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    Re: New Quick Poll - Your Main Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by mjs1973
    I know the feeling Ray. I'm still holding out (and saving my pennies) for a D30 replacement.
    XTi is the answer, fellas. It's more camera than you think. Do you really need a spot meter or 5 fps? For most people, I think the XTi is actually more camera.
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    Re: New Quick Poll - Your Main Camera

    I had been shooting film with my Canon Elan 7 (SLR) an scanning my film up until the start of 2007. I had always wanted to go digital capture but was waiting for the Canon 5D to drop in price.(I just felt the full frame sensor, and the high resolution was what I needed to jump into the DSLR thing) I could not hold out any longer and bought the Rebel XTi, as it seemed to be packed with great features and received very good write ups. I am very happy with it and have no regrets about buying it. It's packed with alot of features and punch, especially for the money.
    I can't imagine ever shooting film again. . . .
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    Re: New Quick Poll - Your Main Camera

    I went ahead and marked DSLR, because about 95% of my photos came from my D70s this last year, but of the photos that I really like, I'd say my Canonet can claim at least a third of them. I'm actually in the process of auctioning off some old stuff, so I can get a Bessa R2A. I'll still be using the D70s, because I do think it's a great camera, but film is better for B&W, and there's just nothing else that looks like Velvia.

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    Re: New Quick Poll - Your Main Camera

    Canon 30D with a Canon Digital Rebel for backup...
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    Re: New Quick Poll - Your Main Camera

    Canon Digital Rebel XT. It's more camera then I know what to do with for now, but I'm learning. I would highly suggest it for entry level. The XTi came out shortly after I got my XT. The XT was a gift and and upgrade from my Canon Rebel 35mm.

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    Re: New Quick Poll - Your Main Camera

    John, the Xti has whats called "Partial Metering" (one of the three metering modes it offers) and it utilizes a very small area of the center of the viewfinder.I think most mid to high range cameras offer these modes. This would be very close to spot metering. Also, with the sophistication of the in-cameras metering systems, the ability to dial in over and under exposure, LCD's and built in histograms, I personally feel that the need for spot meters and hand held light meters are becoming a thing of the past. ( Except if one is shooting large format or some medium format systems that do not use such in-camera weapons). Also, I would gather that studio photogs would still use handheld spots and such, but my type of shooting does not utilize it much at all.
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    Re: New Quick Poll - Your Main Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by mjs1973
    My main camera is still the original DRebel.
    Exactly the same for me. All I could afford (Thanks to JSPhoto. )

    But I'm not complaining! It's a great camera!

    Canon Digital Rebel with Quantray 19-35 F3.5-4.5 basically Glued on. :P

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    Re: New Quick Poll - Your Main Camera

    Nikon D200 here as well, been my mainstay since it arrived on the scene and has never failed to do its job.
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    Re: New Quick Poll - Your Main Camera

    Nikon D200 here.

    My Canon s30 died but if I was alive it might be used the most since I would carry it more than I do my d200.

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    Re: New Quick Poll - Your Main Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Photo-John
    XTi is the answer, fellas. It's more camera than you think. Do you really need a spot meter or 5 fps? For most people, I think the XTi is actually more camera.
    The spot meter is a wash for me, but the 5 fps would be very nice. The DRebel is 3 fps, and I find it to be very slow when shooting fast moving birds, and other critters. There is no dought that the XTi is a great camera, but I'm still holding out to see what's next in the mid level range from Canon. I'm also hoping that the 30D replacement uses the same batteries as the DRebel, 20D & 30D since I have 4 of them.

    Of course the $ saved on the XTi would help pay for the 70-200 f/2.8L IS

    On a side note, I heard a pod cast yesterday with a rep from Canon. He said that the Mk III was the ONLY new DSLR that Canon was going to be offering this spring, so I'll be sticking with the Rebel for a while yet.
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    Re: New Quick Poll - Your Main Camera

    And as a follow-up, how many of you have posted reviews here for your cameras and lenses? You know that your reviews are the foundation of this site, right? They're what bring new users to the site, create pages for us to advertise on, and help people make buying decisions and use the dealer links in the reviews. So we need your reviews!

