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350D to 30D...I've just done it :)

 
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Mar 11, 2007 06:29 |  #1

Just gone from the 350D (RebelXT) to the 30D. It only arrived yesterday so not had much chance of having a play yet but it should get tested today :)

Very first impressions with just the design and ergonomics of the 30D make me feel it was worth the upgrade.

The 350D is an excellent camera but I did want the extra little features the 30D has to offer and the more robust design...and after reading the many threads on here about the differences I took the plunge, so thanks to all in helping me make the decision.

Off to play with my new toy...;)


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Mar 11, 2007 06:43 |  #2

Gratz on the purchase. Great upgrade. The ergonomics is great on the 30D. The wheel makes a big difference with the ease of use. Have fun with your new toy!! post some pictures later.


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Mar 11, 2007 06:43 |  #3

Congrats... give us some more comments after some use, I'm in the same boat just waiting for the funds. Upgrade is not top of my list right now but I know I want the 30D.

Enjoy :)


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Mar 11, 2007 06:51 |  #4

Hey great move! You won't be disappointed. Sus out the picture styles and download a few off the Canon website. They're a blast!


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Mar 11, 2007 06:55 |  #5

I changed from a 300D to the 30D and it's fantastic. I can't recommend the 30D enough. I've only used it with the Sigma 12-24, Canon 50 1.8 and my new toy, the Sigma macro lens, the 105mm. It's simply a joy to use, and as mentioned above the wheel makes things so much easier.


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Mar 11, 2007 08:08 |  #6

I did the same upgrade a few weeks ago and I am soo much happier. The size and weight feel much better. Bigger viewfinder ;) Alloy body instead of plastic!
Aside from ergos though, 1/3 stop ISO, better AF (especially low light), and cleaner ISO 1600 are giving me a lot more good shots. I find that with 1/3 stop ISO I rarely have to use ISO1600....ISO1000 and ISO1250 are a blessing for indoor sports!

This point is petty I admit. But... It aggravated me how the XT would put files in separate folders every 100 pics (according to file name) e.g. IMG_1299 --> IMG_1300 a new folder would be created. The 30D puts all files in one folder. Ahhh so much easier when dumping a full 2GB card to the PC.


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Mar 11, 2007 09:33 |  #7

Heatseeker99 wrote in post #2852145 (external link)
It aggravated me how the XT would put files in separate folders every 100 pics (according to file name) e.g. IMG_1299 --> IMG_1300 a new folder would be created. The 30D puts all files in one folder. Ahhh so much easier when dumping a full 2GB card to the PC.

I've just taken a couple of photos and when I downloaded them to pc, the very 1st pic I toook with the 30D said...IMG_3047. :eek:

I was panicing at first thinking, "This aint a new camera!!!" But I realised I'd put an already used card in with some pics already on it. DOH !!!!!!:o


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Mar 11, 2007 09:49 as a reply to  @ Mr O's post |  #8

Actually, scrap that last comment. I don't know what I was looking at, but opening the images in Zoom Browser and my 1st pics say IMG_0001, IMG_0002 and so on...:)


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Mar 11, 2007 10:28 |  #9

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Mar 11, 2007 11:38 |  #10

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Mar 12, 2007 15:44 |  #11

Congrats, great move...


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Mar 12, 2007 17:33 |  #12

Niall wrote in post #2851970 (external link)
I changed from a 300D to the 30D and it's fantastic. I can't recommend the 30D enough. I've only used it with the Sigma 12-24, Canon 50 1.8 and my new toy, the Sigma macro lens, the 105mm. It's simply a joy to use, and as mentioned above the wheel makes things so much easier.


I went from the 350d to 30D and I have every one of the lenses you mentioned lol.

I also have the 70-200 f4 which i highly recommend.


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Mar 12, 2007 18:10 |  #13

Congrats! Made the first move myself. Still have the XT as a backup, but it hasn't come out of the bag since I got the 30D.


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