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Thoughts on Canon EOS Rebel T6

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Hello everyone,,

I'm looking into buying my first profesional camera and I found this one. I don't have a big budget so I think it might be a good option. Have you used it? Is it good for beginner's photography? I would really appreciate any comment. I'll leave the link to it below. Either way, thank you for your feedback and have a nice day!!

Canon Rebel t6 (Amazon): [link removed per forum guidelines] Instagram: sebasgzz (almost every photo has been shot with iPhone 5s or 7)

 
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Re: Thoughts on Canon EOS Rebel T6

I have the T6i with the two lenses after owning Powershot point and shoot models, like the SX50HS. The T6 is loaded with buttons, settings, accessories and all sorts of features a point and shoot camera does not offer. There will be a fairly long learning curve to get the most out of the T6 but if you are willing to devote the time and practice I think it is a good choice. I looked at the link you included and if you can afford the 2 lens kit I would suggest getting that one. I find myself spending a lot more time referring to the manual than with my point and shoot models. In addition, there are books written specifically for the T6 that help to understand it better on Amazon. Of course, there are better Canon models but the budget is the key. If you find learning, exploring, experimenting and investing the time with photography interesting then go for it! Wait for others here to reply, there are professional photographers, professors, teachers, etc. with much more knowledge than I have to give their opinions.

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Re: Thoughts on Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon has the same package refurbished for a large savings. Same warranty as new.

 

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If you put the Rebel in Green Square Auto it is basically a point and shoot.

 

You will likely get comments about the lenses in the package. They are not Canon's best, but they are more than adequate for someone who is learning.

John Hoffman
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Re: Thoughts on Canon EOS Rebel T6

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John_ and jrhoffman75 have both provided excellent advice.  I'm not expert BTW, just an enthusiast. 

 

T6 is a great camera.  I agree that its a good starting point for someone with little or no photography experience.  With time and some practice, you'll be amazed at the images you will capture.  I owned a T6s for a few years as well.

 

One thing we all agree on.  Don't buy your equipment from Amazon.  Buyt it from Canon, B&H, etc. 

 

The 2 lens package referenced is a great start and if you step up to another APS-C body in the future, you can still use the lenses that came with it. 

 

 

Rick
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Re: Thoughts on Canon EOS Rebel T6

"One thing we all agree on.  Don't buy your equipment from Amazon."

 

I do agree with this ... to a point.  It isn't just don't buy cameras from Amazon it is what cameras you buy from Amazon. The most important thing is to never, never ever buy any camera kit or accessory package from Amazon. They are junk.  Second, and I don't know, is Amazon an authorized Canon USA retailer?  If not never, ever buy any camera from a non-Canon USA retailer.  That goes for any source not just Amazon.  Maybe they are but find out first.  If so the two lens kit is a nice first camera.

 

My second problem with the lowest line of camera gear is, I know you claim to be a rank beginner but do you intend to remain so?  That is the question you need to ask yourself. If budget is a problem now as you state it is, buying gear twice or more times is a very much more strain on your budget. If you get the 'bug' you are at almost a 100% chance of wanting a better camera.  And that is even a bigger certainty with those lenses.

 

Canon has replaced the T6 with and almost identical camera the T7, BTW. It gets an updated and much better sensor but that's about all the difference.  Similar packages are available.

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Re: Thoughts on Canon EOS Rebel T6

"The T6 is loaded with buttons, settings, accessories and all sorts of features a point and shoot camera does not offer."

 

Except for the ability to change lenses, there are Powershot P&S cameras that have similar buttons and settings to a T6. Some even have more.

EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!
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Re: Thoughts on Canon EOS Rebel T6

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@shadowsports wrote:

John_ and jrhoffman75 have both provided excellent advice.  I'm not expert BTW, just an enthusiast. 

 

T6 is a great camera.  I agree that its a good starting point for someone with little or no photography experience.  With time and some practice, you'll be amazed at the images you will capture.  I owned a T6s for a few years as well.

 

One thing we all agree on.  Don't buy your equipment from Amazon.  Buyt it from Canon, B&H, etc. 

 

The 2 lens package referenced is a great start and if you step up to another APS-C body in the future, you can still use the lenses that came with it. 

 

 


The T6 is a good entry level camera, especially at the prices that I have seen lately.

 

https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/eos-rebel-t6-ef-s-18-55-with-ef-75-300mm-f-4-56-iii-refur...

 

But, the T7 is a better camera.  However, if you could swing this deal ....

 

https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/refurbished-eos-80d-ef-s-18-55-ef-s-55-250-is-stm-bundle

 

You will have a camera that you will hold onto for years to come!

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Re: Thoughts on Canon EOS Rebel T6

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I didn't bring the T7 up since everytime I do this, or say consider (blank), its only $130 whatever more I immediately get shot down.  "Thats out of my price range, etc."

 

Both have a Digic4+ (Biggest difference) The T6 is a better low light camera because its larger pixels, but in the long run, as Ernie points out the T7's increased resolution allows bigger images and a greater degree of "cropability".  (I know, not a word), but you guys will know what I mean.  Since you would probably be taking more pictures in normal standard lighting the T7 wins.   

 

The fact that the T7 is 2 yrs newer is a big deal as well, since you also know I am not a fan of "older tech".

 

And my blanket statement about Amazon,,, yep I should have said "avoid the kits" as Ernie mentioned. 

 

So yes, if you can swing the T7, thats a better choice in the long run.  NiganKhan, this is for you to decide.  You can tell us what your budget is. 

 

     

Rick
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Re: Thoughts on Canon EOS Rebel T6

I did not buy my T6i kit from Amazon but I am curious as to why one should not? Does Canon manufacture its kirs differently for different distributors?

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@John_ wrote:

I did not buy my T6i kit from Amazon but I am curious as to why one should not? Does Canon manufacture its kirs differently for different distributors?


Why say no to Amazon?  I think Ernie explained it very well in his first post.  

 

I think Amazon itself is an authorized Canon dealer.  But there are also a lot of their sellers that use Amazon, both good and bad, both authorized and unauthorized.  I would never buy anything more expensive than a novel from Amazon.  

 

I have friends and relatives who swear by Amazon Prime.  But, they are buying items that they are familiar with, from vendors who they are familiar with.  They are repeat buyers.  Buying big ticket electronics is a whole different world, especially when you are not familiar with either the electronics or the vendors.

I only buy online camera gear from Canon or B&H.  Like my Amazon loving relatives, I have had good experience with those vendors.  

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