|01-21-2013 02:46 AM|
|Couesfanatic||check out cameralandny.com They have great prices.|
|01-20-2013 10:25 PM|
Yeah, it's just hard plastic on the back of the screen, like the rest of the camera body. You can still shoot photos, you just have to use the camera's small viewfinder for framing your shot and checking your focus, ISO, shutter speed, and aperture.
But you can't shoot video with it closed. The reason for that is because when you start shooting video, the camera has to lock the interior mirror in the open position for continuous recording, so you have to use the LCD screen to see what your camera is recording.
|01-20-2013 02:24 PM|
|01-20-2013 05:01 AM|
|01-20-2013 03:29 AM|
|sejoy||^ I had the flip out screen on my last camera, and I did enjoy it and use it often. It's not completely necessary, but for shots like the ones mentioned above, it does come in handy.|
|01-19-2013 11:56 PM|
The screen on the T3i is very sturdy. I mean, when you've got it sticking out, you gotta watch it, but it's just like being careful not to smack your lens into anything.
It's not a necessity, but it can come in quite handy. I was just out today taking some shots and wanted to get a shot down very close to the ground, but didn't want to lay down in the snow and mud. So I just flipped out the screen, tilted it to face up and held my camera very close to the ground. I could see the shot easily without needing to have my face at the viewfinder.
I've also used it while trying to shoot long exposure star and meteor shots. Having the camera pointed straight up on a tripod makes it difficult to look through the viewfinder. Flip the screen out, twist it however you need to view and you are good to go.
It actually can even provide a measure of protection for your LCD screen, because you can flip it completely around and close it again so your LCD screen faces into the camera body and is protected from scratches.
If you wanted, you could probably find lots of uses for it. Hold your camera above your head with the screen flipped down so you can get overhead shots of a crowd, or use the screen to take candid shots around a corner...just push your camera around the corner and you don't have to lean out!
Even if you end up not using it, it's not going to hurt you to have it. When you close it, it sits into an indent in the camera, so it is flush with the outer edge of the camera body. So it doesn't stick out to the point where it can get caught on something and knocked off. If you don't use it, you'll forget that it even flips out. In my opinion, then you at least have it for the times that it might come in handy, as long as you remember it.
|01-19-2013 09:43 PM|
So after some research I can safely say I'm thoroughly impressed with the new Canon Rebel T4i. I thought I had decided on this camera after reviewing all of its features and online reviews. But then lastnight I had a second thought and I'm suddenly conflicted about whether I like the flip screen on the back.
What is the point of this? I think it could potentially turn into a point of damage in the future (i.e., the screen sudden gets loose on it's articulation hinges or even get knocked off by accident). I almost rather just have a fixed screen on the camera just to avoid these possible troubleshoots.
|01-18-2013 04:32 PM|
|01-18-2013 04:08 AM|
If you don't mind the t3 version, it's about 200$ cheaper, and I got the whole kit, (2 kit leses, bag, memory card) at BJ's/Sam's club. It was a gift so I don't remember exactly what the deal was, but it might be worth checking out.
I don't know how much it matters to you to have a specific version though, but I'm starting out as well and it's served me very well so far. Lenses make more of a difference than the actual camera body for the most part, so I went with the t3 instead of the t3i to try and save towards a macro lens. Mine also shoots video.
|01-18-2013 03:49 AM|
While B&H Photo and Adorama are pretty great, I disagree that they are the only two to deal with.
Take your time and search around for good deals. Like several have mentioned, Amazon is a great source and generally has some of the cheapest prices. Especially if you are looking for inexpensive camera accessories, like flashes, remotes, battery grips, and lighting accessories. There are a lot of decent cheaper options out there over the brand-name models; just do your research and consider the reviews carefully.
Sometimes you can find great deals on Craigslist too, but you have to be more careful about scams.
|01-18-2013 03:33 AM|
|01-18-2013 01:51 AM|
There are only two on line people to deal when it comes to photography, B+H or Adaroma. I have spent thousands of dollars at both and never once had any trouble.
|01-18-2013 01:11 AM|
Couldn't agree more and beware of "deals" online. A lot of them are scams.
|01-18-2013 12:10 AM|
I bought a T4i from Amazon right around Christmas. Found the deal on slickdeals.com
For $704 shipped, I got:
18-55 kit lens
55-250 tele lens
16GB SD Card
|01-18-2013 12:01 AM|
|houseofcards||Well your in NYC, B&H or Adorama of course. Go to the store and ask questions.|
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