site of both cameras and lenses. dpreview.com also.
     
  9. christianbed

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    Owned a 30D for the last 5yrs...good camera, I've taken it everywhere and it has held up pretty well...my brother has the 5D (I think, it is the top of the line model) and loves it...his shoots great video too.
     
  10. NoTitleRequired

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    i know that the Rebel t4i just came out which means that the Rebel T3i dropped way down in price. not really a super DSLR but it looks ok
     
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    I've owned and used a T1i for 2 years with 4 different lenses and still amazed at the quality of shots it takes. My only complaint is I wish they had a less resolution mode. The smallest pics it takes are over 1mb in size so for quality shots on websites or emails all images need resized. My favorite lens is the macro lens, just amazing what you can do with it.

    I'd buy another Canon without a doubt.
     
  12. icering87

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    I use to run a video production company that centered around the Canon T3i. Ive shot for major TV networks with it. Especially for pilot shows. The Canon DSLR's are actually behind the competition. Soon the GH3 will be out, the Nikon D800 is crazy and my favorite camera right now is the Sony RX100. Its hard to explain when people see it. But the performance speaks for itself.

    If you're looking to buy a camera I would wait to after photokina ( after September) because thats the last major camera event this year so prices will drop even more after that event.