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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:56 am 
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I just got done reading the review, "Canon EOS T4i / 650D Ken McMahon, August 2012", and may I just say it is the most detailed description of this camera anywhere on the World Wide Web. I also finished reading it after getting through the still photography sections of its manual, up to pg. 166. I'll get to the video section next week; I'm still in school.

I have to say I didn't discover this review until after I'd bought the beast. After reading it, I have no buyer's remorse; It is an incredible camera at an affordable price. Had I found it beforehand, I only would've jumped at the purchase that much faster.

I learned about features much faster reading this review than the manual. I never knew how unique the touch screen feature was in the camera world. I almost opted for the T3i to save money; I'm glad I didn't. Like, in preview mode, you can treat photos as if on your smartphone: swipe to next/prev, pinch zoom, etc. Another great thing is that no matter what mode you've got the dial set to, the display pretty much lets you know what options are available; Just press <Q> and they're all in front of you. It makes me long for it every time I use my Canon G12; but everything works different on these two camera anyway.

Another thing I like is how T4i features are compared to other brands/models. You guys know so much about camera equipment it's mind numbing. I never would've know the video digital zoom was discontinued from its predecessor T3i / 600D, for no known reason. I overlooked in the manual that high-precision AF in center is not possible with a lens slower than f2.8, but discovered it in your review. Only one of the three lenses I bought with the camera is f2.8.

My equipment are:
Canon AE-1 Programmable w/55mm, 200mm, & 24mm lenses
Canon PowerShot G12
Canon Rebel T4i / EOS 650D
lens: EF-S 18-135mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS STM
lens: EF-S 55-250mm 1:4-5.6 IS II
lens: Quantaray Tech-10 CN AF 24mm 1:2.8 fixed
Canon Speedlite 199A flash (don't laugh, I know it's not compatible.)

I've been a photographer since the 1970's when I built my own B&W darkroom in the house at age 16. However, an AE-1 and G12 does not even prepare you for the power of the T4i DSLR. It's an amazing machine.

I look forward to reading more on this amazing Web site.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:29 am 
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Welcome on-board! Glad you found the review useful - please tell your friends about Cameralabs!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:54 am 
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Welcome to the forums! :D
You've got some pretty nice gear to start with, never heard of those Quantaray lenses before. Are they special somehow?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:13 am 
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pierovera wrote:
Welcome to the forums! :D
You've got some pretty nice gear to start with, never heard of those Quantaray lenses before. Are they special somehow?


Thanks. I've never heard of Quantaray either. What's special is the price: $50 used. It's a very small light lens (2.5"). At 24mm, I'm sure it was intended to be a 35mm camera's wide-angle, but for an APS-C camera it turns out to be in-between wide and standard focal length at 38.8mm; still a practical indoor family & friends lens. It's fairly fast too at f2.8, however it's fixed at that aperture. It's only 2/3 f-stops faster than my multi-purpose 15-135mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS STM lens and not nearly has wide. It is cheap in every sense of the word. :lol:

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My equipment are:
Canon Rebel T4i / EOS 650D
lens: EF-S 18-135mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS STM
lens: EF-S 55-250mm 1:4-5.6 IS II
lens: Tamron SP 60mm F/2 Di II 1:1 Macro
Canon Speedlite 380EX flash
Canon PowerShot G12
Canon AE-1 Programmable w/55mm, 200mm, & 24mm lenses
bag: Lowepro® SlingShot 202AW


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:39 am 
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Stuck at f/2.8? That's pretty curious

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:28 pm 
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pierovera wrote:
Stuck at f/2.8? That's pretty curious


Well, fixed at f-2.8.

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My equipment are:
Canon Rebel T4i / EOS 650D
lens: EF-S 18-135mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS STM
lens: EF-S 55-250mm 1:4-5.6 IS II
lens: Tamron SP 60mm F/2 Di II 1:1 Macro
Canon Speedlite 380EX flash
Canon PowerShot G12
Canon AE-1 Programmable w/55mm, 200mm, & 24mm lenses
bag: Lowepro® SlingShot 202AW


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