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jetjaguar

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I am looking to purchase a cheap camera to take product pics for eBay. I have all L lenses but I am looking for some body advice. I was thinking about picking up a used t2i or something like that. I have plenty of lighting for the pictures. I don't really want to spend a lot of money until maybe the 5d mark iv gets announced.

Is a used t2i the best option? How much do they usually go for used ?
 

aerok

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I am looking to purchase a cheap camera to take product pics for eBay. I have all L lenses but I am looking for some body advice. I was thinking about picking up a used t2i or something like that. I have plenty of lighting for the pictures. I don't really want to spend a lot of money until maybe the 5d mark iv gets announced.

Is a used t2i the best option? How much do they usually go for used ?
Even a used 500d (t1i) should do, cheaper than t2i
 

jetjaguar

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thinking of picking a 100mm L macro as well. So you guys think the t1i or t2i should be plenty fine ?
 

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thinking of picking a 100mm L macro as well. So you guys think the t1i or t2i should be plenty fine ?
Pictures for products on eBay are as about as easy as it gets. As long as you have some nice lighting and a decent background you'll be fine with any camera. A tripod would also be s good idea as well.
 

jetjaguar

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Pictures for products on eBay are as about as easy as it gets. As long as you have some nice lighting and a decent background you'll be fine with any camera. A tripod would also be s good idea as well.
well mainly for eBay, etsy .. and also for our future ecommerce site. I just don't want to spend a lot on a body since I am waiting for the 5d mark iv or 5dc depending on specs and what canon will release.
 

kenoh

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well mainly for eBay, etsy .. and also for our future ecommerce site. I just don't want to spend a lot on a body since I am waiting for the 5d mark iv or 5dc depending on specs and what canon will release.
Ok going to step out on this one. Why not just get a P&S for now, something that when you get the 5D4 will still have a role to play?

Something like a RX100 or other good P&S that can be your carry everywhere camera when you get the heavy artillery later?
 

paolo-

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t2i is a great choice. The sensor in it was used by Canon up until recently (t5i...) and the used prices don't seem to be much more expensive than lowered end models. You can probably get it for 250$ body only. Once you get the 5D, the t2i would make a decent backup camera - it even shoots half-decent HD video.

Though it's not too clear what your business plan and needs are...
 

jetjaguar

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t2i is a great choice. The sensor in it was used by Canon up until recently (t5i...) and the used prices don't seem to be much more expensive than lowered end models. You can probably get it for 250$ body only. Once you get the 5D, the t2i would make a decent backup camera - it even shoots half-decent HD video.

Though it's not too clear what your business plan and needs are...
i sell stuff online .. so i need a camera to go with lenses i currently own .. me stepping up to a mark iv or 5dc .. will serve two purposes .. product pictures and then 4k video for hobby
 

leighonigar

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If you're going to buy a new full frame body eventually, maybe something with the same angle of view would be useful? Like a 5D mk 1. They're cheap, and you won't have to rearrange your studio to take the same shots, when you get a new camera.

Just a thought.
 

kenoh

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If you're going to buy a new full frame body eventually, maybe something with the same angle of view would be useful? Like a 5D mk 1. They're cheap, and you won't have to rearrange your studio to take the same shots, when you get a new camera.

Just a thought.
Good call....