Kinda wishing I hadnt gone for the XTi now...

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  1. Sarah23

    Sarah23 TPF Noob!

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    I kinda wish I had waited and gotten a 40D instead. I didn't really know a whole lot about ANYTHING when I got the XTi...my friend has one and I fell in love with it, and didnt really look into others. It really was all I could afford anyway...but now I wish I would have waited a few months, saved up some more cash, and gotten a more "pro" camera. Maybe I can just keep saving, and eventrually sell my XTi and get the 40D (or whatever may be out thats in that price range)

    Not that the XTi is a BAD camera...its really not...but after feeling and playing with others on a few different occasions now, I seem to dislike my XTi more and more....lol!

    *sigh*

    Ok, pitty party over. :)
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You could try a battery grip for your XTi. It won't make it into a 40D...but it will improve the feel of your camera.
     
  3. Two things you can do:

    1 - try and sell it as quickly as possible, and recoup as much money as possible - do you still have the box, manual and warranty?


    2 - learn to love your camera. It's really about the lenses, and the sensor. You have a very good sensor in there, and your lens collection will grow with you. 98% of shots you can get with the 40D you can also get with your camera... Personally I like small cameras, and you should be pleased that you own one of the smallest SLRs on the market.
     
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    I will probably keep it, and eventually just upgrade when I can. Its not that I dont like my camera...I am so happy to even HAVE a SLR...I just didnt do a while lot of research into other ones when I was looking.

    I do need some better lenses. :) Maybe that is what I should be focusing on for now. :lol:
     
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    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The first month that I had my D200, I sincerely thought that I had made a huge mistake. Very few pics came out very well, most were out of focus and poorly composed.

    Several hundred hours of study, practice and a thousand pics later I started to see improvements. The more time I put into it, the better the results are getting.

    It's all about getting the best you can out of your current equipment.

    Try checking these groups out for a little inspiration.
     
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    Well I have the same feeling. I could get a D300 for $1,300 bucks from where I work.

    I wished I could have saved up to get this and just waited but I would have missed out on the 14,000 pictures I have taken with my D80 since last August.

    Just think about it that way..........the countless pictures you would have missed with a "decent" camera to what you would have got with a P&S

    ~Michael~
     
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    I got a Nikon D50 and now that I'm more into photography I'm wishing I had a D80 for some of the CLS options. That's not saying the 50 sucks though.

    Plus the strategy I'm taking is to buy some lenses now since they don't go out of date as fast as the bodies and when I have more experience / knowledge I'll upgrade the body. At that point I'm sure there will be something that will make the 80 look like a mistake. :D
     
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    Since it was your first SLR (I'm assuming because you mentioned you were a beginner), I think that this camera is good for you. If you go and see and hold other, better, more expensive cameras, of course you'll want that one! Also, like many say, the lens is usually more important. Now, if you're shooting some serious sports, than it's obvious that the 40D would be better. Just my opinion.
     
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    Ahem....30D.

    You can get a body for aboot $600 used. Isn't that close to the used price of an xti?
     
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    Check out LisaK24. Go to her profile and check out her Flickr gallery. She uses a Canon 400D (aka XTi). Every time I see her photo's I think WOW! my camera can do that? Makes me realize the potential that the XTi really has and also that my skill level is no where near hers. Which just drives me to learn more and practice more.

    Its very satisfying to me to see awesome pictures taken with the same model camera that you yourself own. If that makes sense...
     
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    Theres always something better that you can buy. It will ALWAYS be that way. If you do get a 40d im sure you gonna be like, i wish i saved more and got the next one up (sorry, im not familiar with canon models).

    Just buy some glass now, it will make you feel better =)
     
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    haha....therapeutic shopping is the best kind! :lol:
     

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