Re: 1D Owner, 300D or 10D for Wife?
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I'm more than sure you don't mean it but it does sound a tad condescending and I gather it's not a gift so...
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I was wondering about that too. I often see "I have this expensive camera but my wife needs the other one" questions too on DPreview, kind of those "My friend has this itch, you see..." indirect questions.
No shame on having a 10D or 300D if one already owns the 1Ds or 1D. If the other person is used to one's photographic equipment, perhaps the availability of features would be better; the 300D lacks many features I like with my Elan IIe, EOS-3 and 10D, not to say that the 10D would probably deal a lot better if dropped or operated under light drizzle (and I did just that two weeks ago, without a single problem).
If the other person doesn't care, then I'm sure that a used D60 would be cheaper and more durable than the 300D.
My two pence.