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post #1 of 14 Old 04-20-2013, 06:28 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi everyone

Today I bought my first DSLR, after playing with an old Canon EOS D60 from 2002 that I got for free, I kinda learned the basics of using a DSLR, but unfortunately the camera was treated very poorlly, the lens was scratched to hell.

So i found a brand new in box Canon T3i ( kit ) for $500 on craigslist.

It seemed like a good deal so I picked it up, was that a fair price?

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since it came with the kit lens you saved about 80 dollars, from new. It would have been a lot cheaper used.

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if its truly new in box and never used i think you did good. now that you have a camera dont worry about if you got a deal. go out and have fun taking photos thumb.gif


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we sell the rebel in our Walmart for 449. but I think its the basic kit. you did good

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yeah, the box had been opened, but the battery along with everything else was still sealed in its packageing.

Went to the MotoGP motorcycle race here in Austin this weekend and got to try it out for a bit.

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yeah, the box had been opened, but the battery along with everything else was still sealed in its packageing.

Went to the MotoGP motorcycle race here in Austin this weekend and got to try it out for a bit.

share some of your photos. sounds like a fun event


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You got a good deal. I have seen many used t2i's going for $450.

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Okay! Caution!: Race Spoilers Ahead

Here are some Photo's, keep in mind this is my first day out with the camera, and the first time shooting motorsport action photo's

Most of them were shot with a 10 year old 24-85mm lens, which I used to think was crap until I put it on my new camera as when It was on my old camera all the photo's came out really poor.
I tried a few different styles, but the ones that were most effective was by following the bikes instead of waiting for them to pass by a certain point.

Some of these are cropped and slightly editied, and these are some of the better ones I got.


Very Exciting Moto3 race, the Race got red flagged as a rider had a hard highside, and debre was on the track, but the
rider was not seriously injured, so they re-started the race with 5 laps to go.



Moto3 Battle for 1st



First Lap, Lorenzo chasing down the Honda's



New to MotoGP Rookie/Race Winner Marc Marques in the Repsol Honda followed by 2010 & 2012 champion Jorge Lorenzo on the Factory Yamaha












#26 Dany Pedrosa Followed by Team-mate #93 Marc Marquez


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Race Winner #93 Marc Marquez



9 Time World Champion, #46 Valentino Rossi






Local Hero #11 Ben Spies riding for Ignite Ducati




NGM CRT Bike, this is probably one of my better shots of the day



Poor shot, but Ducati's #69, 2006 World Champion, the "Kentucky Kid" Nikki Hayden

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