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Forum: Canon EOS dSLR Aug 20, 2007, 2:05 PM
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Posted By alleyooptroop
yeah, it seems like a win-win situation. guess...

yeah, it seems like a win-win situation. guess i've just got to keep the 30d looking shiny and new for the next few weeks. if it end up not working out for some reason i'll still be happy.

btw,...
Forum: Canon EOS dSLR Aug 20, 2007, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,086
Posted By alleyooptroop
some of you may have read my post in the "what...

some of you may have read my post in the "what camera should i buy" thread. i did order a 20d through cameta. but ended up having cold feet because it was a refurbished model. so i cancelled the...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 16, 2007, 3:15 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,426
Posted By alleyooptroop
thanks guys. i'm pretty excited. will keep you...

thanks guys. i'm pretty excited. will keep you all posted with my progress.
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 16, 2007, 1:42 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,426
Posted By alleyooptroop
HALLELUJAH! i'm now awaiting arrival of a canon...

HALLELUJAH! i'm now awaiting arrival of a canon 20d! here's the story.

so i went over to samy's and held, played with, shot with both the xti and the d40x. i definitely noticed the feeling in the...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 15, 2007, 7:45 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,426
Posted By alleyooptroop
mtclimber wrote: i love it! it's like my...

mtclimber wrote:

i love it! it's like my big sis is watching out for me!

i'd really love to find a 20d - new, refurb or used - that would be in my price range. it seems like adorama would be...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 15, 2007, 6:07 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,426
Posted By alleyooptroop
yeah, you're all right. i definitely want to be...

yeah, you're all right. i definitely want to be able to upgrade lenses and stick with the body as long as possible. so it seems like the canon would be the better way to go. btw, i didn't make it...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 15, 2007, 2:35 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,426
Posted By alleyooptroop
going over to samy's camera at lunch. will report...

going over to samy's camera at lunch. will report back.
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 15, 2007, 1:44 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,426
Posted By alleyooptroop
originally, i just wanted to "get in the game" so...

originally, i just wanted to "get in the game" so to speak. so the pentax was really the only one i was looking at. but the more and more i read about different features and resolution and kit lens...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 15, 2007, 2:09 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,426
Posted By alleyooptroop
just because i feel like the 20d is still a...

just because i feel like the 20d is still a possibility for me what are your opinions on the following:

here's the refurbished kit from adorama:
http://www.adorama.com/ICA20DKR.html

then the...
Forum: Canon EOS dSLR Aug 15, 2007, 1:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,541
Posted By alleyooptroop
slabovitz- i'm also considering both models...

slabovitz-

i'm also considering both models you've mentioned. just wondering where you've found the 20d refurbished. also, are you at all worried about the previous usage of a refurbished product?
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 15, 2007, 1:23 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,426
Posted By alleyooptroop
oops, forgot to ask one more question. one of the...

oops, forgot to ask one more question. one of the cons i keep reading about the nikon is the lack of a depth of field preview. again i apologize for sounding like a complete newb but one of the...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 15, 2007, 1:17 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,426
Posted By alleyooptroop
i have never encountered such an incredible...

i have never encountered such an incredible online community in my life. you guys (and gal) have been so generous with your comments and opinions. i'm going to be able to look back in a few years and...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 14, 2007, 7:46 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,426
Posted By alleyooptroop
what stinks is belair camera and samy's camera...

what stinks is belair camera and samy's camera (both near me in los angeles) have pretty good prices on the nikon kit, but the canon kit is a lot more at both places vs online. i was hoping to just...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 14, 2007, 5:29 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,426
Posted By alleyooptroop
thanks again to everyone for all the great...

thanks again to everyone for all the great advice. i think i've finally narrowed it down to:
- the nikon d40x
- the canon rebel xti (sd400)

there are pros and cons to both but i feel i will be...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 14, 2007, 2:24 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,426
Posted By alleyooptroop
sarah- you're such a great resource! i'm...

sarah-

you're such a great resource! i'm glad you've had experience with some of the cameras i'm looking at. i had a chance to handle the xt and it too felt cheap. what's your favorite online shop...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 13, 2007, 9:20 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,426
Posted By alleyooptroop
yeah, i checked both. neither have the 20d. i'm...

yeah, i checked both. neither have the 20d. i'm glad i posted here though. i think i will keep shopping and get more input on the cameras i've been looking at. speaking of that, i'm now looking at...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 13, 2007, 6:54 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,426
Posted By alleyooptroop
i'm assuming that since it's factory refurbished...

i'm assuming that since it's factory refurbished they bring it up to "new" condition meaning they'll replace any parts that may not look new.

i'm curious as to how to get an additional 6 months...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 13, 2007, 6:28 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,426
Posted By alleyooptroop
it's through adorama refurbished by canon. i...

it's through adorama refurbished by canon. i talked to a csr and he said canon does not include any warantee but adorama gives their own 90 day. is it worth it? here's the link:
...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 13, 2007, 4:30 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,426
Posted By alleyooptroop
as i haven't made up my mind yet, what are your...

as i haven't made up my mind yet, what are your guys and gals thoughts on buying refurbished cameras? i found a refurbished canon d20 for just a little more than my original budget. is it at all a...
Forum: Olympus dSLR Aug 13, 2007, 2:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,521
Posted By alleyooptroop
napper- i am awaiting delivery of my first...

napper-

i am awaiting delivery of my first dslr (the e-510 also). your shots look tremendous. i was wondering how much adjusting of settings you were doing or were you in full auto mode?
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 13, 2007, 12:41 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,426
Posted By alleyooptroop
such great info, i'm so glad i found this board....

such great info, i'm so glad i found this board. upon further reading i found out that the 510 (in manual focus mode i assume) uses "motorised manual focusing". can someone explain this to me? if a...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 12, 2007, 1:28 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,426
Posted By alleyooptroop
thanks for looking out for me JimC. i would...

thanks for looking out for me JimC. i would actually be buying through olympus as my work had a discount program with them. trust me, i've read plenty of horror stories about some of those retailers...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 12, 2007, 1:06 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,426
Posted By alleyooptroop
i hear what you're saying sarah. thing is, i will...

i hear what you're saying sarah. thing is, i will be able to get the 510 kit for under $600 so it's very tempting. and i'm still confused about the smaller sensor. wouldn't a bigger sensor make...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 12, 2007, 12:47 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,426
Posted By alleyooptroop
TCav- i think i need a little more education...

TCav-

i think i need a little more education on the smaller sensor. what are the advantages/disadvantages to the smaller sensor?
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 12, 2007, 12:14 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,426
Posted By alleyooptroop
thanks to everyone for all the great advice. one...

thanks to everyone for all the great advice. one other thing to get your opinions on. i found out that through work i can get a bit of a discount on olympus products. so it looks like the e-510 is...
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