New XSI or used 30D?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by rjgonzales, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. rjgonzales macrumors regular

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    Just when I was about to pull the trigger on a brand new XSI I came across a used 30D. It has been used as a back up body for a local wedding photographer and is in excellent condition. It has about 8000 clicks on it.

    I intend on using it with fast primes for concert (symphony/band) photography as well as in other low light situations where a flash would not be desired.

    What do you guys think? New "latest and greatest" or Used "proven technology"
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  2. onomatopoeia macrumors 6502

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    They're both "proved technology". That shouldn't be a concern.

    You didn't mention the price of the used 30D. If it's not out of your range I'd go for that without question.
     
  3. PkennethV macrumors 6502a

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    I'd too go with the 30D if they're both about the same price.
     
  4. rjgonzales thread starter macrumors regular

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    XSi - $759 from Amazon
    30D - $600 (about 3 years old)

    Both are body only.

    Thanks!!
     
  5. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    30d can crank out files at 3200 ISO all day. The XSI will struggle at 1600. You make your choice. I'd haggle the 30d down to $550 if you can.
     
  6. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    Will you be using a tripod in those situations? If so, you'll greatly appreciate having Live View. I'm not sure if the 30D has it or not.
     
  7. leighonigar macrumors 6502a

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    Warranty is important to me, I'd probably get the rebel at this level. Though I have to say, $600 -> £300 would be one hell of a price over here!
     
  8. NeXTCube macrumors member

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    Lenses

    Looking at your XSi price, you were taking lenses out of the equation. Was the photographer going to sell you a lens along with the 30D body?
     

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