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On article Canon Rebel T3i / EOS 600D Review (13 comments in total)

I have had this camera for over 2 years. The video works very well for exposure, especially in difficult lighting areas. The problem is the focus is slow and hunts. It is best to use it in manual mode and with fairly fast lenses. This was an upgrade to EOS 350, but I only use 2 of the lenses I used before with the 600D - Canon EF 50mm 1.8 and Sigma 70-300 mm. Photos are good and the lens profile works well with the Canon lenses I have. Profile does not work with non-Canon lense like my sigma 17-70 2.8-4 and the 70-300mm. I have also bought a Canon 10-18mm wide angle lens to add to the 18-55 is and 55-250 is lens, plus the lenses mentioned earlier.
I had to buy Nissin flashes as the Sigma 500 flash is not compatible, even after being sent to Sigma for a fix.
The worst issue is the slow focus in live view. Fast lenses are better, but it is best to go manual or use the view finder. I was think of getting the 700D, but not sure if it is worth it, even with the upgrades.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 11:11 UTC as 9th comment

As most of the posters have already said, Jessops got too big with too many outlets. I did buy from them, but only if the price was right! I prefer Microglobe a small retailer who are very competitive and the staff know the products. I also preferred Jacobs who had very knowledgeable staff. To see two large camera stores that were based opposite each disappear is sad, but the sign of current times.
The last camera I bought was a Panasonic TZ30 from Comet - another major store that folded in December 2012. I bought that camera during their closing down sale at a cheap price, and still got the £35 cashback on top!
In the UK now, the only major UK retailer selling cameras is Currys/PC World. They were actually selling some cameras cheaper than Jessops!
Another problem is that most a lot of people use their mobile phone cameras as their only camera. This means that compact camera sales will/have suffered. Most use the pictures for social sites, so the convenience of uploading is there.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2013 at 12:36 UTC as 8th comment
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