A&P Which option is best...

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Which One???

  1. Option 1

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  2. Option 2

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  1. D_Wade

    D_Wade Yeah, that was nice...now you should get going

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    Price being equal, which would you get for just a day to day, entry level SLR photography option???


    Option 1.) 300D (silver body) w/ kit lens + EF 75-300 lens + filters + extra battery + 512MB memory card + padded carrying case


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    Option 2.) 350D (silver body) w/ kit lens
     
  2. sony

    sony Active Member

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    It's no secret. I prefer the 350D to the 300D, but it's going to be awfully hard for you to take pictures without a CF card. :p
     
  3. D_Wade

    D_Wade Yeah, that was nice...now you should get going

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    ok. option 1 includes a 512MB Ultra II CompactFlash memory card
     
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    widebaudi New Member

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    option 2 with a cf card.
     
  5. D_Wade

    D_Wade Yeah, that was nice...now you should get going

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    option 1 includes a 512MB Ultra II CompactFlash memory card
     
  6. hash browns

    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    The only advantages the 300D has over the 350D/XT is size and price.

    Smaller in this case is not better unless you plan to use the camera as a point and shoot and will use the revised kit lense as your only lens. It may be more comfortable to carry because of its size, but it will not be more comfortable to use.

    Then again, the 350D's plastics feel eleventy times better than the 300Ds, though I would say the D70 still feels more solid than the 300D and the 350D -- That might just be a result of having more to hold, but even the Pentax *istDS feels more solid than the 350D and they're about the same size.

    The new mode selector dial on the 350D is a nice touch -- I like its metal finish, but feel it's on the wrong side of the camera, but if you want to work with the thumb and forefinger from your right hand, then it's right there for you. The camera is quite small.
     
  7. D_Wade

    D_Wade Yeah, that was nice...now you should get going

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    Thank you for your input:wiggle: . I like the idea of having a nice DSLR for point and shoot action as well as some advanced photography. I like size and the new features of the 350D, but I like the price of the 300D more. I do not plan on becoming a professional photographer, so I would think that either camera would be more than enough for me. I do know that you get what you pay for, and I don't have a problem spending the money if it is necessary, but in this case I am not sure it is necessary for me to spend the extra $$$ on the 350D. I need the help of OT.

    Is the increase of Megapixels from 6.3 to 8.0 a big difference, or is glass more important then megapixels???????
     
  8. sony

    sony Active Member

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    The 300D is slow at writing to cards. Buying an Ultra II for a 300D

    and a slow 512 for a 350D

    will yield roughly the same speeds.
     
  9. hash browns

    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    No, the difference isn't significant enough -- and in general, not all megapixels are created the same.

    You will be happier in the long run to get the 350 over the 300 -- except for the size if you intend to use it a lot.

    Glass >> Megapixels
     
  10. D_Wade

    D_Wade Yeah, that was nice...now you should get going

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    So basically, spend the extra $200
     
  11. sony

    sony Active Member

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    If you feel it is worth it, yes. As much as I'd love to spend your money, the decision is solely in your hands. :eek3:
     
  12. D_Wade

    D_Wade Yeah, that was nice...now you should get going

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    u can spend it for me
     
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    sony Active Member

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    Do I get to shoot with it too? :eek3:
     
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    Wish I could spend it for you... you'd be getting me a new lens for christmas :p
     
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    I would get a 1gb minimum if you plan on shooting RAW. 512 would hold just 40 RAW pics on the 350D. The 75-300 is not great for the money. 8mp is only a 400 verticle line difference compared to 6mp.
     
  16. D_Wade

    D_Wade Yeah, that was nice...now you should get going

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    if you're in this neck of the woods, sure!
     
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    as far as i can read option 1 includes a cf card however you posted a poll. one option which includes a cf card and the other option that doesnt. so again i reiterate, option 2 with a cf card which just gives you bare minimum to start shooting with.

    you should start with one lens and then find out where to go from there.
     

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