REBEL XT's ARE IN

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  1. Nikon Fan

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    but sadly only in the silver version with kits only :( I saw them at Best Buy this afternoon, and went to the photo store where I ordered mine to see if they had them, but they said only the silver with kits were available. For some strange reason the others aren't coming out for a few more weeks :( Hopefully within the next two at least!!!! Anyway thought I would pass along the great news. I was able to play with the one they had in the photo store and now I want it eve more. It's a lot smaller and lighter than the drebel...but from what I can tell I'm going to love it!!!
     
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    Just checked and BandH have all of them in stock but the black body only...which is what I ordered :( Anyway ebay also has them all listed including just the black body only...so chances are they will hopefully have all of them everywhere very soon!!!
     
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    I'm gunna have to wait a month or so probably until I get one.... so make sure to post pics and your throughts whenever you get yours :)
     
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    Ditto on this except for me maybe add another month or two. You can break it in for us Amanda!
     
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    Thanks for the heads up

    I am waiting to see what the noise levels are at 1600 iso. If it's the same as or close to the 20D I will probably buy one. I have seen a couple of examples but I didn't like the samples shown.

    I have also read where the kit lense is awfull, so if I buy one it will be only the body. No sense in getting a decent quality camera and a crappy lense, it would be similar to buying a good computer for the internet and using a dialup service.

    I think I will get the sigma 18-125mm zoom as my first lense, the reviews have been mostly positive and the lense covers a huge range. The price is very good, I will also get the 50mm lense.

    Like Nytmair and Aoide I am going to wait a little while, mainly because manufacturers have a hard time to get the first production run right without any bugs.
     
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    The black body is standard as far as I know with the XT. DP Reveiw did a preview on it already so you can see what it's all about.
     
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    Check out the Tamron 28-300 if you are looking for a good lens instead of the one that comes with the kit. That way you aren't changing lenses so often which lowers the risk of getting anything on the sensor.
     
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    I doubt that the Tamron 28-300 is any sharper than the kit lens. For only $100, the kit lenses are a pretty good deal. IMO
     
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    Sharper or not, the Tamron lens doesn't get near as wide as the kit lens. It's just not a substitute if you shoot wide angle landscapes.
     
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    From mesing around with the camera in the store, the kit lens didn't seem to awful to me...but then again that's what I am used to shooting with is a kit lens.

    The guy in the store said they released the silver first b/c women are more likely to buy them, but that didn't make much sense to me. You'd think they'd want to release all them at once to make as much $$$ as possible...
     
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    damn damn damn... xt is amazing.. and I'll be still working with my fuji s5000 :( ehhh
     
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