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is the Canon rebel t3 a decent starter?


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#1 mokthraka

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 07:30

I've been wanting to get a camera for awhile now, and when I was at frys today I noticed they had a rebel t3 kit for $400. I was wondering how it compares to some other entry level dslr's. for the most part im intrested in night time photography. I could also use the lenses my brother has for his camera, which would be nice


#2 nominak

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 15:51

I suggest comparing camera's

http://snapsort.com/compare

The t3 should be a decent contender in the DSLR market.

The biggest factor would really be the lenses.. if you've got good glass then you'll be fine with the t3

This shot was taken with a t3

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#3 OP mokthraka

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 12:52

I suggest comparing camera's

http://snapsort.com/compare

The t3 should be a decent contender in the DSLR market.

The biggest factor would really be the lenses.. if you've got good glass then you'll be fine with the t3

This shot was taken with a t3


I may go with the T3

anything on this list you would take?
http://www.prophotos....com/p-used.htm

#4 nominak

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 14:44

I may go with the T3

anything on this list you would take?
http://www.prophotos....com/p-used.htm


If I had 1500 dollars I'd get the Canon 5D Mk II lol.. I'd say the t3 would be good for your price range

#5 OP mokthraka

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 10:15

If I had 1500 dollars I'd get the Canon 5D Mk II lol.. I'd say the t3 would be good for your price range

I ended up getting it today, even came with a bag and memory card! so far I am loving it, though by the time I got home it was starting to get dark and I dont know how to use it all that well without flash at night.

#6 nominak

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 15:45

I ended up getting it today, even came with a bag and memory card! so far I am loving it, though by the time I got home it was starting to get dark and I dont know how to use it all that well without flash at night.


Bump the ISO up at night and slower shutter speed.. and lower aperture on the lens :p I don't really shoot much at night, but I've not used the pop-up flash once at night

#7 OP mokthraka

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 07:00

Bump the ISO up at night and slower shutter speed.. and lower aperture on the lens :p I don't really shoot much at night, but I've not used the pop-up flash once at night

I ended up getting some decent shots of the stars, but its a pain to focus since I can't see the moon.

#8 nominak

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 14:16

Yeah that's a pain if you don't have anything to focus on

#9 KingCracker

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 14:18

I have a T3 and as long as you do your part you can take some amazing photos, just get some lenses and a decent tripod.

#10 Nothing Here

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 14:20

My wife has the Rebel T3 and she loves it. I wouldn't know what it was if she didn't tell me. They are all cameras in my opinion.

#11 bdsams

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 14:22

You really can't go wrong with Canon for a DSLR...good choice!

#12 OP mokthraka

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:39

I got this release
http://www.amazon.co...ils_o01_s00_i00

and this tripod

they are supposed to be arriving in the next few days, cant wait to try them out!

#13 nominak

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 14:42

I got this release
http://www.amazon.co...ils_o01_s00_i00

and this tripod

they are supposed to be arriving in the next few days, cant wait to try them out!


Which tripod? lol I believe the link didn't post for some reason

#14 OP mokthraka

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:21

Which tripod? lol I believe the link didn't post for some reason

http://www.amazon.co...ils_o00_s00_i00 my bad! it gets here tomorrow, I no longer have to feel as scared leaving my camera outside! (except animals :o)

#15 nominak

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:43

http://www.amazon.co...ils_o00_s00_i00 my bad! it gets here tomorrow, I no longer have to feel as scared leaving my camera outside! (except animals :o)


Nice I hear good things about Dolica.. I just have a Rocketfish carbon fibre tripod.. I am looking to get a Ball Head like you're getting with yours.. I may be a little jealous lol



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