glapira
Posts: 185
Joined: Sun Feb 13, 2005 2:39 am

Need An Urgent Camera Advice

Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:29 pm

Hello Everybody!

I need your help once again...  Smile

I actually own a Canon 300D with a 100-400 L Lense, and I'm quite happy with how amazingly they work together. I was offered last day a Canon 20D for a very reduced price, but I lost the opportunity because of waiting and the difficult payment method. Now I was offered a Brand New 350D, located in spain with warranty, etc. for 150€ more than the price I sell my 300D with the 18-55 lens. The 350 comes with the new 18-55 II f3-5.6. Would you pay this money for it? Does it really make the difference? I would love to have a little more of speed in shooting, maybe not really in fps meanings as in burst mode memory (300D allows you only 4 images per time).

I presently have not enough money to buy a 20D itself, as it is still 1000+ €.

What do you think? Thanks in advance!

Kind Regards

Giorgio La Pira
Kind Regards, Radial360
 
martin21
Posts: 335
Joined: Mon Aug 06, 2001 7:52 am

RE: Need An Urgent Camera Advice

Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:37 pm

Hmmm.. difficult choice, but I will give you my opinion.

First a fact, the 18-55 II is not different from the 18-55 you have yourself. The only thing that has changed are the two letters (II).

I think the 300d and 350d will not make a big difference, but you do get a larger buffer like you wrote yourself. IMO the 350d is to small to fitt most hands. Maybe you can wait for the 20d price to drop, or get one second hand, when the 30d is being sold. It will make a lot more difference with your 300d.

martin21
At 30.000 feet, the sun always shines !
 
linco22
Posts: 1279
Joined: Tue Jun 14, 2005 6:16 am

RE: Need An Urgent Camera Advice

Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:41 pm

Hi Giorgio,

Depends what you want. If you need more frames per second and the extra resolution then go for it. The 350D also allows more user settings such as metering options etc. If I was in your shoes i'd stick with what i've got.

Just my opinion though.

Regards
Colin, 350D user  Wink
 
glapira
Posts: 185
Joined: Sun Feb 13, 2005 2:39 am

RE: Need An Urgent Camera Advice

Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:44 pm

Hello Martin,

thanks for your comments, very helpful. I also heard about the ISO improvement on the 350D above 200 ISO, noise reduction etc. Any oppinion?

Well TBH, I think 350 wont lower its price as it is a different range of camera of the 20D, so might sell it without loosing too much in a few months... no? I think I will be paying 600 € for it, with 2 batteries. My 300D is 11 months old and as new as when I bought it: I was offered 450 € for it

Oh yes.. the size... this is another thing... does it have any problem with the 100-400L?

Thanks in advance!

Giorgio

[Edited 2006-03-02 12:45:30]

[Edited 2006-03-02 12:46:29]
Kind Regards, Radial360
 
RuudOnline
Posts: 79
Joined: Mon Feb 13, 2006 11:19 pm

RE: Need An Urgent Camera Advice

Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:49 pm

I would not up grade my d70 for a d70s for 150 Euro as the differences are to small, but I would surely upgrade from d300 to d350 for 150 Euro as the d350 is a complete new generation camera.

Go to a local shop to feel the d350 and check if it isn't too small for you.

Edit: 450 € is a good price!

Ruud

[Edited 2006-03-02 12:52:48]
 
martin21
Posts: 335
Joined: Mon Aug 06, 2001 7:52 am

RE: Need An Urgent Camera Advice

Thu Mar 02, 2006 9:05 pm

Quoting Glapira (Reply 3):
I also heard about the ISO improvement on the 350D above 200 ISO, noise reduction etc. Any oppinion?

Sorry can't help you on this one, but you may check www.dpreview.com for a very good review of the camera (the also have a forum).

As far as I know the 350d + 100-400 would not give any problem.

I can't look in your wallet, but IMO the 20d will be a better upgrade. The 30d will be going for sale end this month (if I am right informed) I think 20d prices will drop than, and there will be much 20d owners upgrading to 30d and selling there 20d second hand.

Martin21
At 30.000 feet, the sun always shines !
 
INNflight
Posts: 3526
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2004 5:11 am

RE: Need An Urgent Camera Advice

Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:22 pm

I wouldn't trade my 300D for a 350... it's simply too small.

Consider that if you have rather big hands.  Smile
Jet Visuals
 
glapira
Posts: 185
Joined: Sun Feb 13, 2005 2:39 am

RE: Need An Urgent Camera Advice

Thu Mar 02, 2006 11:17 pm

Thank you guys... I will try to see it in my hands before buying. Well... it is well smaller and lighter, so the dimensions are in a case justified. DPReview is as always the best tool together with your fabolous help... thanks!

Giorgio La Pira
Kind Regards, Radial360
 
User avatar
JeffM
Posts: 7569
Joined: Sat May 07, 2005 3:32 am

RE: Need An Urgent Camera Advice

Thu Mar 02, 2006 11:33 pm

Quoting Martin21 (Reply 1):
First a fact, the 18-55 II is not different from the 18-55 you have yourself. The only thing that has changed are the two letters (II).

