A&P Opinions on the XTi?

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  1. Beeno

    Beeno New Member

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    So I'm finally getting a dslr. Before, I've always wanted the XT, but now, the XTi's out, and it seems like its a lot better for around the same price as the XT before. So what do you guys think about the XTi compared to the other models in its class?
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    It's still too small but with a battery grip it's more comfortable to hold.

    The two-buttons-to-change-aperture-in-manual-mode kinda sucks, though.
     
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    Ahh...but only the Nikon D70 has the two wheels in the class, right? And does canon even have a camera with two wheels for changing aperture and ss in manual?
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    Canon 10D/20D/30D have the 2nd wheel to change the aperture. the 1D series has a second wheel but the UI is different to change settings. I prefer the 10D/20D/30D UI over the 1D MKII UI, which sucks imo

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    yeah.. a second dial would be nice :hs:

    xt size is fine with me though. i have small hands. plus its easy to carry around.
     
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    Ohhhh I see. Yeah, I always thought that wheel was for the menu only. And I thought it was so pointless to have such a big wheel for such a small task. Heh, photo-newb :wtc:
     
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    if you went nikon, the d80 is very comparable and has two wheels I believe.
     
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    Thing I don't like about it is the removal of the second LCD screen. I like the sensor cleaning feature tho.
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    shaking off dust that will eventually get back on the sensor. excellent :coolugh:
     
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    Oh, I thought it was one of those super laser cannons that pulverized dust specks... :hs:
     
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    For the amount of manual shooting you will do starting out, an extra "wheel" should be the last thing on your list of features. I have had an XT since it came out and rarely use manual mode.

    The XTi is a total winner. Buy it.
     
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    D80 > Xti

    the latest reviews posted in the thread the air guy posted prove this
     
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    D80 is outta my price range :( How about the D70(s)? I wanna get into some sports shooting, but will probably do macro/portraits/landscapes.
     
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    You really can't go wrong whichever side you choose. Like what most people say, just go to the store, see what body feels right, and go within your budget and save for good glass/lenses.
     

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