A&P Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT 8MP DSLR : Opinions?

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  1. JustSurvive

    JustSurvive New Member

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    I've been looking around for a new digi cam since I could desperately use an upgrade from my Fuji S5200. Now I am not ready to go all out and spend $15-2500 on a camera, I am looking for something between your basic point and shoot and a high-end DSLR. This camera seems to be in that mid ground, both in specs and price.

    Has anyone used / heard reviews on this camera before? I thought I would ask around before I would get it, or if someone had a better suggestion in the price range, no more than $700, after getting an external flash and a zoom lens I know I will be over the $1000 mark.

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  2. We've all heard of this camera and it's a popular camera for beginners. Best advice would be if you were to get one, get a used one for cheap!!

    :bigthumb:

    Good luck
     
  3. mandarin orange

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    if you're gonna get one.. get it used. if you get it new.. just get the XTI instead
     
  4. Oh, also you can easily find used 20d's on www.fredmiranda.com going for $650-$700 shipped with accessories.
    You can easily find a lens (Tamron 28-70 f/2.8) for $300. That would get you a better body and a great walk around lens to learn with for $1000. :coold:

    20d is an upgrade that is more comfortable and is faster than the rebel XT
     
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    ^true story!
     
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    I'm selling my XT soon.........30D here I come
     
  7. GregFarz78

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    I like my XT kinda wish I got a different lens with it but didnt have money at the time and didnt want a used camera. If you can afford it skip the 18-55mm kit lens and go with something a little better.
     
  8. Changed

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    make sure you buy something other than the 50 1.8, or you will get sick of the camera fast.
     

  9. Yeah, having a prime for your first lens is no fun, I know from personal experience :mamoru:
     
  10. JustSurvive

    JustSurvive New Member

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    Yeah, I kinda wanted another lens right off the bat, the external flash I can wait a bit on.

    I found a real good deal on a brand new one here, comes with a better lens, 512 MB card, card reader, bag, and a tripod, and is almost $200 less than that Best Buy price.
     

  11. Oh and another tip.. Stay away from those crappy ebay packages. Also if you find a website with a deal that sounds like an awesome deal post a link to the site here and ask us first because we have been pretty good at helping alot of people avoid falling for scams.
     
  12. JustSurvive

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    Oh of course, I'd never buy a camera off eBay.

    And I posted the link in that reply. :p
     
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    thats what i did great choice
     
  15. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    I came here to post the d40 w/ the 18-70mm lens...

    But apparently they don't sell it that way. And I can't recommend anything that uses the 18-55...

    ah well...

    G'luck with the XT.
     
  16. zennoodle

    zennoodle ...hmm must've misplaced my socks

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    I use a Rebel XT now...love it but can't wait for the 40D to come out. :big grin:
     
  17. skolen

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    Why is the kit lens hated so much? I know they're not the best cause they're tossed in w/the camera. But I would think it's not complete shit because they don't want to hurt their cameras performance.
     
  18. anthem404

    anthem404 not my cup of mud

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    f/3.5-5.6.

    Not the sharpest lens, poorly made, etc.

    I only use my kit lenses when I have to, otherwise I stick with my 50.
     
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    40d? isnt that already released?
     
  20. IAMHERENOWv0.0

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    Pentax K10D
    Weather Seals
    10.2 MP
    Decent Kit lens
    BADASS Camera for the money.

    750.00 at Broadwayphoto.
     
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    the only one that is actually not a scam and does actually offer great deals is Cameta Camera. don't just check out their ebay auctions, go to their store and look at the different packages they offer.
     
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    MeanFiddler The C.I.A. is Trying to Kill Me

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    No, the Nikon D40 has, but he's talking about the upgrade to the 30D.
     
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    geckoman OG - registered 02/01. Noobs GTFO

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    I've got the rebel XT ... I've had it for about 2 years now.. and I LOVE it. I've got the kit lens - it's "OK" .. not great, not bad.... I also got a 50mm prime lens and a Sigma 70-300mm lens.
     
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    How is that site? reputible? I'm also looking for an xt, i bought a kit lense from someone on here so i'm looking for just the body. That site has a used one for 419 which is right what i'm looking for. a question, is that site selling the camera used or is it someone who can log on and sell their camera through them? it says product condition is a 10, can i trust taht you think?

    thanks
     

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