Canon EOS Rebel T2i 550D 18.0 MP Digital SLR DSLR Camera Body + Case + Extras
I shot a feature film over the course of two years using this as my A camera (a mockumentary called Roman Bickerstaff: The Rise and Fall of an R.A., which is being distributed by Summer Hill Films later this year), and it performed absolutely flawlessly. Very reliable for my run and gun style of shooting.
I shot a feature film over the course of two years using this as my A camera (a mockumentary called Roman Bickerstaff: The Rise and Fall of an R.A., which is being distributed by Summer Hill Films later this year), and it performed absolutely flawlessly. Very reliable for my run and gun style of shooting. However, I have a baby on the way and way too much gear, so it’s time to thin the herd. The camera is in excellent condition, with a low shutter count of only 2860 (I primarily used it for video since purchasing the camera new in 2012). The body shows some normal signs of use, but nothing significant. And everything is functional and working great, both mechanically and electronically. No lens included (someone stole the original kit lens… why that of all things is a mystery). Now let’s talk about all the bundled items (most of which did not come with the camera): 1. The original neck strap.2. A Zeikos ZE-CBGT2 battery grip, which has buttons for controlling the camera. Plus, it comes with two power options. One, you can run the camera twice as long by using 2 standard LP-E8 batteries. Or, in a bind, the other option is to use 7 AA batteries. Never tried that personally, so I can’t speak to the runtime of that a setup.3. Three LP-E8 battery packs. Two are Canon brand and will be loaded in the battery grip for shipping. The third is by MaximalPower (the best third party battery brand I’ve used with the camera) and will be loaded in the camera itself for shipping.4. Two Canon brand battery chargers. They work flawlessly. Never had any issues with them.5. An Opteka shutter release button.6. An HDMI cable that works with the smaller HDMI output of the camera, so you can monitor the camera from any monitor that accepts a standard sized HDMI cable.7. A USB cable that works with the smaller USB connection of the camera, so you can connect it to a computer.8. A Sescom audio cable that takes a line-level signal and splits it to a headphone connection and a mic-level connection, so you can take the output of an audio recorder and feed it to the camera to record onboard audio while also monitoring that audio. Not sure if you’ll have a use for this, but it’s a really useful, high end cable for DSLR shooting (especially fast-paced, run and gun work).9. Three 16GB SD memory cards. Two are 45MB/s in speed, while the third is 30MB/s. The slower one is still plenty fast for this camera though, so don’t worry that it sounds slower by numbers. Also of note, these cards are preloaded with Magic Lantern. In fact, the camera is already setup with Magic Lantern if you want to use it (just make sure you only format the cards via the camera itself). If you don’t want Magic Lantern though, no worries, just format the SD cards on a computer. If you have no idea what Magic Lantern is, definitely look it up! Magic Lantern gives you much more control over the settings of the camera, and even adds additional functionality, like audio controls and other fun things. In my opinion, it’s a necessity if you want to get the most and best from this camera!10. A Canon camera bag. It has some cosmetic scuffs, primarily on the top handle, but it still looks good overall and has no issues in terms of function. All zippers and snaps work, and there are no rips or snags or anything. It has a good amount of storage space too: two side zippers, a front zipper with several internal compartments, customizable internal padding via velcro, and a zippered pocket on the roof of the lid. Additional pics are below, including three stills I took this week. Also, if you want to see some actual video from this camera, search for “Buffalo Summer by Frontier Folk Nebraska” on YouTube. Thanks for looking and let me know if you have any questions!