A&P Camera body versus lens question

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  1. slow_one civic

    slow_one civic ULEV ownz me OT Supporter

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    If I were to compare picture quality between a Canon 300D with 17-40mm f/4L lens versus a Canon 20D with a decent lens, say a Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR with roughly the same focal length, shutter speed, and f-stop, which would look better?

    Reason I ask is because the 300D & L-lens combo is roughly the price of a 20D body. I know the 20D > 300D body-wise, but I just wanted to see how much of a difference a good lens makes in this particular comparison.
     
  2. mojito

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    300d won't show as much detail in larger prints, but 6 vs 8mp isn't that big of a deal for normal prints



    the 20d offers a lot more than a 300d does, but a better lens wll make a bigger impact
     
  3. sony

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    why not get a rebel xt
     
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    :werd:
     
  5. tenplanescrashing

    tenplanescrashing Active Member

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    or the new Canon 5D?

    :mamoru:
     
  6. slow_one civic

    slow_one civic ULEV ownz me OT Supporter

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    I could ask the same question with that camera vs the 20D as well.
     
  7. mojito

    mojito New Member

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    cause its the same sensor as the 20d, so the pic would look identical assuming you didn't use any of the features to obtain it that the 20d has that the xt doesn't
     
  8. sony

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    Both the Rebel XT and 20D use a DIG!C II image processing chip.

    If you're talking about a XT + better lenses vs a 20D + kit lens, I'd take the XT in an instant. If you're talkinga bout the XT and 20D with the same lenses, the choice is very obvious.
     
  9. tenplanescrashing

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    d2x for teh win!
     
  10. excessive

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    10D w/ said lens FTW
     
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    lol yeah
     

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