flyfisher1976
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Canon EOS 10D Vs. New Rebel XT

Thu Sep 08, 2005 11:02 pm

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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RE: Canon EOS 10D Vs. New Rebel XT

Fri Sep 09, 2005 12:00 am

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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RE: Canon EOS 10D Vs. New Rebel XT

Fri Sep 09, 2005 12:07 am

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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RE: Canon EOS 10D Vs. New Rebel XT

Fri Sep 09, 2005 12:13 am

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]
 
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RE: Canon EOS 10D Vs. New Rebel XT

Fri Sep 09, 2005 2:35 am

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.
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RE: Canon EOS 10D Vs. New Rebel XT

Fri Sep 09, 2005 8:28 am

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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RE: Canon EOS 10D Vs. New Rebel XT

Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:52 am

The Rebel XT is simply great!
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RE: Canon EOS 10D Vs. New Rebel XT

Sat Sep 17, 2005 7:25 pm

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!
 
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RE: Canon EOS 10D Vs. New Rebel XT

Sat Sep 17, 2005 7:47 pm

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

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