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post #11 of 20
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$512 for the T2i vs $320 for the XS, a Mr. $190 difference would like to have a word with you. ;P

If I wanted something in that range, I'd just get a Nikon D3000.

I just want an entry-level DSLR to have some fun with, nothing too serious. The price keeps driving me away though.
post #12 of 20
T2i is a much better camera than the D3000. Every single facet of the T2i trumps the XS, and 190 bucks is chump change in the DSLR world.

Of course, you're entitled to waste your money on an XS, so spend away.
post #13 of 20
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Every single facet of the T2i trumps the XS, and 190 bucks is chump change in the DSLR world.
$190 gets me better features, I would've never guessed.

Do you know any answers to the questions I posed earlier?
post #14 of 20
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Hm, so I looked more into the CLP, and I'm interested in getting the Canon XS because it's the cheapest.

The CLP thread lists it for $320, is that before or after the price reduction? Because on Canon's website lists the Canon XS for $350 (not $320).

Also, does the CLP accept ANY canon camera? I'm looking on eBay and I'm finding cameras that are not working for around $15.

EDIT: Also, does the CLP ship the refurb camera to you first, or do you have to ship them your non-working camera first?
Almost any non working Point and Shoot camera is accepted but to make sure you can always give them a call and see if that model is accepted.

Yes they ship it first then you have 14 days to ship your broken camera.

And you were most likely going to spend 500+ on a DSLR at Black Friday so why not just spend that much on a better camera instead.

T2i>D3000>XS
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post #15 of 20
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Almost any non working Point and Shoot camera is accepted but to make sure you can always give them a call and see if that model is accepted.

Yes they ship it first then you have 14 days to ship your broken camera.

And you were most likely going to spend 500+ on a DSLR at Black Friday so why not just spend that much on a better camera instead.

T2i>D3000>XS
Thanks for answering my questions.

And I wasn't going to necesarily spend $500+ during Black Friday, haha. Remember, I made this thread to find out how much they would go around Black Friday intially.

Now I just chatted with a friend of mine who owned a D3000 and he compared it to the XS and said it wasn't a bad entry level camera. He said one of the more important features though is the lens. And he said the lens that the XS comes with is a (18-55mm f/3.5-5.6), and wouldn't be able to do the blur feature as well as a lens with a f-stop of 1.8.

So now I'm torn. I could get this camera to begin with and then later on get myself a better lens, but those don't go cheap either, heh.
post #16 of 20
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Thanks for answering my questions.

And I wasn't going to necesarily spend $500+ during Black Friday, haha. Remember, I made this thread to find out how much they would go around Black Friday intially.

Now I just chatted with a friend of mine who owned a D3000 and he compared it to the XS and said it wasn't a bad entry level camera. He said one of the more important features though is the lens. And he said the lens that the XS comes with is a standard lens (18-55mm f/3.5-5.6), and wouldn't be able to do the blur feature as well as a lens with a f-stop of 1.8.

So now I'm torn. I could get this camera to begin with and then later on get myself a better lens, but those don't go cheap either, heh.
As I said earlier with a small f-stop you are able to let more light in and have a very shallow depth of field in which you can control the focus on specific subjects and have the foreground or background really blurred.

goes for about $120 brand new. But if you wanted the 1.4 aperture you have to pay over $400 for a lens or be like me and get an adapter with a all manual lens for ~$100

Here is a HDR shot with my 50mm but at f/2.8(bokeh still came out good):



And a regular shot at f/1.4 stop:

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f/1.4 is only 2/3 of a stop faster than f/1.8, and the EF 50 is much easier to use for stills with any EOS camera that has a stock focusing screen.
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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 goes for about $120 brand new. But if you wanted the 1.4 aperture you have to pay over $400 for a lens or be like me and get an adapter with a all manual lens for ~$100
That's the same exact lens my friend suggested.

I feel like I should get the XS now and then later on get that 50mm lens.

Total would come out to around $400 for an entry level camera and two lens.

Hm, decisions, decisions.
post #19 of 20
Buy T2i w/ 18-55mm for $512, buy 50mm f/1.8 for $100, sell 18-55mm for $100, enjoy primes.
post #20 of 20
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Sorry, as soon as I saw the $300 price point for the Canon Rebel XS I haven't been able to let it go.

This is a much more reasonable entry price for a DSLR, in my opinion.

I have been looking at pictures of this camera with the standard lens it comes with at www.pixel-peeper.com and I will admit it doesn't have the level of depth of field I'd like, but I have also looked at the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 lens on the same website and that seems to fix that problem.

So for $400 I am getting what I want, and you even gave me a better idea I could sell the standard lens that comes in the XS kit and make some money back!
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