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Seriously going to buy a Camera today, need your advice.
show user profile  9krausec
First off I would like to make it known that I know nothing about photography.

Why I want a camera?

1. To learn about photography
2. To take video footage to use with syntheyes to do motion tracking work
3. To take HDR images
4. To take HDRI images
5. To make hit pornography films

I know I want a Canon and these two are in my price range-

Either the Rebel t3i kit or the Rebel t2i kit...

Doing some research, with my limted knowedge, I can't seem to figure out where the extra 100 dollars is stuck into the t3i except for the fact that it has a flip out screen...

Can someone please tell me which one is going to be the better buy so I can drive to the store and get it... Also, and recommendations on tripods? Do these cameras usually come with a protective case? Would heavy vibrations of a motorcycle damage the camera at all (even in a case)..

- Portfolio-

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9/13/2011 7:44:52 PM (last edit: 9/13/2011 7:44:52 PM)
show user profile  LionDebt
I bought the Rebel XS 1000D for £300 on Ebay... I went back to the sellers page to see he has 9 left and is now selling them for £400 a pop.

C.l.i.c.k h.e.r.e

Also, should arrive tomorrow :) Can't wait to get snapping.
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9/13/2011 10:09:32 PM (last edit: 9/13/2011 10:11:34 PM)
show user profile  reeves1984
600d, or er, whatever it was - I had the same opinion just a flip out screen basically? Madness. 550d is indeed indeed a fine camera!

Simon Reeves - VFX Artist & Blog
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9/13/2011 10:55:48 PM (last edit: 9/13/2011 10:55:48 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon
do the right thing and sell your kidney for a 5dmkII

-Marko Mandaric

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9/13/2011 11:14:57 PM (last edit: 9/13/2011 11:14:57 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
I advise you to get this one.

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9/13/2011 11:32:52 PM (last edit: 9/13/2011 11:32:52 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
Yeh, if u want video too look closely at the specs for that - as Reeves said the 550D is nice, with the ability to go 1080p at i think 50 fps.. Photography wise you are good to go with any of the rebels or equivalent to start with..

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9/13/2011 11:40:46 PM (last edit: 9/13/2011 11:42:34 PM)
show user profile  Error404
>> 5. To make hit pornography films

1D or 1DS, they got moisture seals. :-| -

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9/13/2011 11:55:33 PM (last edit: 9/13/2011 11:55:45 PM)
show user profile  digital3ds
i agree with Bolteon.... sell it
- Mike Sawicki

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9/13/2011 11:58:33 PM (last edit: 9/13/2011 11:58:33 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon
@ nik...

only 58k.

though, if youre going to buy that; you better be ready to hand over your experience so red can produce the amazing next series.

-Marko Mandaric

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9/14/2011 12:09:13 AM (last edit: 9/14/2011 12:09:13 AM)
show user profile  9krausec
Well, too late. I just bought the Rebel t3i... Haha. It needed to be done. Thanks for the replies though!

edit: oh, and on the way back my car decided to explode. DAMN you Ford Probe!

- Portfolio-

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9/14/2011 12:14:35 AM (last edit: 9/14/2011 12:15:50 AM)
show user profile  Sylverstalker
Yeah I would say get the 550D over the 600 I don't see the value add for a flip out screen. That said in no time you will probably want a 5d like Bolts said. I've been using the Mk II for a couple of weeks now and it is amazing. Although I heard that the 5D Mk III is coming out in February....

Oops too late. :)

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9/14/2011 12:16:57 AM (last edit: 9/14/2011 12:19:29 AM)
show user profile  Error404
I could see how a flip out screen could be handy, for very low angle shots, or for very high angle shots where it's not very practical to look through the eyepiece.

None of my digitals have a live-view on the LCD, but if they did I'd totally make use of a flip-out screen. -

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9/14/2011 12:36:21 AM (last edit: 9/14/2011 12:36:57 AM)
show user profile  soontekk
red is defo the best proncam ever
no need to shoot closups just zoom in post :)

whatever cam you buy make sure you chose your glass wisely, it's what matters most

oh yeah, saving for 5dmk³ already, who needs a kidney ?

melting ur brainz!
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9/14/2011 2:19:41 AM (last edit: 9/14/2011 2:19:41 AM)
show user profile  Bolteon
i might need a liver someday... but, you might not want to get rid of that.

-Marko Mandaric

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9/14/2011 4:17:53 AM (last edit: 9/14/2011 4:17:53 AM)
show user profile  GirishDJoshi
Go for a 550D or a D5100, both are good.

3D ArchVis


Girish Joshi Photography

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9/14/2011 5:07:00 AM (last edit: 9/14/2011 5:07:00 AM)
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