canon 600d/T3i

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  1. fc0712 macrumors regular

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    i was thinking about buying a canon 600d, is it a good camera?
    and what kit should i take, or should just take the body and buy a lens for it self?
    i am new at dslr photography
     
  2. bbydon macrumors 6502a

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    I like mine a lot. I am fairly new to DSLRs. I started with a canon xs, and moved to this one. It is so much better control wise, and menu wise.

    Its a lot like the T2i but the screen can come out and flips around.
    I ended up getting the 135 kit. You can't go wrong with the 18-55. Both are starters.

    One really nice cheap lens is the nifty 50mm. It's a $125 prime lens but works great in low light and is fast.

    You don't need a whole lot starting out. Get a kit, go shoot... figure out what your needs are and slowly build a lens collection. You don't need it all to start.
     
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    Really like mine. I opted for the T3i over the T2i specifically for the swing out screen. It's definitely a cool little feature to have. You can get kits that have either the 18-55 or 18-135 kit lens. Most places will have the 18-55 kit lens included with the body. If you can, find one that has the 18-135 lens with it just for the fact that it give you a little more reach on the long end and you won't be in need of a zoom lens for a little while.

    If you wind up getting one with the 18-55 lens, then you might wanna look at picking up the 55-250 lens as well since that will compliment the range on your kit lens perfectly. As the previous poster mentioned, you could also pick up the 50mm 1.8 lens as well since it's pretty inexpensive and is a very nice lens.

    Depending on what you'll be shooting, the only thing you might want to look into is a flash. The T3i has a built in flash but it can be somewhat limiting since you're unable to bounce the flash.

    Whatever you do, just go out and shoot and have fun.
     
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    In my country the 18-55 mm kit cost 1030 USD and the 18-135 mm kit cost 1400 usd what should i take?
     
  7. bbydon macrumors 6502a

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    Wow thats a huge price difference. Here i paid $100 more on amazon for the 18-135 kit lens.

    Given the 300 price difference you might want to stick with the 18-55 kit.

    I enjoy the 18-135, but it is bigger and longer than the 18-55. Sometimes i wish i had the smaller one. But most of the time I enjoy the range.
     
  8. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    Damn, that is expensive. I paid $750 for my kit. yeah, go with the 18-55 kit. Seems a bit too much to justify the extra $300 for the 135 kit. You can tool around just fine with the 18-55 for awhile so you won't be completely out of luck. Eventually you can upgrade and get a decent zoom lens for less than $200 (55-250). You'll be somewhat limited in the shots you can take with the 18-55 but, since you're new, you'll manage just fine. Eventually though, you're going to want a lens with some more reach to get some nice zoom shots. From there you can decide if you want the 55-250 or another kit lens like the 18-200 or 18-135.
     
  9. fc0712 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i could get a new lens for christmas, so i will pick the 18-55 mm kit
     
  10. wesrk macrumors 6502a

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    If it is a kit, then get it. That is how I got mine (550D), with the 18-55mm lens. After a couple months of playing with it I got the 50mm lens which is dirty cheap. I am now thinking about buying a new one for Christmas.
     
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  12. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    Not sure how much you were looking to spend for a DSLR kit however I came across this deal for a T3i from Buy.com;

    http://www.buy.com/prod/canon-eos-d...ns-bundle-includes-18-135mm-55/220630427.html

    It's the T3i plus three lenses (the holy trinity of n00b lenses). It's a pretty nice deal so I figured I'd pass it along in case you were interested.

    The 50mm 1.8 lens is actually quite good despite its price. You can find them for around $100 which is dirt cheap as far as lenses go. Its performance and its price make it a must have lens for newbies.
     
  13. fc0712 thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok
    But i live denmark, so i can't buy from usa without a lot taxaes
    but thanks for the tip anyway
     
  14. tinman0 macrumors regular

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    Hate to say it, but Ebay is probably one of the most keen places for decently priced Canon gear.
     
  15. fc0712 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Id you guys could find a good one ón the uk eBay it would really help mé
     
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