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Old Apr 27, 2011, 11:13 PM   #91
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Thanks for the help again, I have taken some shots and uploaded to https://picasaweb.google.com/tjamscad I only used the auto, flash off and macro settings. Pulled from the box charged the battery set time and date, and took pictures.

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Old Apr 29, 2011, 1:18 AM   #92
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Please take a look at these pictures, I can see enough of a difference to get the t3, I'm thinking about taking it back. For what i spent on the T3 i can get Sony Alpha A290 DSLR Camera Kit, with 18-55mm Lens, & Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6. reviewing the details from everything i have taken the highest iso i have hit with the T3 is 3200,and that was with a candle in the dark. I am not sure because it has been a few weeks but the T3 doesnt seem to focus as fast as the XS did. The focus betwen the T3 and sony A330 seem almost the same.
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Old Apr 29, 2011, 1:45 AM   #93
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The Sony is not as good as the canon, and that lens 75-300 is a very poor lens. The Sony uses a CDD sensor instead of CMOS. So it is not really good past 1600 iso. It is cheaper, because it is not as advance.
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Old Apr 29, 2011, 1:50 AM   #94
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well i can't see your web album

but trading for the sony is not a good idea. the telephoto lens in that kit is not good. the focus on the t3 is just as fast or faster than the xs and the image quality for it will be better than the a290. anything otherwise is just learning curve, learn to use it well, it will do anything you ask of it.
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Old Apr 29, 2011, 2:20 AM   #95
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Also, Sony does not have a good 300 mm zoom. That is under 700 dollar. You have the optically poor 75-300 then you have the 70-300G which is 800 dollars. And most the 3rd party 70-300 are not great that fits the Sony. Not sure if the tamron 70-300 vc usd is available for Sony. It is about 500.

If you want a low price zoom, the canon efs 55-250 is much better optically the the Sony low end, by allot.
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Well I think I know for sure that the T3 is not as fast as the XS. I will go ahead and blame my lack of knowlage. I have packed up the T3 twice to take it back and havent been able to let myself do it. Oh and i fixed the link to my pictures and added the XS album
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The focus speed might be the new lens they used for the t3 and t3i. The new IS lens might not have as fast a motor. If you want faster focus speed, a lens upgrade to a USM motor. But I am not sure if there is much difference between the two lenses.
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What's the cost difference between a T3 and a T2i? Because I'd MUCH rather have the T2i.
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You may just need to spend a little time with the camera to get a feel for it, and to know whether or not you're going to like it. I think it's a little bit daunting as a beginner...you've just spent a lot of money on a camera, and you want the pictures to look like you have a nice camera. I think it probably takes time to figure out the best settings and so forth. At some point, you just need to stop analyzing your purchase and just enjoy the camera. I speak from experience...went through the same thing not too long ago! :-)
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Old May 1, 2011, 12:24 AM   #100
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your right I might need to learn the camera, but out of the box the xs and even the a330 took better pictures

shoturtle, looking the specs on http://www.dpreview.com/products/com...canon_eos1100d th only differnce i see is that the a330 and T3 have 9 focus points and the XS(faster AF) has seven, I used the T3 more today my wife and kids were running in a 5K and 1 mile fun run. I have hardly any pictures worth looking at.
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