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I used to have the XTi, but not the XSi, although I have handled it quite a bit, and I remember that it felt exactly the same in my hands as the XTi (the two are nearly identical in dimension). I don't recalling the grip feeling spongy or anything, but it is more textured, although the XTi grip still felt just as comfortable.
thanx, so its not like the pro body feel huh? well i guess one can hope!
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thanx, so its not like the pro body feel huh? well i guess one can hope!
Not at all, it's very much a "compact" DSLR. It's much smaller than the 40D for example. If you've held an XTi before, then you've essentially held an XSi. The button layouts are nearly the same. The major difference is that the LCD is larger. That's often one of the gripes you hear about the Digital Rebel lineup, that they're too small, but I had an XTi for a couple of years and I found it perfectly comfortable, and to give you idea of how large my hands are, I can palm an NCAA regulation basketball. However, I do like the larger size of the 40D much, much more. It fills my hands and it's heavier weight balances larger zoom lenses better, and generally I can hold it more steadily when shooting hand-held.

If you're seriously considering an XSi, it's a great body, but the 40D is about the same price these days (if you search diligently you can nab in the $700 range new, less for a used one) and despite being over a year old, it still is one the best crop sensor cameras in terms of noise performance, speed and ergonomics.
Edited by GoneTomorrow - 3/5/09 at 9:52am
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i had a xti before, had to sell it to pay some bills, now i'm trying to get back in to dslr world, i found xsi body for $449 refurb, but d40 is like $699 for refurb body.
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i had a xti before, had to sell it to pay some bills, now i'm trying to get back in to dslr world, i found xsi body for $449 refurb, but d40 is like $699 for refurb body.
I hope you mean 40D, not the D40
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yeah, my bad! i meant 40D
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i had a xti before, had to sell it to pay some bills, now i'm trying to get back in to dslr world, i found xsi body for $449 refurb, but d40 is like $699 for refurb body.
I was about to say, you could almost buy two D40s for that price. But that's a good price for a refurb XSi, but if I recall refurbs come with only 90-day warranties. But since you are already familiar with XTi, you won't have any problems adjusting to the XSi.
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Group shot.
No more Nikon stuff for awhile after the recent price increase.
Got lucky and snuck in the 200mm macro about a month B4 the increase.

    
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I think I got a good copy of the Sigma 30mm.


Picture I took with it. It's at f/2.2, a lot sharper but doesn't have the bokeh the shot at f/1.4 did.


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Group shot.
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Got lucky and snuck in the 200mm macro about a month B4 the increase.

wow nice lens collection!
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