Digital Rebel upgrade to Rebel XT?

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by 3putt, May 31, 2006.

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    3putt Guest

    I have an opportunity to return my Canon Digital Rebel in exchange for the
    Rebel XT. New software and 8mp vs. 6.1. telephoto lens I use on
    the Rebel is an AF 70-300mm, which serves me well. And I have now taken
    10,000 shots with the rebel since Dec. 04. Sounds like a good deal for a 1
    for 1 exchange. But is it?
    3putt, May 31, 2006
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    Dr. Boggis Guest

    Why wouldn't it be? You can use the same lens on both, can't you?
    Dr. Boggis, May 31, 2006
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    Pat Guest

    Probably a good deal, but buy yourself the battery pack that goes on
    the bottom of the camera and allow you to use two batteries for longer
    life. You don't need the longer life, you need the size. The XT is
    really small. Without some sort of extension, your bottom two fingers
    have no place to go and it feels a little awkward.
    Pat, May 31, 2006
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    Steve Wolfe Guest

    I have an opportunity to return my Canon Digital Rebel in exchange for the
    Absolutely. The RebXT is smaller, which may not appeal to you. The
    battery size is still plenty - if you're not using an IS lens or a flash,
    you'll probably need 8 gigs of CF cards for every battery. If you use IS
    lenses or the on-board flash, then you will see a detriment to your battery

    Other than those two considerations, the RebXT blows away the Rebel in
    every regard. Between the faster startup time, faster burst, E-TTL II,
    raw+jpg support, larger buffer, faster CF performance, faster image
    processing, FEC, greater control over Av flash behavior, and other features,
    it's a no-brainer.

    Steve Wolfe, Jun 1, 2006
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    Tom Hughes Guest

    Where can I get a deal like it an even exchange???
    Tom Hughes, Jun 7, 2006
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    3putt Guest

    First check the store's return policy. Both Sam's and Costco offer returns
    on electronics for an unlimited time. Secondly, know the store manager in
    the photo store where you bought the telephoto lens, and make an even
    exchange: Canon lens for Nikon lens. Keep all receipts and all boxes.
    3putt, Jun 7, 2006
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