Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
August 24, 2019, 08:50:55 AM


Author Topic: Why buy the T3i?  (Read 14494 times)

Offline DazzleUK

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 172
    • My Drawings
Why buy the T3i?
« on: February 11, 2011, 04:00:36 AM »
With this being a T2i/550d forum I'd assume nearly all of us own this model so why would we upgrade to the T3i?

my camera is still new to me it's only been released a year so yours is probably new to you too.... So unless we have too much money to spend why bother?
There is no spoon!

Offline 1074

  • Sr. Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 2196
    • www.bryancantwellphotography.com
Re: Why buy the T3i?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2011, 07:04:10 AM »
I've had my T2i since it was released, and I see no reason whatsoever to even consider the T3i. Not one.

Magic Lantern on the T2i gives you much more functionality than the T3i offers, and if you really want that little flip-out screen, spend just a touch more and get the 60D, which comes with manual audio, kelvin white balance & intermediate ISO's right out of the box. Also, the 60D is more rugged and better built than the T2i/T3i line.

The really nice thing about the T3i, though, is that its release is driving down the price of new & used T2i's. :)

Get off my lawn!

Offline Parkey B

  • I'm On Fire
  • Admin
  • *
  • Posts: 9002
  • facebook.com/parkerdbrown
    • Facebook
Re: Why buy the T3i?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2011, 07:41:33 AM »
I honestly don't see any reason buying the T3i, when this will make the T2i price cheaper.  Besides, if this DOES drop the price of the T2i, say $100 or so, then it'll just give you more money to spend towards a new lens.
Canon T2i - Canon 50mm 1.4, Rokinon 8mm Fisheye, Canon 35mm 2.0, Tokina 11-16, Canon 16-35L ii, Canon 100mm

facebook.com/parkerdbrown

Offline RickyC

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 133
    • RLC PHotography
Re: Why buy the T3i?
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2011, 08:17:13 AM »
I for one was excited to hear of the release of the T3i.  I was just a few days from buying the T2i, and then comes the press release.  The swivel screen is a big feature for someone that wants  the functionality of a camcorder combined with the capability of a DSLR.  Im willing to wait it out and go for the T3i.  Also, from what I have read, the T3i will have options that will help a complete photo novice such as myself. 


ezekiel83

  • Guest
Re: Why buy the T3i?
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2011, 03:18:53 PM »
not enough upgrades for me to even consider this.  if i saw value in the swivel screen then i guess its ok. but what do i know, i'm just a newb lol

Offline El Director

  • Jr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 33
    • STARS Pictures
Re: Why buy the T3i?
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2011, 01:28:48 AM »
For filmmakers, I see no reason to go with a T3i.  Maybe if/when magic lantern gets ported, but not until then.  I recommend to other filmmakers to take advantage of the price decrease on the T2i, get a CAPA viewfinder and load Magic Lantern.  Tough to beat this setup for the price

Offline ed1nh0

  • Jr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 12
    • Edson Jr. | Internet, CSS e Photoshop (brazilian portuguese)
Re: Why buy the T3i?
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2011, 08:58:50 PM »
Hello guys, I've started read a little about Magic Lantern and, sorry for this stupid question (for most of you), but what is it's purpose? It's just for movies, right? Do I realy need install it to get the most of our T2i? I just bought this great DSLR and there is a lot of things to learn about it... Thanks for any help!
18-55mm and 75-300mm
Lowepro Slingshot 200 AW
55" Velbon tripod
JYC wired RC
Dying for a Flycam Nano!

Offline Aluziel

  • King of [Insert sth. Important]
  • Sr. Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 718
    • Aluziel Studios
Re: Why buy the T3i?
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2011, 11:33:08 PM »
You probably did already find it yourself but just in Case here is a Thread which might be interesting for you:
http://www.t2iforum.com/general-discussion/magic-lantern-what-does-it-do-for-me-and-should-i-install-it/msg2907/#msg2907
Canon 550D Canon EF-S 18-55mm 3.5-5.6, Canon 50mm 1.8 II, Tamron 17-50mm 2.8, Tamron 55-200mm 4-5.6, Aftermarket Batterygrip, Rode Videomic, Meike LCD-VF

President of the Parkey and Skippy Fan-Club!

