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Old 05-19-2009, 11:30 PM
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Talking OMG! Came accross an amazing deal. Got a new DSLR!

Some of you know that I've been looking around for used cameras. I had my beloved Nikon D40 stolen the other month, so I was looking for a camera to replace it.

I came across a D50 for $320 and a 4 year old D70 for $400. I looked at some reviews on the internet and I kept on coming back to the D40. The one thing that I really did not like about the D40 is that it is slow to focus sometimes, and thats when I started reading up on the Canon EOS digital rebel XT, which is faster than the D40, but still kind of in the same price range.

The D40 retails at $450 at walmart and the Rebel retails at $550. So I went to walmart today to take a look and to my amazement they have the Rebel on clearance and the price tag was only $299!! WOW.

I have now stepped out of the Nikon bubble, lol. I REALLY love this canon, a little more than my Nikon I had (though still a great camera). And the manual is easier to understand, which is a plus.

I know chaz is filled with Nikon fans, but does anyone else have a Rebel here? I am thoroughly impressed with the thing so far. Dont get me wrong, I still loved my Nikon as well and it produced some amazing shots... just slow.... The only real drawback.
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:32 PM
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All the girls in the photography club at my school have canon rebels (students at my school get a discount) and they LOVE their cameras and they do take AMAZING pictures
ive played around with them and they are AMAZING cameras
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Old 05-20-2009, 12:32 AM
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I used two of them for the last paper I worked for. Two years of rebel use! Decent camera. I like my d70 more and the d40 was quite similar but I still like Nikon for me. GLad you got such a good deal. And a warranty
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Old 05-20-2009, 12:39 AM
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almost all of these were taken with a rebel

LLB Post - a set on Flickr
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Old 05-20-2009, 12:46 AM
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Yeah, I couldn't pass a deal up like that. Its GREAT to have a warranty as well. Cant keep my hands off of this thing either.

Something WAY annoying that happened today... I bring this camera home only to find out that it is missing the battery from its box. So I have to go all the way back to exchange my camera for one that has all its parts. At the price they were being sold at, I was lucky that there was another one left. So I get home with the second camera and I'm all ready to fire it up only to find out that I lost my new memory card that I just bought during my first trip to wal-mart. GAH!! All I wanted to do it try out my new camera and I couldnt even do that much, LOL. Luckily I found the card 30 minutes later.
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Old 05-20-2009, 12:48 AM
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almost all of these were taken with a rebel

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Oh wow, those are amazing, saje. I love the dancer shots. Gorgeous.
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Old 05-20-2009, 03:38 AM
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that's really a great buy... im also looking around because i want to buy a new dslr too...
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:33 AM
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I don't think there's a bad d-slr on the market and the rebel's a good camera - especially at that price! Congrats on the purchase!
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:42 AM
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I have the Canon EOS 400D and I LOVE it... I didn't chose it, it was a gift from my daddy, but still I think it rocks!

Congrats on the new camera, no excuses for lack of pictures now!
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:17 AM
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I have a Rebel.
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