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No Canon dSLR has built in image stabilization. Canon offers it in select lenses, known as 'IS' lenses. So, no, neither offer image stabilization. All Canon cameras also offer noise reduction, and of course, it can be applied (or not in the case of RAW) on the computer after the fact as well. Does it matter? Noise reduction matters, because all cameras ...


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Any of the telephoto only zoom lenses in the 70-200mm or 70-300mm range will perform better than so-called "superzooms" that attempt to cover focal lengths all the way from wide angle to the edges of the super-telephoto range. The highest quality telephoto lens in the price range you mentioned is the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L. It is available for around ...


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Given this is your first time with a DSLR, and given what you want to do, these 2 lenses will be plenty enough. Now, when you will have experience with this setup, you may feel limited by your lenses, but this will greatly depend on how you will use them and what you want to do. So wait for when you will feel limited, this time will come and you'll know ...


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It's looking like that the biggest difference is the updated 18-55 kit lens - from the early reviews and comments, it's a non-trivial upgrade over the older EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens, in all of optical quality, usability with filters (due to the non-rotating front element) and the advantages the STM gives for video shooters. Given that a significant ...


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Is it worth is a difficult question to answer as it depends greatly on what you would be using it for. There are a few primary areas of differences to review: AF The AF system has been upgraded to a 9-point cross-type. This means that you can accurately focus using any of the 9 AF points and they will work together to determine a solid focus. On the T3i, ...


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You should almost certainly go for the T4i if the price is the same or similar. The T4i has better technical specs and features, including video auto focus, cross-type focus points and faster continuous shooting. The T4i is also thinner than the T3i. Snapsort provides good analysis of cameras from their specs and also compares cameras face to face, ...


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At f/1.8 the depth of field is very small - any movement (of subject or camera) between focusing and taking the shot can push the subject out of focus - so you want to take the photo as quickly as possible after focusing and don't use the "focus and recompose" technique - not at f/1.8 The auto-focus on the 50mm f/1.8 is very slow, if the camera is set up to ...


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I have the 50mm f/1.8 and the 18-135 The 50mm f/1.8 has extremely good image quality but it has 2 very serious disadvantages: The auto-focus is painfully slow, it's so slow you'll have an hard time focusing on running children (at least in indoor lighting). The 50mm will have the field of view of 80mm on a full frame (1.6 crop factor) that's too long for ...


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The focal length is the actual focal length. So 18mm on that body will be sort of like 27mm on a full frame. The answer is very personal, and without knowing you, or what types of photography you'll do, very hard to answer. Personally I don't like the 18-55 + 55-250 combination 18-55 is pretty handy, but having to swap lenses to go beyond 55 is a ...


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The differences are so minor many review sites are basically copy/pasting their T4i reviews, replacing the pictures, and editing the differences if they're posting reviews of the T5i at all. The new STM kit lens is probably the most significant change, especially for those shooting video as well as stills. From The-Digital-Picture: Here is a list of ...


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If I am understanding you correctly, it sounds like you are taking a photo with the aperture set to less than the smallest f/ number possible for the lens. When you use a smaller aperture (larger f/number) then the image is darker and the depth of field is bigger (resulting in a sharper background). When you look through the viewfinder, the aperture is ...


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I think it would be the best if you uploaded a few shots to show us what you were shooting and how, I mean distance, angle etc. I had a little problem with Nifty Fifty at the very beginning, then I read a few articles on the Internet. After using this lens for over 3 years now, I can surely say that this lens needs a more special approach than let's say ...


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As much as everyone loves to talk about how sharp the "nifty fifty" is, if you look at the ISO 12233 charts here you see that it is much sharper at f/2.8 than at f/1.8 or f/2. The lens is manually focused using Live View for the test charts. You may not be missing focus as much as you think. Is there an area behind or in front of your target that is in ...


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7D is a high quality camera produced to last, fit for pros while the rebel is a low quality production entry-level camera. 7D has much better AF functions, a better brighter viewfinder, better IQ, weather sealing, build quality, battery life, finer controls over everything , faster shutter, amongst other things. Image stabilization is in the lens, so ...


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It sounds to me like your card is dead or damaged. I recommend that you follow the instructions in the comments to your question and try to recover what you can. Memory cards fail, it does not happen very often for most people, but it does happen. I have had 3 die over the last 10 years. You can check to see if your card has a warranty or guarantee of some ...


