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So I think that my husband is finally realizing that I'm totally into photography. He showed some of my photos to his co-workers and they told him that they were really good. Yesterday, we were out and about, and he asked me if I wanted to take a trip into Best Buy. I asked what he wanted to look at, and he said that we could go look at camras. I was a little confused, because it's so not like him to look at something that interests me that I already have. I think that he's thinking of upgrading my camera by the end of the year (just a guess though Wink ).

I've been eyeing over the T2i lately. He was looking a lot at one of the more expensive ones (can't remember which now). Any suggestions, so I can put a bug in his ear?

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Depends on what you are after. I love my canon 40D

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The 7D looks pretty good, if your not looking to get a full frame!

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What do you currently have? I have the T1i and I LOVE it! The T2i is the newer model of the T1i, so I imagine it would be great also.

The only complaint I have with it, and I'm not sure if it is the camera or if I need a better memory card. When I shoot in RAW I fill the buffer too quickly and then I have to wait a few seconds for it to free up some while it writes to the memory card before I can take more pictures. But I really only ever run into it when I am trying to do a photo shoot with the girls. And I will EASILY take over 100 photos in a matter of 30 minutes! I just keep shooting and shooting and shooting while DH tries to get them to look at me and both smile at the same time (which is an IMPOSSIBLE task).

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You know I have the T2i and love it. I agree with it depends on what you're looking for.

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"fudd8963" wrote:

What do you currently have? I have the T1i and I LOVE it! The T2i is the newer model of the T1i, so I imagine it would be great also.

The only complaint I have with it, and I'm not sure if it is the camera or if I need a better memory card. When I shoot in RAW I fill the buffer too quickly and then I have to wait a few seconds for it to free up some while it writes to the memory card before I can take more pictures. But I really only ever run into it when I am trying to do a photo shoot with the girls. And I will EASILY take over 100 photos in a matter of 30 minutes! I just keep shooting and shooting and shooting while DH tries to get them to look at me and both smile at the same time (which is an IMPOSSIBLE task).

Sounds like the memory card. I have one memory card that takes time to write each photo. It is SOOO annoying, I only use it if I have to!

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"La123" wrote:

Sounds like the memory card. I have one memory card that takes time to write each photo. It is SOOO annoying, I only use it if I have to!

Glad to hear it's the memory card. Much cheaper to upgrade that then the camera! What brand is your good one?

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I just saw that Canon is coming out with the T3i here very soon.

What do you guys think of the video mode? That's the one thing that I totally miss about my P&S.

I guess you guys have seen what I do. I mostly take photos of my kids. Just recently, a couple of people have asked me to take photos of their family, and I would like to start doing more of that. I highly doubt that I'd be really going into business for myself or anything, but wouldn't mind doing photos occasionally for others. Just recently, I've started taking photos of nature and such. I mostly shoot outdoors, because I like the natural light. I really struggle with taking photos inside the house without a flash.

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My progression was a fast one. XT, T1i, and finally 50D.

I originally chose the T1i over the 40d/50d because I *thought* I wanted video. It turned out that it was more of a pain than a benefit. I think I used it less than 5 times. I couldn't get the focus down. But, the T3i may have resolved that issue?

I would suggest if you're really going to get into photography and shoot in manual, you should get a 50d or 60d for their ease of use. Buying used from an online store like B&H Photo, Adorama, or KEH is always a great alternative to buying new. You can save a lot of money that way.

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I have the T1i and I have never used the video mode. I don't even know how to get it into that mode. But then we have a video camera that I use ALL THE TIME. I leave all of my cameras out (out of the reach of children) but out and scattered in different rooms. That way one is always close in case they do something cute!

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I have the 60D and I LOVE it. I have used the video on it and it is easy to use and great quality. I got the 60D because I wanted something to grow in to but not out of too quickly. I thought the 7D was too advanced for me and, in all honestly, the price difference was the final decider.

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Is it manual focus on the video with the 60D? I think that's what it is on most of them?

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I think you can set it to manual (haven't had it long enough to play that much) but I currently have it set to auto. It does fine with moving objects, staying in focus, etc