Offline ed1nh0

  • Jr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 12
    • Edson Jr. | Internet, CSS e Photoshop (brazilian portuguese)
Re: Why buy the T3i?
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2011, 07:26:20 PM »
Thank you, Aluziel! Always ready to help out!  8)
18-55mm and 75-300mm
Lowepro Slingshot 200 AW
55" Velbon tripod
JYC wired RC
Dying for a Flycam Nano!

Offline dookievizion

  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 343
  • I have many leather bound books
    • The 54 Reality Show
Re: Why buy the T3i?
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2011, 08:25:36 AM »
this guy I was trying to buy a t2i from had the t3i for a day or two then sold it and bought a 60d

Offline CED8499

  • Jr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 17
Re: Why buy the T3i?
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2011, 08:58:32 PM »
I just got my t2i at the end of 2010, i dont see my self goin out an buy the t3i anytime soon.. An i dont know much about SLR's yet, but i like the way my T2i works
Camera: 
Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D
Lenses: Canon
EF-S 18-55mm
EF-S 55-250mm
Accessories:
54'' Tripod
58mm Filters

Offline Skippy

  • Some people have a photographic memory but they have no film.
  • Admin
  • *
  • Posts: 7150
    • My Smugmug
Re: Why buy the T3i?
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2011, 10:22:30 AM »
I am one of those kind of guys that does fall into the asinine trap of wanting the new thing that is an upgrade all the time. Having said that, the T2I is plenty of camera for me and no way do I see myself getting into the T3I anytime soon.
I'm an old film guy just playing catchup in this digital world. Help me out.

square root of 2:   f/1, f/1.4, f/2, f/2.8, f/4, f/5.6, f/8, f/11, f/16, f/22, f/32, f/45, f/64, f/90, f/128

Camera simulator. http://www.kamerasimulator.se/eng/?page_id=2

Gavinabe

  • Guest
Re: Why buy the T3i?
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2011, 07:16:24 AM »
I cannot see myself get a T3i or any other model if there is not an improvement over the 550d , if Canon resolves the over heating  and the time limitations (not a biggy for me). Then I would get something new, but as I see it currently the 550d and ML makes it a winner over the other models.

Offline Bif

  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 376
Re: Why buy the T3i?
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2011, 11:19:35 PM »
Well, I walked into the local BX the other day and they had the T3i (3 of them, they had 2 left 10 minutes later), temptation was just too much.  3 factors made me do it. 

One being the manual control over audio, being able to shut off AGC.  I normally run double system sound with a DSLR but sometimes being able to plug a mic into the camera may be a real convenience factor. 

Second was the articulating screen for high and low angles and for use on a slider.

Third factor:  It seems the articulating LCD may have at least partially solved the overheating problem.  I've seen no reports of overheating on the 60D and none on the T3i although this one may not have been out for long enough to tell for sure.  But it seems separating the LCD from the back panel of the body may have reduced some heating interaction between the sensor and the LCD.

So my T2i went up on the "For Sale" block (it's listed in the "Buy & Sell" section here).
Always drink upstream from the herd...

Offline Skippy

  • Some people have a photographic memory but they have no film.
  • Admin
  • *
  • Posts: 7150
    • My Smugmug
Re: Why buy the T3i?
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2011, 02:45:14 PM »
I am weird when it comes to the screen. I would not knock anyone that wants and would put that screen to good use for buying this camera because of it but for me I look at that screen more as a liability for me. I know I would not put it to use and it just seems like something I would be likely to break. I am not the most gentle guy with my camera so that screen is actually a turn off for me.

Bif - don't take that as a knock on your choice. I can understand your reasoning and I respect it.
I'm an old film guy just playing catchup in this digital world. Help me out.

square root of 2:   f/1, f/1.4, f/2, f/2.8, f/4, f/5.6, f/8, f/11, f/16, f/22, f/32, f/45, f/64, f/90, f/128

Camera simulator. http://www.kamerasimulator.se/eng/?page_id=2