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« on: January 10, 2014, 00:23 »
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Hi everyone, I recently bought a canon t5i with 18-55 kit lens and also came with a 50mm 1.8 prime lens. I just wanted to know what some professional opinions are on this camera, I'm considering selling it and upgrading to a canon 7D, but i here that the rebel camera's are good  for beginners like myself. I just want to produce the best work possible. Anyone care to help me out, kind regards.


« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2014, 01:27 »
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If you want the best possible on a budget get a full frame sensor used or refurbished Canon 5D Mark II. The 50mm is good, the 18-55 is crap.

« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2014, 03:03 »
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Iam going to disagree with the other gentleman, the camera you have is great. I started ouit with a 6.1MP camera and a basic zoom and did great work. As time goes on and if you can afford it buy a new lens toe expand your focal length choices. And remember to have fun with your photography.

« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2014, 03:34 »
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I'll second Dave. And if you want to produce better quality pictures get a better lens, not a different body (an EF lens, not an EF-S, that way if you do decide to go to full-frame later on you can keep using the same lens). Though to be honest, the thing that has really made a difference to my pictures down the years is learning more and more about light and how to use it, and that doesn't require any extra gear.

The more expensive cameras have more bells and whistles on them but the thing that really matters is the image quality from the sensor, and Canon put the best sensor they have at the time in all their cameras.

« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2014, 04:02 »
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I'll third Dave. I started out with a T2i and acquired some glass from there. While I have upgraded to a 6D now (and it is a truly amazing camera), more than 90% of my portfolio comes from my T2i. Some comes from (not that well-)scanned 135 and 120 film. Some even comes from my iPhone 4S. No camera with sufficient megapixel count to pass the formal requirements is inherently "not good enough".

That being said, I do agree that you may want to upgrade that zoom. Being on Canon gives you a wonderful option, especially if you happen to be in a large city with an active second-hand market: buy the 24-105 f/4L IS USM. It may not be the best zoom ever, but on APS-C cameras like the Rebels its sharpness and general image quality are amazing. It has a very useful zoom range both on APS-C and FF, it is very well built and it has fast and accurate autofocus and great IS. Most importantly though it is a kit zoom for all of Canon's FF cameras, meaning that it is in abundant supply in new or like new condition from people who got it with their new body and don't need it. That's how I got mine, a little over a year ago, brand new, for less than $800.

« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2014, 04:26 »
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If you want the best possible on a budget get a full frame sensor used or refurbished Canon 5D Mark II. The 50mm is good, the 18-55 is crap.

Disagree... i still use a crop sensor ( 7D ) but with high end lenses for some studio work. the results are very sharp images.

@ Saul12

For the start i recommend to keep your EOS 700D (T5i) and make an effort for one or two L lenses....  then when you start making some money or your microstock future looks brighter go to FF .

Uncle Pete

« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2014, 11:19 »
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Better lens first, not better camera. Lens will last much longer and won't become obsolete in two years or less when the latest new technology is dumped on us to make people buy new bodies. Get the best Canon L lens that you can afford that matches what you shoot.

T5i = 18-megapixel, APS-C CMOS sensor with a DIGIC 5 image processor

"The Canon EOS 60D features an 18 Megapixel CMOS sensor which delivers the same resolution as the EOS 550D / T2i and the high-end EOS 7D.  Speed aside, Canon describes the image quality on all three models to be essentially the same." (add EOS-M to the list using the same sensor)

Make good pictures first and learn lighting. Some people still shoot APS-C and find no issues with image quality.

The more expensive cameras have more bells and whistles on them but the thing that really matters is the image quality from the sensor, and Canon put the best sensor they have at the time in all their cameras.

YES!

For the start i recommend to keep your EOS 700D (T5i) and make an effort for one or two L lenses....  then when you start making some money or your microstock future looks brighter go to FF .


Finally the lens choice should be based on what you shoot the most. The 100mm "Macro" is a fine sharp all around 100mm lens, the old version is just fine, without the IS. The 135mm L is often listed as one of the, must have, sharpest Canon lenses. The 70-200 - any version is on that list, is the only zoom to make the cut. The next is a toss up, 300mm or 400mm f/5.6. And you have the 50mm already.

But the question should be what do you want to shoot? If it's all indoors, studio, maybe a 24mm prime is next? Could be suitable for travel as well. Outdoors, travel, you want to carry less gear? A 28-300 is a superb lens choice.

Everyone needs to decide for themselves based on what direction they choose.

What I'd say is most important at this stage is get rid of the 18-55 and get something better.
 
« Last Edit: January 11, 2014, 10:22 by Uncle Pete »

« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2014, 04:02 »
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Don't upgrade yet. Get lenses.

18-55 is crap.
50 is okay.
get 100 macro it's sharp on the cheap up close. Also get a tripod then you're good to go.

« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2014, 04:54 »
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Learn to handle to Rebel before upgrading to another camera, one can produce awesome work with Rebel cameras. It's about seeing, not the camera.
as for lenses - the 50 prime sounds good. Love my 100 mm macro too.

« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2014, 07:24 »
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Don't upgrade yet. Get lenses.

18-55 is crap.
50 is okay.
get 100 macro it's sharp on the cheap up close. Also get a tripod then you're good to go.

100 mm f 2,8 ( non L ) is a very good lens. I use that lens very often.

« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2014, 01:18 »
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Thanks all for the replies, love the helpful community we have here! @ unclepete I mostly plan on shooting indoor images as well as video, but I am also an outdoor shooter as well so I'm kind of in the middle on that. I will certainly look into the Canon L series lenses, and also a question for nicku and mellimage; specifically the 100mm macro and 100mm f2,8 non L are these good for indoor? Or should I stick with a 24mm prime as unclepete suggested?? I also heard 35mm primes are good for indoor shoots, Id like to hear from everyone! Thanks a lot guys.

« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2015, 07:26 »
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Don't upgrade yet. Get lenses.

18-55 is crap.
50 is okay.
get 100 macro it's sharp on the cheap up close. Also get a tripod then you're good to go.
for nikon d3200 what would be better the Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G or Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G in terms of image quallity and microstock uses?

« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2015, 09:43 »
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Hi everyone, I recently bought a canon t5i with 18-55 kit lens and also came with a 50mm 1.8 prime lens. I just wanted to know what some professional opinions are on this camera, I'm considering selling it and upgrading to a canon 7D, but i here that the rebel camera's are good  for beginners like myself. I just want to produce the best work possible. Anyone care to help me out, kind regards.
Keep it! It's a great camera.  The only thing that could stop you from making great images with that camera (using a good lens) would be lack of talent and knowledge. 
« Last Edit: November 12, 2015, 10:34 by Digital66 »


 

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