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I think I'm going to have him ship it back. I just hope he doesnt have to pay to ship it back since it was sold by canon through Amazon.

I guess he just got desparated to buy it since it said only 2 in stock and thought it was a good deal because everywhere he looked the camera and the lens were 900+ or had to pay taxes. I'm going to have him look at the T1i.

Is the video from T1i as good as the T2i?

The video on the T2i is better than the video on the T1i. Both can do 1080p, but the T1i can only do 1080p @ 20FPS versus 1080p @ 30FPS of the T2i. Additionally, the T2i is capable of manual settings in video.

That said, unless your brother is willing to spring for a nice, fast prime lens and/or a flash on top of his T2i, I'd save some money and get the T1i. The 18-55mm and its comparatively slow, variable aperture is hard to work with in a wedding environment, especially without an external flash in my experience. Just my personal opinion biggrin.gif
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The video on the T2i is better than the video on the T1i. Both can do 1080p, but the T1i can only do 1080p @ 20FPS versus 1080p @ 30FPS of the T2i. Additionally, the T2i is capable of manual settings in video.

That said, unless your brother is willing to spring for a nice, fast prime lens and/or a flash on top of his T2i, I'd save some money and get the T1i. The 18-55mm and its comparatively slow, variable aperture is hard to work with in a wedding environment, especially without an external flash in my experience. Just my personal opinion
Opinion taken... we know nothing about higher end cameras. We'll have to research more then.

What lends/gear do you recommend for light and wedding recording?

I live like an hour away from you maybe you can lecture us

edit- btw he wanted to get this camera because of all the good reviews he has seen and he thought it'll be better to pay 800 dollars on a good camera to record my wedding and shoot pictures than me paying a premium price and have someone else do it for me.
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Opinion taken... we know nothing about higher end cameras. We'll have to research more then.

What lends/gear do you recommend for light and wedding recording?

I live like an hour away from you maybe you can lecture us
From Merced or Fremont? I wouldn't mind meeting up if you want. My spring break is before your wedding

Since you seem to bring up video a lot, I'd recommend the T1i. Same sensor as the 50D but with the inclusion of video.

For your wedding, I'd recommend the 28mm f/1.8 USM lens. Fixed focal point so your brother will have to learn how to move himself instead of simply zooming, but the large aperture is very nice for low light. Put it at f/2.8 and you've a very sharp lens. Add on a third-party flash like the YN-468 with E-TTL (think auto settings for flash) and with the T1i, you can get everything for ~$900 used.

The 50mm f/1.4 is also a nice lens (and cheaper than the 28mm f/1.8), but it's a bit tight on a crop body. I usually have to stand 6-12 ft away to frame people well. I'm not sure if this would suit you (since I don't know how large/open your reception hall is), but it's also another lens to consider. It's cheaper than the 28mm, but both can take excellent pictures and really the only difference for most people is the focal length (or how "zoomed in" the lens is).

Although I really have to stress that if you want the best, you should consider hiring a professional photographer for your wedding. To get the best out of your equipment, you need to use manual settings (and with flash photography, how to aim your external flash). Personally, I think a month is a bit too rushed to learn everything in time, but just my two cents
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From Merced or Fremont? I wouldn't mind meeting up if you want. My spring break is before your wedding

Since you seem to bring up video a lot, I'd recommend the T1i. Same sensor as the 50D but with the inclusion of video.

For your wedding, I'd recommend the 28mm f/1.8 USM lens. Fixed focal point so your brother will have to learn how to move himself instead of simply zooming, but the large aperture is very nice for low light. Put it at f/2.8 and you've a very sharp lens. Add on a third-party flash like the YN-468 with E-TTL (think auto settings for flash) and with the T1i, you can get everything for ~$900 used.

The 50mm f/1.4 is also a nice lens (and cheaper than the 28mm f/1.8), but it's a bit tight on a crop body. I usually have to stand 6-12 ft away to frame people well. I'm not sure if this would suit you (since I don't know how large/open your reception hall is), but it's also another lens to consider. It's cheaper than the 28mm, but both can take excellent pictures and really the only difference for most people is the focal length (or how "zoomed in" the lens is).

