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Old Apr 7, 2005, 12:43 PM   #1
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Hello :?
Im using a Sony DSC-75 right now and im thinking going DSLR.
I had my eye set on the EOS 350D, i read the review and im impressed.
The thing is, im a begginer and im afraid that the 350D will be to advanced for me.
Would you recommend the 350D as the next step?

By the way, if i am buying the 350D, what lens would you recommend at about 250 $ ?

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Old Apr 7, 2005, 8:53 PM   #2
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The thing is, im a begginer and im afraid that the 350D will be to advanced for me.
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How can something that has a full automatic mode, one that does everything for you except point it, one that will come with an instruction booklet, be too advanced for you?

Yes, the 350 has a lot of features, but that doesn't mean you have to use them. Use them when you are ready, or don't use them and let the camera figure things out for you....

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Old Apr 7, 2005, 9:27 PM   #3
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JG,

Yah, go for the DSLR.

I've played around with the Digital Rebel and it is the least daunting of the DSLR's.

In fact, it is easier to learn that some point and shoots. The menu is fairly intuitive if you've used a digital camera before.

As for lens, maybe just stick with the kit lens for a while. The kit lens isgood quality.

After you get used to the camera and the kit lens, then you can think about a second lens.

However, you may enjoy the 350 with the kit lens for some time to come, and be very happy with your purchase.



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Old Apr 8, 2005, 1:01 AM   #4
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if you have the time and the money, definately go for the dSLR. the 350D is a great camera and an excellent gateway between the point and shoot product line and the professional dSLR product line. the 350D is alot to handle when you first get it, but remember that there is always a full auto mode. i think that if you do go with the dSLR you will benefit from getting a camera that is fun to use and will give you great photos.

i still use my point and shoot, but whenever i have the chance i bring the 'big guns'
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Old Apr 8, 2005, 2:57 AM   #5
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Depends what you are doing with your camera :-) One is for certain - this is "one way ticket", I think no-one came back from SLR land yet :-)

If you willing to learn and experiment answer is definitely "yes"

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Old Apr 8, 2005, 7:20 AM   #6
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Ok
So you guys think its worth the extra money (i was going to buy the powershot pro 1 at about 650 but then i saw the rebel XT was out)?
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Yup, definitely worth the extra money.

The quality will remain long after the price is forgotten!


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I just picked up a Digital Rebel XT last Monday and absolutely love it. You can definitely grow into this camera. The Rebel replaced a point and shoot Minolta. There is no comparison. This is what I like about the camera:

1. Quickstart up
2. Almost instant focus
3. Image quality
4. You can swap lenses
5. Shutter speed 3-4 FPS
6. Saves in RAW format
&. Very easy to use - just like a point and shoot if you want


For a lens, I went with the Sigma 18-125mm. No regrets here. I wantedone lens with a bit of reach to start. I think it is around $275US (I bought mine in Canada). I'm thinking of buying the Sigma 100-300F4 for my second lens.

You won't regret buying this camera.

//jim


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