UTA_flyinghigh
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I Just Bought My New Canon Dslr!

Thu Feb 12, 2004 12:42 am

Thanks to the conspiration of various parties (707cmf, Boieng747-400, Manzoori, Ckw, etc...), I have just purchased a second-hand Canon EOS D30 for 800 Euro (still cheaper than my car ! yes !).
Let's hope it gives me good results, and that 707cmf doesn't steal it when it arrives in his mailbox.

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RE: I Just Bought My New Canon Dslr!

Thu Feb 12, 2004 12:48 am

The plugs will never end now.  Big grin

why would your camera arrive in someone else's mailbox?
 
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RE: I Just Bought My New Canon Dslr!

Thu Feb 12, 2004 12:51 am

why would your camera arrive in someone else's mailbox?

Hint : I live in Eire. The seller is in France. Site only ships to France.

Guess who will be using it first, much to my dismay  Sad

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RE: I Just Bought My New Canon Dslr!

Thu Feb 12, 2004 12:58 am

Will,

Apil 1st is only in a little under 2 months.  Innocent

Ah the D30, I can see Ben and Gary jumping like Masai's right now.

Cheers,
Tim
 
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RE: I Just Bought My New Canon Dslr!

Thu Feb 12, 2004 1:00 am

{guess what?}

How would I know that?

{guess what else?}

If you get it after your buddy...your the {hint} third user.... not the second.
 
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RE: I Just Bought My New Canon Dslr!

Thu Feb 12, 2004 1:35 am

Well, I shall (les eaux) receive a gift next week in my Mailbox, yeepee.

And as of next week, I shall (les eaux), not knwo anyone going by the name of UTA, and be the proud owner of a DSLR...  Laugh out loud  Laugh out loud

707
 
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RE: I Just Bought My New Canon Dslr!

Thu Feb 12, 2004 2:55 am

A used D30 for 800 Euros, which works out to $1025 in US dollars (using todays exchange rate).

That seems like a lot of coin for a 3 year old, used camera?

A quick check of eBay shows lots of D60s changing hands for right around 1k US, but perhaps there is more to this story? Did the camera come with a lens? Extra battery? Warranty? CF card(s)?

Did you prefer the D30 over other Canon DSLR's?
 
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RE: I Just Bought My New Canon Dslr!

Thu Feb 12, 2004 3:01 am

Er, royal, you are lucky to live in the US of A.
Over here in Elbonia, a 300D costs 1200 Euro (1500 USD) body only.
The G5 that I bought in December cost me 750 Euro new.
if I were living in SEA, I would have gone ofr the 10D.
Being in Europe and on a limited budget, this was my best option.

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RE: I Just Bought My New Canon Dslr!

Thu Feb 12, 2004 3:04 am

wow I am sorry to hear things are so expensive for you, good luck with your new camera  Smile
 
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RE: I Just Bought My New Canon Dslr!

Thu Feb 12, 2004 3:39 am

Will,

I did a quick check on B&H for the 10D and 300D new:

10D: $1499 + $66.50 (ups express) = $1565.50 = €1223 + irish/french taxes

300D: $899 + $55.50 = $954.50 = €745 + irish/french taxes.

Tim
 
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RE: I Just Bought My New Canon Dslr!

Thu Feb 12, 2004 3:48 am

Very true Tim, but I borrowed a 300D on Sunday and I was very disappointed with the finish/build qulity and overall appearance as compared to the D30/D60/10D's. I can accept the silver plasticky finish on my 400 Euro EOS 300V, not on a (even at) 900 Euro 300D.
745 Euro + 19.6 VAT = 891 Euro.
BTW B&H were out of stock on the 300D as of this morning.

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RE: I Just Bought My New Canon Dslr!

Thu Feb 12, 2004 4:24 am

Will,

Congratulations mate! I hope you have lots and lots of fun using your new camera!

Can't wait to see your pictures!
Cheers

Rez
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RE: I Just Bought My New Canon Dslr!

