pentaprisim vs pentamirror .. and ????

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  1. wgp1987

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    ok ... so you read the title. i have a canon 30d (pentaprisim viewfinder). and im in a contest where i might win a 1st:5d mkii 2nd:t1i 3rd: xsi 4th:g10 .... and im going to place in the top 3. im in 1st now to win a 5d, but if i dont im stuck with a rebel t1i or xsi. the bodys of the rebels are small and light. and they have a pentamirror viewfinder. slower fps. but newer processors with higher resolution sensors. to me the t1i is garbage(picture quality), but i do like the xsi. now would the xsi be better than my 30d? other than the pentaprisim/mag body/fps? cause i love the digital magnification in the canon live view, its great for manual focusing. but then, i was debating about the new nikon d5000. love the 11af-points that the d5000 uses(same as d90). the autofocus motor not being in the body isnt a big deal to me. but i was thinkin about hopping over to nikon and selling the camera i win and my equip i have now (if i dont win the 5d, then im sticking to canon) and getting the d5000. then again, the d5000 has pentamirror, no af motor ... but other than that .... it looks bad a$$!!!! what you think?
     
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    I hope this isnt "THAT" 5D competition. There are folks out there still waiting to recieve their prize camera from those scammers. Dont sell anything until you have the prize in your hands!
     
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    i work for a company that is having a sales comp...... im unaware of what you are talking about. but its funny :p
     
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    You can't seriously be telling me that your decision on a camera rides on if it has a pentamirror or a pentaprism? The difference in light through the viewfinder is a few percent and it has zero impact on the final image.
     
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    I will not worry about that as well.
     
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    no i just dont know if i dont win the 5d if keeping the 30d and a xsi/t1i is worth while when i like the d5000 .... but then id have to sell my stuff. id get a lot of cash for the cams/lenses and i dont see a need to spend the xtra cash on the d90 because all the lenses id want for the d5000 have the motor built in, except the 50 1.8, id have to dish out the xtra cash for the 1.4 but then again i might just buy a tamron 90mm macro ..... i work in retail so its like i cant be happy with what i have, worst part about working in a camera store :(
     
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    This sounds a little rediculous... lol

    1. Don't count your chickens until they hatch, you may not win anything.
    2. Make your own decision based on what YOU see as the results of both cameras AFTER you know WHAT you won.
     
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    Problem solved. If you win the XSI then sell both the XSI and your 30d and buy a 50d.
     
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    id rather have a 40d. 50 is ok, but dont need all the xtras.
     
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    very true sir, i was in a panic when i wrote this. ill try not to post my ranting thoughts of irrelevance
     
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    You're trashing the T1i while praising the D5000???? I'm a Nikon guy and even I'd take the Canon over that Nikon. And where do you work that gives away $2700 cameras for a sales contest?
     
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    lol ive been yelled at already for this post. i havnt played with the d5000 yet. compared to the xsi the t1i to me just felt cheaper and the vid sucks on it. canons point and shoots vid is almost as good as the t1i haha. if the d5000 can autofocus better than the t1i ... which im sure it will ... then when recording video the d5000 will be better on the vid aspect. but i like the 4x digital magnifier in live view on the nikons, and with that swivel screen it might be awsome to shoot with.

    dont like the d5000?
     

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