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Jun 11, 2013 10:10 |  #1

Just curious to see if this seems like a good deal. I picked up a used Rebel XSi for my son's venture into photography(need to find a 18-55 for him to use on it), it looks brand new with only 3700 clicks on it. I got everything with it except the box for $160. I have only taken about 50 pictures so far but it seems to be a good light little camera. What are your thoughts on the XSi? Thanks for your comments.


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Jun 11, 2013 10:54 |  #2

No experience with that camera, but there is still a lot of people that use them on this forum (and many others) and have amazing shots taken with it. Might be a little older, but with such light use and a low price tag - I think you're doing well.


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Jun 11, 2013 11:18 |  #3

That sounds like a good price, and yes, the XSi is a very capable camera for the price.




  
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Jun 11, 2013 11:34 |  #4

I had an XSi a few years ago. It is quite capable. You paid less for it than the price of a low-end P&S. I call that a good deal any day.




  
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Jun 11, 2013 12:03 as a reply to  @ Tommy1957's post |  #5

that's a great bargain.

if he sticks with it, make sure he gets good glass before worrying about upgrading the body.


here's a recent shot with my XSi, the full frame of this image included the whole front end of the car and the two older ladies sitting beside it.

100 percent crop with my 85mm @ f4, ISO 200


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Jun 11, 2013 16:02 |  #6

trx125 wrote in post #16020388 (external link)
Just curious to see if this seems like a good deal. I picked up a used Rebel XSi for my son's venture into photography(need to find a 18-55 for him to use on it), it looks brand new with only 3700 clicks on it. I got everything with it except the box for $140 shipped. I have only taken about 50 pictures so far but it seems to be a good light little camera. What are your thoughts on the XSi? Thanks for your comments.

if that's a true shutter count and it looks good then you got a good deal. If you don't need video and aqll the latest features the XSi is still good especially for a low price




  
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Jun 11, 2013 19:24 |  #7

The 450D is a very good little camera. It's been with me all over the world without missing a beat.


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Jun 14, 2013 16:49 |  #8

It's still very good for outside shooting or inside with a flash.


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Jun 14, 2013 18:59 |  #9

At £90.00 it's half the price I paidfor my 600D and I thought I got an absolute bargain. As we Brits say, you beat me pants down!


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Jun 14, 2013 19:23 |  #10

Sirrith wrote in post #16022098 (external link)
The 450D is a very good little camera. It's been with me all over the world without missing a beat.

i do think it is a bit underrated.

i had held on to film and my one digital camera when we had twin boys and had to by a real camera.

i just cropped this for another thread (actually one where i think i was thought to be putting down crop sensors, derp) but here is a 100 percent and about 3/4 of a frame of an "indoor" image.

edit: this is with the 18-55 kit lens that came with it.


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