Novice trying to decide between these two SLR's -

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by entatlrg, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. entatlrg macrumors 68040

    entatlrg

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    Canon EOS Rebel T1i 15.1MP DSLR Camera With 18-55mm IS Lens Kit $779.99 ( $170.00 Savings)

    or

    Canon EOS Rebel XSI 12.2MP DSLR Camera With 18-55mm IS Lens, 58mm UV Filter & Bag Package $599.99 ($390.00 Savings)

    I'll be using it for my work, taking photo's of products and parts, photo's for flyers, posters, print material, also for leisure nature shots.

    Which seems like the better buy?

    The prices are in Canadian Funds.
     
  2. wkw macrumors 6502

    wkw

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  3. compuwar macrumors 601

    compuwar

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    It doesn't matter. For product shots, good lighting and backgrounds make more of a difference than the delta between the two cameras. To get good lighting, depending on the sizes of the products you'll need more of a budget than for the camera and lens.
     
  4. jaysen macrumors 6502

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    ^ agreed.

    I'm no photo expert and only guessing at the type of stuff you'll be shooting but I'd say, scratch the T1i and go for the XSi - Buy a used body for $350-450, purchase a nice macro lens (if shooting small objects - i.e Tamron 17-55 f/2.8), a cheap-o flashbox or DIY, with some nice lighting..
     

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