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Old Aug 2, 2012, 9:55 AM   #1
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What the best all around lens for good vivid color quality for a canon t3i?
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Old Aug 2, 2012, 10:09 AM   #2
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hi what do you shoot and what is your budget
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hi what do you shoot and what is your budget
Would like to keep is around $250ish probably be shooting a lot of portraits of my friends T-shirt company. Day and night shots

I had the t2i and returned it awhile back, the photo color quality wasnt all that great with the kit lens

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The T2i and T3i are very much alike. They use the same sensor. If you weren't happy with the T2i, you probably won't be any more satisfied with the T3i. And for $250, you're not going to get much better than the kit 18-55 lens.
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The T2i and T3i are very much alike. They use the same sensor. If you weren't happy with the T2i, you probably won't be any more satisfied with the T3i. And for $250, you're not going to get much better than the kit 18-55 lens.
Maybe Ill look at the D5100 after looking at these two photos the D5100 has a nice color to it.


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Those two photos were taken with different exposure settings, and each camera used a manual white balance setting. I wouldn't base any decision exclusively on those two photos.
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Those two photos were taken with different exposure settings, and each camera used a manual white balance setting. I wouldn't base any decision exclusively on those two photos.
Well I already got a battery grip and a bunch of batteries for the canon so Ill probably just get the t3i and play with it for awhile with the kit lens until I can afford a better one.
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The main difference between the t2i and the t3i is the t3i has the articulated lcd.
Both cameras have the same 18mp sensor and the same digic4 processor.

If you want to see what others have done with a particular lens search flickriver
here is the efs 18-55 stream
http://www.flickriver.com/search/efs+18-55/

or a particular camera, here is the t2i
http://www.flickriver.com/search/t2i/


For portraits maybe the nifty fifty (ef 50mm f/1.8)?
Very inexpensive (around 120$) and on a crop body acts like an 80mm which is a good focal length for portraits.
And it goes to f/1.8 which can cut a nice thin dof compared to the kit lens.

On modern cameras bad color is mostly due to operator error, not caused by the body or lens.
IE: Using the full auto settings without dialing in appropriate compensation and getting blown exposure or using a wrong color balance settings.

This is a great and inexpensive book that can really help with getting good images from your camera.
http://www.amazon.com/Understanding-...nding+exposure
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The main difference between the t2i and the t3i is the t3i has the articulated lcd.
Both cameras have the same 18mp sensor and the same digic4 processor.

If you want to see what others have done with a particular lens search flickriver
here is the efs 18-55 stream
http://www.flickriver.com/search/efs+18-55/

or a particular camera, here is the t2i
http://www.flickriver.com/search/t2i/


For portraits maybe the nifty fifty (ef 50mm f/1.8)?
Very inexpensive (around 120$) and on a crop body acts like an 80mm which is a good focal length for portraits.
And it goes to f/1.8 which can cut a nice thin dof compared to the kit lens.

On modern cameras bad color is mostly due to operator error, not caused by the body or lens.
IE: Using the full auto settings without dialing in appropriate compensation and getting blown exposure or using a wrong color balance settings.

This is a great and inexpensive book that can really help with getting good images from your camera.
http://www.amazon.com/Understanding-...nding+exposure
Thank's I will do a little reading before I make my choice
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Tamron 17-50 non vc is nice
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