My choice but your opinion?

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  1. Azmic

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    OK So I've decided to get my first dslr which will be the canon rebel xs which is 500 on amazon. But I could also get the Rebel xsi for 618 which is still good. But if I got the XS I could save up and get a better lens. Which would you prefer?
     
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    Get better glass. The glass is more important than the camera body.
     
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    I don't know the Canon line. I stick with name brands (Nikon). However, I agree with musicaleCA - go for glass. I'm still using 20-year old lenses but, during that period, I've replaced my camera body five times.
     
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    Oh ok. Thanks for the info it'll save me some money.
     
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    are you implying Canon is NOT a 'name brand'??? :confused:
     
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    My question as well?? Certainly that was written by mistake...right??
    Canon is probably the largest "name Brand" out there and by personal preference, as I have used both Nikon and Canon, I much prefer the Canon. I used my friends Nikon D90 which is more expensive than my Canon XS....but after using the Nikon D90, the D90 it turned me off and I am very happy that I bought the Canon XS.
     
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    you canon lovers need to make your way to my thread and voice your opinion :)

    link is in my sig :hugs:
     
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    That's some funny stuff right there. :) Canon is a "name brand", they've dominated in the DSLR space since the beginning of it. Nikon has only recently caught up. I hope that was a typo. :)
     
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    i think he meant he is the type of person that is brand loyal, and nikon is his brand of choice for photography. i could be wrong though. :meh:

    and neither company has ever dominated the market. the biggest market share lead either has ever seen in competing markets is roughly 10%. dominating the market would be at least a 50% lead imo.
     
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    Are you opposed to buying used?
     
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    Why are you buying cannon in the first place ? Cannon good if your intending on shelling out countless paper on fast glass, go nikon dude better n the long run.

    I know cannon users won't agree, it's ok.
     
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    It's painfully obvious that Canon owners do not have a sense of humor.

    As far as domination is concerned, Nikon did dominate the SLR market at one time. Canon did a major catch-up when they introduced their super-fast auto-focus lenses some twenty-five (?) years ago. It's been neck-and-neck ever since.
     

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