The list author says: "Hey everyone! Just thought that I'd take the time to share what information I have about the gear I have and use. Firstly, I'm in love with the Canon T4i. It was a much better camera to start on than the T3i. I owned the T3i for a short period of time before returning it. I bought the T4i mainly for the new sensor technology and the pioneering of Canon's continuous AF video system. However this was not the only reason. The camera also has built in HDR which I love, more cross-type autofocus points, and even a touchscreen! The touchscreen alone was worth the extra 100$. However, I was utterly disappointed with the 18-55 kit lens. The lens is decent but not tac sharp nor is it fast in terms of aperture or autofocus(especially during video) It's also very noisy so I recommend getting the 18-135 STM or get the 40mm pancake lens. I own the 40mm and have to say that it is a wonderful lens to use. Overall I am very happy with my purchases so far."