Although I really have to stress that if you want the best, you should consider hiring a professional photographer for your wedding. To get the best out of your equipment, you need to use manual settings (and with flash photography, how to aim your external flash). Personally, I think a month is a bit too rushed to learn everything in time, but just my two cents
I live in Santa Cruz county so about 1 hour away from fremont depending how far in you live at.

I bring up video a lot because it seems he cares a lot about video, but at the same time he wanted a good camera like the t2i.

I'm getting maried in Mexico in one of those huge Churches with a super high ceiling, maybe light won't be an issue. I will consider everything you've told me and me talk him to just refuge shipment and get the t1i.

proffesionals here charge like $3,000. And in Mexico probably like 1,000. I'm sure my brother can get a few good shots and video clips out of all the recording and s hooting he'll do. He got a 32GB card and I will probably get him a few more.
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I live in Santa Cruz county so about 1 hour away from fremont depending how far in you live at.

I bring up video a lot because it seems he cares a lot about video, but at the same time he wanted a good camera like the t2i.

I'm getting maried in Mexico in one of those huge Churches with a super high ceiling, maybe light won't be an issue. I will consider everything you've told me and me talk him to just refuge shipment and get the t1i.

proffesionals here charge like $3,000. And in Mexico probably like 1,000. I'm sure my brother can get a few good shots and video clips out of all the recording and s hooting he'll do. He got a 32GB card and I will probably get him a few more.
45 minute drive when I'm behind the wheel Something about driving fast down that winding freeway is absolutely exciting. I might be up there Spring Break to take pictures of the beach + visit UCSC friends.

The high ceilings might be a bit of an issue at night. Hard to bounce light around. Hopefully someone more well-versed in flash photography would be able to help here. Still, with adequate windows/light during the day, it could look great.

As for memory cards, make sure you invest in one with a good sustained write speed (and not just a good sustained burst speed) for your video. Shooting in RAW is probably best. At worst, if you don't know how to edit, you can simply convert it all to JPEG using the DPP software that comes with the camera. At best, you can edit your pictures to make them look great, or learn more about photography and come back to your saved RAW files down the road to make them look better
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Oh darn you were indeed right... he got a bad deal.

Amazon has it now for 769.99 with the lends.


And the set he bought was through amazon, but sold by canon for 829.99 with a cheap tripod probably like everybody said.

Wedding will be at 1:00pm lots of light hopefully.
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Oh darn you were indeed right... he got a bad deal.

Amazon has it now for 769.99 with the lends.

Amazon.com: Canon EOS Rebel T2i 18 MP CMOS APS-C Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD and EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens: Camera & Photo

And the set he bought was through amazon, but sold by canon for 829.99 with a cheap tripod probably like everybody said.

Wedding will be at 1:00pm lots of light hopefully.
Canon's retail prices are usually more expensive than other retailers (don't know why). That said, their Canon Loyalty Program prices are pretty dirt cheap. You send in a broken Canon point and shoot (usually can be found on POTN for $15 apiece) and you trade it in + cash for a refurbished camera. I haven't been keeping up with prices, but the 50D recently dropped from $700 to $500-something. There's a good chance prices for other models dropped as well. It's worth calling up Canon and asking for the price of the T1i (and maybe even the T2i) under CLP.
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Canon's retail prices are usually more expensive than other retailers (don't know why). That said, their Canon Loyalty Program prices are pretty dirt cheap. You send in a broken Canon point and shoot (usually can be found on POTN for $15 apiece) and you trade it in + cash for a refurbished camera. I haven't been keeping up with prices, but the 50D recently dropped from $700 to $500-something. There's a good chance prices for other models dropped as well. It's worth calling up Canon and asking for the price of the T1i (and maybe even the T2i) under CLP.
He just ordered the camera this Tuesday and already shipped maybe he can just refuse shipment and either get the t1i.

Would that one I linked from Amazon still not be a decent deal? He just got hom and it seems he is sold on the t2i.

btw is Merced close to Los Banos? I visit an uncle often there.
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if he wants video then he needs to get a camcorder. the t2i WILL HAVE USABLE AUTOFOCUS in video. he needs practice to get manual focus for video to work on the t2i.

this is how far merced is from los banos

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Great camera. I highly suggest later on investing in upgrading to a higher quality fluid head tripod and the rode videomic is an excellent microphone for video and perfect for beginners without breaking the bank. Btw a lot of pros also use rode videomic so dont let the price fool you, its excellent quality thumb.gif
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