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Jan 27, 2009 17:53 |  #1

hello everyone my name is Neil. i want to upgrade to a DSLR,
at the moment im using a Canon sd 1000 point and shoot
and i want to take my photography to the next level..

here are some shots i have taken with my P&S canon sd 1000

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so my question to you guys , what should be my next camera?
i was lookin into Canon XSI and the Canon XS
and i also have a budget of $600

please help me out , guide me towards something thats good and will fit in my budget. thank you very much :)

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Jan 28, 2009 13:36 |  #2

someone ? anyone?


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Jan 28, 2009 14:08 |  #3

Does it have to be new? Get a used 30D.


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Jan 28, 2009 14:28 |  #4

bob-e wrote in post #7206650 (external link)
Does it have to be new? Get a used 30D.

i would like a new cam.... just so im sure it wont break after few clicks


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Jan 28, 2009 14:32 |  #5

Then get the XS with the kit lens and add a 50mm 1.8. XSI with the kit lens is above your budget.


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Jan 28, 2009 14:33 |  #6

I think I'd start with a 40D, get a fast standard prime like the Sigma 30mm or Canon 28/1.8, maybe a 430EX flash and see what else I need after that.


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Jan 28, 2009 14:34 |  #7

with that budget a used 20D or 30D would be nice, you can also check the prices of the XXXD models which are shipper than the XXD models, for example a New XSi with kit IS lens, this would be a good set up to start with, you can also just get the body and buy a better lens for around 200.


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Jan 28, 2009 14:40 |  #8

bob-e wrote in post #7206810 (external link)
Then get the XS with the kit lens and add a 50mm 1.8. XSI with the kit lens is above your budget.

so i checked amazon for the xsi body only with a ef 50mm f/ 1.8 lens it comes up to $656


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Jan 28, 2009 14:47 |  #9

Depends, how big are your hands? I got an xti for my first camera and I couldn't stand it because it was so small in my hands. I should have gotten a used 30d for my first dslr. You can regularly find 30d's for around 400-450. Another 200 bones you can get a 18-55is with a little spare change. Or you could add the 55-250is for a little extra. If you have big hands, DONT GET A XXXD series camera. You will most likely hate it.




  
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Jan 28, 2009 15:01 |  #10

Neil B wrote in post #7206867 (external link)
so i checked amazon for the xsi body only with a ef 50mm f/ 1.8 lens it comes up to $656

Which is $56 over your budget and you don't have a kit lens that covers an essential range.


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Jan 28, 2009 15:32 |  #11

Ahhh, didn't see the "budget" hmmm, well, can you still get a new xti?

you know, I'd buy used from an established member of this forum, there's some real good folks here that wouldn't sell a lemon, you could get a 30D for$400ish and maybe a plastic fantastic and a 430EX


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Jan 28, 2009 15:40 as a reply to  @ thatkatmat's post |  #12

thanx everyone im goin to further research into all these models and see what best fits my budget


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Jan 28, 2009 15:41 |  #13

ogre1231 wrote in post #7206922 (external link)
Depends, how big are your hands? I got an xti for my first camera and I couldn't stand it because it was so small in my hands. I should have gotten a used 30d for my first dslr. You can regularly find 30d's for around 400-450. Another 200 bones you can get a 18-55is with a little spare change. Or you could add the 55-250is for a little extra. If you have big hands, DONT GET A XXXD series camera. You will most likely hate it.

i have held the xsi in my hands before at best buy and it didnt feel so bad .but im goin to look into the 30d :cool:


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Jan 28, 2009 15:44 as a reply to  @ Neil B's post |  #14

Go for a classic 5D with a 17-40L they are great from what I hear!


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Jan 28, 2009 15:48 |  #15

30D, 40D, 5D all in the used range, and a decent price too. 17-40 is a sweet lens as suggested. Lots of options for you.


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