Did I make a good decision?

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by Richard, Feb 20, 2008.

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Which one would you buy on a small budget?

  1. New Canon Rebel XTI

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  2. New Canon Rebel XSI

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  3. Used Canon 30D

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  1. Richard

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    If you had a small budget for a DSLR which one would you buy?

    I went with the used 30D, was that smart? I want to start a small photography business, starting with outdoor portraits.
     
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    used d70
     
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    If prices were the same or close, the 30D is a good decision. It'll be something you can have for a long time. If the price was a significant difference, I would've gone with the XTi to spend more on lenses.
     
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    If you use it and like it, then it was a good decision, if you don't like it, then it was a bad decision.

    Personally, (my own opinion) I think comparing the three, I wouldn't even consider the Rebels because of the menu setup. The 30d has much easier manual control. If you're asking if the 30d can be used professionally, then I think yes.
     
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    i would have gone with the 30d :)
     
  6. Richard

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    Well thanks, I guess I did it right. Whew!
     
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    I think the 30D is a more professional caliber SLR then the other two, which would make good back-up bodies at best.
     
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    Sell it and get a Nikon D50 or D70 or maybe a D100.

    If you are really on a tight budget then the manual lenses you can get for the Nikons make Nikon the hands down winner.

    The other option is a second job. :)
     
  9. Richard

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    Actually I am going to sell my Nikon D40 as soon as I get my Canon, I'm switching over. Nikon was great but Canon offers more lens options. Also I alreay have a second job. The second job is pretty much funding my hobby.
     
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    Small budget? What are you calling small??
     
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    Agreed, get an SB-600 or 800 and tote around CLS!

    WOOOHOO!!!
     
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    The 30D is a nice camera. I nearly bought one. When I got a new dSLR the choice between Nikon or Canon basically came down to a coin flip. I ended up going Nikon. Like somebody said, if you like it, it was the right choice.
     

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