Klipsi

Klipsi

Lives in Switzerland Sion, Switzerland
Has a website at www.klipsi.com
Joined on Jun 10, 2012

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On Just posted: Our Canon EOS 70D hands-on preview article (355 comments in total)
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Klipsi: I just returned from 7.5 weeks adventure travel in the U.S. heartland ( www.twisterfiddler.com ) and had to buy me a second camera ( to my 600D with Magic Lantern ). I was hesitating between another 600D / T3i or upgrade to 700D T5i. I love the cropzoom in video on the T3i. And I miss it on the T5i. But I like the T5i's for stereo and 5fps. So in the end I went for the T5i. It was 899 $ in Walmart or BestBuy with the cheap plastic kit STM 18-55 . I wanted it body-only ( I have the lenses I need) but none of the shops I visited would have it, and I could not order it online and wait to be shipped because I was travelling erratic and never knew where I would be next day. But with lots of luck, and some luck, I found a great deal : one BestBuy shop had a 5Ti that was unboxed and had been a display sample for 2 weeks. New, but unboxed and display-ed with. They offered it at 799 instead of 899. I offered 699 - body only, without lens. We finally found agreement : 725 $ WITH the STM.

... that said, I miss the crop-zoom on the T5i , and I miss the 'quick mode' autofocus in video.
... and, THAT said, now for the all-new 70D : I might get it next year, after Magic Lantern upgrade. But maybe I'll stick with yet another T3i / 600D. That x3-x10 cropzoom in video is simply awesome. my 15-85 IS lens becomes a 15-850 IS lens. Too bad they dropped that cropzoom. sure there is a loss of IQ in the x6-to x10 range but from x3 to x5 nope, nada, zero.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2013 at 18:51 UTC
On Just posted: Our Canon EOS 70D hands-on preview article (355 comments in total)

I just returned from 7.5 weeks adventure travel in the U.S. heartland ( www.twisterfiddler.com ) and had to buy me a second camera ( to my 600D with Magic Lantern ). I was hesitating between another 600D / T3i or upgrade to 700D T5i. I love the cropzoom in video on the T3i. And I miss it on the T5i. But I like the T5i's for stereo and 5fps. So in the end I went for the T5i. It was 899 $ in Walmart or BestBuy with the cheap plastic kit STM 18-55 . I wanted it body-only ( I have the lenses I need) but none of the shops I visited would have it, and I could not order it online and wait to be shipped because I was travelling erratic and never knew where I would be next day. But with lots of luck, and some luck, I found a great deal : one BestBuy shop had a 5Ti that was unboxed and had been a display sample for 2 weeks. New, but unboxed and display-ed with. They offered it at 799 instead of 899. I offered 699 - body only, without lens. We finally found agreement : 725 $ WITH the STM.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2013 at 18:49 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On Preview:canon-eos-650d-rebel-t4i (274 comments in total)
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John Usa: Very angry and disappointed that this newest model comes with the old and slow USB 2.0 instead if the newer and faster USB 3.0.
YUCK.
It is apparent that Canon does not know how to do a proper and thorough update.
Shame on you Canon.

I hope the T5i will come with FM radio, Internet streaming, satellite TV, Facebook, snow plow and storage for at least a six-pack of beer. And what ? No more floppy drive reader ??? WTF.

Posted on Jun 16, 2012 at 11:44 UTC
On Preview:canon-eos-650d-rebel-t4i (274 comments in total)
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Crotonmark: I am a total DSLR newbie. I am considering this camera or the Canon 60D for my first DSLR. I have two old EF lenses from an EOS 10S so I thought it made sense to stay with Canon (i have a 50mm 1.8 and a 35-105 3.5-4.5)

I want to shoot nature and the occasional sports as well as traditional family pictures.

Does the new T4i sound like a better buy than the 60D?
Is it worth staying with Canon?

Thank you for your patience.

Mark

Mark,
> do you think my old lenses are any good?

the 50/1.8 yes but not for handheld video as it is not IS. it will be good for portraits as it turns out a 80mm . For video on that lens use a tripod or at least a monopod, or some camera shake will appear.

the 35-105 I would get rid of. It is old, has no IS, and was not a particularly good lens back then, and with the camera it will be a telelens. Yeah well you might wanna keep it and test it. If you like the images you get, keep it.
Might be okay for portraits.

but you have no wide angle lens.

I really recommend your first lens should be the EF-S 15-85 IS. For starters, that's all you need. And the EF-S 55-250 IS II for sports to get closer to the subjects. It you don't have the budget for the 650D plus 15-85, I would recommend you better get the 600D or even 550D but stick to the 15-85 .

Posted on Jun 11, 2012 at 11:16 UTC
On Preview:canon-eos-650d-rebel-t4i (274 comments in total)
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Crotonmark: I am a total DSLR newbie. I am considering this camera or the Canon 60D for my first DSLR. I have two old EF lenses from an EOS 10S so I thought it made sense to stay with Canon (i have a 50mm 1.8 and a 35-105 3.5-4.5)

I want to shoot nature and the occasional sports as well as traditional family pictures.

Does the new T4i sound like a better buy than the 60D?
Is it worth staying with Canon?

Thank you for your patience.

Mark

Mark,

> Is this not being a Full Frame camera an good thing or a bad thing?

I think it is a good thing. A Full Frame would be bigger, heavier, more expensive. You don't need a FF as a 'total DSLR newbie' . This is an excellent start. It will be complicated enough ;-)

> why do you recommend this over the 60D?

the 60D is almost 2 years old. Even the 600D had better equipment than the 60D for video.

also, with a certain budget, I prefer to choose better lenses. Get good lenses ( not necessarily the most expensive ones ) which you will keep for a long time.

> Will this be good for shooting sports?

yes. But you may need more tele zoom power. look at the EF-S 55-250mm IS II lens. It is not a very fast lens but it is stabilized , very affordable and a rather good IQ. Stabilization also works great in video.

Posted on Jun 11, 2012 at 10:52 UTC
On Preview:canon-eos-650d-rebel-t4i (274 comments in total)
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Crotonmark: I am a total DSLR newbie. I am considering this camera or the Canon 60D for my first DSLR. I have two old EF lenses from an EOS 10S so I thought it made sense to stay with Canon (i have a 50mm 1.8 and a 35-105 3.5-4.5)

I want to shoot nature and the occasional sports as well as traditional family pictures.

Does the new T4i sound like a better buy than the 60D?
Is it worth staying with Canon?

Thank you for your patience.

Mark

I recommend the 650D, body-only, and the excellent 15-85 IS lens , unless you want to shoot video with continuous silent focusing then you need the new 18-135 STM lens.
I also recommend you get a second battery. Using the screen, liveview and video, needs power. May aswell get the battery grip.
as for your former lenses, be aware that because this is no full-frame camera you gain x1.6 focal length. Your 50/1.8 now gets you 80mm/1.8, very nice for portraits. The 35-105 will give you the FF equiv of a 56-168mm, rather telelens. You should get the excellent 15-85 IS as your number one lens to start with 15mm= 24mm equiv. ALSO, if you shoot video handheld, use only lenses with IS , image stabilisation.

Posted on Jun 10, 2012 at 17:40 UTC
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