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Sep 16, 2009 15:16 |  #16

brassringo wrote in post #8656748 (external link)
I would suggest you go with the Canon EOS Rebel Xti (400D) then upgrade to the 40D later.

I wouldn't go this way...if you can afford to get the 40D then go that route right away.

OP needs it for fast shooting, Xti is only 3fps compare to 6.5fps


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Sep 16, 2009 15:25 |  #17

brassringo wrote in post #8656748 (external link)
I would suggest you go with the Canon EOS Rebel Xti (400D) then upgrade to the 40D later.

Why?



  
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Sep 16, 2009 15:34 as a reply to  @ jr_senator's post |  #18

Part of the op's criteria was a more substantial build and feel of the camera so I think the rebels are out...

OP (mikejet): i think your best bet is either a 40D or 50D.
If you can stretch the budget by quite a bit you could splurge on a 7d when that comes out but it's probably overkill...
I have a 40D and I love it...the 50D has a better screen, AF micro-adjust and 1.5x the MPs but some say worse IQ than the 40d because it's got all those pixels crammed in there.

Either one should be perfect for your criteria...


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Sep 16, 2009 15:41 as a reply to  @ caesar2164's post |  #19

Thanks for all the suggestions and the 40D looks like the way to go! There's still a few places selling new ones so I will probably get one new with a kit lens to start and a grip.

I think the most fun will be with a nifty fifty though.


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Sep 16, 2009 15:46 as a reply to  @ mikejet's post |  #20

Look at the Nikon D300. It has everything your looking for. Used should be just about the price range too.:cool:


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Sep 16, 2009 15:57 |  #21

Look around, and don't limit yourself just to Canon. There are several advantages to Canon and Nikon, as the are the biggest, and the ones used by most. But there are also advantages to be had with other manufacturers as well. Take a look at Pentax, Olympus, Sony, etc. You may find one that you like better. One huge difference between them is Canon and Nikon oput their IS (VR) in their lenses, where as the others I mentioned put it in the camera, meaning all lenses have IS. Canon and Nikon will have a larger lens selection to choose from.

If you already have funds for the 40D then out of your options with Canon for the 1k or less, go with the 40D, but not with the Rebel XTi. I still have my Rebel XT, but I found I quickly out grew it, and wanted more.

The best advise I can give is to shop around and go to the stores and pick them all up and hold them and see what feels good to you. It might be a Canon, and it may not be. You have to pick the one you that feels to be the best fit for you. Don't just read the reviews on them, get out there and pick them up, turn them over in your hands, look through the view finder, and everything else. This will prevent you from later wondering if you made the right choice, or if brand X would have been a better choice then brand A. They all do the same thing, and that is to capture an image.


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Sep 16, 2009 19:37 |  #22

Canon or Nikon for sure. You are getting into a system (you may not be thinking so but give it some time) and Canon and Nikon have the systems. As for IS, I'm not a fan but many are. I bring this up because one reason neither Canon or Nikon have done it themselves is because that setup doesn't work well with the longer telephoto lenses (300 mm and longer).



  
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Sep 16, 2009 19:43 |  #23

40D. It's an incredible camera at an incredible price right now.
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Sep 17, 2009 20:26 |  #24

Yeah, 40D might be the one for you. don't discard the 50D though, the extra features are well worth the extra cash imo;)


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Sep 17, 2009 20:34 |  #25

40D for the win.


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Sep 29, 2009 10:57 |  #26

I think you should get the 40D......hehehehe



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