Is there a reason why I shouldn't get the Canon EOS Rebel XTi??

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Elite, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    It's worth it... those other two lenses are a waste =(
  2. Elite

    Elite Guest

    IC.. Guess I have to save more $ then :-[
    Thanks Art !!
  3. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    no problemo =)

    goodluck saving up, it's gonna be worth it in the long run!!
  4. zepplock

    zepplock Guest

    Phong, buy D40x and get used 18-55 for a starter.
    They can be had for as low as $50 or $80 almost new - any person who bought a kit will sell one eventually (hell I have one which I might sell).
    Eventually you'll get 18-200VR and be very happy.

    You could also get Nikon 50mm 1.8 for very cheap to get you started too, or Sigma 50mm macro - to take pics of corals....oh wait... no more corals ;-(

    But I think D40x is a good starter camera.
  5. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    he already has his tank zepplock, give him some time, corals will come =)

    yes used 18-55 is ok, but I'd still wait. Why spend money now on something that you will FOR SURE replace?

    Though if you want the camera now, and want to train yourself as a photographer, and get a lens that you'll keep forever, a $90 Nikon 50mm F/1.8D is a really nice lens. Sharp as a tack, fast focusing, light, great image quality, etc.

    It'll teach you how to compose your pictures by force with it's fixed focal length ;) Keep that until you can afford the 18-200.

    Or if you really become a hobbyist, scratch the 18-200, and get the 17-55mm F/2.8 and the 70-200mm F/2.8 and call it a day. Eventually you'll want the 85mm F/1.4d which is great for low light indoor close crops... maybe by then it'll have AF-S. I was just talking to Ibn about that yesterday =)
  6. zepplock

    zepplock Guest

    Kinetic's is right.
    You also could get Nikon 55-200VR for very cheap. Good lens with stabilization and zoom.
    Makes you kinda dance around ;-)

    Lot's of choices. I say get a body (D40x), get 18-55mm used or 50mm 1.8 prime for under $100 and start making pics.
    Soon - you'll understand what/if you need to get something more.

    p.s. my 18-55 is for sale in excellent condition ;-) hehe
  7. zepplock

    zepplock Guest

    Just wanted to add, I'm getting Sigma 150mm Macro for corals and Sigma 10mm or 12-24mm for wide angle.
    You'll end up with many lenses anyway - it's just a matter of time and order in which they come.
  8. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    Tokina 12-24mm F/4 is an awesome lens. 12mm is already pretty good. The tokina's distortion is also 100% correctable using software like DxO... while Nikon's 12-24mm F/4 is not 100%. Sigma 10-20 isn't even close to distortion correctable.

    For wide angles, I'd highly suggest 12-24mm F/4 Tokina.
  9. capescuba

    capescuba Supporting Member

    [quote author=Elite link=topic=2488.msg26732#msg26732 date=1194913926]
    I decided to keep my ~$1000 limit for now. I went to Cosco last night and saw these two packages. Which one is better?

    Nikon D40X, 18-55 and 55-200VR lens, bag and 1GB memory - $949.99

    Canon Rebel XTi, 18-55 and 75-300 lens, bag and 1GB memory - $939.99

    Good price or too expensive?? (thing I like about Cosco is you have life time warranty ;D)

    I got an 18-135 lens with mine and a 4gb card for ~ $900. Lens has been great for my limited knowledge!
  10. Elite

    Elite Guest

    Did you get the Nikon or Canon Dave?
  11. zepplock

    zepplock Guest

    unless he got 18-135 sigma for cannon which I doubt.
  12. Raddogz

    Raddogz Guest

    Dave got the Nikon
  13. Elite

    Elite Guest

    I found this on craiglist. ;D
  14. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    cool, make sure the serial number on the camera match any on the box... they can easily swap things out with gray market etc.

    get their receipt too, and see if it still has a warranty that's valid.
  15. Elite

    Elite Guest

    how can you tell if it's a gray market stuff??
  16. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    [quote author=Elite link=topic=2488.msg27567#msg27567 date=1196488749]
    how can you tell if it's a gray market stuff??

    serial number. but if the serial number doesn't match the box or something, then I'd be super suspicious and not get it at all.
  17. Elite

    Elite Guest

    Cool... Thanks Art!!
  18. northbay-reefer

    northbay-reefer Honorary Member

    Phong ... save your money for that trailer man :D :D
  19. Elite

    Elite Guest

    Too late Tom ;D

    Testing.. right out of the box 8)


    Sorry don't have coral to shoot :-[

  20. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster


    it's pretty sharp. are you shooting in JPG mode?

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