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Posted: 4/3/2006 3:44:18 PM EDT
10% off at CC

$100 rebate

$630 total with 18-50 lens.

Link Posted: 4/3/2006 3:44:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/3/2006 3:46:29 PM EDT by DK-Prof]
tag

I'm still old-school Canon, but need to swithc to hires digital at some point. How many mp is the Rebel XT?

... and does Ikelite make a housing for it?
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 3:46:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
tag

I'm still old-school Canon, but need to swithc to hires digital. How many mp is the Rebel XT?



8

or 87
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 3:48:08 PM EDT
Okay. i would like to get one..

What is CC?
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 3:48:17 PM EDT
Damn. No money!

I'm getting into photography, but don't have a DSLR yet... though I can see dropping coin for one in the next year or two. Good thing is, my current digicam does a great job (5Mpix, 10x optical zoom) on it's own.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 3:48:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
tag

I'm still old-school Canon, but need to swithc to hires digital at some point. How many mp is the Rebel XT?

... and does Ikelite make a housing for it?



8.1 mp.

Takes pretty nice pics.

Easy to use as well.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 3:49:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
Okay. i would like to get one..

What is CC?



circuit city

10% off coupon

www.circuitcity.com/ccd/genericContent.do?oid=118488&sourceid=qIZwRDG0cjeYAlrDJWwa&affiliateid=39502629&carriage=befree&WT.mc_n=213057
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 3:50:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 3:54:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/3/2006 3:56:01 PM EDT by leelaw]
oh goddamn it... Four months too late...

ETA: Canon rebates take about two months to arrive.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 3:56:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDOC:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
Okay. i would like to get one..

What is CC?



circuit city

10% off coupon

www.circuitcity.com/ccd/genericContent.do?oid=118488&sourceid=qIZwRDG0cjeYAlrDJWwa&affiliateid=39502629&carriage=befree&WT.mc_n=213057



I tried to checkout and it says:
We're sorry; the coupon code entered is invalid. Status = <3>.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 3:57:14 PM EDT
Just bought a 20D from Canon.
Incredible pictures, easy to shoot.

pato
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 3:58:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By ARDOC:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
Okay. i would like to get one..

What is CC?



circuit city

10% off coupon

www.circuitcity.com/ccd/genericContent.do?oid=118488&sourceid=qIZwRDG0cjeYAlrDJWwa&affiliateid=39502629&carriage=befree&WT.mc_n=213057



I tried to checkout and it says:
We're sorry; the coupon code entered is invalid. Status = <3>.



You might need to call and place the order with an operator. It should work.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 3:59:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By ARDOC:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
Okay. i would like to get one..

What is CC?



circuit city

10% off coupon

www.circuitcity.com/ccd/genericContent.do?oid=118488&sourceid=qIZwRDG0cjeYAlrDJWwa&affiliateid=39502629&carriage=befree&WT.mc_n=213057



I tried to checkout and it says:
We're sorry; the coupon code entered is invalid. Status = <3>.



I see I have to go through techbargans
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 4:01:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By ARDOC:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
Okay. i would like to get one..

What is CC?



circuit city

10% off coupon

www.circuitcity.com/ccd/genericContent.do?oid=118488&sourceid=qIZwRDG0cjeYAlrDJWwa&affiliateid=39502629&carriage=befree&WT.mc_n=213057



I tried to checkout and it says:
We're sorry; the coupon code entered is invalid. Status = <3>.



I see I have to go through techbargans



yup thats the ticket.

Also Amazon.com has it for $680 shipped. No taxes either with Amazon so it might be better for you.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 4:06:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
tag

I'm still old-school Canon, but need to swithc to hires digital at some point. How many mp is the Rebel XT?

... and does Ikelite make a housing for it?



for $1234.00 you can have the Ikelite housing...200'
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 4:07:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDOC:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By ARDOC:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
Okay. i would like to get one..

What is CC?



circuit city

10% off coupon

www.circuitcity.com/ccd/genericContent.do?oid=118488&sourceid=qIZwRDG0cjeYAlrDJWwa&affiliateid=39502629&carriage=befree&WT.mc_n=213057



I tried to checkout and it says:
We're sorry; the coupon code entered is invalid. Status = <3>.



I see I have to go through techbargans



yup thats the ticket.

Also Amazon.com has it for $680 shipped. No taxes either with Amazon so it might be better for you.



I see amazon with it for $740 shipped????
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 4:10:33 PM EDT
Screw it. I will wait. It will only get cheaper as time goes by.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 4:11:36 PM EDT
The Rebel XT is a GREAT camera. My primary cameras are 20Ds, but I just bought a Rebel XT to keep in the bag as a backup. I'd say it's probably 95%+ of what the 20D is. Image quality is almost identical. The main things you lose with the XT is ISO3200, and the nifty control wheel that the 20D has.