LOL....where did you get that fact? According to Canon, they are two different lenses, unless of course you just throw away the "Fact" one has USM, one has Micro Motor.
 
martin21
Posts: 335
Joined: Mon Aug 06, 2001 7:52 am

RE: Need An Urgent Camera Advice

Thu Mar 02, 2006 11:36 pm

Quoting JeffM (Reply 8):
unless of course you just throw away the "Fact" one has USM, one has Micro Motor.

We were talking about the EF-S 18-55 and the EF-S 18-55 II lenses. Not about the EF-S 18-55 USM or the EF-S 18-55 II USM.

Edited:

Info found at http://www.photo.net/equipment/canon/efs18-55/

Quote:
A variant of this lens is also part of the Canon Rebel XT when sold as a kit with a lens. That lens is called the Canon EF-S 18-55m f/3.5-5.6 II. It has been reported that the newer model has the same optics as the old model and the only differences are cosmetic.

Martin21

[Edited 2006-03-02 16:03:15]
At 30.000 feet, the sun always shines !
 
photolppt
Posts: 531
Joined: Wed Jul 07, 2004 6:17 pm

RE: Need An Urgent Camera Advice

Fri Mar 03, 2006 12:33 am

Quoting Glapira (Reply 7):
Thank you guys... I will try to see it in my hands before buying. Well... it is well smaller and lighter, so the dimensions are in a case justified.

Hi there,

I've just traded my 300D for the 350D, so maybe I can be of help. Apart from new metering and AF modes, I really like the bigger buffer and overall responsiveness of the camera. AF has improved a bit, and the extra resolution is a bonus. Build quality is also comparable to the 300D. Yes, it is smaller in size, but I find it balances really well with either my EF 70-200 F4L or the 50mm 1.8, plus, it fits extremelly well in you hand once you are no longer used to the way you handled the 300D [you will have to position you fingers diferent, especially if they are big such as mine], and also it makes for a really light setup which is a real plus when you are the whole day shooting in the sun.

I also replaced the EF-s 18-55 for the new model, on first look the images seem to have less distortion on the 18mm setting, and since teh other had quite a few shots taken, I figured I might as well get a new lens.

With your 100-400L, the 350D will work very well, I've tested with a lens from a mate, and the chance to shoot an hole day with it, and I also really like the combination. Feels heavier, naturally, but not that much, and you'll get used to it really fast. But if I was to constantly have such a heavy lens attached, I'd probably buy the battery grip for that 'extra hand-space'.

Feel free to contact me if you need additional info.
 
glapira
Posts: 185
Joined: Sun Feb 13, 2005 2:39 am

RE: Need An Urgent Camera Advice

Fri Mar 03, 2006 2:25 am

Hello! Thanks a lot to everybody! A special "obrigado" to PhotoLPPT for his last post. I have now decided... (I think). I might be buying hte battery grip in a futur as soon as I check everything is ok (as I suppose it will be). Anyways I usually shot with a MonoTripod which allows me to relax my arms and not force the camera support where the lens is attached. By the way, what a bout the batteris itself? I heard it has less duration than the 300D... I should be buying a second one surely.


Thanks!

Giorgio La Pira
Kind Regards, Radial360
 
photolppt
Posts: 531
Joined: Wed Jul 07, 2004 6:17 pm

RE: Need An Urgent Camera Advice

Fri Mar 03, 2006 5:35 am

Quoting Glapira (Reply 11):
By the way, what a bout the batteris itself? I heard it has less duration than the 300D... I should be buying a second one surely.

Hello again,

My experience suggests the opposite, the 350D battery lasts longer than the one from the 300D, but in any case, it's a good ideia to keep a spare handy... batteries have the tendency to die out on the worst occasions Big grin

Good luck with your gear.

Regards,
Luis Alexandre Pontes
 
glapira
Posts: 185
Joined: Sun Feb 13, 2005 2:39 am

RE: Need An Urgent Camera Advice

Fri Mar 03, 2006 5:38 am

Moito Obrigado Luis! Bona noite! (Those some of the very few words I know in portuguese).

 Smile

Giorgio La Pira
Kind Regards, Radial360
 
9VSPO
Posts: 4187
Joined: Sun May 18, 2008 9:03 pm

RE: Need An Urgent Camera Advice

Fri Mar 03, 2006 5:53 am

Quoting INNflight (Reply 6):
I wouldn't trade my 300D for a 350... it's simply too small.

That's why I have the battery grip with mine.  Yeah sure
 
TACAA320
Posts: 7153
Joined: Fri Aug 06, 2004 3:03 am

RE: Need An Urgent Camera Advice

Fri Mar 03, 2006 12:49 pm

The D350 is simply great.

Buy it.
'Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind'. Albert Einstein
 
glapira
Posts: 185
Joined: Sun Feb 13, 2005 2:39 am

RE: Need An Urgent Camera Advice

Fri Mar 03, 2006 5:16 pm

Thanks everybody.. I will go for it today  Wink

Giorgio La Pira
Kind Regards, Radial360
 
TACAA320
Posts: 7153
Joined: Fri Aug 06, 2004 3:03 am

RE: Need An Urgent Camera Advice

Sat Mar 04, 2006 12:05 am

Quoting Glapira (Reply 16):
I will go for it today

Enjoy it!
'Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind'. Albert Einstein

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos