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    DSLR for Travelling

    Looking for a good, luggable, DSLR that's not super expensive. Any recommendations?
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    define super expensive.
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    > $1000
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    There is a whiff of an oxymoron about a 'luggagle' DSLR. Have you looked at the Canon G9? I'd happily swap my D1x SLR for a G9...
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    I second the G9.
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    But isn't the focal length still gimped compared to a standard 18-55mm walkaround lens? If I want to capture buildings, landscapes, horizons, the g9 is still a party camera for relatively short distances, no?
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    It's focal length is 35-210mm which is a decent range. You can also get a wide angle adapter, tele adapter, underwater housing, extra batteries, memory cards, and still be under $1000.
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    Ah, ok, I didn't realize the 35mm equivalent wasn't printed on it. The photo of it at B&H says 7.4-44.4
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    It takes amazing photos as well. Just look up the tag canon G9 on flickr and you'll see. I was almost tempted to sell some of my gear to get a G9 for my London trip.
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    Damn 2 models old but you can't beat that price with a entry level lens.
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    I picked up the XT for $399 with a 18-55 lens. It's been a wonder.

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    I've had that XT since it came out. For that price, you win...pair it with a rockin lens and you are solid.
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    Second the XT, got that exact set sitting right in front of me. Works wonders.


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    and if you still want to spend $1000 you could pick up a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 and also the new Canon 55-250 IS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WannaBe_80z
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    This looks awesome.
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    That has been my main lens for a while now. Picked it up used over at POTN for $400(can easily find one for 300-350 now) and it is amazing. I just love the f/2.8 through the whole range and it is VERY sharp. The only Canon lens that is comparable is the 17-55 f/2.8 IS but that is $1000 itself.

    How many of you out there are closet photographers? We need more member over at the 88 side of town. Who cares what you shoot- I want to see it!
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    Right now someone has a G9 with 2 2gig cards for $400 at www.photography-no-the.net
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    Hmmm...thanks guys. Tough choice here. The G9 looks like a good choice, but the XT or an XTi I could experiment with when I'm not traveling. Got some thinking to do. Lots of stuff bordering the line between want/need right now.
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    G9.
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