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Want Camera Body under $1000

TahoeNV
Apprentice

I want to shoot video of my neighborhood while I drive the area.  Also video sitting at my desk.  Also shoot interior and exterior stills of houses.  Best lense choices would also be helpful.  Thanks.

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Waddizzle
Legend

Like most manufacturers, Canon offers cameras at various price points.  Each model has advantages and disadvantages over other models. 

 

Lower priced models incorporate design compromises of one type or another.  The compromises sacrifice performance in one or more areas.  Some are better at video, while another may be better at shooting stills.  None of them will excell at everything, which is a privilige reserved for the flagship models.

 

As far as lens choices for shooting video, you cannot go to far wrong with Canon's "STM" lenses.  You may wish to investigage which cameras offer real time auto focus when shooting video, which ones do not, and what type of lenses allow for real time auto focus, and those that do not work well with real time auto focus when shooting video.

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ebiggs1
Legend

You want the Rebel T6i.  You want the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens. Now that will be well over the grand you wanted to stay under.  So if you can't handle that combo you can get the T6i with a kit lens. The EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens. The camera and lens kit will be about $750.

The first lens is better but the kit lens will do very well for you.

But, and a big but, these are stills cameras.  They are not video cameras.  They shoot video and they do a remarkable job but they have certain limits and restrictions.  It that is important to you, you will need a real true video camera. But it will not so stills as good as the Rebel does vid.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!

ebiggs1
Legend

BTW, you can get a better 'kit' and still be under the $1000 figure. The Rebel T6i DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 55-250mm Lenses Kit at about $900.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!


@ebiggs1 wrote:

BTW, you can get a better 'kit' and still be under the $1000 figure. The Rebel T6i DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 55-250mm Lenses Kit at about $900.


What would the 17-55 with a refurbished 70D go for?

 

(Full disclosure: I'm absolutely down on Rebels because they don't have autofocus microadjustment.)

Bob
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA


@RobertTheFat wrote:

@ebiggs1 wrote:

BTW, you can get a better 'kit' and still be under the $1000 figure. The Rebel T6i DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 55-250mm Lenses Kit at about $900.


What would the 17-55 with a refurbished 70D go for?

 

(Full disclosure: I'm absolutely down on Rebels because they don't have autofocus microadjustment.)


Less than the kit that Ernie cited.  Far less.

 

http://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/eos-70d-18-55mm-is-stm-kit-refurbished-camera

 

http://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/eos-70d-18-135mm-is-stm-kit-refurbished

 

There are good deals to be had!  Highly recommended, all of them.  I'm partial towards the 18-135mm kit.

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@Waddizzle wrote:

@RobertTheFat wrote:

@ebiggs1 wrote:

BTW, you can get a better 'kit' and still be under the $1000 figure. The Rebel T6i DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 55-250mm Lenses Kit at about $900.


What would the 17-55 with a refurbished 70D go for?

 

(Full disclosure: I'm absolutely down on Rebels because they don't have autofocus microadjustment.)


Less than the kit that Ernie cited.  Far less.

 

http://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/eos-70d-18-55mm-is-stm-kit-refurbished-camera

 


Not the 18-55. The 17-55 f/2.8 that Ernie recommended in his earlier post.

Bob
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

"Not the 18-55. The 17-55 f/2.8 that Ernie recommended in his earlier post."

 

Oh, duh.  I have never seen that lens in a factory kit before.

 

http://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/ef-s-17-55-f-28-is-usm-refurbished

 

http://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/eos-70d-body-refurbished

 

The lens and the 70D body are selling for roughly the same price, depending upon the offfer.

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@Waddizzle wrote:

"Not the 18-55. The 17-55 f/2.8 that Ernie recommended in his earlier post."

 

Oh, duh.  I have never seen that lens in a factory kit before.

 

http://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/ef-s-17-55-f-28-is-usm-refurbished

 

http://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/eos-70d-body-refurbished

 

The lens and the 70D body are selling for roughly the same price, depending upon the offfer.


IIRC, I got mine in a kit with my first 7D.

 

But that's not what I meant to suggest. I was thinking of the OP buying the 17-55 (which can sometimes be found at a good price new) and the refurb 70D separately.

Bob
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

If you want the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens and a Rebel or xxD, they must be purchased separately.  Unless there has been a change made by Canon recently. To be honest I don't follow the Rebel or xxD market very closely.  So perhaps Canon does offer it but I doubt it.

Regardless, a xxD and the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens will exceed the $1000 limit so it might be moot.

 

To me MFA is useless.  With the gear I have and use now I don't apply it on anything. Possibly the 1 series and the "L" lenses I have are more closely adjusted at the factory but none of my gear requires it.  So like IS, it is a nice to have but not a 'must' have. My Sigma S has the dock.  My bag is down to 2 bodies and three lenses with the 8-15 and Siggy S added if the situation warrants them.  Because of there opposite design characteristics, I don't usually require both at the same shoot!

 

Still recommending the Rebel T6i with either kit lens or lenses. It will do basically what the OP said he needed.  It meets or beats the $1000 limit.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!
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