    Write reviews for your cameras and lenses >>

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    Re: New Quick Poll - Your Main Camera

    Go get 'em John...WRITE THOSE REVIEWS!!!

    As for me...my main camera is the Pentax *ist DL with the SMCP DA 50-200 f4-5.6 ED lens. I use the Nikon Coolpix 8400 a lot for my landscape so that I don't have to switch lenses so often and it's pictures are very acceptable.
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    Re: New Quick Poll - Your Main Camera

    I recently wrote a review for my tripod head but don't feel qualified to write a review for my D-80.
    Keep Shooting!

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    Re: New Quick Poll - Your Main Camera

    Hi Frog, as Reviews Moderator, I read all of the reviews. Some are better than others, but all are valuable. I'm sure you have something to say about your D-80 that could be valuable to someone. If you've been using for a while, I'm sure you've found some good and bad things about it. Please let us know what you think. It will be appreciated.
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    Ditto

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    We don't have any requirements for reviewer's experience level. In fact, the more variety the better. You know there are guys out there that are just like you, thinking about buying the D80. They'll want to know what you - a guy just like them - think of the camera. So your review is just as valuable as anyone else's. Please post!

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    Re: New Quick Poll - Your Main Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Photo-John
    Post a review for your NV10! I know we need reviews for that camera. I got to play with it doing studio tests and product shots for our pro review. It's a cool little camera and the first camera from Samsung that I could really say I liked. I thing Samsung is definitely on track with their new cameras.
    Sure thing PJ. Just got it done and posted.
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    Re: Ditto

    Quote Originally Posted by Photo-John
    Frog-
    We don't have any requirements for reviewer's experience level. In fact, the more variety the better. You know there are guys out there that are just like you, thinking about buying the D80. They'll want to know what you - a guy just like them - think of the camera. So your review is just as valuable as anyone else's. Please post!

    Thanks!
    I'll echo PJ's remarks too Frog. I try not to write a review that's too technobabblegobbledeegook. I'll leave that for the guys at dpreview. The hard core tweaks out there might be interested in comparing specs between camera brands and models, and I look at those too, but I think it's more important to give feedback on the practical use of the camera itself, much of which will be governed by your experience level. When I read user reviews on this site, I tend to scan for reviews written by users with experience levels similar to mine, or scan for reviews that are written from practical use of the camera or lens. I tend to ignore reviews that are mirror images of the manufacturer's spec sheet for the camera, lens, or accessory. Heck, I can get that from the online stores and manufacturers websites, I want to know if they like their gear or hate it, and why.
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    Re: New Quick Poll - Your Main Camera

    I'll add to the list of Digital Rebel XT's.. But soon a 30D!!!

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    Re: New Quick Poll - Your Main Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Photo-John
    Post a review for your NV10! I know we need reviews for that camera. I got to play with it doing studio tests and product shots for our pro review. It's a cool little camera and the first camera from Samsung that I could really say I liked. I thing Samsung is definitely on track with their new cameras.
    I am now using Pentax K10D's and their Battery Grips as well as several of their lenses which are the 21, 40 and 70 Limited's, 100 Macro, 12-21, 16-45 and shortly the 16-50 and 50-135. I also have a complete Canon kit including the 1D mkll's, 20D's and 350D. No I didn't give them up when I changed over to Pentax...

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    Re: New Quick Poll - Your Main Camera

    99.9% of the time Nikon D90

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    Re: New Quick Poll - Your Main Camera

    Just got the 50D with my 30D as a back up

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    Re: New Quick Poll - Your Main Camera

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    Film Canon AE1 normally the 50mm FD F1.4 and 2 zooms in the bag.
    - just reminded me that I have to send some film off (Thanks for the reminder)

    When out with my wife I use the Nikon L6 which I bought for her.

    Soon to be a 30D or its replacement if it comes out before May. Too busy to use any of the cameras at the moment.


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    XSi and a whole lot of gear envy......
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    My Nikon D90 mainly and a Nikon D80 as backup, Jeff
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