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Perfect beginners DSLR
from Santa Clarita, CA, United States
Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T3 DSLR with Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens Kit - Black:
I picked the T3 up, bundled with an 18-55 IS and a 75-300 several years ago to replace my aging EOS 350D. It's the camera that assisted me in becoming a professional photographer! It has all the manual settings you could ask for as a beginner, and takes crisp shots, especially for the price range. Nowadays I work with several 1Ds, 7Ds, and massive EF lenses while I shoot motorsports events, but the plucky little T3 still hangs with the big boys, especially if the user is good at post-processing. I always have it as a back up camera in case the weather gets nasty or the other, bigger cameras act up. Any entry level Rebel will be perfect for the beginner/intermediate photographer, and can be commercially successful if you put the work in. I highly recommend them if you're enthusiastic about photography and DSLRs but don't know where to start. Everything about the Rebels are easy to learn.
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Great for beginners; terrible for Professional use
from Detroit, MI, United States
When it comes to learning, it can be a great tool. It is super cheap and produces decent images. If you are willing to learn and grow as a photographer, as well as get the 50mm 1.8, you can produce decent results. I love a lot of the pictures I have taken, but I definitely need a new camera. I have had it for over a year, and have taken around 200,000 shots. I like using it at 18mm on the kit or with my 50mm, but the kit is very unsharp at anything longer. The autofocus is absolutely terrible. I constantly find myself having issues because there are only 9 points, and even when there is plenty of light, it will search and give me the error because it can't focus. When I pair it with a 70-200L F/4, it does produce very sharp results for portraits, but that's only when there is a lot of light. For sports or wildlife, if you can't manually focus, forget about it. It is absolutely horrid even in AI Servo and while back-button-focusing. If you are getting this to move away from your point-and-shoot, then I say it can be a great learning tool, but I now need to invest in something better like a 7D mark II to do professional work.
Amazing Camera for beginners
from Las Vegas
Canon EOS Very practical and amazing cameras for good start! I am using Canon already more then one year and there is no days i had which would make me feel not ready for picture time!
Great beginner purchase
from Leavenworth, KS
Ordered this camera around a year and a half ago as my first SLR and am now just moving on to the Canon 70D. Great starting camera! Simple enough to use but also takes great photos in the process. Not the fastest to focus or sharpest when it comes to action but a great camera for landscape and portraits!
Difficult to use
from Stuart, Fl.
I've had a Rebel T3i for about a year. It will not take a picture that is any further then 30-49 feet. Beyond that, the image is tiny and not magnified. I have tried every trick I know. Changing lenses is useless. The 5x & 10x enhances the image only on the display screen. The actual picture is terrible and not at all enlarged. Every single time I use it, I'm disappointed.
Have owned this camera for 4 years now. It has proven to be a versatile and very usable camera. Fast focusing and a fairly accurate metering system. It impressed me from day one. Light weght and comfortable to hold. I own other canons to include the 6D and 70D, but I still find myself gra bing this one for a days shooting simply because I am so used to it. It has never let me down.
The Little Camera That Can
from Detroit, MI
While I'm a newcomer to the world of DSLR photography, I can't help but praise the capabilities of this amazing camera. it many of the features featured in more upscale cameras, but it's user friendly controls make learning its operation a snap. That said, you can take some amazing shots with the T3. I know because I have!
Best Entry Level Camera
from Canoga Park, CA
The Canon T3i for me is the best camera for DSLR beginners. The articulated screen is so convenient especially in hard angled views. the kit lens that comes with it will be a good practice lens. I am using this camera for low light shooting and astrophotography and am really happy with the results. I'm sure this camera would last long when properly cared and maintained.
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Worst camera purchase ever
from Washington, D.C.
I have had the camera for two years, had to return it twice for defects under warranty, the first time one month after purchasing it because a glitch in the software made it impossible to eject the SD card. Now, I have to send the lens in, (third service request), because a screw has gotten loose and rattles inside, messing up the autofocus function, and at times blocking the manual adjustment altogether. In addition, from the beginning, there were multiple times when the focus just goes in and out, for ever, and makes it impossible to actually release the trigger. Needless to say, many great shots were missed because of this inability to simply shoot. I have had to disable automatic focus. But then again, it is easy to forget that I am no longer on automatic focus, and have to manually focus instead. Result: pictures end up being fuzzy. In short, this camera is a huge waste of time and money.
best camera i brought
from hardin co. ky
takes great photographs haven't got my lights ,background's or my lens covers or hoods yet , but I been taken great outdoor photograph's , so I put them in self publishing book, and made stuff on cafÃ© press .com t-shirts and more like bedding for twin , king, queen
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