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Old 08-18-2004, 04:20 PM   #1
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Alright, I'm starting to be really envious towards you guys taking those amazing photos. I've always had a passion towards photography, but I've never bought a decent camera. So, photo gurus, how do I start?
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Old 08-18-2004, 04:44 PM   #2
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Canon G5
Canon Pro1
Canon DigiRebel

Pick one of the above based on your spending power.



Thank you, please drive through.
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Old 08-18-2004, 04:57 PM   #3
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Old 08-18-2004, 05:01 PM   #4
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Old 08-18-2004, 05:23 PM   #5
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Two ways to go IMHO
Cheaper (and what I'm doing)
#1) DigiRebel body $900
#2) 50mm 1.8 for night/super sharp shots $80
#3) Soon to be here Canon 17-85 EFS for an all around lens $~200
#4) 100-300 4.0/5.6 for the big daddy zoom $250 (or some comparable 70-300 non IS lens)

Total = $1430

or

More Expensive but better camera and better lenses
#1) Soon to be here D20 body with the 17-85mm EFS $1600
#2) 50mm 1.8 $80 or 50mm 1.4 $350
#3) 70-300 with IS $400

Total = $2080 - 2350

You will be able to take a picture of anything anywhere with either of those

I have 1,2,4 of the cheaper set and am waiting for the 17-85 to replace my canon kit 18-55mm as the all around lens

-Tom

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Old 08-18-2004, 05:26 PM   #6
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Why do people still suggest the Digital Rebel? It was the top camera LAST YEAR but now it's not all that, if you don't follow the canon crew there are better options. With the price you can get a 10D at why buy the rebel if you have to go canon?
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Old 08-18-2004, 05:32 PM   #7
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Because the weight and size of the 10D doesn't justify the bigger buffer for me

Plus with the 20D out soon, the 10D is no longer in production and obsolete.

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Old 08-18-2004, 05:39 PM   #8
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Bigger buffer, less "i'm a n00b" automation, more features. Those are the reasons.

And for the reason of the 20D coming out the 10D is going to be really cheap.

I still couldn't believe it when I picked up the Drebel and found out you couldn't manually go into AF-C. Having to only do it in "sport" mode was just stupid.
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Old 08-18-2004, 05:42 PM   #9
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Bigger buffer, less "i'm a n00b" automation, more features. Those are the reasons.

And for the reason of the 20D coming out the 10D is going to be really cheap.

I still couldn't believe it when I picked up the Drebel and found out you couldn't manually go into AF-C. Having to only do it in "sport" mode was just stupid.
I believe there's either a Wasia firmware hack for this, or someone figured out a way to do this using the wired-release jack.


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Old 08-18-2004, 05:43 PM   #10
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All the "features" other then the bigger buffer and softer mirror slap are unlocked using the firmware hack.

You are correct though that if you like the 10D you could buy it cheap now used as people will probably be dumping them in favor of the 20D. Just IMHO for my uses, I like the DigiRebel better then the 10D.

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who has the option to change the AF mode on any picture mode on his DigiRebel (or mirror lockup for that matter)
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Old 08-18-2004, 05:45 PM   #11
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True the hack really helps out but then you have to do the "hack" and hack up your warranty.

I don't know if it's worth that. The more I use my Nikon the more I like it. I almost bought a used 10D and sold the D70 but i'm glad I didn't.
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Old 08-18-2004, 05:46 PM   #12
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Hack up what warranty? Its only a firmware update thats fully reversible.

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Old 08-18-2004, 05:50 PM   #13
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Fully reversible? Gosh you are a bad person.

Actually for a newbie camera he isn't going to notice one difference. The person behind the camera is the easiest upgrade when you first start out.
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Thats one thing I completely agree on. I'm tapping probably 10% of the potential of the digital rebel right now and will be until I become a WAY better photographer.

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I was just surfing some dpreview.com forums and found a couple for you!





Cause you *need* that...

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