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FaciaBrut Oct 21, 2006 1:48 PM

Well, I went and did it... I found a brand new Canon Rebel XT DSLR body and 28-200mm lens for a grand total of $535 including shipping. Sold my P850 to a real estate agent from my company for nearly retail so the net outlay was totally painless. I'll give you good folks an update when I receive this stuff in about a week.

greatgreyowl Oct 21, 2006 1:59 PM

You have gone over to the dark side I wish you well.

bill2468 Oct 21, 2006 8:54 PM

Shame on you!:mad:

Defected over to the enemy!:ak47:

You may just find a horse head in your bed! or the first 3 elements of a 28-200 zoom lens!:evil:

Enjoy!:G



BiLL

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bigdawg Oct 21, 2006 11:49 PM

Hope to join you soon on the Darkside. I've now collected a whole lot of lenses but they will be for a new Pentax K10D. Just tonight got a Samyang 100-500mm f/5.6-7.1 zoomlens to go with all the others. You know now --that the money will start leaving your pocket a lot faster! LOLOL Have fun with it and if all else fails go to the easysharer's forum as we have a Forum for DSLR's there as well as Kodaks!


Dawg

Red Royalty Oct 22, 2006 4:49 AM

go Dawg!, on paper the k10d is an awesome camaera, just wait till it comes out, if image quality and noise levels are god as they are supposed to be i might serisly be a pentaxian! :cool::cool:

Boily Oct 22, 2006 7:52 AM

:cool:Good news, I hope you will like your new camera :-)

I wish that I had enough money to buy a dslr !!

I am thinking to buy a D200 in a few years ;)

Boily

bigdawg Oct 22, 2006 9:02 AM

By then Boily it'll be a D400. LOL that tech is moving fast these days. Just look at Kodak /... on average they put out 5-6 new models every year. Might want to look at the D80 instead for a starter...if Nikon is the way you want to go. Also go Ebay for the lenses. Got a Samyang 100-500 lens yesterday. Paid 52 bucks for it on Ebay. Looks brand new. Auto focus and everything! Red From what I've experienced with my Pentax film cameras the K10D should be a good one. They always put out a good product.

Dawg

Red Royalty Oct 22, 2006 1:19 PM

yeah you should look at the pentax k10d boily, on paper you couldent ask more from a dslr at the moment. people are comparing it to the 400d, a100 and the d80 but i think we should but most of the pentax forum are likeing it with the d200 and canon 30d. It also isnt that expensive, like 800$ in the us or something whithin a year it should be an affordable piece of machinery :bye::?:flame::ak47::grin::shock::yawn::twisted:

Red Royalty Oct 22, 2006 1:22 PM

mind you if you want to go nikon i dont blame you as the glass lineup from pentax isnt great :cool:

FaciaBrut Oct 22, 2006 1:30 PM

I actually changed my mind about the Rebel XT and am getting the new Rebel XTi 10mp instead from Dell Small biz... on sale plus a 20% coupon, free shipping.

bigdawg Oct 22, 2006 2:52 PM

I bet you'll be happier with the 10mp. Like to see some photos when you get it!

Dawg

Red Royalty Oct 22, 2006 3:18 PM

yh canon 400d as we call i over in civilisation is a great camera, good price as well, but no spot metering, i thought there were other means of doing metering in the camera, how much of a negative is this?

En121 Oct 22, 2006 3:38 PM

Great! Looking forward to shots from the new cam. Enjoy your new camera! (even though you've gone to the drakside... :3 )

FaciaBrut Oct 22, 2006 4:57 PM

Red... as we say over in the land of Pancho Villa... "Metering?!! We don' need no stinkin' metering!!!"

bigdawg Oct 22, 2006 7:10 PM

Metering or no metering...if Jim Jones were alive he'd be proud of you!


Dawg

Red Royalty Oct 23, 2006 12:22 PM

lol :lol:

bigdawg Oct 24, 2006 12:54 AM

Just not for long!

Dawg

Bursie Oct 26, 2006 8:20 PM

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LOL, I to have taken the cool sip of kool-aid. Um, like two weeks ago. I justgo an entry level but I am very happy with it. Still like the personality of the Kodak forums though so I'll be hanging around still. Almost forgot how to turn my Z7590 on to take these shots! LOL.



Bursie Oct 26, 2006 8:22 PM

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My camera is very excited to be here!

FaciaBrut Oct 26, 2006 8:54 PM

Sweet camera! So far I got the lens (28-200 Sigma), a memory card and a UV filter. The Canon Rebel XTi body is going to take another week according to Dell. Until then I'm without a camera except for my cell phone!

Bursie Oct 26, 2006 9:01 PM

Thanks FaciaBrut, I also have a sigma and the kit lens.I havethe 28-300mm because I could not afford the 18-200mm. I love it. Maybe I'll upgrade to a D80 body if I get into this more.

Bursie Oct 26, 2006 9:01 PM

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Oops double post so I'll put in something useful instead.



Red Royalty Oct 27, 2006 2:23 PM

im to innocent to understand that joke bursie :cool:

Boily Oct 27, 2006 8:13 PM

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Hey Bursie !!

Here is two pictures I took of the same animal a long time ago with my dx6490 ;)

Was your shot taken at Animal kingdom ??

I think we wen't to the same place :-)



Boily Oct 27, 2006 8:14 PM

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Bursie Oct 27, 2006 10:07 PM

LOL, why yes Boily I just got back from Florida. Took my new D50 down there just to find out that my internal flash did not work. I recognize that rock. Good stuff!


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