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Figure out what she wants to shoot, and buy glass to support that type of shooting before you consider upgrading the body. The nice thing is that with the exception of full-frame cameras (which in all honesty should be saved for the pro's), any of these lenses will last years and follow you to your body upgrades.
Best Plan: Get the T2i, the nifty 50 and the 55-250. ($380 + $120 + $200 = $700. Use leftover cash for a flash)
Second option: Don't get the T2i, get the Tamron 17-50 2.8, the nifty 50 and a 55-250 ($500 + $120 + $200 = $820).
She won't notice she's still on an XS when she's shooting with a 17-50 2.8, trust me.

there is absolutely no point to pick up a 55-250 for the 20mm some missing range. except for that this guy has the right idea.
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there is absolutely no point to pick up a 55-250 for the 20mm some missing range. except for that this guy has the right idea.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=358&FLI=1&API=1&LensComp=456&FLIComp=2&APIComp=1&Camera=452&CameraComp=452&Sample=0&SampleComp=0

I might be a new T2i owner as of this week, but I've still been doing research. smile.gif

Then again, at 200mm the 70-300 is purely better.

I retract my 55-250 recommendation, and raise you a Sigma 17-70 2.8! There? Better?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/670047-REG/Sigma_668101_17_70mm_F2_8_4_DC_Macro.html

I would say the Sigma 17-70 or Tamron 17-50, along with a Nifty Fifty or even a 50/1.4 would be a well welcomed addition to her arsenal. And either of the 2.8's combined with a T2i body would do a lot more justice to her shooting and it's a considerable upgrade over the XS.

Maybe you should order the European version for her so it says 550D on the side? Maybe that will make you like it more lol.

By the way, I'm envious of your Alpha a900. I had an Alpha A200k and people underestimate Sony cameras a lot, not to mention the Beercan lens and Minolta Maxxum 50mm prime that's built like a tank and less than $90.
Edited by TrollingThunder - 4/4/12 at 8:52pm
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The T2i has the same sensor as the 7D, it records video at 1080p/30. The main features it lacks are:
1) 3.7FPS shooting speed versus 5.3 (Ideally you'd grab a 50D if shooting speed was important to you, remember that 60D was a downgrade in build/target audience from the 50D)
2) Articulating screen
3) More auto-focus points (9 vs. 1 on the T2i)
4) More rigid build quality - T2i is all plastic and the 60D has aluminum and plastic
Most people agree, the 60D is a better camera for FEATURES, but not for image quality.
No matter what body you get, it's going to be outdated in a few years, but the glass is far more important. The glass lasts, respectively, for as long as you'll be taking pictures (and maybe even longer than that).
You just haven't said anything to me that says, "Yeah this girl needs a 60D". And the T2i is a heads and tails much better camera than an XS, it has a better sensor than the T1i, it's enough of an upgrade to warrant the purchase. But is the 60D enough of an upgrade to warrant the jump from the T2i? Not to me it isn't, and the fact that it's a popular discussion means that it hasn't been established that the 60D is that much better.
It's better but for reasons that certain people need, like high buffer continuous shooting, macro shooting that requires a top-down view on the digital viewfinder.

im not exactly sure if everything in that post is right.
Edited by Conspiracy - 4/5/12 at 4:58pm
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I retract my 55-250 recommendation, and raise you a Sigma 17-70 2.8! There? Better?
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/670047-REG/Sigma_668101_17_70mm_F2_8_4_DC_Macro.html
I would say the Sigma 17-70 or Tamron 17-50, along with a Nifty Fifty or even a 50/1.4 would be a well welcomed addition to her arsenal. And either of the 2.8's combined with a T2i body would do a lot more justice to her shooting and it's a considerable upgrade over the XS.
Maybe you should order the European version for her so it says 550D on the side? Maybe that will make you like it more lol.
By the way, I'm envious of your Alpha a900. I had an Alpha A200k and people underestimate Sony cameras a lot, not to mention the Beercan lens and Minolta Maxxum 50mm prime that's built like a tank and less than $90.


the sigma 17-70 is a f2.8-4. so its probably f3.5 by 24mm and f4 by 35mm? so its not necessarily fast.....tamron 17-50 is probably better in that respect.

thank. been considering getting another camera for video.....
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