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CanonEOS Rebel T2i Digital SLR Kit w/ EF-S/18-55 IS II
 
4.8

(based on 1101 reviews)

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    (214)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (855)
  • Easy to use (831)
  • Large clear LCD (663)
  • Image stabilization (642)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (616)

Cons

  • Noisy at high ISO (81)
  • Short battery life (57)
  • Poor in low light (36)
  • Lag / shutter delay (26)
  • Small LCD screen (13)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (660)
  • Landscape/scenery (617)
  • Travel (541)
  • Low light (510)
  • Video (431)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (361), Photo enthusiast (348), Semi-pro photographer (124), Photography student (37), Pro photographer (30)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (760), Yes (136)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Canon Eos Rebel T2i

As a photography student, yearbook photographer, and someone using the T2i as a tool to make money, I am very happy with it. If you are new to buying a DSLR like I...Read complete review

As a photography student, yearbook photographer, and someone using the T2i as a tool to make money, I am very happy with it. If you are new to buying a DSLR like I was, you may be weighing the T2i against other models like the Nikon D7000 or D3100. After a ton of research and some conversations with professional photographers, I found that the real difference between Nikon and Canon users seems to be brand bias. Of course, there are different applications for the cameras, for example the faster shutter burst speed on the Nikon D7000 makes it better suited for fast action photography. It appears, however, that the T2i is the most versatile for its price. The D3100 is comparable to the T2i in price, but is inferior in its specifications, while the D7000 is comparable in its specifications but at $500 more the small step up in ability seems over-rated. The T2i is a incredible value, with the highest resolution in picture quality and display. High resolution isn't everything, but when using the T2i to make money it is great to be able to print larger photos and have the ability to crop while maintaining high resolution.Some (supposed) Negatives: 1. The T2i has a plastic body. Some see this as a downside, but I don't think the metal Nikons are any more durable. I have dropped the camera from four feet onto pavement and it only has two small chips on the surface. The plastic is uncommonly durable, it seems like a completely different kind than electronics are usually made of. 2. The mode wheel has scene modes (presets) and doesn't rotate 360 degrees. I guess for professionals the presets are insulting on a camera this expensive, but I don't see how that makes sense. The presets are actually really accurate and useful if you don't feel like adjusting on manual for a quick shot or if you just want something reliable and quick. 3. Button locations. This is really just a preference, like I prefer the shutter dial near my thumb the way it is on my Nikon N70, but it's just an adjustment and not actually anything bad. 4. Auto focus in Live View. Using Live View is fun to mess around, but the focus is too slow and often inaccurate to take action shots or even portraits. There is a setting that allows focus through the 9 point system, but the shutter must close to focus which confuses people (about when the picture is done) and still ends up taking longer to get the shot. Auto focus without Live View however is extremely fast, easy and accurate. 7. Loud Shutter. The shutter on the T2i is one of the loudest i've heard. This isn't a problem unless the noise disrupts a subject (animal or something), which I haven't experienced yet, though I have shot animals and they seemed not to notice. People can easily hear the shutter from at least five feet away, which is why Live View auto-focus, as mentioned above, is confusing to subjects. 6. Upgrade from the T1i? A common criticism of the T2i is that it is barely an upgrade from its predecessor. While this is kind of true, The improvements are noticeable, especially in the screen quality, video fps and iso. Also the ability to plug in an external stereo microphone is essential to anyone interested in film -making (the built in mic picks up every movement in the lens and an unbearable amount of wind). Overall, this camera is incredible. It's applications are extremely versatile, with the one exception being fast action photography. The T2i takes great sports photos, but it's on the slow side of DSLR's, meaning you might not catch the right moment. Everything else is wonderful; the T2i has superior video, indoor/ low light, portrait abilities, screen resolution, brightness and viewing angle, and overall is an incredible shooting experience. In all, the T2i performs excellently in almost any situation or application.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good entry level Video DSLR

Cheap to buy for a Video DSLR. Images are excellent at low ISO's, but video falls apart over 800 ISO.

The best way to start if you just don't have...Read complete review

Cheap to buy for a Video DSLR. Images are excellent at low ISO's, but video falls apart over 800 ISO.

The best way to start if you just don't have the cash.

This is a great B cam for event video, but it lacks many professional features. The most important missing feature is full ISO control. You have access only to 100, 200, 800, 1600, 3200 and 6400. And anything over 800 looks pretty lousy.

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4.0

Great refurbished T2i!

By taltice

from Kernersville NC

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Large Clear LCD

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel

    Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T2i Digital SLR Kit w/ EF-S/18-55 IS II:

    Looking to upgrade my older SLR to a better one. Chose a refurbished T2i based on outside reviews and the lower price on a refurbished. This one looks brand spanking new. Everything in the box looked new so was very pleased. Order shipped same day. Very happy with this purchase.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 6
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    It's going to be a Merry Christmas!

