EOS Rebel XSi or Digital Rebel XTi

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Grover, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. Grover

    Grover Guest

    Son-in-law is comtemplating getting one of these cameras - he already
    has some Canon lenses...

    Opinions or comments?

    Camera will debut with me shooting his wedding in the fall. I'll have
    some time to get used to it before then....I've got a Nikon system -
    and he wants a new camera...


    Grover, Jun 3, 2008
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    Htnakirs Guest

    I saw the comparative images at DPreview.com and think the older one
    is good enough. According to the dp experts, to really extract the
    best out of XSi one will need to invest in pro level lenses as well.
    Htnakirs, Jun 3, 2008
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  3. If you have not done a wedding before, I suggest that a professional be
    hired and you work as a special family photographer and back up to the

    First every piece of equipment you own and every battery will fail at a
    wedding. duplicate equipment is not a luxury.

    Take a look as some books on weddings and look at all the photos, make a
    list. then see the bride and her mother and go over the list and add all
    the stuff they will add. Don't promise anything.

    Visit the locations well before the event. Find out any rules regarding
    flash and photography. Take some test photos.

    Arrange someone who knows the families to stick with you as your
    assistant. They can carry some of the duplicate equipment and get people
    together for photos and be an extra set of eyes for things like Uncle Fred
    dancing with Aunt Alice when they have not spoken to each other for the last
    20 years when he commented on her big feet.

    I would suggest that a uncle Fred not try to duplicate a professional
    wedding shoot, but acknowledge he can't, but he can use his intimate
    knowledge of the family to produce some memories that a professional would
    Joseph Meehan, Jun 3, 2008
  4. Grover

    Archibald Guest

    What, with the XSi or the XTi?

    Archibald, Jun 3, 2008
  5. I would get the XTi.. Why pay more for something that is not
    really better. Don't worry about the mega-pixels.
    If you can find one and are willing to spend a few more $$,
    you should check into finding one of the last of the 30D's,
    not the 40D, the 30D. B&H Photo has them for $800, body only.
    Regardless, for a wedding you will need a new big flash too. The build
    in flash
    can just about light itself.

    What type of Canon lens does he have? They must be EF mount.

    Steve Sherman, Jun 4, 2008
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    HEMI-Powered Guest

    Steve Sherman added these comments in the current discussion du jour
    XSi is far better in too many ways to count
    HEMI-Powered, Jun 4, 2008
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    Phisherman Guest

    Lots of folks here do not like Canon for some reason. I have an EOS
    Rebel and like it very much as a low-end professional camera. For
    most shots I keep it on automatic and use a tripod with remote switch.
    You can buy just the body without the lens. If you have an hour break
    during the day, dump your card, burn a backup CD and recharge the
    Phisherman, Jun 4, 2008
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    obama Guest

    Obviously for you, since you can't count past ten with your pants on...

    but hey troll brain - figure out how to get the lens off yet??

    BTW - **** OFF TROLL!!!!!!!
    obama, Jun 5, 2008
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    savvo Guest

    Well, obviously that stabilization switch on the body is one. Oh no, you
    said the XTi had that as well, didn't you?

    Go on. Elaborate three of those too many ways.
    savvo, Jun 5, 2008
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    Obviously for you, since you can't count past ten with your pants on...

    but hey troll brain - figure out how to get the lens off yet??

    BTW - **** OFF TROLL!!!!!!!

    report sent to for consumate stupidity
    HEMI-Powered, Jun 5, 2008
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    HEMI-Powered Guest

    savvo added these comments in the current discussion du jour ...
    I don't think I need justify myself to morons, but here's 2: Google is
    your best friend and go the **** to your nearest store and look for your
    simple minded self what the differences are from XT to XTi to XSi, then
    stick both yourfingers up your ass and walk on your elbows
    HEMI-Powered, Jun 5, 2008
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    Mark Thomas Guest

    To answer the question, the XTi is a nice camera, but I would regard the
    XSi's better spot-metering, improved AF and Live View as rather
    valluable additions/improvements.

    Going a little off-topic,
    How about people who are just trying to get at the truth?
    The XSi does NOT have an IS switch on the body. Google verifies that.
    Pictures like these verify it:

    Feel free to give pixel coordinates for your imaginary switch.

    I gently remind you, without a hint of abusive language, that you very
    adamantly claimed the XSi had an IS switch on the body, and got very
    abusive at anyone who (correctly) said differently:
    (warning - more naughty language)

    I've looked at the XSi. It has no IS switch on the body. If I 'GTF',
    would it magically appear?
    Um, no thanks. You can name-call and attempt to denigrate all you like,
    but it won't help until you simply admit that you goofed. Go on Jerry,
    learn to say the magic words "I Wuz Wrong" otherwise this is just gunna
    follow you around forever.

    Your choice I guess.
    Mark Thomas, Jun 5, 2008
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    savvo Guest

    I wasn't asking for real improvements, I wanted, for amusement value you
    understand, your ideas on the imrovements.

    But the reply I got was satisfyingly amusing in itself. It must cost you
    a fortune to keep repairing the holes that you punch in your walls. And
    what is your obsession with rectal insertions?
    savvo, Jun 5, 2008
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    me Guest

    **** OFF TROLL no one wants to hear from you!
    me, Jun 6, 2008
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    ASAAR Guest

    Did that reply come from lots of experience photographing Brides
    at Weddings, or from taking numerous shots of My Mother The Car? :)
    ASAAR, Jun 7, 2008
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