I actually bought mine used paid $950 for a package that included a few lenses, a battery grip, and a little flash. Sold all that for about $640, net cost for the camera and kit lens = $310. :-)

--Mike
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 4:11:56 PM EDT
I get $669 shipped. I have Amazonprime and I get free shipping. Its $799 with $100 rebate right now.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 4:12:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/3/2006 4:12:16 PM EDT by DK-Prof]

Originally Posted By nightstalker:

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
tag

I'm still old-school Canon, but need to swithc to hires digital at some point. How many mp is the Rebel XT?

... and does Ikelite make a housing for it?



for $1234.00 you can have the Ikelite housing...200'





Hmmmm - so about 2K for a new camera and good UW capability.

But then I guess I'll need a new ikelite-compatible strobe as well.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 4:13:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
Screw it. I will wait. It will only get cheaper as time goes by.


Using that logic, you'll NEVER buy a camera (or just about anything technology-related). If you need it, buy it. If you kinda need it, wait 'till it goes on sale like now.

--Mike
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 4:15:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mcaswell:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
Screw it. I will wait. It will only get cheaper as time goes by.


Using that logic, you'll NEVER buy a camera (or just about anything technology-related). If you need it, buy it. If you kinda need it, wait 'till it goes on sale like now.

--Mike



I don't kinda need it right now. I will wait for the next sale. I also just made a major purchase and need to hold off a couple months. Damn Glock.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 4:19:31 PM EDT
Rebel XT? Oh, you mean that LITTLE camera...
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 4:23:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mcaswell:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
Screw it. I will wait. It will only get cheaper as time goes by.


Using that logic, you'll NEVER buy a camera (or just about anything technology-related). If you need it, buy it. If you kinda need it, wait 'till it goes on sale like now.

--Mike




Not necessarily - I agree with his logic.

If I decide that 12 mp (for example) is the point where I will switch from film for digital, then it makes sense for me to wait until something like the Canon Rebel XT drops another couple of hundred bucks in price.

Let everyone else be the high-tech early adopters that have to have the latest gadget. I will switch when the digital resolution equals 100 ISO Ilford film, but not until then. If that is 12 mp (or whatever), that's all I need. And since I am in no hurry, I can wait until it reaches the price point I am willing to pay.

Until then, I'll continue to use my film camera for fancy pictures, and my 5 mp pixel digital for snap shots, etc.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 4:32:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By mcaswell:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
Screw it. I will wait. It will only get cheaper as time goes by.


Using that logic, you'll NEVER buy a camera (or just about anything technology-related). If you need it, buy it. If you kinda need it, wait 'till it goes on sale like now.

--Mike




Not necessarily - I agree with his logic.

If I decide that 12 mp (for example) is the point where I will switch from film for digital, then it makes sense for me to wait until something like the Canon Rebel XT drops another couple of hundred bucks in price.
.



It won't, not new retail. That's not how the market works. Canon will introduce the XT's replacement and discontinue the XT, before they discount it another $200. In a year or two, you might find XT's used for $400, but the XT's shutter is rated for around 50,000 actuations or less, so by the time you get it at that price you'd likely have to send it off to the factory at your own expense for a shutter replacement.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 4:33:34 PM EDT
I believe the Mp equivalent for a good 35 mm film is about 25Mp. That said, the sharpening facility in most photo processing software will take care of a lot, as will the mechanics of printing. Therefore, 12 Mp should do the trick as far as your comparison, which sounds about like my mental guesstimate, as well. However, I (as my alter-ego, known far and wide as "El Cheapo") am wondering if 8 Mp is "close enough."
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 4:34:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rjroberts:
I believe the Mp equivalent for a good 35 mm film is about 25Mp.



That has been stated, but never actually proven, unless I am mistaken.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 4:35:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RikWriter:

Originally Posted By rjroberts:
I believe the Mp equivalent for a good 35 mm film is about 25Mp.



That has been stated, but never actually proven, unless I am mistaken.



Rik is there any way to see how much use a shutter has seen?

Link Posted: 4/3/2006 4:39:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
Rik is there any way to see how much use a shutter has seen?




On 1 series Canon cameras there is, but on the others you have to just check the picture numbering and that might have been reset or have been contaminated by a non-formatted card, so there's no way to know on a non-1 series Canon.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 5:12:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/3/2006 5:13:09 PM EDT by DK-Prof]

Originally Posted By RikWriter:

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By mcaswell:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
Screw it. I will wait. It will only get cheaper as time goes by.


Using that logic, you'll NEVER buy a camera (or just about anything technology-related). If you need it, buy it. If you kinda need it, wait 'till it goes on sale like now.

--Mike




Not necessarily - I agree with his logic.

If I decide that 12 mp (for example) is the point where I will switch from film for digital, then it makes sense for me to wait until something like the Canon Rebel XT drops another couple of hundred bucks in price.
.



It won't, not new retail. That's not how the market works. Canon will introduce the XT's replacement and discontinue the XT, before they discount it another $200. In a year or two, you might find XT's used for $400, but the XT's shutter is rated for around 50,000 actuations or less, so by the time you get it at that price you'd likely have to send it off to the factory at your own expense for a shutter replacement.




Dang it - they found a way to stick it to me anyway!!
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