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Old 11-29-2017, 03:45 AM  
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Cannon EOS Rebel 6T DSLR Camera

My daughter is looking into an entry level point and shoot camera. She did some research and found the Rebel. I have been out of the loop for many years.

I had a Minolta Dynax 7000i SLR back in the day (1998) with all the gizmos...lenses, flash, tripod, filters etc. I was stationed in Germany with the Army. The first thing I bought with my first pay check was a nice camera.

I shot a ton of pics all over Europe and wasted a bunch of film trying to get the "perfect" picture. I laid under the Eiffel Tower in a bit of rain at night with the lights on, a kaleidoscope picture. The exposure was too long and not stable enough. Thus I wasted a roll of film trying to get that perfect "picture". There are too many stories in which I wasted a bunch of film. I wish I had a digital camera back then.

Flash forward, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

My daughter wants a nice camera. She researched and found the Rebel. Smart phone cameras aren't good enough. A simple point and shoot for $100 is not either...in her mind. She is 21. She has no idea as to ASA/ISO nor shutter speed and apertures. She wants to take nice pictures that are better than her phone.

She found a refurbished Rebel for $250. I am not sure about "refurbished", but we don't really want to spend $400 on a new one.

Is the Rebel 6T the right camera? What about a Nikon? She stated that both are good, but Cannon had better reviews. Again, she has done her research.

What other ideas?

What other info can I provide to help make this decision? I talked to her tonight to pick her brain. She really didn't know. I don't know the right questions to ask. She does not want to spend $400 on a camera. Nor do I. We would help a bit if it is something that she could use and like. This would be a Christmas present. Later on down the road, if she finds this is a passion for a hobby, yes we would help more.

Thoughts/ideas?

A side note. I looked on Ebay about my old Minolta. I goes for $100. Damn. I spent $1.5k for all the stuff back when

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Old 11-30-2017, 01:45 AM   #2
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Old 11-30-2017, 12:45 PM   #3
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The majority of "professional" photographers use Nikon. The rest use Cannon.
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Old 11-30-2017, 02:56 PM   #4
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My daughter really enjoys taking pictures. I did too back in the day. She is by no means a "professional".

All I am asking is this a decent camera for entry level?

I am assuming so. Just wanted a little confirmation from CP.
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Old 11-30-2017, 04:28 PM   #5
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The only help I could offer is to send Zach a PM. That's the guy you want to be talking to about cameras. My arsenal of knowledge on photography is a 7 year old Cannon PowerShot and my cell phone.
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Old 11-30-2017, 05:01 PM   #6
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Who is doing the refurbishing on the camera?
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Old 11-30-2017, 05:10 PM   #7
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Canon vs Nikon is moot at this point; it is all preference. If you can't pull a decent image from a RAW file using L or DX glass don't blame the camera. I shoot Canon because: 1) it is what my school used ten years ago and allowed me to use the Canon glass (lenses) and 2) back then, Canon was curbstomping the other manufacturers in regards to video capabilities. The other companies have caught up.

Are you against buying used? I can point you towards a photographers forum with a vibrant used camera market.
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Old 12-01-2017, 10:44 AM   #8
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Update. We found a deal straight from Canon. A refurbished Rebel for $264. It had $190 of rebates. Thus my daughter will be getting a decent camera for Christmas!

Thanks for your comments.
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Old 12-01-2017, 02:23 PM   #9
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Good deal sir, good starter camera. Did it come with the kit lens?

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/con...=Y&sku=1111454

That lens right there is a clone of the "thrifty fifty" Canon 50mm, which usually goes for around 100-150. Very good lens to have in the bag and she will definitely appreciate it.
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Old 12-01-2017, 05:01 PM   #10
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Nope, just the standard 18-55 lens. I appreciate your input. I have an old 1988 Minolta with a ? 88-280 and ? 28-80 zoom and your idea of a straight ?35mm lens. That 50mm f/1.8 is a great idea. I had some sort of filter lens that I screwed on mainly to protect the glass lens. What would you recommend or not?

I see at the above noted site they have a Hoya 52mm alpha MC UV Filter $15.90 or a
Tiffen 52mm Neutral Density 0.6 Filter $12.89.
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Cool cool. The standard 18-55 is the kit lens actually. A UV filter is usually put on to physically protect the front element, besides cutting out UV. I say usually because some people think it degrades the quality of the lens. I have UVs on all my lenses, but I don't have any really nice glass.

Neutral density filters reduce the transmission of light coming into the lens. Think sunglasses for your camera; they allow you use longer exposures or wider apertures. They're cool but does she shoot a lot outside in the day?

I like Hoya but I am not sure if I could tell you a difference between them and Tiffen. B + W for nicer lenses.
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