A&P Input on first DSLR

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  1. amill94

    amill94 OT Supporter

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    Hey guys,

    I have an old point and shoot camera that sucks. I wanted a dslr so I can have more options when taking pictures. What do you guys think of the Canon EOS Rebel XTi? I picked one up today, but didn't play around with it. It's the 10.1mp one. I got it for $600 compared to the retail price of $699. Should I keep it or exchange it for something else?

    Thanks
     
  2. tenxia

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    Keep it. I got a Nikon but XTi is good too. :)

    u got a lense with it too right?
     
  3. amill94

    amill94 OT Supporter

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    Yeah, it's a black body with an 18-55 lense. I have no idea what that means. I was going to read up since I know almost nothing about photography, but decided to jump in. I've taken a few pics with it so far and in auto they are awesome looking compared to my point and shoot....I can't wait to mess with the advanced settings.
     
  4. Sympathy

    Sympathy OT Supporter

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    return it and re-buy the xti body only. buy a lens separately.
     
  5. amill94

    amill94 OT Supporter

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    What kinda lenses should I look for? I'm doing small stuff for now...mostly point and shoot...but can I use any Canon lense, or are there certain ones the XTi uses vs the 20d or 30d?
     
  6. It really doesn't matter what camera you get, until you want a full frame sensor. They all have different sensors which just means you'll have different depths of field.

    You probably want to get something with Image Stabilizer, since a lot of newbies, including myself, shoot a lot. What you think is a good photo, may not turn out to be once it's uploaded. You'll need something with a decent range...

    If you looked around, you could probably buy someone's 28-135mm IS from their 40D for around $350...
     
  7. Spurious

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    You can use Canon EF and EF-S lenses as well as Tamron, Sigma and Tokina lenses with Canon mounts.

    Depending on your budget it might be better for you to keep your kit lens, which really is subpar, but it's better than nothing and definitely better than you getting a focal length that you're not familiar with or a prime as your only lens.

    You're going to spend more on lenses than you did on your body, so prepare for that. The numbers on the lens denote the focal length, the lower the number the more wide, the higher the more zoomed.

    If you'll post what you intend to shoot people will be able to suggest specific lenses for you.

    Welcome to the croo.
     
  8. Jhegro

    Jhegro wtf is a jhegro?

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    im confused. the different image sensors affect your depth of field? huh? explain.
     
  9. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    probably would've been better worded as different crop factors (ie 1.6x, 1.3x, 1x)
     
  10. Jhegro

    Jhegro wtf is a jhegro?

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    thats not a depth of field issue, its a field of view.
     
  11. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    which is why it could've been worded correctly.
     
  12. Wrong word choice, sorry :uh:
     
  13. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    keep the kit lens unless you can afford a really good walk-around lens
     
  14. amill94

    amill94 OT Supporter

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    So, the camera itself is good though, without spending more? Any good websites that explain how to take some advanced shots, as far as adjusting exposure, and things like that in a manual mode? I looked through the manual, but I was looking for some more in depth procedures.

    Thanks
     
  15. Sympathy

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    good site for beginners :wavey:
    http://web.canon.jp/imaging/enjoydslr/index.html
     

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