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Old 24-04-2007, 06:31 PM
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from where should I buy a 350 D?

Its actually not for me but a friend from work who wants to buy a new 350D on the assumption he can get it a lot cheaper than the 400D

is this a valid assumption?

what sort of money would one be looking at ?
would you recommend?
no astro use, purely terrestrial

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Old 24-04-2007, 06:38 PM
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no longer available brand new - I know I went looking for one. only 400D available now. Can get a 350D second hand, but then that defeats the purpose
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Old 24-04-2007, 06:42 PM
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Can't you still get a 350D on ebay?

Also yes, while it may be cheaper, if I was getting a DSLR for the first time, I'd definitely get a 400D for terrestrial use.. the extra 2mp is worth it!
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Old 26-04-2007, 08:12 AM
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Can't you still get a 350D on ebay?
If it is anything like the new 20D/30D's on ebay, the price won't be that much cheaper than the 400D anyway.
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Old 26-04-2007, 05:33 PM
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Ok thats good advice, I have tod my friend he should just look at the 400D ad forget the 350 D
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Old 28-04-2007, 08:40 AM
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you can still get new 350D if you look around, they will go for around $800, which is substantially cheaper,

i know some may prefer the 400D

but, i have handled both, and my opinion, if i could chose eather one to use for photography, i would chose the 350D, basicly because the quality of the images it produces are slightly better then 400D, ie less noise grain, and the 350D has much longer battery life.

the 400d has benefits of the dust remover and lcd other then that.

the 400d lcd is nice, allthough, it dose not give an accurate read out of the image, the most accurate read out is the histogram in all camera dslr's and thats all you need to check, and the framing, so a larger lcd is just a novelty, the 400d lcd eats the battery life as all the displays are on that lcd only, the 350d has a second calculator lcd.

the extra 2mp dont really make that much of a difference, small fraction larger photo size, its huge allready with the 350D, yet it bring in more noise and lower the quality of the photo.

i use a 30d most of the time, its bulkyer heavyer, the battery life is super long, and its a breeze to use quickly, change settings etc, compared to 350d/400d.

the main adantage in 100series is weight and size.
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Old 01-05-2007, 08:17 AM
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I've heard the 400D isn't that great and the 350D outperforms it. The 400D has higher MP yes, but that's about it.

The dust removal feature is a joke and doesn't do anything at all. I am searching for the test page somebody did and after 22 dust removals, nothing came off, it just moved around a few pieces. I believe Canon or one of the other test companies had the test removed as I can't find it anymore.
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I can't see how the 350D would outperform the 400D. They're practically the same.

I doubt anyone would buy it just for dust removal. It's just as easy to do the mirror lock up and clean the chip yourself.
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Old 01-05-2007, 12:04 PM
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I'd settle for either at the moment

oh well at least i have the toucam up and running (but not the weather)
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Old 01-05-2007, 08:25 PM
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I can't see how the 350D would outperform the 400D. They're practically the same.

I doubt anyone would buy it just for dust removal. It's just as easy to do the mirror lock up and clean the chip yourself.
I've heard the noise performance on the 400D is worse than the 350D's.
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well for my sake i hope the difference in mp between the 400d and the 350d isnt that significant. i ordered a 350d new off ebay yesterday. i WAS going to get the 400D, but iv heard really good things about the 350, and the 400 was the tiniest bit more expensive. I decided just to buy the body (as the standard canon lens is notoriously cruddy), and get a 50mm f/1.8 lens for starters. astro photos on the way
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I'd love an extra 2mp!
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