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Originally Posted by TH3_H4NGMAN View Post
That's a pretty good deal, but if you miss it, it's not the end of the world. eBay has a plethora of xt+kit lens auctions with Buy it Now for less than $300.
eBay -- a good place to get a piece of garbage. I would never recommend anyone buy a DSLR on eBay unless they could be absolutely sure it was in excellent (or acceptable) working condition.
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eBay -- a good place to get a piece of garbage. I would never recommend anyone buy a DSLR on eBay unless they could be absolutely sure it was in excellent (or acceptable) working condition.
I bought my first XT off a guy on eBay. It had some cosmetic which he detailed in the description and pictures. Maybe I got lucky, but I had no issues. Then I bought my 50D on eBay as well. Again, no issues. Maybe I got lucky twice.
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If it's used and you feel unsure, just contact the seller with your questions. For new however, I'd never touch eBay. Too many grey market cameras floating around. If you're set on used, just find a reputable seller off a photography forum, or keep an eye out on craigslist for something local that you can go test out.
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If it's used and you feel unsure, just contact the seller with your questions. For new however, I'd never touch eBay. Too many grey market cameras floating around. If you're set on used, just find a reputable seller off a photography forum, or keep an eye out on craigslist for something local that you can go test out.
It wouldn't matter if eBay had US or grey market new DSLRs. Canon only honors warranties from authorized resellers (which eBay isn't of course, despite many sellers claiming their crappy eBay stores are).

Another option for used is Adorama, who offers their own 1 year warranty for used and refurb gear.
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craigslist craigslist craigslist.... if im going to buy something expensive and sophisticated id much rather get it in person especially if its going to be used. once you have exhausted craigslist options move to local photo shops penn camera, ritz, local shop...ect you might not be getting a one year warranty on some of them but usually shops have a really good referbish selection. i think a d80 or at the local penn is like 250 280 for the body.
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Buying a camera from Ritz is like lighting your wallet on fire.
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What would be better...a Rebel Xt or a Nikon D40?
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post #28 of 56
Buying a DSLR is more then just which body is better. The XT and the D40 are almost identical in performance and price. What type of photography do you plan on doing? Which company has better prices or selection for what you want?

Just looking at specs though, it seems like the XT can do slightly more then the D40. The D40 has a faster flash sync shutter speed though IIRC. Both will take great images in the right hands.
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post #29 of 56
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What would be better...a Rebel Xt or a Nikon D40?
They are basically the same camera with a different logo on the front. The difference between the two comes down to the ergonomics and the company behind it.
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post #30 of 56
The D40 is crippled in that it has no in-body AF motor.
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