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Old Jun 10, 2010, 3:01 PM   #1
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Default Canon T2i Purchase & Advice

Thanks for the advice earlier in the week on a reputable source to purchase a Canon T2i. I am currently looking at Adorama to make the purchase.

They currently are offering the following:
Canon EOS Rebel T2i EF-S Digital SLR Camera, 18 MegaPixel, with 18-55MM Lens, Black & EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Image Stabilizer Telephoto Zoom Lens

All for $1,049.98

http://www.adorama.com/ICADRT2IK55.html#kits

This seems to be a good deal with the two lenses included. Other kits include the 18-55MM lens with spare battery, case, memory card, cleaning kit, etc..

I am a complete beginner and this will be my first DSLR. I want to photograph landscapes, cityscapes, wildlife, nature (birds/flowers) and sporting (college football--probably from around 50 ft away or so)

Should I just buy the other stuff separately or can you recommend a good essential startup kit?

Do you think this is a good deal?

Any and all thoughts appreciated. I have always wanted to be more of a hobbyist photographer but have always only used point and shoot digital cams. Prior I had a Minolta Maxumm 35MM but only used auto mode.
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 3:25 PM   #2
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I have both lenses, and they are execellent lenses to start out with, it covers most general photography needs.

I would not get their other kit, as you want a class 6 or better sdhc card for the HD and burst mode for the T2i.

For sports, the 55-250mm is not the best lens for it. It will give okay results with good timing. But you may want to look at getting the ef 70-300mm. It focus faster the the 55-250mm so it is better for action type shots. It is about 550 dollars

Also these games are day or night games. If night time it can get expensive.
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 3:42 PM   #3
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Thanks so much for the advice and assistance. I think I am going to go ahead and bit the bullet and purchase. I'm sure for my use they will probably suffice. Most of the games are afternoon or early evening.
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Get a class 6 sdhc card, delkin, sandisk, laxar, transcend, kingston, or panasonic are good quality cards. If you shoot a allot of video, get 2 8gb or a 16 gb.

Newegg.com has a great deal on a transcend class 10 16gb, 46 dollars with free shipping.
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I know you will be happy with your choice. The Canon kit lens duo does indeed cover the focal range quite well, and since you are to be a new DSLR user, it will work well for you until you really find what your lens needs are. Just make sure you check the ratings before you buy additional lenses. The lens is just as important as the camera. I have made some purchases that gave me huge buyer's remorse - without checking user ratings.

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Thanks wrasku. I look forward to learning more.
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