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Old 12-07-2007, 03:52 PM   #1
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Merry Christmas to me if I get it.

I looks to be a good deal to me. Hopefully I am first in line for it.

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/pho/501523036.html
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oh god!

Then we would need to get your user name changed to Whorofreak00
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that price is about $100 too cheap. (assuming it comes with the lens)
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By "58mm" lens they probably mean the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens that is tradtionally standard on Rebels. 58mm is just the front filter size, lol.

If it'* in good shape, for 300 bucks you can't go wrong. Ask the seller about how many shutter actuations the camera has seen. This can usually be estimated by the file name/number of the images...
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thats the camera I have.... LOVE IT check out my "yourride" thread to see the results with the same lens I payed $1100 with that and a 75-300 zoom lens (including tax extended warrenty)
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By "58mm" lens they probably mean the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens that is tradtionally standard on Rebels. 58mm is just the front filter size, lol.

If it'* in good shape, for 300 bucks you can't go wrong. Ask the seller about how many shutter actuations the camera has seen. This can usually be estimated by the file name/number of the images...
thanks for the tip. when I talk to him, I might sound like I know what I'm talking about. if its over a certain amount, should I stray away? I called him and have not received the call back yet.
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With only a 1GB card and the 58mm thing, I figure that he'* not too serious a photographer and probably hasn't used the camera as much. Not sure how many shutter actuations the Rebel XT is rated for, anywhere between 50,000-100,000 is my best guess.

The 18-55mm lens is a decent kit lens when used outdoors. Stop the aperture down to f/8 and you'll do really well with it. Unless you get more serious with your shooting you probably will be fine with it for 90% of the time.
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good luck getting it.










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Looks like a sweet deal if its real. Good luck with that
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Ask to take a picture of a blank wall. If you can, take a picture of a white wall with the highest aperture setting, then the lowest. Then take a long exposure of the dark. This is to test for debris on the CCD and hot pixels. All major factors in a used DSLR.
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