2010 Canon Rebel T2i

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  1. dcollie

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    This camera was recommended to me by a friend does anyone have any comments about it?

    Also, why should I make the jump from a point and shoot to something like this?
     
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    Shame on you...This is the person's first post. Maybe you should try to remember where you started???
     
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    Why did your friend say you should get it?

    Any camera body upgrade is usually linked to a need that must be filled. I updated my XSI to a 7D because I wanted faster shooter and better high ISO.

    Is there something you dont like about your P&S camera?
     
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    Dcollie
    Hello and welcome to the forum. Sometimes questions are a dime a dozen here and people have a short fuse. Disregard those answers and try to be patient, someone may eventually help you. Remember, this is a voluntary site and no one has to, but there are a lot who really like to.



    As far as the T2i, I will let someone who owns one respond.


    Why from point and shoot to dslr???

    There are so many good and bad answers, I will start out with a few.

    1. the point and shoot does not fill one's needs any more, they are ready for more features which a dslr offers.

    2. some people are told they will get better photos if they go to a dslr...that is not necessarily true. There a some here who have produced awesome shots with a point and shoot.

    3. some people have a lot of money :mrgreen: sometimes I crack myself up ;)



    I will let others chime in before I say more.
    What would really help people who respond to your question is for you to provide more info about your camera experience and where you may be heading with the photography world.
     
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    You could have posted this the first time ;)


    In my business, people say they never have enough time to do it right the first time.
     
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    We forgive you, but will hold you to it.
    Otherwise you have to buy the whole forum lunch...:mrgreen:
     
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    I had mentioned that I wanted to start making videos (just for fun) but I wanted them to look good, as well as be able to take high quality pictures. I have never had a DSLR before and what I have heard is that they take better photos.

    Just as a background, I basically have none I just love to look at cool photos and want to start taking some myself, as well as make videos.
     
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    Why from point and shoot to dslr???

    There are so many good and bad answers, I will start out with a few.

    1. the point and shoot does not fill one's needs any more, they are ready for more features which a dslr offers.

    2. some people are told they will get better photos if they go to a dslr...that is not necessarily true. There a some here who have produced awesome shots with a point and shoot.

    3. some people have a lot of money :mrgreen: sometimes I crack myself up ;)



    I will let others chime in before I say more.
    What would really help people who respond to your question is for you to provide more info about your camera experience and where you may be heading with the photography world.[/QUOTE]

    Thank you for your welcoming. I have little to no experience with cameras but I really love good photography and would love to start trying it. Also I want to be able to shoot good quality videos but I don't have thousands of dollars to spend. I have heard that DSLR's take better quality videos and pictures and a friend of mine who is a Canon nut recommended it to me.
     
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    I'd say get a DSLR if you want to learn about and get involved in the creative process of making the photo.

    For me the fun of a photo is in figuring out how to best shoot it - like solving a puzzle; for my wife, the fun is seeing something interesting and capturing it. She's a P&S gal; I'm a large-format guy. She is also the more creative one.

    Modern P&S cameras are very good, if you're content to let the camera make the decisions. Most of the time, the camera will decide well. But do you ever find yourself wishing you could make the P&S do something other than its all-automatic mode, such as letting a background be out of focus, or NOT freezing the action? If yes, go for a DSLR!
     
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    Well I will post since I just purchased a T2i as I am trying very hard to get more familiar with the wonderful world of photography.

    I have always loved pictures and up until the last few months I have been perfectly content with my P&S..heck I have gotten more use out of my 3.2 mega pixel phone camera than anything. However, a few months ago my girlfriend told me her brother had gotten a beginner Canon Rebel SLR kit for christmas a few years ago and he'd never taken it out of the box. My jaw dropped! I have been developing more film in the past three months than I have my whole life lol. In beginning with SLR I knew a few of the options of the SLR but I wanted to know more. So I talked to my mom who has an old school Nikon SLR and she gave me a few books and from there I went.

    Now, to tie this all up. I wanted to get a DSLR for a few reasons. First off, I am going to end up spending all my money on film and developing and then later I'll still want a DSLR so why not save the money now. Second, I have wanted to get into SLR photography because of the ability for such a wide range of different effects. I do think if one is willing to spend the time to learn the fundamentals, then someone can really get some enjoyment. However, I feel if you are just going to keep it on the Fully Automatic function, you should just save and keep the P&S.

    I found this forum to learn as much as I can and take in as much as I can but the only thing that has really disappointed me so far is I really thought there were more folks who used the camera to get the final picture. I think photo editing is great, but I want to be able to get a great picture with no editing. This is my goal for the future.

    As for the T2i...I love it!!! But I think that no matter what DSLR I would have gotten I would feel the same, however I spent about a week of staying up very late every night doing research and for the price range, I really think the T2i is the best in its class. Now time to start saving for more glass!!!
     
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    yes they would just be short videos, maybe ten minutes long tops. It's more just for fun, I love the experience of good photography and I was told this camera could give me this. (Assuming I learn how to use it properly, which is another thing I'm concerned about...)
     
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    I want to get to know some of these people.:grumpy:
     

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