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The value of $350 depends on you. You are right that is steep for the T3i vs T4i. The main difference is that the T4i features a revised and actually unique sensor. For video, the new sensor has built-in phase-detect autofocus which speeds up focusing during video capture. This is obviously only advantageous if you shoot video and you do so with autofocus. ...


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Photos taken with digital cameras will, for the most part, show some amount of noise when inspecting them at 100%. The tripod and lenses won't affect the noise because the noise comes from the sensor, something that remains constant regardless of which lens or tripod you shoot with. Generally, you can lower the apparent noise by reducing the ISO but proper ...


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The 650D shoots video in MOV format only But don't worry about quality... WMV, AVI and MOV are just container formats and their construction has limited bearing on the encoded contents inside (TIFF also is the same.) That means converting to your preferred container can be done quickly and with no loss of quality. It's just an extra step is all. For any ...


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Having been in your situation, I can safely say there are no perfect answers. I had an xTi (400D) and was looking to do underwater photography. I ended up deciding it was not worth it to get an underwater enclosure that cost more than the camera itself, so decided to wait until I could get a nicer camera to be worth it. In the interim, I went looking ...


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This will happen if your lens is set to manual focus (check the AF/MF switch on your lens) or in the case when the lens you're using doesn't support autofocus. A third possibility is that your lens, or the lens mount, has been damaged and is no longer communicating correctly with the camera. Of these, the first is probably by far the most common.


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This comment applies to camera Lithium Ion batteries in general. Based on personal experience, clone batteries CAN be about as good as a genuine one, but may not be. Weight should be similar. Low weight is definitely fake but correct weight may be fake too. Capacity should be as good as claimed from new. This is not trivial to determine but also not ...


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One thing that stood out about the lp-e8 battery for me was the feel. Compared to an lp-e6, the surface is actually textured, almost a little rough, instead of the usual smooth feel. I can say from that image, that the battery charger does look different than what I have. Also, compare with the product in the official store. Battery Charger


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No, there is no hard prerequisite. You can use any lens you want. Just that STM "allows a better experience" as you say, because: It is really silent. (no noise during video recording because of vibrations etc.) Better design for Video (contrast-based) AF - smooth focus etc. Also see the follwoing hands-on experience: We found the focus to be much ...


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The 650D/t4i (like all modern DSLRS) has two separate auto-focus systems: The "phase detection" system is used when using the optical viewfinder and the "contrast detection" system that is used when using the camera's screen (and when doing video since you can't use the optical viewfinder for video). The new feature in the 650D/t4i system is an added phase ...


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A thorough comparison of all the cameras would take quite a while, and it would help to know specifically what kind of photography you do. However, here are a few ideas to get you started in your own research. The Canon t4i / 650D is an excellent camera for a beginner or enthusiast. I've owned both a t1i and a t2i, and I've been happy with the line. Given ...


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I really depends on you and where you are at in your photographic development. If you're just generally interested in photography and don't really know exactly what particular aspect or type of photography you want to do, the kit lens is a good way to get started without spending a lot in addition to the camera body itself. Even if you know that you are ...


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There are engineering design tradeoffs for any zoom lens. One of the big factors is the relative range. Any 18-250 zoom has a range factor of 13. This requires a lot of tradeoffs. Zooms with smaller ranges generally have better optical characteristics, often by a lot. The Canon 70-200 F4 L lens has a range factor under 3. Its much easier to engineer image ...


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To make the jawdropping pictures with smooth bokeh, and sharp subjects you know a DSLR for, you need the faster aperture lenses, especially on crop camera. So the 50mm 1.8 and 18-135mm set would last you longer. Because the kit lens will feel limiting really fast, and in that focal length range, you'd want an F2.8 lens. You could also look for a used one of ...


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Spend $100 on the 50mm F1.8. Take photos with it. Its a nice lens, very inexpensive. If you still think your photos are not sharp, you will know that its you, not the lens. If you like the new photos, then think about spending more on a better lens. I replaced my kit lens with the EFS 17-55 F2.8 and love it. It changed everything about my photos. But its ...


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I don't have either, but this is pretty well covered by hands-on-previews like DPReview's. The differences are really minor and basically cosmetic. Typically, Canon leaves older models on the market for a while to be a lower-level option, but in this case they are apparently replacing the T4i with the T5i and leaving the T3i. Why make a new model? Eh; ...



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