Ok question for the camera buffs..

Re: Ok question for the camera buffs..

PostBy: mufwapo On: Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:29 am

av8r wrote:DSLR cons: size, weight, cost, dust sensitivity, no electronic swivel
viewfinder (how does that affect macro?), no movies.

Pros: image quality, low-light operation, DoF preview, can keep lenses
when changing body.


I'm mostly looking for for something to be tripod mounted indoors for some macro/standard stills. I'd also like something quicker than any of my current P&S models. I played with my friends Canon Rebel Xt and I love it so far. And I've already paid more than that cost new for some of the cameras I already have and I think the image quality and adjustability is outstanding for my intentions. She's thinking of upgrading to the XTi and I could probably get her Xt for a fraction of the cost of a non dSLR that "might" do what I'm looking for. How can I go wrong?
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Re: Ok question for the camera buffs..

PostBy: av8r On: Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:04 am

mufwapo wrote:
av8r wrote:DSLR cons: size, weight, cost, dust sensitivity, no electronic swivel
viewfinder (how does that affect macro?), no movies.

Pros: image quality, low-light operation, DoF preview, can keep lenses
when changing body.


I'm mostly looking for for something to be tripod mounted indoors for some macro/standard stills. I'd also like something quicker than any of my current P&S models. I played with my friends Canon Rebel Xt and I love it so far. And I've already paid more than that cost new for some of the cameras I already have and I think the image quality and adjustability is outstanding for my intentions. She's thinking of upgrading to the XTi and I could probably get her Xt for a fraction of the cost of a non dSLR that "might" do what I'm looking for. How can I go wrong?

Just be aware that the shutter mechanisms have a finite life. Probably more releases than most folks will ever need. If you can buy it for less than what they're selling for on ebay than I'd say if it fits, you must have it!
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Re: Ok question for the camera buffs..

PostBy: europachris On: Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:27 am

traderfjp wrote:On the highest JPG setting what is the lag between pics. Just curious. Thanks


I'll measure it, but it seems to be about 1.5 seconds. It does have a few burst modes (2 or 3 shots), however. Recording RAW format takes about 3 seconds. It depends on the speed of the SD card, also. I just have a generic 2GB Kingston card, nothing fancy.
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