    By JC the one

    from Portland, OR

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • High ISO Performance

    Cons

    • Lag / Shutter Delay
    • Noisy At High ISO

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T2i Digital SLR Kit w/ EF-S/18-55 IS II:

    I am giving this camera to my wife for Christmas. She is familiar with this camera through my daughter's camera. This is a great camera for someone who wants great pictures, but is not a professional.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 10
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Great Camera as a First DSLR

    By JR

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • High ISO Performance
    • Large Clear LCD

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T2i Digital SLR Kit w/ EF-S/18-55 IS II:

      As a previous point-and-shoot camera user, with no training in photography, I have been incredibly pleased with this camera.
      It was terribly easy to use before I knew how to use any of the more advanced features, and I'm now finding it very powerful as I learn to use the available settings and features.
      Most importantly: great, great pictures!

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 9
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      I would buy a second one!

      By Lens Fetish Photography

      from Center Valley, PA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • High ISO Performance
      • Long battery life
      • Quiet
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T2i Digital SLR Kit w/ EF-S/18-55 IS II:

        It was time to replace my ailing Rebel XT, however, I also needed a decent video capabilities. After extensive research, and a personal recommendation from Ryan Connolly over at Film Riot, I decided to go with the T2i, which did not disappoint. The video is pristine, and the creative settings for both photo and video go beyond what I expected. Add an affordable price tag to the mix, and you have a powerful camera for both beginner and experienced alike.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 10
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        The EOS T2i Rebel, I find it a very good

        By Scorpio Rose

        from Tacoma, Washington

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • High ISO Performance
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T2i Digital SLR Kit w/ EF-S/18-55 IS II:

          I like the EOS Rebel T2i, It is a reliable camera for my dedicated photography, it has all the good technical interface need for my photography needs, has overall performance that is highly excellent for a entry-level DSLR camera on the market. I would highly recommend this camera to anyone, wondering about it's high tech performance and durability.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 10
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Canon t2i better than Nikon.

          By Luriel the student

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • High ISO Performance
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Tilt /Swivel LCD

          Cons

          • Noisy At High ISO

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T2i Digital SLR Kit w/ EF-S/18-55 IS II:

          It's so much easier to use. Especially for beginners this item is so smooth and easy to handle because you can learn by yourself as to what each feature does. You don't really need to take a class. I know how to use it perfectly well with two weeks of owning it.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 10
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          3.0

          Good for beginners

          By Joseph Obe

          from South Florida

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T2i Digital SLR Kit w/ EF-S/18-55 IS II:

            As of today NO complaints. We shall see how Canon handles h/d
            1080 video. Still shots are excellent.

            Joseph J. South Fl.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 9
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Great camera for amateurs

            By paulio

            from Bethesda, MD

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization

            Cons

            • Poor Image Stabilization
            • Poor In Low Light

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Video
            • Video Making

            Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T2i Digital SLR Kit w/ EF-S/18-55 IS II:

            I make small youtube skits with this camera and its great! The only problem is the standard lens equipped with it but apart from that, it has a lot to give for up and coming filmmakers!

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 8
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Worth every cent

            By Cut me Mick

            from Winston-Salem, NC

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • High ISO Performance
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Video

              Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T2i Digital SLR Kit w/ EF-S/18-55 IS II:

              I bought this camera to take better pictures of my new baby. It is a fantastic camera for beginners as well as professionals. I took up to the mountains last week just as the leaves had changed colors for Fall. I was able to take some of the best pictures I've ever taken before. I've never trusted the auto function before because I've felt the camera doesn't read light and motion well but this is a camera that I can leave on auto and take great pictures.

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              • No

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              5.0

              I like this camera

              By Lara

              from New York

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Good Image Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Travel

                Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T2i Digital SLR Kit w/ EF-S/18-55 IS II:

                This camera has very good quality, and price is also very cheap:)))

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 8
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Great Camera

                By Maddux's Mommy

                from South Bend, IN

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                • Fast Shutter Speed
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T2i Digital SLR Kit w/ EF-S/18-55 IS II:

                  I am not a professional photographer. I just wanted a great camera to get great pictures of my very active 4 year old. That is just what I got with this camera. Although some of the technical stuff will take some practice I am able to take pictures with no problem.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 8
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Solid Camera

                  By Kat

                  from Denver, CO

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                  • Good Image Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T2i Digital SLR Kit w/ EF-S/18-55 IS II:

                      As a dslr novice, I think this is a fantastic camera that I can both learn on an grow with. It has incredible image quality and a range of features that will allow me to really develop as a photographer beyond the novice stage. I'm glad I opted for the T2i model as well - I see no real difference in overall quality from the newer Canon models. So far I've had no trouble with my refubished model, and B&H did a fantastic job with the shipping. I'd definitely recommmed it!

