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Unread 2012-11-14, 07:22 PM   #1
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In 6 months I'm going to be getting stationed in England and would really like to get a nice camera for sight seeing. I've always been interested in photography but I never really had the money/time to get into it. I've been looking at cameras online and me and the ol' lady decided our budget was going to be around 600ish. After some looking around we came across this deal.

http://www.getitdigital.com/package.php?id=4195

Thoughts? From what I heard the Canon t3 is a great starter camera. Any other suggestions?
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Wow that is a good deal. Lots of stuff in that kit. Although I wouldn't want any of those lens though. And yes, the T3 is a great starter.
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Wow that is a good deal. Lots of stuff in that kit. Although I wouldn't want any of those lens though. And yes, the T3 is a great starter.
Can you explain?
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The kit lens and the Tamron might be ok for a beginner for a short while to learn, but they are very slow lens, and won't perform well in low light conditions. You should check out Fredmiranda. The reviews the site has is good. Also the other 2 "lens" are just converters. Your maximum aperture will be decreased on an already slow lens. Also there will be image degradation and even slower focusing speeds.
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The kit lens and the Tamron might be ok for a beginner for a short while to learn, but they are very slow lens, and won't perform well in low light conditions. You should check out Fredmiranda. The reviews the site has is good. Also the other 2 "lens" are just converters. Your maximum aperture will be decreased on an already slow lens. Also there will be image degradation and even slower focusing speeds.
I see. Is there a difference between the Tamron and the Canon Ef 75-300mm? Or is it pretty much the same? Sorry to ask stupid questions, but this is pretty uncharted waters for me.
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I've been where you are so I completely understand. Those 2 lenses are probably about the same. Both not very highly regarded. You should think about what kind of pictures you want to take. For sight seeing, a wider angle might be better. I'd also look into the 35mm and 50mm f1.8 prime lens. You can't beat the quality of pictures you get for the price.
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I've been where you are so I completely understand. Those 2 lenses are probably about the same. Both not very highly regarded. You should think about what kind of pictures you want to take. For sight seeing, a wider angle might be better. I'd also look into the 35mm and 50mm f1.8 prime lens. You can't beat the quality of pictures you get for the price.
I see. I'm pretty sure we are going to go with that deal. (after checking on black friday to see if it comes down in price anymore) As we get more comfortable with the camera we will upgrade to better lenses. I appreciate your help!
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woot.com has the t3 with a 18-55 for 400 today only
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I picked up a Canon T3 on black friday. I went out to Seoul and took some pictures at a temple so far. I posted them in the picture thread and some on my facebook.
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I plan to in the future. For now I'm just getting used to the camera and learning what all the buttons do lol
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