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Old Aug 21, 2006, 9:59 AM   #1
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What are the most popular accessories for the XT?

I assume:

-extended grip

-eyepiece extender

-small tripod

Is the gripgeneric, or should I get a specific grip?
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Old Aug 21, 2006, 10:04 AM   #2
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I read a lot of posts of people getting a new DSLR and then equipping it with all the latest and greatest stuff. The Rebel XT is a great camera for lots of reasons and one of which is it's small size. When you add all this stuff to the camera you end up spending enough that you could have bought a 20D or perhaps a 30D. If this is a new camera for you, jsut get the camera and learn to use it. Then as you grow, so can your camera.

Just my 2 cents, I guess that's about all it's worth.

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Old Aug 21, 2006, 11:52 AM   #3
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I agree.

Just play around with it for a while and then see if you need anything. For instance, I got the battery grip because I take a lot of portrait-orientated shots. Some others will like it because the XT is TOO small for their preference.

And when it comes to grips, you have to get the ones specifically designed for the camera. In this case, the XT uses the BG-E3 model.
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Old Aug 21, 2006, 12:33 PM   #4
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I've only had my camera for a short time, and I noticed that my nose hits the LCD when I shoot. Also, my hand gets "cramped" if I hold the camera too long.
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Old Aug 25, 2006, 4:04 PM   #5
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The battery grip is all I added. Makes it fit
my hand much better. The portrait shutter
& control buttons are great....
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Old Aug 25, 2006, 9:37 PM   #6
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Personally I'd opt for a 4 gig ocmpact flash card before I'd worry about anything else.

And a good case.

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Old Aug 26, 2006, 12:02 PM   #7
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Hi Terry,

I have 2 1gig CFs (got them for 30$ each), and I have a nice camera bag already.

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Old Aug 26, 2006, 10:06 PM   #8
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Next I'd download RAWSHOOTER and start shooting RAW format with that REBEL!


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Old Aug 28, 2006, 12:14 AM   #9
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Dave, Youre a wize man. All those add-on tricks are rarely much help. But "Zigview" made my 350D much mpre versitit5ile.

Down at ground lrvel or high above my head, or with some weird side-wise shots, Zigview lets me see what the shot will capture.

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