the digital rebel is kinda tiny...

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  1. lawnchair_alchemist

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    Today was the first time I got my hands on a digital Rebel XT. I thought it felt really small and cheap compared to the 30d and the nikon stuff. What about you?
     
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    yepp, it just dosnt feel like a camera, just cheap and dosnt fit ur hand nice
     
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    When I shoot with the 20d or an old Eos-1 film camera with booster and then switch to the original rebel it does feel like a toy. But it takes pictures so that's all I really care about
     
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    The 1D Mark II N is massive. I think the battery pack alone weighs as much as 2 Rebels. I love it though, but to be honest I struggle to point the camera steady for more than about 30 seconds one handed with the 70-200 with TC mounted. Actually, recently I had all the above *and* the 430EX mounted (I was at a school function and I really needed the reach to get the people who were guest speakers).......but an Ixus just wouldn't have done the job:)

    I think the 350D feels like a bit of a toy - but basically same internals as mine so no worries on the quality!
     
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    i dont own one but i have been in and out of stores comparing them for the last few months. i like the grip and feel way more in the nikon. but if feild studies is your goal every bit of wieght counts on those long hauls. i suspect the cannon would be good for that. but how strong physically is it compared to the nikon?
     
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    with the additional battery grip, (which youll probably end up getting anyway), the 350 is the perfect size. not to mention its very light. i keep a 350D as my backup on shoots. works perfect for me, and takes GREAT shots.
     
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    to be honest I love the feeling of rebel xt.. it suits perfectly to my hands. when i tried 30d or 20d they were toobig and too heavy for me! same was with nikon d70s and d200! they are too big!
     
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    Buy a nice tripod, and mount it on there permanently. You'll get sharper pictures, and you'll never notice how tiny or light it is. Image quality is paramount imho.
     
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    I have to agree. I prefer the D70 over the XT. I shoot a Canon 10D, my husband has the D70. We both thought the XT was very small and light feeling, but it's totally personal preference.
     
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    I own a Rebel XT an I really like the feel of it! It lays perfectly in my hand and isn't too heavy for me... my dad owns a 30D an this one really is to heavy for me...
     
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    I'm on 35mm, and I use a Nikon FE along with an MD-12 motordrive, and it’s like carrying a really loud anvil, its great! :) I've been searching about for DSLR's for school and IMO, the D70 is still too small for my big hands. I'm spending the extra $1000 on a D200 and the MB-D200 vertical grip, just because it’s the only thing that's big enough for me and Nikon makes something with a vertical shutter release for it, unlike the D70.

    Oh yeah, the D200 isn't plastic. I HATE PLASTIC SLR'S!
     
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    I will have to admit that the 350D can feel quite 'cheap' and small, but out of all honesty, if I was to look at two identical pictures, taken by the 20D (as I have never used a 30) and 350D I strongly doubt I could tell the difference. I personally use it was the battery grip, which adds a tiny bit of weight and feel of 'sturdiness'.
     

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