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Old     (midwesty)      Join Date: Aug 2003       10-08-2006, 10:29 AM Reply   
ok, i found the following

XTi(body only) for $760
XT(body only) for $699
XT (body & 18-55 lens) $720
Xti (body & 18-55 lens)$870

which would you choose and why?where can i find a 70-200 lens for cheap/used?

it will be used for wakeboarding shots primarily. what is the 18-55 lens good for anyway?

Old     (phantom5815)      Join Date: Jul 2002       10-08-2006, 1:43 PM Reply   
This is going to sound rude, but have you done the research on the 2 cameras in question? XTi is the newer version of the Rebel.

Here's a site for the comparison: os400d%2Ccanon_eos350d&show=all

You can also research the lenses, but when it comes to cost, you get what you pay for.
Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       10-08-2006, 1:51 PM Reply   


where can i find a 70-200 lens for cheap/used?

sign up at, then check out this link.
Old     (midwesty)      Join Date: Aug 2003       10-08-2006, 2:45 PM Reply   
ok...i did research the 2 cameras and i guess the only thing i see (not really a clue about photography, thats why i asked) is that it has more 2 more megapixels and maybe a few more options, a 2.5 lcd vs. 1.8

i was on fredmiranda and did the reviews and i guess i have to sign up for the used stuff for sale

i also looked into the 30d but that is outta the price range

i was looking for reviews from people that use these and people i can relate to
Old     (midwesty)      Join Date: Aug 2003       10-08-2006, 3:06 PM Reply   
guess i am SOL as far as a fredmiranda account, i have a free email addy and no other addy
Old     (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       10-08-2006, 3:08 PM Reply
Old     (wcr)      Join Date: Sep 2004       10-08-2006, 3:34 PM Reply   
I have a lens for sale brand new $140 shipped
Old     (wakeboardertj)      Join Date: May 2005       10-08-2006, 3:43 PM Reply   
i'd just get the rebel xt and then buy the battery grip or put the extra money towards a lense. the extra 2 megapixels and slightly bigger screen isn't worth the extra money IMO.

to find good prices for the rebel xt check daily to see if theres any coupons. i've seen the rebel xt body only in the low 600s.
Old     (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       10-08-2006, 3:47 PM Reply   
For the body I would look at buying it at Costco because the price will be very competitive and the return policy is excellent.
Old     (phantom5815)      Join Date: Jul 2002       10-08-2006, 4:06 PM Reply   
I think that shooting action shots this little bit of information is important:

XTi 3.0 fps, 27 JPEG or 10 RAW frames
XT 2.8 fps, 14 JPEG or 4 RAW frames

Not that much of a difference,but it is different.

As to the size of the LCD, that's like comparing a 42" vs 50" screen TV.
Old     (midwesty)      Join Date: Aug 2003       10-08-2006, 4:49 PM Reply   
what about buying one around the holidays? think they are cheaper?

thanks for all the info fellas
Old     (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       10-13-2006, 4:55 PM Reply   
I think canon is coming out with their rebates here pretty quickly. Keep an eye out.

I personally own a rebel xt and would save for the 30D if I had it to do over again. The 2.5 fps of the xt to the 5 fps for the 30d is a huge leap. Plus the extra size of the 30D is nice. I bought the extra battery grip for my xt to help with its tiny body and it helped a little.

With that said I personally believe that the difference between the two (XT and XTI) would only be noticeable in the final product (I.E. picture) in the hands of a very skilled photog. Those two extra megapixels are not going to be the limiting factor in your pictures. Exposure, white balance, noise, framing, focus and many other issues will be far more pronounced than the actual pixel count. Good luck and let us know what happens.

Here is the rebate information I found from FM:

Just saw an add in my November issue of Popular Photography & Imaging which shows the Canon Double Rebates starting 10/15/2006. The ad says:

Canon Double-Rebate Bonus
Buy any one of the eligible Canon products on this page and receive the single rebate value. Buy two or more and receive double rebate value for each item! Offer begins 10/15/06 and ends 1/15/07.

It's on Calumet Photographic's ad, page 107.

Here is some of the rebate info:

5D will be $300/$600
30D $100/$200

1Ds Mark II N and 1Ds Mark II: Double your lens- or flash-rebate value with items purchased with either the EOS-1D Mark II N or EOS-1Ds Mark II.

17-40 f/4L USM $45/$90
24-105 f/4L IS USM $50/$100
28-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS USM $20/$40
70-200 f/4L USM $35/$70
100-400 f/4.5-5.6L USM $40/$80
16-35 f/2.8L USM $50/$100
24-70 f/2.8L USM $50/$100
70-200 f/2.8L USM $45/$90
70-200 f/2.8L IS USM $50/$100

15/2.8 $30/$60
20/2.8 $20/$40
28/1.8 $20/$40
50/1.4 $20/$40
85/1.8 $20/$40
85/1.2L $50/$100
100/2.0 $20/$40
100/2.8 $30/$60
135/2.0L $25/$50
180/3.5L $50/$100
200/2.8L $35/$70
300/4.0L $45/$90
400/5.6L $45/$90
75-300/4-5.6 $10/$20
60/2.8 USM Macro $10/$20
430 Flash $10/$20
580 Flash $15/$30
MR-14 Flash $15/$30
MT-24 Flash $30/$60


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