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 9
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Rebel T2i

                      By trekrider

                      from TN

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • High ISO Performance
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T2i Digital SLR Kit w/ EF-S/18-55 IS II:

                        I'm an advanced amateur and have owned Canon film and digital cameras since the 1980's. I've never been disappointed with my Canon purchases.

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 8
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Rebel T2i Rocks!

                        By Blue Green

                        from Akron, OHIO

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast Shutter Speed
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • High ISO Performance
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T2i Digital SLR Kit w/ EF-S/18-55 IS II:

                          I use this camera weekly for videography and photography. Excellent camera for video and photography. The only drawback is the recording times of about 12 minutes. Been using this camera for over a year with no problems.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great for my novice skills

                          By Christiana Cavaleri

                          from University of Iowa

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                          • Fast Shutter Speed
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T2i Digital SLR Kit w/ EF-S/18-55 IS II:

                            I am a beginner DSLR photographer and this camera is wonderful, easy to use and provide built in tools like professional camerA. Image quality is impressive even my teacher was impressed. Great camera to learn from and grow with. Best thing I like about the camera is that it accepts both EF and EFS lenses. I have not tried video capabilities but my nephew has one and is very impressed as he is using it to enroll for movie making school.

                            • Ease of Operation:
                            • 10
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great Starter DSLR

                            By Will the Thrill

                            from Iowa

                            About Me Photography Student

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Amazing in low light
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • High ISO Performance
                            • Large Clear LCD
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Video
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T2i Digital SLR Kit w/ EF-S/18-55 IS II:

                              I use this mainly for taking senior pictures, but I have also made numerous videos with this camera and done fine art photography. For someone wanting to start out, this is the best and cheapest DSLR out there.

                              • Ease of Operation:
                              • 7
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              dark brown or black color dominates

                              By Psingh

                              from Sacramento, California, USA

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                              • Fast Shutter Speed
                              • Good Image Stabilization
                              • Large Clear LCD

                              Cons

                              • Poor Image Quality

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel
                              • Video
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife photos

                              Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T2i Digital SLR Kit w/ EF-S/18-55 IS II:

                              I have 2ti for about a year.. It is excellent in all respect. BUT looks like it is unbiased to dark people like me. It makes me look very dark among the crowd of bit fairer people. So I normally shoot every body's but always dodge when some one wants me in the picture too. I do not want to spoil their picture. If I am in somewhere, I have to edit my image to bring it to my actual color and that blends with others. A month back a friend came from Australia, he had Simple DSLr it took my color exactly as I am. So Cannon, can you do something to improve my color quality. I am serious. Thanks you

                              • Ease of Operation:
                              • 10
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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Refurbished? Couldn't tell.

                              By Malagasy_swag

                              from RI

                              About Me Photography Student

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • Good Image Stabilization
                              • High ISO Performance

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Travel
                                • Video
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T2i Digital SLR Kit w/ EF-S/18-55 IS II:

                                Photography/Film

                                I really like this camera. The lens on it is standardish, but it looks good regardless. This is a good starter camera for people who are just gutting into dslr cameras.

                                • Ease of Operation:
                                • 8
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

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                                4.0

                                T3i performance for a bit cheaper

                                By Andy

                                from Longmont, CO

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Good Image Quality
                                • Good Image Stabilization
                                • High ISO Performance

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Wildlife photos

                                  Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T2i Digital SLR Kit w/ EF-S/18-55 IS II:

                                  I was looking for a replacement for an aging Nikon D40. I didn't have a lot of lenses, and a friend suggested Cannon. With the Cannon, I find the menus much more intuitive, and I also like the white-balance presets much more effect for indoor lighting.As compared to the T3i, I wasn't really interested in the digital zoom or articulated LCD screen, so this camera is a very good fit.I generally use the camera for landscape photography, and couldn't be happier. It's relatively lightweight and seems very durable.

                                  • Ease of Operation:
                                  • 8
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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  LOVE IT!

                                  By Breezy

                                  from Alabama

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                                  • Good Image Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Indoors/Low Light
                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Canon EOS Rebel T2i Digital SLR Kit w/ EF-S/18-55 IS II:

                                    Took it on our beach trip and we were able to get family pictures. The are so clear and vivid. Also being able to get great shots of moving children was awesome. So easy to use.

                                    • Ease of Operation:
                                    • 10
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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