polarbear22 wrote:I prefer Canon DSLR. I had the original digital Rebel, and now the 7D. I bought the 18-135IS lens with the new camera. I rarely have to swap for a different lens, so I like the versatility. Much better than the 18-55. Do you have some old lenses from prior Canon cameras?
Daughter has the old camera with 18-55 and 28-135IS lens. (The last was a lens from the 35mm.) And I still have a 75-300IS lens from the 35mm. Been very happy. Probably should have upgraded the camera before the trip to Kenya, rather than after. But the original, 6mp camera did great.
We have also used Canon point and shoot digitals. And happy with how those have worked out.
I prefer Canon too. I tried to use Nikon's before I purchased my Canon. Great camera, great lens choices. Great for all scenarios. If you're a photo nut, then think about the higher cameras than the rebels, but I reviewed the T4i, and it is one heck of a camera. If you need a faster shutter (1/8000 second, instead of 1/4000), or larger main battery, or more images/second, or larger buffer (if you just hold the button, and take 20+ pics at a time), then get a better camera (60D, 7D, etc).
If you like taking videos, the T4i is great, b/c it'll autofocus as it takes video, the others won't.
I have a 70-300 zoom, and polarbear22 - does yours have the IS (image stabilization)? If not, just go buy a new lens. It is that much better. My mom has the old one, and it just doesn't compare.
I also have an 18-135, but my favorite is the 10-22 Wide angle zoom. It takes beautiful pictures, especially inside. And it takes great pictures of the stars.
With any Canon (and nikon too) you can get adaptors if you want to hook it up to a telescope. Fun doing that too.
Edit: added image.