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post #11 of 35
LOL. Thats a pretty accurate way to describe it. Its still slow as hell though. The plastic on the VR feels thicker, but the II feels about the same.
post #12 of 35
I'm not sure if it's applicable to the Nikon 18-55 VR, but my biggest pet peeve with the Canon 18-55 IS is the rotating front element. Messes up CPLs, and it's just plain annoying having that as your focus ring.

It's a great lens that makes excellent images for the price, but nevertheless, it bugs me
post #13 of 35
Yup, rotates front element.
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If the d5100's video is anything like the d3100's, you will hear the lens auto-focusing constantly if you dont have enough background noise just an fyi
Like Gone said, for video I will probably end up using MF, as a lot of the sample videos show AF correction and subsequent blurring. I was actually thinking of getting a lenes for some of the video I plan on taking, but that might be towards the end of summer after I get a feeling for the camera.

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Go with the T2i. The only thing that the T3i has over the T2 is a button layout and a flip screen. Internally, they're virtually identical.
I want the flip screen and am willing to pay the premium for the convenience of it. I expect to have this camera for 5-6 years so I want to get the one with exactly the features I want.

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Gone I take it you haven't used the Nikon 18-55? Its loud and slow as hell.
DPReview said it was fairly fast in comparison to the T3i, though I am not sure what your basis of comparison is. As far as video noise, I will probably not be using the audio track on most of the video I capture anyway. What I typically do is get a bunch of pictures and create stock footage to use between pictures in a montage. I usually make a video for all my big family events (vacations, reunions, etc.).


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Question: What's a good UV filter to get to protect the lens?
I use the B+W 007 MRC clears. They're cheaper than the UV variants, and serve the exact same purpose on digital.
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Question: What's a good UV filter to get to protect the lens?
Most recommended brands are B+W and Hoya filters.

Just a minor caveat: There is no clear consensus in the photographic community, but a good number of photographers swear off UV filters since they argue that UV filters actually degrade IQ (being another layer of glass that light has to travel through to get to the lens, and usually most UV filters are not well designed) and that UV filters actually damage your front element upon impact (the UV filter will shatter and shards of glass can scratch your front element).

As I've said, there is no clear consensus over whether UV filter or commando is better, but just wanted to bring that minor thing up.
post #17 of 35
If you want video, go for the Canon for sure.

Magic Lantern is amazing, a bit buggy but the kind of adjustments and tweaks you can make in it are second to none.
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If you want video, go for the Canon for sure.

Magic Lantern is amazing, a bit buggy but the kind of adjustments and tweaks you can make in it are second to none.
This.

I don't think Nikon is anywhere near Canon on video yet (In terms of manual control)
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If you want video, go for the Canon for sure.

Magic Lantern is amazing, a bit buggy but the kind of adjustments and tweaks you can make in it are second to none.
I know I want video, but it's not why I am buying this camera. Also, it's tough to see what ML actually provides you. Their site is really crappy and all it basically says is "lots of people use it and like it, oh yeah, we don't think it will break your camera".
    
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I know I want video, but it's not why I am buying this camera. Also, it's tough to see what ML actually provides you. Their site is really crappy and all it basically says is "lots of people use it and like it, oh yeah, we don't think it will break your camera".
For photography itself, both cameras will perform wonderfully. Variations between the two can probably be attributed to user skill/experience more than technical differences themselves.
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