Old 11-06-2011, 10:13 PM   #1
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Right now I am in a position to buy a Canon T1i for $550, can probably talk down a little lower. I would be able to find a buyer for my Rebel XS (boy would it be hard to part with my first digital) for hopefully $450. I am planning on upgrading my glass to a 70-200 this winter, but this body upgrade kind of came out of nowhere... good idea? Bad? Would like a little better performance at night and in low light situations.
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:16 PM   #2
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A friend of mine has a T1, and there's not a lot of noise difference between it and my XS from the side by side exact settings shooting we have done together.

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I shoot with a T1i, and I've got no complaints. Does everything I want it to and then some.
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:35 PM   #4
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I'm very happy with my T1i but I'm not sure if its significantly better than the XS, additional megapixels are good if you always need to crop the shot like me, the buffer size is bigger, 9 RAW vs 4 RAW. I've never really tested the high ISO performance so cant say much about that.
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For that money, you can get a used 40d. I would recommend you go that route. It SMOKES the T1i in every aspect, except it does not do video...
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I would be able to find a buyer for my Rebel XS (boy would it be hard to part with my first digital) for hopefully $450.
Since an EX+ quality XS used is $275 at KEH, I have serious doubts about you getting $450. There is an XS on craigslist up here (DC area) with kit lens for $400, one with a Tamron 28-80 for $375.

A sucker is born every minute, I suppose, but don't count on it.

BTW, a used T1i at KEH with charger is $484. LN-. The $550 doesn't sound like a steal either, even if new.
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Gosh, I didn't think I needed to check, but I did anyway. Amazon, XS body sells new $400. A t1i with the kit lens is $595, so that $550 is not impressive either.
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Ahh. Interesting, must have missed that. Will probably just keep saving for the glass next month then!
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