A&P Ballin' on a budget. Which cheap, used DSLR should I shoot for?

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  1. TQ

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    Would it be better to go for a used 20D over a Rebel? :dunno:
     
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    used 20D > rebel
     
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    Btw, I know nothing about Nikons and have never played with one so feel free to learn me :big grin:

    I've played with 20,30, and 40D's several times and really want a thumb wheel :o

    Never shot a Rebel but I don't really care for the way they feel in my hand. Looking to spend less than $400 :hs:
     
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    for $400 total

    start with a used D70/D70s in good shape
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    20d > d70 > rebel
     
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    My D50 will be for sale next week :)
     
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    You can get a clean 30D for $400 these days.
     
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    The new rebels are garbage. Go for a used D70 or 20D
     
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    Ok wow, prices on 20D's and 30D's are cheap as hell :coold:

    I've seen 3 20D's go for $315-325ish on ebay in the last day. I think thats what I'm going to shoot for :x:
     
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    I loved my XTi when I had it, great value... until I got a 5D. You can get an XTi pretty cheap these days with a kit lens or the 50mm 1.8. Other lenses I'd recommend would be the Tamron 17-50 and the Canon 70-200 f4.

    Full frame is where it's at if you are serious about photography. 5D prices are really coming down too.
     
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    Ok I spoke with a seller on the phone today. He has a 20D w/o a lens BIN on ebay for $325 w/90day warranty. He owns a repair shop and has cleaned the sensor and everything is working perfectly.

    Is this a good deal? I've seen a couple of 30D's go for not a lot more but without any warranties :dunno:
     

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