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Canon EOS 5D

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Review Date: Feb 1, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: full-frame sensor, big view finder, great ISO performance
Cons:
wish it had more focus points

The 5D is a big change from my 350D. The biggest difference is the view finder--I don't have to strain to see what I'm shooting. I also prefer the controls, the added focus points and the feel of it in my hand. Of course the ISO perforance is great too. I often find myself shooting at 800 or 1600 without any worries about image quality.

It's sometimes a tough decision to decide which camera is the best, but I have no regrets on purchasing this camera. It really is that great.


 
Canon EOS Rebel XT (350D)

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Review Date: Oct 9, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,200.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: good entry-level camera, good image quality, lightweight and great as a travel camera
Cons:
controls not as easy to control one-handed as the 20D/30D/5D; could use more focus points; uncomfortable to hold unless you have the optional BG-E3

I bought the Japanese version "KISS DIGITAL N," which included the 18-55mm USM lens & 55-200mm lens, a cheap SLIK tripod, a 1gig CF card, a hip-pack and a how-to-use a DSLR book.

I had never used an SLR before this purchase. I'd say this camera is great for beginners. I started off using the preset modes for people and scenery. After a couple of months of shooting, I got familiar with the AV and TV modes.

It's been about a year now and these days I only shoot in manual mode. However, I've noticed that it's rather difficult to change the settings (i.e. aperture, ISO speed, focus points) in manual mode when compared to the 20D/30D.

The 350 is a wonderful camera, but now that I feel comfortable shooting in manual mode, I'd much rather have a 20D/30D.


 
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

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Review Date: Mar 21, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $720.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Great color and sharpness, comes with a hood and a carrying case
Cons:
A little on the heavy side, but it's a trade-off for sturdy construction

This was my first L lens. I'd read reviews before my purchase of this lens, but I never would've believed just how great this lens really is. The color and sharpness are amazing. I'd definitely recommend this lens to anyone who were thinking about upgrading from the kit lens.