Old 01-12-2009, 05:01 AM   #1
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Default Rebel XT Body for Sale

Edit: Camera has been sold!

If anyone's interested, I'm selling off the Rebel XT body to fund moving up to a 40D. The camera's in excellent shape, was purchased new a year ago, and has 10,600 actuations (including those shown below). The only issues are a couple couple of minor blemishes on the grip, and the instruction manual, which is well worn but complete. I'm including everything that came with the camera body, including original packaging, software, manuals, cables, etc. I'm also throwing in a 2 GB Sandisk Ultra II CF memory card. I'm hoping for $300 (reduced to $250) including insured Priority Mail shipping to the US. Shoot me a message if you're interested.

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Old 01-12-2009, 12:58 PM   #2
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And then a 70-200 f/4L IS and then a residence in Colorado...followed by a legal name change to Chris Paulhamus II!

$300 sounds like a good deal...I imagine that'll go quick!
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Old 01-12-2009, 03:57 PM   #3
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People with a P&S: This camera would be a great way to get into DSLRs. Highly recommended.
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Old 01-13-2009, 01:19 AM   #4
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I'd HIGHLY recommend this to any beginner and/or P&S user. A VERY capable camera. I made the jump to dSLR this summer and NEVER looked back. A great price for a great camera!

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Old 01-13-2009, 03:25 AM   #5
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I heartily agree that the Rebel XT is a great camera, especially for those of us who can't afford the more expensive models out there. I've been very happy with mine, so if you're looking for a good deal on a dSLR, take Nicholas up on his offer!

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Nic and I can tag team it...I have a Kit Lens that doesn't need to be mine anymore!
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Do you really want to help Nick get a 40D? Why make the competition for yourself and others that much harder. Please think about what you are doing and proceed responsibly.

...but if you must, it's a good deal and a camera that is responible for many of my wide angle shots from out west.
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Only one nibble so far... hopefully they'll bite later today... thank goodness for Craigslist.

Thanks all for the sales assistance, unfortunately my prices are so low I can't afford to pay you all your usual commission
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I earn $60 per sale. Just so you know.
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In that case, the price has increased to $360
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Why don't you just hang onto it for a backup camera?
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Why don't you just hang onto it for a backup camera?
I think this is why:

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If anyone's interested, I'm selling off the Rebel XT body to fund moving up to a 40D.
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Why don't you just hang onto it for a backup camera?

Thats a grand idea, and when I upgrade I'll be keeping my XT for back up).
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If I could afford it, trust me, I'd be holding onto it. At the moment I've got $50 / month in fun money... that camera's worth 6 months of not spending a dime on anything fun... I think I'll be letting it go

I still have to attend the CRPA conference in Chicago in April (where I'll be staying with the parents of my brother-in-law's fiance), and hopefully I'll be able to swing the 17-40 f/4 L sometime in 2010... maybe by 2011 Mr. and Mrs. Visa will be paid off, and all I'll have to worry about is whatever remains of the student loans... then all I'll have to worry about is a down payment for a house, and after that, Lord, I'll probably have to start paying for diapers.

All of this money stuff is expensive. I wish I had really understood that when I started using those damn credit cards a few years ago.
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After briefly reviewing eBay, it looks like $300 isn't quite as good of a deal as I thought it was. How's $250 sound? Anyone? Anyone?
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After briefly reviewing eBay, it looks like $300 isn't quite as good of a deal as I thought it was. How's $250 sound? Anyone? Anyone?
If you're trying to give it away I'd reconsider hanging on to it... C'mon Nick, you might need it.
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If you're trying to give it away I'd reconsider hanging on to it... C'mon Nick, you might need it.
If 250 bucks is something you can afford to give away, I'd be happy to take it.
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After briefly reviewing eBay, it looks like $300 isn't quite as good of a deal as I thought it was. How's $250 sound? Anyone? Anyone?
Good luck with selling the body. I probably would've considered it if I wouldn't have purchased the XSi a month ago.

