When buying a used lens on craiglist, etc., there is no manufacturer warranty involved, so it really shouldn't matter too much whether the used item is U.S. or gray market. (The exception would be used Nikon lenses, which Nikon won't service if gray market. It sounds like you have a Canon, so that shouldn't be an issue for you). The only way to really tell if the lens is gray market would be to ask the seller, and hope for an honest response.
Wow! Incredible shots! Thank you for sharing them.
I agree with the responses that have suggested a Bridge Camera of some type as a good option. In the summer of 2017 I spent 3 weeks in Kenya. I was there primarily for humanitarian/missions work. The only camera I took was my Canon SX50. For me, weight and bulk of gear was very important. It is necessary to keep all your equipment with you at all times when traveling in Africa. My SX50 fit well into my go bag, which I carried with me at all times. I was able to get some fantastic safari shots with my SX50, a few of them are hanging on my walls. The SX50 has a tiny sensor, but in good light produces excellent pictures.
Awesome! Thanks for sharing shots of the Mission Trip team. Having had the privilege of participating such trips, I can attest to the fact that they can be life-changing. Serving those who have very little materially helps us put what really matters in life in perspective. Showing love in practical way such as building a house for a family is so rewarding.
Low Budget Dave wrote:
Spend the extra money on the t7i.
Advice from "Low Budget Dave"
Sorry Dave, I couldn't resist!
I've looked at the X-T2/X-T3 Fuji models that you are considering. From all my research and after reading extensive reviews, and handling the cameras, I am impressed. The thing that Fuji users constantly comment on is the sharpness of lenses, and the sharpness of pictures produced. The simplicity of the retro dials is appealing as well. I have not jumped into mirrorless yet, but when I do it will most likely be with a Fuji system. I don't think you could go wrong with the X-T3.
Congratulations on your new camera!
Would a begginer be better off with a more expensive canon t7i or the t7 which.i already have wich will be the better armature model
If I understood correctly from your post that you already own a T7, I would start there and work with the capabilities of the camera you have. Though it is entry level, it is capable of producing very good pictures, and is a camera you can learn and grow using. If you want to upgrade your equipment now, you could start by purchasing additional lenses, which would work on any Canon APS-C camera you purchased in the future. However, if you have not yet purchased a camera, I would highly recommend going with the T7i or 77D over the T7. They both offer more features, and much more advanced processor, as well as a better auto-focus system. You will have to pay more. Both the T7i and the 77D are selling right now for $649.00, brand new body only. (The 77D has some more advanced features over the T7i, and is a great buy currently at $649.00.)
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