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Old Nov 9, 2009, 4:20 PM   #11
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Am I overlooking additional upgrades from the XSi to the T1i that should be considered in making a purchase decision?
the biggest is the expanded ISO. The XSi stops at 1600, whereas the T1i goes to 3200. and it offers 4 levels of noise reduction (if you shoot jpeg) rather than just on or off
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This is a really good time to buy Canon cameras with the $200 instant rebate for the DSLRs. Black Friday is coming, perhaps the deals will be even sweeter. The only gripe I have on the kit lens is that it does not come with a lens hood. Canon factory made lens hood costs a lot for what it is. Even the ones are selling at Ebay are from $18-22 unless I buy the plastic generic hood which is around $4-5.

The XSi is pretty easy to use. It is not too much different from an analog SLR, so the learning curve is not very steep.
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Old Nov 20, 2009, 1:20 PM   #13
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I am about to purchase the xt1. Right now, there is a special and I can get it with the kit lens and a 55-250 mm lens for a total of $899.

I think that I would like to get the 50 mm lens too. I can get the camera and kit lens (no telephoto lens) for $699 - then would add the cost of the 50 mm lens (f1.8).

My question: I use my camera mainly for photographing an active 4 year old and her friends - often in low-light and obviously often in movement! Is it better to get the telephoto lens package or should I just get the kit lens + 50 mm? I don't want to just have lenses that I don't use around, but then I have not had a DSLR yet, so, I don't have to hands on knowledge of whether I will rely mainly on one lens or many?

Thanks for any insights/advice
Where did you find the camera for $699 after rebate?
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Old Nov 22, 2009, 10:58 PM   #14
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If you are a registered Canon user with a qualified camera, you can get a $50 rebate by purchasing an EOS camera between October through December, 2009. That may knock the price to below $700 probably around $650. The lowest price for a T1i with standard zoom is $710.
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