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Canon EOS 10D Vs. New Rebel XT  
User currently offlineFlyfisher1976 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 804 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6098 times:

Please help!

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?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated...

Thanks, Joe

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User currently offlinePipoA380 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1594 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6071 times:
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I have the 10D, also bought it used in good condition, for about 500$, and I'm really happy about it! I would never give it back!

Love the metallic construction, but I can't really compare, I never tried the Rebel XT. Cheers  wave  Philippe



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User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2035 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6069 times:

10D is very well made, I'd have one in a snap. Don't be mislead by ISO performance though; at high ISO settings the 350 is superior, also buffer performance is better in continuous drive.

100-400 will feel less unbalanced on the 10D, the 350 is a much lighter and smaller camera.


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User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6067 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.

[Edited 2005-09-08 17:18:06]

User currently offlineScooter From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 852 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6035 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.


User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5984 times:

Quoting Flyfisher1976 (Thread starter):
Am I missing something here or (aside from resolution) is the 10D a better choice?

A 10D will simply mean you've spent less money to get your photos rejected.



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User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5850 times:

The Rebel XT is simply great!

User currently offlineFlyfisher1976 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 804 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5819 times:

This will probably be my choice...I am going to pick up an incident meter too. No more trusting Canon's in-camera metering...too many lost shots!

User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2464 posts, RR: 45
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5819 times:
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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
Cheers

[Edited 2005-09-17 12:48:45]


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