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Old 07-30-2015, 10:59 AM   #2501
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The whole package is upgradeable is what I mean. I can buy cheap **** now. And only replace the body later. Any lenses/flash/mics whatever could be kept.
Flash/mics should be. Lens should be as long as you stay with the same mount. Batteries will likely not be.

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Old 07-30-2015, 11:01 AM   #2502
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Alright so I think my plan is to get the t2i. Play with lenses, flash whatever. And then maybe get a 7D if needed.
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There are basically two Canon DSLR line up options- full size sensor and smaller APS-C sensor. The smaller sensor is found on the less expensive cameras and uses the EF-S senses which cannot be used on the full size sensor cameras. That said, if you started with a T2i you could upgrade to a 7D later because they're both APS-C/EF-S.

The benefits of the 7D over the T2i are clear. But at double the cost of complete T2i kit, you have a superior body and no lens. It really comes down to what you want to spend to get into a DSLR and how much of that you want to spend elsewhere.
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Old 07-30-2015, 11:22 AM   #2504
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I still think its a no brainer. Especially buying used. I can always sell the t2i body later.
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<p>Just keep in mind when you keep talking about keeping everything and swapping the body:&nbsp;You're looking at&nbsp;a $45 lens that will come with the T2i. So if you're serious about it becoming something you'd like to invest some money in in the long term, I would consider buying a nicer lens to start with and then whatever body you want for the time being.&nbsp;</p>
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Old 07-30-2015, 12:14 PM   #2506
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Also bear in mind that the T2i body will be worth ****-all in a year or two.

Resale value of bodies only really matters for the first year, MAYBE two after they're released in terms of used market.
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<p>I'm buying used. So shouldn't the depreciation already have fucked someone over?</p><p>I guess this is where I'm at. I'm looking for a starter. For all I know a T2i is perfect for me and I never want anything more. Very high chance of that happening. If I start to like this **** more, maybe I can get a better lense, maybe some other stuff. Maybe upgrade to a 7D. But right now I want&nbsp;<strong><u>CHEAP</u></strong>&nbsp;(while still not sucking).</p><p>&nbsp;</p>
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Agreed- I think it's high on value, still offering good performance and features, while already taken it's big depreciation hit. Two years from now you can buy a 7D for the same or less.

I won't knock that 18-55 kit lens. It's one of the best EF-S kit lenses Canon has made and ranks near the 50 f/1.8 in value for performance. This is coming from someone who has owned and used spread of L lenses on DSLRs since his first Canon D30.
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Clarification, I don't know jack about cameras. I need to google more but for now I'm looming at am easy button to get started.
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<p>lolol. Nice. Its really just an everything thread.</p>
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I just buy decent point and shoots on ebay from years past. Im too hard on cameras to spend money on a good one. I really like the olympus 7030. I just got my third one for $30
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<p>I spent 2 weeks with my dad's camera, and I do pretty well about remembering to put the lense cap on and everything. We'll see how long it lasts </p>
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<p>My old roommate would take&nbsp;his 6D with a $2k lens out on the lake where we proceed to drink 14 beers and wakeboard. Just buy Insurance and enjoy having a camera. lol</p><p>Also, the 7D is 6 years old now :P</p><p>EDIT: And a wrist strap. My insurance covers water damage, not &quot;it's at the bottom of the lake, damage&quot;</p>
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<p>I spent 2 weeks with my dad's camera, and I do pretty well about remembering to put the lense cap on and everything. We'll see how long it lasts </p>
I have a camera bag stitched onto my chest protector. Its how I quickly can get the camera out and get shots like these before the rider can get up and collect his bike:




It also sits on my workbench and sometimes gets forgotten about and then gets sprayed with grinding sparks or whatever. Im an *******, I know.

Everyone of my cameras has died due to dust ingestion.
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<p>Renters insurance ftw (for now).</p>
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Renters insurance ftw (for now).
My deductible was too high with that. I took out a plan that basically covers all my electronics for like $90 a year with a $20 deductible. So if I drop my phone or something I could claim that and get it fixed.

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I think my deductible is 150? Something like 200 a month?
What is your plan called.

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Have you ever made a claim against this $90/year plan? I am curious too.

I love my new phone that finally has USBOTG for MS funtimes, but I'd much rather not have to pay for a new phone when I break the old one.
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My only renters insurance story.
Buy phone off swappa for $250
Phone got *lost*. (I think it got stolen, but I was too drunk at the time to actually be a reliable witness)
Claimed that my phone was lost.
Got paid full retail for said used phone ($650)
Buy another of the same phone for $200 because depreciation
Profit with $450

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