well I have watched a lot more reviews from this site and decided to get the Rebel XT, and save some money for a better lens! I think its time to "grow up" a bit and just learn more about it. Like you say I can always switch between shutter or aperture priority until I've learned the in's & outs.
I already added the Canon 50mm to my list and got rid of the kit lens what comes with it, as every one says its pretty bad. I wanna get another lens though, one with a 'bit' of zoom but not alot..as I like to shoot models and have the option to zoom in at will if I see an angle I like ect?
Any recommendations on a cheapish one, as I have only $400 left to stay in my budget;)
You know, wildone_106, what I hear from your posts? That you were really p*ssed off by some pics you thought should come out ok, but your camera messed up.
You should consider this: From my experience with the D80 I've got, I always trust, what the D80 makes out of a given scene. I have everything on automatic, just switch between aperture- and shutter priority or fully automatic. And the cam never let me down. So I have no need to "control" the cam other than watch my composition. And that is far more conveniently done through the viewfinder than on the LCD imho!
Perhaps you should lose some of your suspicion, that the cam will play foul with your pics and suddenly you can enjoy living without the "live view"
P.S.: still there are some traps left to really foul up your pics: shake and focus on the wrong subject. But in both cases you're better off with the viewfinder to evaluate the situation than with judging shake and sharpness on a tiny LCD-screen