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If 250 bucks is something you can afford to give away, I'd be happy to take it.
No, if I had an extra $250 it would go towards paying off my XSi or a telephoto lens.

What I'm trying to say is I hate to see you practically give away your Rebel XT and potentially regret it later for less than a few hundred bucks...

Trust me, I know how hard coming up with money can be to use towards this hobby.
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Nick knows what he's doing. Bottom line, it's for sale.

If only I had the money....
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If only I had the money....
Don't tease like that... it stings!

With regards to letting it go for too little, I'm afraid to say that $250's the going rate for used Rebel XT's these days. Like any other consumer electronics item, the prices drop pretty quickly. The low price is also why I recommend people go for something like a used XT when they're just starting out and have a limited budget - $250 for a DSLR body that's only a year behind the XSi, which is only trivially better, and more than twice as expensive, is a pretty damn good deal. Imagine how good of a deal it'll be next year when the XT's only worth $175 and the XSi's are going for $250... everyone will have a lot more money left over for glass.

Speaking of glass, the used 70-200 f/4 L that I bought last year hasn't lost any value - another reason I recommend people devote more of their budget to glass instead of the camera. If I was upgrading my glass now, I could sell that lens for as much as I paid for it. You can't do that with camera bodies - the technology improves too fast, and their values decrease too quickly.

Bottom line: I need the money, and thus far have never had a need for a backup camera body. I can certainly see why it'd be handy to have a backup camera, and think it's a fine plan for the guys who opt and can afford to go that route, but it ain't in my budget.
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With regards to letting it go for too little, I'm afraid to say that $250's the going rate for used Rebel XT's these days. Like any other consumer electronics item, the prices drop pretty quickly. The low price is also why I recommend people go for something like a used XT when they're just starting out and have a limited budget - $250 for a DSLR body that's only a year behind the XSi, which is only trivially better, and more than twice as expensive, is a pretty damn good deal. Imagine how good of a deal it'll be next year when the XT's only worth $175 and the XSi's are going for $250... everyone will have a lot more money left over for glass.
Yes because 4+ more MPs, a larger LCD screen, a self cleaning sensor, more FPS in continuous shooting mode and longer battery life are trivial.

Also, the XT is almost 3 years behind the XSi. I also disagree that the XSi will be found for $250 next year.

But who's counting, I know several good photographers with the XT.
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Yes because 4+ more MPs, a larger LCD screen, a self cleaning sensor, more FPS in continuous shooting mode and longer battery life are trivial.

Also, the XT is almost 3 years behind the XSi. I also disagree that the XSi will be found for $250 next year.

But who's counting, I know several good photographers with the XT.
Good points John. I should do a little more research

Perhaps all of the differences between the two cameras isn't exactly trivial, although if it was between spending $250 on an XT and $500 on the XSi, I'd have a hard time justifying the price difference to myself. The focusing with magnification in live view is certainly worth something, and the screen on the XT is a bit cramped, but, $250 on better glass would do way more for you than a battery that lasts a little bit longer, or a burst mode that shoots half an extra frame per second, or a self cleaning sensor, or 4 more megapixels (8 MP with better glass is going to trump 12 MP with crappy glass).

I think having these discussions is productive - a lot of folks come to the forums saying they have $x to spend and want to know how best to spend it. It's good to have a well thought out answer when we respond so we actually know what we're talking about (without saying things like the XT is only a year older than the XSi).

In any event, my XT has now been sold, and I've already picked up a 40D from another local photographer. It's a heck of a machine, even though it "only" has 10 MP
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I'll also add a plug for the XT. It's a very solid camera, cheap, reliable (for the most part - once it starts getting up there in age [30,000 shots or so for me], it might start getting a little flaky). It's served me well though - all my shots on here were taken with one.
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I'll also add a plug for the XT. It's a very solid camera, cheap, reliable (for the most part - once it starts getting up there in age [30,000 shots or so for me], it might start getting a little flaky). It's served me well though - all my shots on here were taken with one.
What do you mean by flaky here?
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