Ahhh Kombi! Changing your mind again
hehe! The longer I waited to get my lens, the more I changed my mind also!
Quote:* The EOS 20D has 9 autofocus zones, the Digital Rebel XT has 7 3 Kombi points (as I think the 20D diamond arrangement of points is much better than the cross arrangement used by the 350D)
Actually, if the RebelXT follows the same autofocus points as the Rebel, there's 8 (the middle one is a cross); (haha, just restating something I learnt yesterday!) Usually I just use the centre autofocus point: focus, lock, recompose; I'd really like 24 focus points which cover the whole screen
I haven't tried the diamond arrangement before; hehe
Quote: * The EOS 20D autofocus is specified to operate in 1 stop lower light than the Digital Rebel autofocus (-0.5 EV vs +0/5 EV) 6 Kombi points
Does this reduce the camera hunting in low light?
Quote:* The 20D is better built while the 350D has a nasty plastic case 2 Kombi points
The plastic isn't THAT nasty, it's very tough, and light
They swing it around by the strap and bang it on metal poles, and it's not just any plastic! it's 'electroconductive resin' haha
So it's either 350D + L or 20D + 17-85 :| You can always buy more lenses later,
Hard decision, I'd take the 20D + 70-200 + 17-85;
The 17-85 is a lot lot nicer to use than the 18-55; because of the IS, feels better, USM, full time manual focusing, feels more solid. Or you could get the 350D with kit lens and 70-200 and then sell the kit lens as brand new and use some of that money to get the 17-85; Just a thought
Give me today to think. and I'll think... when I'm supposed to be studying in the library