A&P thinking about making the jump to a dslr

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  1. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    i've already tried to make this jump once about 3 or 4 months ago, but the company screwed up my order and i never got my d50, i wound up with a refund. but i'm thinking i want to make the jump again. but i think i'm going to go with a canon this time. my uncle has one of the orig digital rebel's and i've played around with that enough to know that i def want a dslr, and being able to borrow/share lenses with him is why i'm thinking about going canon. i'm leaving to go on vacation to dallas next week late late wed/early thurs and i think i would like to try to get one before i go.

    would a used rebel xt be a good first camera to learn with? is there anything specific to ask about a used camera, other than general condition, and how many shutter actuations?
     
  2. psykosis

    psykosis Go placidly amid the noise and the haste

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    If you are buying used, buy a 10D instead of an XT. I can even turn you on to a deal on one ($400 for the body, $650 w/ lens) I was about to pull the trigger on until other bills came up.

    Ask for shutter actuations, but chances are they 1) don't really know, or 2) they are lying.

    The best thing you can do is ask them to take a picture of a clear, blue sky. That will show any dust or other issues with the sensor.
     
  3. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    which lens is with the 10D and why would you recommend a 10d over a xt?
     
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    because the 10d has 2 command dials, and is better built (magnesium instead of plastic)

    i don't think the 10d ever came with a lens, but you have to keep in mind that the 10d uses ef lens only...it does not accept the newer ef-s lenses (if that matters to you)
     
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    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    that is somewhat of a downside, cause my uncle has some decent ef-s lenses he would let me borrow.
     
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    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    yeah, i have a 10d and i wish i was able to use some of my friends ef-s lenses...especially the 10-22
     
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    i would not get a 10d over an xt. even though it is better built, its slower, smaller buffer, and can't use ef-s lenses
     
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    :werd: I would take an XT over a 10D any day, now a 20D, thats a different story
     
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    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    yeah, i just don't think i can find a used 20d in my budget. i think i'm going to stick with trying to find a used xt.
     
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    XT is plenty camera for most people, I still haven't gotten to a point that the camera is holding me back

    good glass > good body
     
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    psykosis Go placidly amid the noise and the haste

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    nevermind. I just saw the guy sold it already...
     
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    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    any ideas where the best place is to look for a cheaper used xt besides ebay or potn?
     
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    psykosis Go placidly amid the noise and the haste

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    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    I'm selling mine, 3400 clicks, $400 shipped to lower 48 states, includes original box & stuff (except transfer cable), extra Canon battery, Canon remote. Mint condition since it's barely used (my 3rd body). Body only.
     
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    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    edit - :o just bought one on potn :o
     
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    :cool: how much?
     
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    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    460 shipped with kit lens and a 4gb cf card :coold: i can't wait for it to get here :o
     
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    badass, that's a good deal

    4gb card is nice, I can get 460 RAW pictures on mine
     

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