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Old 10-31-2003, 08:17 PM   #1
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Canon EOS Rebel 300D




My Canon EOS Rebel 300D finally arrived. It comes with a 55mm lens but I also purchased an additional 28-200mm zoom.

The megapixel for this camera is only 6.3, but I have been happy with it.

I must admit there is a real learning curve. I equate it to re-learning an SLR with a computer inside of it.

The canvas that I had access too, have been re-shot and re-posted through out certain threads.

To show an example, this was with the new Canon:
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Old 10-31-2003, 08:20 PM   #2
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This one was taken with my Sony 3.2 megapixels. Such a difference $1300.00 (includes accessories and extra lens) can make. I belive the Sony was around $300.00
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Old 11-01-2003, 01:23 AM   #3
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Can you tell me more about this camera? I have a 3.4 megapixel Minolta that's just not adequate any more and I need to upgrade. What differences do you see when you photograph subjects and paintings?

The lenses you got seem like what I might need too. Where did you get all your new toys?
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Old 11-01-2003, 10:11 AM   #4
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Wow Beth! What a difference! The new camera catches the nuances in your painting so well.

How long did it take you to learn to use it effectively?
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Old 11-01-2003, 11:30 AM   #5
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Here is a good source of information: Canon website for the Digital Rebel SLR
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Old 11-01-2003, 12:14 PM   #6
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Thanks, Mike. I'll check it out.

Sounds like you're considering going digital too. What cameras are you looking at?
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As I've said before, the only thing I'm giving up by not going digital is convenience. With my film camera I can still compete with high end digital cameras on quality. This fact keeps me holding on to film. And, the conspicuous consumption season is almost here which may bring down prices still further.

If I were to buy a digital camera today I would give this camera strong consideration on a bang for your buck basis. The Nikon D100, which I would love to have, is still around $1500 without the lens and has about the same horsepower as this Canon with a lens for about $1000 retail.

When I buy a camera I will usually get at least ten years of use out of it so I am very slow to commit.
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Old 11-01-2003, 04:58 PM   #8
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Michele and Terri, I did a search on the photo sites for this camera. I was looking at this one and the new Sony with the built in zoom, since I did not have a lens that fit any digital backs.

Mike pretty much convinced me that interchangeable lenses would be the best.

for $1630.00 from Butterfly Photo in NYC, I got the camera with the 55 lens, one battery, recharger and manuals - I think that was the basic which was 900.00 - then for an upgraded kit, I received another battery, set of filters including UV, polarizing and another, the zoom lens, another battery, a 258 quick flash card (most of these cameras fail to mention they have no memory included in prices), a lovely camera case and an added quick recharge ac/dc car adapter.

With the zoom on, the lens is so heavy my tripod droops now, so I will look at a new one of those. I hope I didn't forget anything. The Nikon Mike mentions has more megapixels, but you need their lenses. I suggest if you are happy with your SLR now, check with the company and see if they have or will be coming out with a digital version or a back with mounts for your lenses. Most are.

This is my favorite camera review site:
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs.asp

This is a great site for instruction:
http://www.photoworkshop.com

Here are two more examples, one of color and one of sharpness.
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Sharpness (add pixel sample)
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Thanks for the examples Beth. Were the two color samples shot in the exact same light (same time of day, same weather conditions outside the window)?

Could you tell me how much the extra kit with the second battery, etc, cost? Sounds like that was not included in the $1,600, right?
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