Originally Posted by ruffo
Thinking of getting the Canon rebel t1i http://www.amazon.com/Canon-T1i-Digi...cm_rdp_product
(opinions on this camera would be gladly appreciated). I got to use a canon 40d for a couple months about a year ago and enjoyed it, so im not totally new, just not experienced enough/willing to spend 1200$ on a simple kit, although I will probably be spending that much in the end
I was reading some reviews and I found this guy saying that the lens that comes with the kit is bad, causes fuzzy pictures, and people agreed with him and said to only get body http://www.amazon.com/review/R1V13Q5...wasThisHelpful
, just curious if this is true and if so what a better lens I dont mind manual focus I would be using it most of the time anyways, I just care about sharpness. Looking for a good multi-purpose lens, I like landscapes, night time and small flowers/bugs.
What sort of limitations are you experiencing with your 40D that makes you want to go to the T1i?
Personally, I'd hold off on the body upgrade. The 40D in itself is a nice camera, and I personally can't live without the xxD line features. The T1i is a great camera in its own right, but IQ-wise it's very similar to the T1i and you won't see much of a picture quality difference between the two. Unless you need higher res images or video, I'd stick with the 40D for the semi-pro body features.
IMO, the money is much better spent on lenses than on a body upgrade. You'll probably notice more of an IQ difference in your photos with new lenses than with a new body as well (if you use your camera properly).
As for the 18-55 IS, I'd be willing to go on the record to say the guy is using his equipment improperly. Maybe his shutter speed is too slow, he's shooting in auto, or he's letting the camera select his AF points instead of manually choosing AF points himself. There are better/sharper lenses, definitely, but the 18-55 IS itself is a great quality lens and if someone complains about soft/fuzzy images, I'm extremely confident that it's user error more than anything.