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Want. Want. Want!

I want the Canon EOS Rebel XTi SO BAD! I NEED a digital SLR.

I actually wanted a Nikon D40, but then I found out that all of my lenses from my film Canon Rebel wouldn't work on it. They will, however, work on the Canon DSLR. So tonight I dug out all of my camera equipment. I found my filter mount, along with a macro filter, UV filter, prism and polarizer. I found my hot flash, two cameras (old Yashica FX-103 and my Canon Rebel G) and three lenses (A Tamron 28-70, a Canon 28-80, and a Quantaray 70-300).

I also found a BOATLOAD of film, which I wonder if it is still any good. 200, 400 and 800. It's worth a try. Worse thing that could happen is they don't turn out. I got a roll of film developed about 10 or so years ago that was taken SPRING BREAK....1987!!! Only a few turned out, but that was really strange to see.

Anyway, enough rambling. If Scott does get a job, and we get our fence repaired, a new dishwasher and a new car for me, then maybe I'll get my camera.


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Sep. 18th, 2007 04:40 am (UTC)
See now that sucks for me. When I went to purchase my camera last year I was told by the guy ( at a reputable camera shop) that my previous Canon lenses would not cross over to the SLR camera, so I bought Nikon because we have lenses that work. I love my Nikon, and I love that I can drop 150 on a used lens and get what I want cheap. I would rather take my old 35mmPentax but there is nothing like shooting 800+ photos without stopping. :-) I have the D50 but I am upgrading this winter again to a higher pixel but I will stick with the Nikon again.
Sep. 18th, 2007 12:23 pm (UTC)
I made sure to ask when I was looking at the Nikon if any of my lenses would work with it. Since they have different mounts, they wouldn't. The Canon DSLRs (and this may be a recent thing) have the same Canon lens mount that the regular SLRs have.

However, you can BET MONEY that I'm taking all three of my lenses in with me when I buy one to make sure they fit before I buy it! I spent good money on that 70-300 lens!
Sep. 18th, 2007 04:48 am (UTC)
Film generally lasts a very long time as long as it isn't exposed to extreme heat or liquid. (Why film would be exposed to liquid I'll never know, but I've had people bring some really sticky rolls in to attempt being developed. O_o)
Yay for working in the Walgreens photo lab! ^_^
Sep. 18th, 2007 12:21 pm (UTC)
Great! Thanks for the info!
Sep. 18th, 2007 04:58 am (UTC)
That's so funny that you mention that. I was looking at those just two days ago. I found a body for $319.
Sep. 18th, 2007 12:21 pm (UTC)
Which did you find? The Canon XTi or the Nikon D40? Where did you find it at that price??? :)
Sep. 18th, 2007 09:48 pm (UTC)
I've never heard of any of the places that have the cheaper prices. Have you ever done any business with any of them?
Sep. 18th, 2007 09:57 pm (UTC)
I haven't but I'll have the hubby do his standard search to check them out.

I have done a lot of business with Tigerdirect but their body is $619.
Sep. 18th, 2007 10:50 pm (UTC)
I can't speak specifically about the places with the lowest prices but I would be cautious. I looked into a couple of them in the past and ready some really bad reviews (across multiple sites) Bait and switch, upselling and if you refuse to upsale the item is magically out of stock but they will go ahead and charge your card while you wait. Usually they will let you process the complete order and then call you back the next day. I'm not saying those specifically are bad...but corrupt camera shops are abound.
Sep. 18th, 2007 04:16 pm (UTC)
Scott absolutely *loves* his XTi, so I'd say go for it :)
Sep. 18th, 2007 09:47 pm (UTC)
I'm trying to hold myself back until we have confirmation that my Scott has a job. I can't bring myself to spend that much money if he's still going to be unemployed for a while, especially when we have a fence falling apart *laugh*

I do think it will be a cool camera.
Sep. 18th, 2007 04:50 pm (UTC)
Just curious but how would you use that new canon differently than what you are using now.
Sep. 18th, 2007 09:46 pm (UTC)
One is digital, one is film? The reason I don't use my film camera more is because I really like to be able to view whether I got the shot I was going for (is it clear? depth of field what I was going for? all of that, instead of taking 5 bracketed shots) as well as being able to instantly upload or print a photo here at home.

With film, you have no idea whether you got the right shots and have to take it in somewhere to be developed. Many of the one-hour places (not ALL) are not as good quality-wise as sending it off for development, so there is a lag time for photos. You also have to then pay extra to have the photo in digital format or scan it yourself.

I _LOVELOVELOVE_ my SLR, but have found that I rarely use it for regular photography because of the hassle and time. I use my point and shoot digital a LOT and want to get back into more 'quality' photography.

Bet you didn't think the answer would be that long and involved, did you? :)
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