Perhaps the cheapest 30D Price?

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by FuTAnT, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. FuTAnT

    FuTAnT Guest

    Cworld are doing the EOS30D with the kit lens, Aus release for $1695. 1 year
    Canon Oz warranty. Not bad.

    www.cworld.com.au

    No, I don't work there, but that's a stinking good price!
     
    FuTAnT, Oct 17, 2006
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    phototext Guest

    The only listing I can find is at $1895.

    A good price but...
     
    phototext, Oct 17, 2006
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    FuTAnT, Oct 17, 2006
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    googlegroups Guest

    30D with 18-55mm kit lens: $1695
    30D body only, no lens: $1895

    Interesting... they pay you $200 to take the kit lens away. ;)
     
    googlegroups, Oct 17, 2006
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    Nemo Guest


    Yes when they should pay you at LEAST $300.
     
    Nemo, Oct 17, 2006
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    Mr.T Guest

    Compared to what it sold for, before the 400D was released anyway.
    But whether it's still worth $400 more than a 400D is another matter.
    (and yes I've already seen the 400D for $1295)

    MrT.
     
    Mr.T, Oct 17, 2006
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    FuTAnT Guest

    Of course it is, 30D had a shiteload of advantages. I couldn't stand the
    feel of the old 350D, prob the same for the 400D.
     
    FuTAnT, Oct 17, 2006
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    Mr.T Guest

    I was **NOT** comparing to the 350D, and can see no point in your assertion
    of 'probably" other than your bias will probably remain.
    However, if you don't like the "feel" then that is a valid opinion, but only
    of relevance to you. Whether it's worth $400 to anybody else, is up to them
    obviously.

    You do realise there are a hell of a lot of improvements between the 350D
    and 400D?
    Maybe you could explain all the benefits of the 30D over the ***400D*** ?
    Include all the benefits of the 400D over the 30D for a real comparison of
    course.

    Now which ones are more important to most people?

    AFAIC, the biggest benefit of the 30D is more rugged construction. However
    since I expect either camera to be obsolete before actually "wearing out", I
    place little importance on that in any DSLR.
    For a film camera it is a different matter of course, since I still use 30
    year old camera's regularly. I guarantee I will not be using any current
    DSLR in 5 years even. They are improving too fast for that, but still have
    some way to go IMO.

    MrT.
     
    Mr.T, Oct 18, 2006
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    Alan K. Guest

    Maybe I'm missing something or it was a *very* short term offer, but
    the cheapest 30D package I can find on that site is Canon EOS 30D
    w/EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II Kit [Block body], $2195. There's nothing
    about the 30D on the main page; not now, anyway.

    Good Gods, I'd hope so; the recommended retail (body only) is
    currently only $1299. (Though admittedly it's $1499 with kit lens,
    which may have been what you're referring to since the OP mentioned
    that the $1695 package was with a kit lens.)

    [Snippage]
    Really? Interesting to hear you say that. What are your thoughts on
    the spot metering issue? 30D has it, but 400D doesn't; however it DOES
    apparently have "user selectable metering patterns", which might
    compensate for that a bit. I know that on my 300D it's basically "you
    take what you're given" for the selected mode (evaluative for auto,
    partial for AE lock in the creative zone, and centreweighted average
    in manual mode), which has led to the odd frustrating shot in awkward
    lighting conditions. I can't say that I've needed spot metering on a
    LOT of occasions, but when you want it you want it. And I'd have
    thought that to be more the case with pros or semi-pros.
     
    Alan K., Oct 18, 2006
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    FuTAnT Guest

    Yep, looks like they've changed the price. Oh well, had to be there I guess.
    Bummer :(
     
    FuTAnT, Oct 18, 2006
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    Mr.T Guest

    Naturally, that's what we were talking about. I'm surprised you would even
    think otherwise, would be a pointless comparison.
    I find it less important with digital than film, and I don't find any
    problem switching between a 20D and 350D. Now that bracketing is effectively
    free, and instant image review and histograms available, getting the right
    exposure is easier than ever. And whilst I might upgrade to a 5D, I couldn't
    see any personal benefit in buying a 30D. YMMV though, but would you pay
    $500 or $600 just to reduce the metering spot size a few degrees? (note the
    400D is a lot better than the 300D in that respect)

    MrT.
     
    Mr.T, Oct 19, 2006
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