Getting a camera

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    I'm looking at getting me a new DSLR, and the Canon Rebel XT is at the top of my list. How is this camera? It seems quite good from what I've read, but more info never hurts.

    I found a deal at amazon.com, it includes the XT and Canon's EF-S 18-55mm, f3.5-5.6 zoom lens.

    Is this lens a good all-around one? I mostly shoot landscape stuff, trees, treelines, sunsets, etc. I figure I'll add a battery grip at least. What else should I get for it? I imagine a case and maybe a flash?

    Any info would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
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    The Rebel XT is indeed a good camera. As far as the kit lens, for the price it's good. You might want to buy something better at some point. If you are shooting landscapes, sunsets, etc, I would recommend the remote switch, and a nice tripod, and few filters, namely, circular polarizer, and a graduated neutral density filter.
     
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    agreed. if you arent stuck on canon, i would suggest the nikon d70s. it comes with a better stock lens, and from all the reviews i've read it's quite a great camera.

    but of course the XT is great too. looks like a good buy to me!
     
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    If you haven't handled the Xt personally I'd recommend you go out and try one. The only negative thing I've really heard about it is the fact that many people find it too small.
     
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    Hey Canoncan.... I'm starting to build alittle collection of filters for my AE-1.
    This Neutral Density filter you mensioned, what exactly would this filter be good for, could you explain just alittle bit on this filter. Thx
     
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    I noticed that. Do you think the addition of the battery grip would make it more comfortable for a large-handed person?
     
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    Oh, also, is $889.94 a good price for the XT (silver) with the EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 lens?
     
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    yes, that's a good price. it might be better to look for one with a warranty though. the battery grip should help with size.
     
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    The price was from www.amazon.com, and they have a 2-year service plan for $50.


    As for filters, what is a good brand to buy? Also should I get just a polarizing filter or one of those 3-filter packs?
     
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    I've no idea I'm afraid as I've never handled an XT, either with or without battery grip. It can't hurt I suppose but I'd try first. Particularly as you've got large hands. The XT was designed specifically with Women in mind.
     
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