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Old Dec 26, 2010, 6:29 PM   #1
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I am thinking of Selling Rebel XT and getting a T2i. I am probably going to get a 2 lens solution but don't know the configuration as of yet. I am still researching this.
I like the option of video and the fact that it is a faster camera and the LCD is bigger.
Are there any suggestions or hints that would be helpful before I purchase?
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My other camera is a Panasonic ZS7 which I love for a P&S.
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Old Dec 26, 2010, 7:17 PM   #2
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What do you want to shoot?
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I am looking to do landscape and family shots. I might do a little wildlife also but I realize this takes a pretty expensive lens.

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The T2i should perform well for what you want to shoot, though that's true of most dSLRs. Is there something you can't do with the XT? Do you have any lenses or accessories for the XT that would work with a Canon dSLR and wouldn't work with a camera from another manufacturer?
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I have 50mm f/1.8 lens and 2 old lens from my first film SLR which are a EF 35-75mm 1:3.5-4.5 and a EF 70-210mm 1:4. Are these any good to re-use?

I also have the kit lens from my XT EFS 18-55mm

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The kit lens that will come with the T2i is stabilized and it's better, so I would let your current 18-55 go with the XT, and buy the new one. The EF 70-210mm 1:4 (push-pull zoom?) is a good lens; there are better, but since you've already got it, it's worth hanging on to unless there's a camera from another brand that you really like. (I can't find anything on the EF 35-75mm 1:3.5-4.5.)

Have you looked at any other bodies?
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No I did not look at any other solutions. I was just interested in the T2i because of the added video, (understanding that this will not be a full video camera solution) but will give me some video. I also like the bigger LCD and the camera is faster. The XT does not work well when there is just a little sun.

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No I did not look at any other solutions. I was just interested in the T2i because of the added video, (understanding that this will not be a full video camera solution) but will give me some video. I also like the bigger LCD and the camera is faster. The XT does not work well when there is just a little sun.
Then the T2i is the one for you. Among all entry level dSLRs, it does the best video.
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Now I just need to find the best package deal.
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Found a good deal on amazon. Around 860.00 for the 2 lens option.
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