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Old 04-28-2007, 12:52 AM   #11
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Re: DSLR question for you camera guru's - D80 or D200?

What I know about the Rebel is that its a great dslr to start out with if your new to the whole manual scene, my mentor started with it and she had nothing but good things to say about it.
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Old 04-28-2007, 08:45 PM   #12
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Re: DSLR question for you camera guru's - D80 or D200?

I factored in the company discount I get through work, and added a "EF 28-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Lens", and a 2gig card, and my total was only $1,245.24. It's making me think more and more about Canon a little harder knowing that Dell carries them, and I can get a company discount through them...
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Old 04-29-2007, 08:19 PM   #13
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Re: DSLR question for you camera guru's - D80 or D200?

I am not the camera expert, so its not like my opinion counts for anything, but every camera expert that I know ALL use Cannon. And hands down, all of them have a great success with the cameras. Hell, one of the best I know uses a cannon 5d, not even a 1d. So you can be successful with the lower end cameras.
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Old 05-01-2007, 12:25 AM   #14
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Re: DSLR question for you camera guru's - D80 or D200?

So, how does the Canon XTi sound to you camera guru's? Are the kit lenses a good deal to start off with, or would you recommend not getting 2 low end lenses and get one good lense? Or, wait till I get used to the camera with the kit lenses, and then buy some higher quality lenses?
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Old 05-01-2007, 01:24 AM   #15
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Re: DSLR question for you camera guru's - D80 or D200?

I would defiinitely start out with the camera and kit lens. It is a good lens to get your feet wet with, and depending on the type of photography that you end up liking, will determine what your next lens purchase should be.

If you do go with the canon, I have a lens that I will let you have for very cheaply. It was a 380 dollar lens new, and I found that it did not fit what I wanted to do, and ended up purchasing much better lenses. It is a good lens, just didn't fit me. We can talk offline about it, should you decide to go that route, but what-ever camera line you choose, I highly recommend starting out with the kit lens of either camera. It is the least expensive lens that you will ever have the opportunity to purchase, and the one that I had was surprisingly sharp.
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Old 05-02-2007, 12:32 AM   #16
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Re: DSLR question for you camera guru's - D80 or D200?

Again, thanks for the info offline; you helped me make up my mind to about 75% now.

Now a little more of a question. I know you said the kit lense would be fine, and for the little extra money, it ain't that bad. For what I'm seeing, I can get the XTi with a low-end 18-55mm lense for $759.95
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...arch&Q=*&bhs=t

But, let's say that I have some extra $$$ to upgrade the glass, and stay below a $1,200 budget. Here are my choices:

Option A:
total cost: $1,124.00
Canon XTi body only
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search

and

Tamron Zoom Super Wide Angle SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS Digital Cameras
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...arch&Q=*&bhs=t


OR....

Option B:
cost: $1,179.95
A kit by B&H with the XTi and the Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Autofocus Lens
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation
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Old 05-02-2007, 12:46 PM   #17
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Re: DSLR question for you camera guru's - D80 or D200?

take a look instead at this lens

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=350973&is=REG

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8

It is a good lens that you will not outgrow anytime soon.

Total price comes to 1118.00

The opinions on sigma are better than tamron for the most part.

But then there is always this as a starter lens.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation

Which would bring the total to 1029.

Your call, but of all the ones posted, if it was my money, I would opt for the the sigma lens choice.

Check out this deal -- says new -- They are very trusted.

http://www.keh.com/OnLineStore/Produ...BCL=&GBC=&GCC=
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Re: DSLR question for you camera guru's - D80 or D200?

I know this thread is way old, but i have a d200 and its real pro gear, but for the value canon is the way to go. really its the lens that separates the dslr's. I'd rather have a decent body and superior lens, than amazing body and so so lens.
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Re: DSLR question for you camera guru's - D80 or D200?

Go into a store and buy it?
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DSLR question for you camera gurus D80 or D200

Out of interest, what camera do you use as opposed to what you would like ?
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