Thu Feb 12, 2004 4:28 am

The D30 user group list will be updated shortly!

Here we go again...  Insane

I think I'll send an email to Johan telling him to get a new server, all those photos and plugs of Will are gonna take up a lot of webspace... Might as well get some new moderators and screeners whilst we're at it.  Nuts

Cheers,
Tim
 
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RE: I Just Bought My New Canon Dslr!

Thu Feb 12, 2004 4:33 am

Here we go again...

Do we have a problem with this Tim?

Rez
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RE: I Just Bought My New Canon Dslr!

Thu Feb 12, 2004 5:07 am

Is there a purpose to the list Rez? Is it just to keep all the users informed? Personally, I don't see the need for it in an open forum. I would recommend it is taken offline via email.

There are those of us that don't use, or have any desire to own the camera, or particularly care who does. Just an opinion, don't get upset.
 
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RE: I Just Bought My New Canon Dslr!

Thu Feb 12, 2004 5:28 am

Upset? Moi? Not likely Big grin

Is there a purpose to the list?

Not in any life changing way no. My take on it is that it's just there for anyone who might be considering getting a D30 to be able to see who shoots with it, what lenses they use and what results they get. Nothing more. Taking it to e-mail will somewhat limit it's visibility I'm sure you can see?

There are those of us that don't use, or have any desire to own the camera, or particularly care who does

That's cool!  Smokin cool You all have fine cameras I'm sure and have no interest in the D30. I can see that, I can respect that and I can see how you can avoid these nuisance D30 threads!  Wink/being sarcastic Just don't read them!  Big thumbs up

Cheers!

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RE: I Just Bought My New Canon Dslr!

Thu Feb 12, 2004 9:52 am

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Is there a purpose to the list Rez?

Its a great idea... That way people that might be interested in the camera can search the DB for photos taken with that camera...

Whats the big deal anyhow there, chief? You want some cheese with that whine? Well get the FSA's right on that for ya.
 
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RE: I Just Bought My New Canon Dslr!

Thu Feb 12, 2004 9:53 am

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That's cool! You all have fine cameras I'm sure and have no interest in the D30. I can see that, I can respect that and I can see how you can avoid these nuisance D30 threads! Just don't read them!

Cheers!


Bravo Rez, Bravo.  Big thumbs up



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RE: I Just Bought My New Canon Dslr!

Thu Feb 12, 2004 10:21 am

Yes, Bravo..... Chad....Bravo...
 
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RE: I Just Bought My New Canon Dslr!

Thu Feb 12, 2004 4:56 pm

-> Rez, Tim
You'll hev to wait until next month to see the results as I shall (les eaux) only be able to take delivery of the aforementioned camera during my holidays in Elbonia.
And anyways my aim is to get to 1000 without the DSLR advantage Big grin

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RE: I Just Bought My New Canon Dslr!

Thu Feb 12, 2004 5:59 pm

Welcome to the club, UTA!

D30 + Canon 75-300III:

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Photo © Jorgos Tsambikakis



-Joge  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: I Just Bought My New Canon Dslr!

Thu Feb 12, 2004 7:05 pm

Hi all

Nice pic Joge  Smile

Might as well plug one of my recent's too:

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Photo © Gary Watt


Will.....give us a shout if you need some help with the D30.

Cheers

Gary Watt
 
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RE: I Just Bought My New Canon Dslr!

Thu Feb 12, 2004 10:46 pm

Did someone say plug?  Laugh out loud


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Well done on the investment, you will not be disappointed!

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RE: I Just Bought My New Canon Dslr!

Thu Feb 12, 2004 10:53 pm

Well, I'll plug my D30 work when I get UTA's  Wink/being sarcastic

707, who'll have to borrow some lenses for that
 
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RE: I Just Bought My New Canon Dslr!

Thu Feb 12, 2004 11:08 pm

Not so fast you Elbonian f...., I still have to get confirmation of the sale from the vendor. for the moment, it looks like the site has run off with my money  Sad

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