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Old Sep 15, 2006, 2:37 AM   #1
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So far I'm happy with it. I didnt get to use it much. I got it with the 17-85 IS lens. Was $1299.

So far the only problems I've come across is

1) That grip is bad. I have small hands but my pinky still hangs on the bottem.

2) If holding the camera and viewing the shots on it, my tip of my middle finger hurts like heck after a min. the full weight of the camera rests on that part as your hand "hooks" the camera to keep it in your hands while your thumbs operate the buttons.

3) Nose grease WILL get on the lcd screen every single time.

4) What every other Nikon person will tell you. The viewfinder is small. And since my eyes are bad, if I remove my glasses the diopler(sp) wont focus enough for me. But thats the same for any camera.



Here's an interesting story on the pickup of the camera. Since it was on a waiting list at this camera store my name was on the bottem but he gets multiple shipments in a week for the XTi so I was told I would get mine this week. By the net day he said one came in for me. Yay. I went down to pick up the camera the next day (today). He sold the camera to me as a body only for $799 (box said 18-55mm lens, but he removed it) I then opted for the 17-85mm IS lens. Ended up paying $1299. Which sounded fair. His store, like most small stores (btw, in Hawaii, although his store is small, hes one of the ONLY camera stores left) has a no return policy. So I wanted him to test it. So he allowed me to open the box. I was so nervous I dropped the lens cap from the lens and scared me to death. Anyways, I put it on and turned it on. Everything was fine. But I saw a hot RED pixel stuck on the screen. :sad: I showed it to him and he said "Well that don't look good does it?" Without me asking, he pulled another and swapped it! Now that was nice of him! Then after the sale was done, he knew I had so much questions stuck in my head about what else I should buy, he gave me a hard cover book titled "EF Lens WORK III" He said I cant buy the book but he would give it to me. Its 240 pages of all the different lens and shows you pictures of how that lens would look. Also has a whole area on how to use apature, macro, shutter, etc. I love it!

I still need to buy a 4gb card, deside on a external flash and a zoom lens. But this camera shop has my business for now on.
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Old Sep 15, 2006, 5:36 PM   #2
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I too live in Hawaii, just ordered my xti off New Egg, it should be here tuesday. Where isthis store that you bought yours? I would like to visit it, well, if its on Oahu.I have a few thoughts on the lenses I want to buyand I'll tell you more when I get to play with my camera. Good Luck with yours.
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Private message me for the name. I just just don't want to hold them to do all the stuff they did for me. I'm sure if they did that for every customer, they wouldn't need the No returns sign. I think he did it because how much I was coming in there and how badly I was waiting for the camera. It helped that all his "normal" customers was watching me open the box. He was nice. But he will try to sell you everything he mentions. But he pretty much carries everything for Canon.

I'm going back to get my flash and maybe the 70-300IS zoom. BUT I just read here there maybe an issue with the lens so I dunno.
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The issue with the 70-300 lens has been resolved.

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Old Sep 16, 2006, 2:36 PM   #5
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Is it just me or does Canon take soft pictures? I took a pictures form my Sony 828 and the Canon. Everything is "softer" on the Canon. But the iso difference is unreal! Its like night and day. The canon blows the Sony. My 1600iso is like somewhere 400-800iso on the Sony camera.


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The Canon DSLR are a bit softer by design. you can do some sharpening in camera under the peramiters settings.(I'mnot sure how much this will help you)

I prefer do do all my adjustments in Photoshop.

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Old Sep 16, 2006, 11:04 PM   #7
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how blurry is too blurry?

Both shots are right out of a Sony 828 and a Canon XTi Besides the Canon flash looking really bad, the canon shots I take seems always this much darker than the Sony and also it seems out of focus. Any ideas?
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ok nothing attacked heres a croped photo. nothing was touched up besides it being compressed (the same ammount)
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and heres from the sony
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Old Sep 16, 2006, 11:29 PM   #10
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and this is how the canon took the full shot. Ignoring the heavy compression you can see how the flash was really bad and how dark the picture was. How can I fix this?
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