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Old Dec 11, 2006, 10:42 AM   #1
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I am new to DSLR and want to take the first step past my point and shoot. I am having a hard time deciding between the xti and 30d. I like the 10+ megapixelof the Xti but would like the spot metering of the 30d and slightly faster fps. I am planning on buying a combo starter kit on ebay and only find a few hundred dollars diff.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000" Please offer some suggestions I may be over looking and I prefer to stay with the Canon line.

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Old Dec 11, 2006, 11:03 AM   #2
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What you plan to shoot (since you mentioned higher fps of 30d). And why spot metering?


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A lot of my photos are outdoor photos, (I live in the country). I also do a lot of action shots. One of my other hobbies is RC aircraft and like to freeze midair shots. the rest is just portraits and family photos.
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Old Dec 11, 2006, 10:32 PM   #4
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I recently made a decision between the xti and the 30D and bought the 30D. I am extremely happy with it. I made my decision for the following reasons:

1) I bought it to shoot sports (baseball and swimming), so I thought the 5 fps on the 30D would be better. It works great. Make sure you get a fast memory card.

2) Many natatoriums where I shoot swimming are not well lit. Therefore, I wanted the ability to shoot at ISO 3200, which is only possible with the 30D.

3) The 30D is slightly bigger which is more confortable in my hand - the xti felt small.

4) The spot metering was not a big consideration, but it has come in handy.

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Old Dec 11, 2006, 11:33 PM   #5
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Can we possibly see some indoor swimming shots. I am also considering the Canon 30D. Thanks!

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Old Dec 12, 2006, 7:49 AM   #6
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I posted 2 on 12/10 under the Sports & Action photos, labeled "Swimming" Subtitle "Backstroke". Both were taken in very poor lighting.

SPY posts a lot of swimming photos. Look for his, too.
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Thank you very much for the info, I think it is the route I will take as well!
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A lot of my photos are outdoor photos, (I live in the country). I also do a lot of action shots. One of my other hobbies is RC aircraft and like to freeze midair shots. the rest is just portraits and family photos.
What kind of action shots? The higher fps of 30d might help here but I think it depends of the kind of shots you will be taking.

Freezing RC aircarft shouldn't be that hard for either one of them. BTW I do use 30d as I find Xt/XTi to be small and weired in a way that I can't describe. Just say, I don't like them.
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Some golf, some air rc aircraft. I also like the size and weight of the 30D.
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This done with my PS old A70
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