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Old Nov 6, 2008, 10:48 PM   #1
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I wanted to solicit peoples thoughts about the change in quality between the Rebel XT and XSi. Also I already have the well regarded Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II but thought for under $100 having the IS Kit lens might be interesting.

My primary attraction to the XSI would be better metering, better preview of result on the improved display and some what better image quality.

**** I of course looking for other peoples reasoning on this matter.***
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Old Nov 9, 2008, 5:59 PM   #2
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No question, if you can afford the XSi - go for it.

I'd say keep your Tamron 17-50 and take a pass on the kit lens.

Use the money you saved on the kit lens to buy another lens. Maybe an extreme wide angle 10-20 mm or a medium telephoto 70-200 mm.
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Old Nov 10, 2008, 7:54 PM   #3
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i would tend to lean towards the 40D
i do own the xsi and its darn good i might say
i had my eye on the 40D but got the xsi for one heck of a deal so i took it

however since the introduction of the 50D the 40D's prices are starting to drop
since you already have lenses take them to a store with a memory card and try some shots
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I looked up the Rebel XSi (body only) on B&H Photo Video and it's going for $568.95. The 40D is going for $873.95.

So, for about a $300 difference you go from a top of the line entry level camera (XSi) to a mid-level semi-pro camera (40D).

Man, I can't believe how cheap these cameras are becoming.

The retailers have it figured out that the consumers are going to run out of money well before Christmas, so they might as well start the sales now well before Christmas.
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