Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by spankaveli, Mar 24, 2008.
4gb CF card
the guy's asking 600 shipped
If thats the camera you want It seems alright. Lenses are going to eat you up though ($$$) because of the IS (if thats important to you)
Skip it. Buy the body only brand new and buy my 28-135 IS lens for 300 dollars .
you mean for extra lenses? it comes with those two
admittedly i know fuckall about dslrs but i want to get a decent starter to play around with
well you can prob buy the body onl for around the same price. Those lenses are nothing but paper weights.
If you haven't ever played around with a DSLR, heres why I'd say no-go on the Canon. It has the IS in the lenses, isntead of the body. Nikon is the same way. This makes the lenses with IS very expensive.
The Pentax K100D is a a great price. The Olympus E-510 is also very well priced for the package. I personally use an E-510 and I love it. The 2 kit lenses are alright and theres a very well priced Olympus macro lens. Sony also has the IS in the body.
You feel the same way knowing the shots that would be taken will be from an amateurish at best standpoint? I'm not doing anything even near semi-professional so I'd hate to spend money on a lens that I won't be nearing the capacity of.
Then IMO you'll definitely want IS.
so those two lenses don't have IS in them and since the XTi IS is in the lens then there'll be no IS?
Correct. Canon and Nikon sell lenses with and without the IS. Sony, Pentax, Olympus have the IS in the body.
i dont understand this logic. he will be limited in lens selection, and if he ever wants to play with the big boys he will have to reinvest in a whole new system.
How is Sony, Olympus, and Pentax not "big boys"?
He's never even owned a DSLR, so who's to say he's going to go deep enough into the hobby to enjoy his L glass?
He's only going to be using 1-3 lenses for his first year realistically.
why not recommend for him the XT body only and 35 f/2?
plenty good enough, IS isnt mandatory. plus he has access to canon's whole lens line up when he gets addicted enough.
So Canon or bust? IS isn't mandatory but it's a very nice feature for an amateur to have in his first camera.
Shit, I forgot I was on OT!
i prefer canon, but i'd recommend canon or nikon.
i wouldn't want to invest any money into a dslr system unless it was one of those companies.
their lens selection is horrible, that's why
I totally understand what you're saying. Thankyou for enlightening me.
Please describe in more detail I really don't understand this arguement. What lenses will he need from the Canon/Nikon camp he cannot get in the others?
Yes, great starter lens.
the argument isn't about startup, it's about growing into your setup.
either way XT body only = $400
that'll get him started in the right direction