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

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  1. Sarah23

    Sarah23 TPF Noob!

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    Very true! Thanks!

    When I get to the point I think I have 'outgrown' this one, I will think about upgrading, but until then all I can do is learn and get better, right!!

    I will be looking into getting some better lenses for now. :) :hugs:


     
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    keith204 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Ackhckchhkchemm....20D.


    I never 'hated' the feel of the XT/XTi until I held a XXD. That XTi will do much better than you think. Put your money towards nicer lenses, as others have said.
     
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    Now thats the ticket.... don't over extend finances to get into something that really won't play a big part in your growth as a photographer.

    You can look all you want but don't touch the merchandise unless you plan on purchasing...




    btw... Do yourself a favor... NEVER touch a 1-series. You'll regret it... trust me ;-)
     
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    I bought my xt only for learning photography. The basics and everything I can about exposure. I am hoping to increase my lens collection before even thinking about buying a new body.

    I am wanting to keep my xt as long as I can before upgrading to a new body. When I do it will be for a 5D Mark II if it ever comes out. But That wont be for a year or two after that has been on the market anyway and probably not until the xt has completely fallen apart.

    You should just learn everything you can about photography on your xti before thinking about a new body.
     
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    Sarah - Just buy some better glass and you will be very happy with your current camera. When you are ready to upgrade your body you will already have the glass to go with it. :hugs:
     
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    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    Stick an EF-S 17-55mm f2.8 IS on it, you'll be fine.
     
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    Exactly....

    I'd pick up an XTi + 17-55mm f2.8 IS

    over

    a Canon 40D with Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens

    Any day of the week....
     
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    That would be a VERY nice combo
     
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    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    Works just fine with my 350D (XT) - check out the more recent entries on my flickr site if you need a second opinion (in fact, most of the first 4 pages).
     
  11. Sarah23

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    You guys are great! :) Thanks so much!

    I do reallllly want a better, faster lens. I hardly take my 50mm off my camera right now just because I really dont like the kit lens...but I need something that can get a wider shot then my 50mm sometimes, so that is going to be one of my next purchases. That and a good flash. :)

    I feel better today....lol...
     
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    If I had $1000 to spend on a lens...sure! lol! :lol:
     

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