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12/11/2006 11:14:27 PM · #1
Last month i was in Las Vegas
Chk the pics at //amitkulkarni.info/pics/best-of-las-vegas-pictures/

Comments are most welcome !!

Currently im using olympus c 740 and looking at my pics can u suggest which would be a good DSLR for me between .... rebel XT, D50, olympus e 300 or olympus e 330.

I use a lot of spot metering and hence its sad to know XT doesnt have it.

12/13/2006 09:22:46 PM · #2
No reply !!
Am i posting the message in the wrong forum ?

Let me know

12/13/2006 09:31:35 PM · #3
Without trying to start another Brand War... I'll reccomend the Rebel XT.

For this reason:
It's less expensive to go Canon. Second-hand availablity of lenses and accesories is better than the other brands.

The Rebel XT is an awesome little camera and has more resolution than the d50. Unfortunately it doesn't have spot-metering, so if that feature is a big one for you, you might want to go with the Nikon.

Message edited by author 2006-12-13 21:33:15.
12/13/2006 09:32:20 PM · #4
Search the forums. There are about 40 zillion threads covering the sort of question you are asking. You'll find lots of good info.
12/17/2006 12:51:57 AM · #5
Thanks for the inputs .... ya i use a lot of spot metering !! Is there any way go around the spot metering for XT?

Also i may plan to go for olympus e330 !!
12/17/2006 10:47:04 AM · #6
meter way up close, and then move back to fire the shot - is about the only way to spot meter with the rebel xt

the canon 10d - which you should be able to find for around $400-500 has a 9% spot meter which can be used in any of the creative exposure modes.

12/17/2006 10:58:29 AM · #7
The XT also has the 9% center-weighted "partial spot" metering. I shot with the 10D for a couple years and used it a lot, and it is a workable substitute for a smaller spot meter, for most purposes, though it will never replace a spot meter.

FWIW, the 10D is a well-built body with a lot of creative control. It is a relatively slow-responding camera, though, and it is the last APS-C DSLR from Canon that is not compatible with EF-S lenses, making it a bit of an anachronism at this point.

Message edited by author 2006-12-17 11:00:50.
12/17/2006 11:40:07 AM · #8
i was basing that on how my rebel works - oops - the 9% is workable IMO. for the money i don't think the 10d is obsolete just yet. considering the pro-model canon DSLR's don't take the EF-s lens either - i'd say it isn't much to worry about. sigma likely has a comparable lens to canons EF-s that will mount on the 10d.

it is kind of slow to respond - but if you're aware of that it's workable as well.

12/17/2006 11:42:22 AM · #9
does the XT's spot meter work in limited shooting modes?

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