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Re: Looking For New Camera And Would Like Some Help

""I see lots of what I'm looking at in the $500 range""

 

Sometimes the reward exceeds stated limits. But the camera you have is better than the one you wish you had.

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Re: Looking For New Camera And Would Like Some Help


@ebiggs1 wrote:

""I see lots of what I'm looking at in the $500 range""

 

Sometimes the reward exceeds stated limits. But the camera you have is better than the one you wish you had.


Are you serious? I czn't find where the OP says what camera he wishes he had, but what he has now is an XTi. I know for a fact that the XTi was a very good camera in its day (my wife and I each had one), but its day was sometime in 2006! With the possible exception of the M series (about which I know nothing except that it's already obsolete), any other camera mentioned in this thread is superior to the XTi.

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Re: Looking For New Camera And Would Like Some Help


@RobertTheFat wrote:

@ebiggs1 wrote:

""I see lots of what I'm looking at in the $500 range""

 

Sometimes the reward exceeds stated limits. But the camera you have is better than the one you wish you had.


Are you serious? I czn't find where the OP says what camera he wishes he had, but what he has now is an XTi. I know for a fact that the XTi was a very good camera in its day (my wife and I each had one), but its day was sometime in 2006! With the possible exception of the M series (about which I know nothing except that it's already obsolete), any other camera mentioned in this thread is superior to the XTi.


Hi Robert:

 

I understand what you are saying, I just interpreted EB's comment in a more general context - something akin to the old adage that the best camera is the one you have with you, Smiley Happy  So I saw the comment as an encouragement to stop wishing and go get it.  But that's just my interpretation.

 

I still have an XTi (it's a 400D to me!) and I still enjoy taking photos with it

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Robert......

"Are you serious?"... as a heart attack.  What you have is infinity better that what you want or wish you have. If that thought is too much for you to comprehend I have no remedy fro you Robert. You must have run out of things to contradict.

 

"I know for a fact that the XTi was a very good camera ... (my wife and I each had one),..." So what, I had five of them and used them constantly for work. Immaterial here though, if I have an XTi but I wish I had a 1DX MK II which one is better today for photos?

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"Sometimes the reward exceeds stated limits."

 

Robert this means sometimes if you can stretch that budget somewhat it offers greater rewards. Just in case you didn't get that one. I.E. the T7i and EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens but the OP has to determine if that is possible.

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Re: Looking For New Camera And Would Like Some Help

Thank you all for the input.  It seems the T7i is the obvious choice.

 

I've found a deal on a new in box body only for $500.  I was hoping to get the lens too but with this deal it looks like I can purchase a lens separately for less than I can find a body/lens package deal.  Plus the lens I'm looking at is f 3.5-5.6 whereas the ones packaged with the camera are f 4-5.6.

 

There are some open box deals out there that are really good to.

 

Also, now I can put off the cost of the lens until I'm ready and make use of the 18-55mm lens I do have but it will be nice to be able to upgrade to the IS version later.

 

The XTi I have has been and continues to be a great camera but it's time to move up.  I'll be giving my old camera to my wife's niece in Mexico next time we visit.  She likes photography and this will be a huge upgrade for her.

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$500 bucks is a great price.  Make sure it is from Canon USA if it is not it is not a good deal.  The Rebel T7i from any top notch retail is around $649, body only.  Regular price.  It is $699 with the kit lens!  That's right you are getting the lens for $49 dollars. The lens is the EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens which a decent lens and will perform well for you.

 

"...the lens I'm looking at is f 3.5-5.6 ..."

 

f4 vs f3.5 is totally meaningless. No real advantage.The 17-55mm lens that will make a huge difference is the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens.  It does not come with the T7i kit so you must purchase it separately. However, your old lenses will work until the piggy bank says OK for the much better f2.8 lens.

 

" I'll be giving my old camera to my wife's niece ..."

 

Fantastic idea, get another one hooked on this fascinating hobby.

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@shane wrote:

Thank you all for the input.  It seems the T7i is the obvious choice.

 

I've found a deal on a new in box body only for $500.  I was hoping to get the lens too but with this deal it looks like I can purchase a lens separately for less than I can find a body/lens package deal.  Plus the lens I'm looking at is f 3.5-5.6 whereas the ones packaged with the camera are f 4-5.6.

 

There are some open box deals out there that are really good to.

 

Also, now I can put off the cost of the lens until I'm ready and make use of the 18-55mm lens I do have but it will be nice to be able to upgrade to the IS version later.

 

The XTi I have has been and continues to be a great camera but it's time to move up.  I'll be giving my old camera to my wife's niece in Mexico next time we visit.  She likes photography and this will be a huge upgrade for her.


Well done Shane for getting a deal within your budget.  I would definitely suggest you save up for the 17-55 f2.8 if that is your focal range.  It is arguably the best EF-S lens designed specifically for the APS-C sensor.

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