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What was your first Canon dSLR
Even an earlier model! PollPollPoll 3 1%
Canon D30 PollPollPoll 69 18%
Canon D60 PollPollPoll 46 12%
Canon 1D PollPollPoll 11 3%
Canon 1Ds PollPollPoll 10 3%
Canon 10D PollPollPoll 100 26%
Canon Digital Rebel 300D PollPollPoll 82 21%
Canon 1D Mark II PollPollPoll 7 2%
Canon 20D PollPollPoll 40 10%
Canon 1Ds Mark II PollPollPoll 0 0%
Canon Digital Rebel 350XT PollPollPoll 1 0%
None or just want to see the results PollPollPoll 13 3%
Total Votes 382 100%

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unclebobo
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p.3 #1 · p.3 #1 · What was your first Canon dSLR?


Rebel -> D30 (yes, to me this was an upgrade) ->10D ->1D -> 1DII

1Ds (or 1DsII) soon, feeling the need for FF)

(but I still love my AE-1's and that old FD glass...no longer worth selling, even If I wanted to)



Mar 27, 2005 at 06:08 AM
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p.3 #2 · p.3 #2 · What was your first Canon dSLR?


D30, and that's it...
You guys are rich!!!



Mar 27, 2005 at 07:38 AM
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p.3 #3 · p.3 #3 · What was your first Canon dSLR?


First digital was my dad's Nikon CP 950. He bought the 10D before the DReb came out. I ended up hijacking the 10D for myself and he bought a DReb for himself after it came out.


Mar 27, 2005 at 07:57 AM
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p.3 #4 · p.3 #4 · What was your first Canon dSLR?


First Digi - Pentax El2000 Sold for
D60 sold for 10D
just got my 1D Mark II

and onward we go



Mar 27, 2005 at 08:13 AM
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p.3 #5 · p.3 #5 · What was your first Canon dSLR?


Went from a Nikon CP 4300 to the 20D...
So I guess that makes it my first Canon DSLR.



Mar 27, 2005 at 08:23 AM
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p.3 #6 · p.3 #6 · What was your first Canon dSLR?


The number people starting with the D30 surprises me - it was very pricey at the time. It would be interesting to do this again in about 12 to 18 months after the 350XT has run its life cycle. Surprisingly, not one vote for the 350XT yet

The result are probably somewhat biased since this board's demographic leans towards more towards the advanced enthusiast to work pro rather than average home user, but still surprising. For example, the same poll at DPreview would probably have a much higher result on the 300D.

The next thing that would be very interesting is if the results could be correlated with: 1) number times you upgraded, 2) your current dSLR.



Mar 27, 2005 at 04:52 PM
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p.3 #7 · p.3 #7 · What was your first Canon dSLR?


John,

The D30 was pricey, but not nearly as pricey as the competition (which was little to none). Also if you had a stock of EF lenses, it was your best bet.

What an amazing camera it was image-wise. I am still quite happy with its output. Those 3.25mp work hard! But the flip side is, as DavidP said, the photographic side was very, very weak. The 3-point AF had no highlighting confirmation. That' was ok, but it was also very poor at locking focus. Somewhere along the arc of the camera's development, Canon (maybe it was Chuck W) admitted that they had re-used the focusing mechanism out of the APS Eos IX camera.

I found the D60 to be a big disappoingment after the D30. Sold it for the 10D. The 10D and me never could focus well together. I suspected, as many had, that Canon recycled again, this time the focusing mechanism from the Eos/Elan 7 (which itself was stunted on purpose to separate it from the 3 and 1 series, read between the lines at the Canon camera museum: http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/camera/2000-/data/2000_eos7.html ). It also had low light focusing problems (the 7 that is, and for me, the 10D as well).

For me, the very first time I felt I was holding a camera and not a computer gussied up to be a camera as an afterthought was with the 1D.

The 1D had its own host of problems, including purple (which it shared with the D30) and the infamous banding at high ISO. But wow, excellent camera.

The 1DmkII and me never could get along. I felt the high ISO performance wasn't quite right. The same was true of the 20D. They both, for me (ie, not trying to start a flame war) seemed to lose detail in exchange for low noise at high ISO.

Now I shoot with a 1Ds. And that is an amazing camera. It's noise levels however, although better in print than film, are no where near as clean as the 1DmkII or 20D. But man, with a fast lens and all the time in the world, it is a photograph godzilla.

Tom



Mar 27, 2005 at 05:16 PM
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p.3 #8 · p.3 #8 · What was your first Canon dSLR?


Wahoo! 10D's holding the lead!

Chris



Mar 27, 2005 at 05:39 PM
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p.3 #9 · p.3 #9 · What was your first Canon dSLR?


John Black wrote:
The number people starting with the D30 surprises me - it was very pricey at the time.


There could also be people like me, that bought it used, which made it considerably cheaper from its original price.



Mar 27, 2005 at 05:56 PM
 

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p.3 #10 · p.3 #10 · What was your first Canon dSLR?


Its was considerably cheeper than any 1 series has ever been


Mar 27, 2005 at 07:23 PM
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p.3 #11 · p.3 #11 · What was your first Canon dSLR?


D30 --> Digital Rebel here.


Mar 27, 2005 at 08:39 PM
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p.3 #12 · p.3 #12 · What was your first Canon dSLR?


10D > 1D > 20D > 1D and eagarly awaiting the mythical 3D/7D/70D or whatever it's going to be called if it ever comes into existence.


Mar 27, 2005 at 10:59 PM
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p.3 #13 · p.3 #13 · What was your first Canon dSLR?


300D..I'm picking up a 20D in about 2 weeks.


Mar 28, 2005 at 12:01 AM
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p.3 #14 · p.3 #14 · What was your first Canon dSLR?


Wanted a D30 (or was it D60?) but my pocket book (wife) made me settle for a Canon G1. First DSLR is my 20D, what a sweet camera!



Mar 28, 2005 at 12:52 AM
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p.3 #15 · p.3 #15 · What was your first Canon dSLR?


The 10d was my first dslr and it suits me just fine. If it continues to operate as now I have no burning urge to upgrade.


Mar 28, 2005 at 01:41 AM
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p.3 #16 · p.3 #16 · What was your first Canon dSLR?


10D --> Elan7n --> EOS1n --> EOS3 --> 20D

After using film based pro bodies, I didn't like the built quality of 20D, but now I am getting used to it...



Mar 28, 2005 at 02:16 AM
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p.3 #17 · p.3 #17 · What was your first Canon dSLR?


I had the Rebel for 2 days, then a 10d for 5 months. I am quite satisfied now with the 1d MkII I have had for the past 8 months.


Mar 28, 2005 at 02:33 AM
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