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Old Mar 11, 2006, 1:01 AM   #11
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Your post confuses me. I certainly do NOT think that the Canon 350/XT has the best imager. I like the Nikon D-50 imager and the Pentax DS/DL/DS2 imagers that are operationallybetter than the Canon 350D/XT imager, and you know that I own the Canon 350D/XT, as well as a lot of the other dSLR cameras so I am not just whistling in the dark, on this issue.
I am not such an expert as you, MT. In particular, I know Canon DSLRs only from a few full size shots. Based on this observations I was quite impressed by their image quality. I also may have confused the EOS 20D with the EOS 350D, because I always thought that both cameras essentially differ only when it comes to ergonomy. On the other hand, because the E500 has a somewhat smaller sensor than the Rebel XT, the Oly should be somewhat less DSLR like than the Canon camera. After all it's primiarily theirlarge sensor, which distinguishes DSLRs from P&S cameras.
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Old Mar 11, 2006, 7:50 AM   #12
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I ended up ordering the Olympus E-500 with the 2 lenses from B&H Photo. Can't really beat it for $699. I couldn't really see the difference in any of the sample photos between that and the Canon Rebel XT. At least this gives me a lot of time to learn how to use it.


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Old Mar 11, 2006, 8:22 AM   #13
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I ended up ordering the Olympus E-500 with the 2 lenses from B&H Photo. Can't really beat it for $699. I couldn't really see the difference in any of the sample photos between that and the Canon Rebel XT. At least this gives me a lot of time to learn how to use it.
I think you'll be pleased. All of those cameras are capable of producing better pictures than most of us are able to finesse out of them.

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Old Mar 12, 2006, 2:08 AM   #14
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Yes,good choice.......the best deal at such a low price. The Olympus kit lenses are far better then the kit lens that comes with the Canon Xt.......

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"Anyway i never buy a DSLR with its kit lens.....prefer spending the differenceand adding a little extra for a good quality lens.....these good quality lenses are not all extremely expensive.Just got a Nikkor 50mm 1.8D for 100 euro.

Good luck with your E-500
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