Flyfisher1976 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 804 posts, RR: 2 Posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6785 times:
I am going to be purchasing a new camera and my budget is less than $1000 dollars. I just purchased a 100-400L lens.
After much research I came to the conclusion that the 10D with its nice solid feeling metal body still eclipses the newest model by Canon (Rebel XT) in many areas despite being several years older and discontinued! The only "leg up" that the 350xt seems to have over the 10D is a slightly higher resolution, which really doesn't concern me. The 10D sports a higher ISO and frame rate and is of a nicer construction. So it seems the 10D is the obvious choice.
I am currently looking at a used 10D with less than 1500 actuations in very good condition for $650.
Am I missing something here or (aside from resolution) is the 10D a better choice? What would you do in this situation?
Maiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 48
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6754 times:
I had the chance to take some photos with a new 350D/100-400mm combo a couple days ago and the body is a bit small for that lens, but, it feels surprisingly solid. Its not as bad as I thought it would be with a big lens attached. That said, Im still going with the 20D, but, the 350D isnt a half bad choice in your situation.
Scooter From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6722 times:
I used to have a 10D, and now I have a 350D. As mentioned above, the 100-400 is a little overwhelming for the 350D, but works nicely. The only real difference that I've noticed is the buffer. I used to love to rip off a ton of shots very quickly on the 10D, but I have to be slightly more selective in my shooting with the 350D. Which isn't a bad thing, I guess.
The size difference between the two is pretty significant. It took me a little while to get used to the smaller body.
No complaints though. I love the 350D - it's served me very well so far.
JumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2465 posts, RR: 42
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6506 times:
Quoting Flyfisher1976 (Thread starter): I am currently looking at a used 10D with less than 1500 actuation in very good condition for $650.
Good luck finding one with less than 1500 actuation
Unless someone got one and stashed it in his closet and only got it out on Sundays
But the 10d is a great camera you will be very happy with it