Which combo?


TPF Noob!
Jan 10, 2012
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Sorry about another topic like this...

I've always heard: "It's all about the lenses"

But i'm not convinced in this case.

Could you help me to choose one of these combos?
(budget to camera + lenses: US$1300)

Combo 1
600D (t3i) 18-135mm 3.5-5.6 US$920
50mm 1.4 US$339
Total US$ 1259

Combo 2
60D 18-135mm 3.5-5.6 US$1190
50mm 1.8 US$105
Total US$ 1295

(sorry about my poor english)
T3i and 50mm f/1.4.

I like the 50 f/1.4 way more than the f/1.8 II. Better build quality, faster focusing, 2/3 stops more light, more aperture blades to render much nicer bokeh, etc.

I believe the T3i and 60D have the same sensor. So you'd really be paying mostly for Additional FPS, Higher build quality in the 60D, and independent aperture/shutter speed controls. The ISO performance will be the same more or less. The 60D also may have more cross-type focus points (9 I believe). Without looking, I'd guess the T3i has one, and it's the center focus point.

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