Miamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5161 times:
I have EOS lenses, as I have the film version of the rebel. My biggest concern is the resolution, I like blowing up the pictures to about 16" X 20". THe plastic body doesn't concern me as I am not going to Iraq to be a combat correspondent (Couldn't resist that one...). I take care of my equipment, although I have been thrown for a loop...Capture Rate? I'll ask for your help on that one.
And if you need some more mind reading pills, I'll send you some. Thanks for your help...
Siggi757 From Iceland, joined Oct 2001, 123 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5065 times:
The 300D is a great camera although it is rather slow. And by slow I mean the rate of captures per second and slow startup time.
The resolution is good for my needs and allows some cropping without too much reduction in quality. Although I think printing at 16"x20" is pushing the limit.
Nevertheless the 300D/Rebel takes great pictures and is good value for your money.
Andrewuber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 43 Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4890 times:
The Digital Rebel has changed this hobby for me - and I suspect many others. The image quality is simply outstanding, the camera is easy to learn, and the commonality with Canon lenses and accessories is a huge plus.
Not trying to start a plugfest here, but check out some samples from this camera -
I'm using the Canon Digital Rebel, Battery Grip BG-E1, Kit lens (18-55), 75-300 IS USM. Someone mentioned the "slow speed" of the Digital Rebel - if you buy high-speed CF cards it will help, but this camera has been fast enough for me! I've never missed a shot with it!
A319114 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 541 posts, RR: 3 Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4837 times:
INNflight, I just bought a Tamron 70-300 lens and it's due to be delivered tomorrow. Looking at your pics, I'm now even more sure that I made a good deal!
Hoping to add some photos to the database really soon
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Sulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2032 posts, RR: 34 Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4828 times:
I'd go with Drew's comments on the 300D. It's given many of us the opportunity to 'get up there' photography-wise. That being said, it's still alot of money, and I still resent the suggestion that 300D shooters are 'casual' users. I'd offer one bit of advice for anybody buying one though - learn as much of the technical side as you can, especially using photoshop.
It takes a big man to admit they are wrong, and I am not a big man.
N864DA From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 259 posts, RR: 4 Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4752 times:
The Canon 300D really is a neat camera. I think the photos taken with it on this site speak for themselves. The 6.3MP is more than you will ever need and, more importantly, the smoothness/cleanliness and color is amazing. Large prints are no problem as with 75 dpi you can get 40-inch wide prints.
I shoot with the Sigma 70-300 APO, a pretty good budget lens. With good weather, the quality is sharp even at the 300mm end (this requires stopping down, though). Seeing as you are considering the EF 100-400L (just under $1000 new/used on ebay) you have nothing to worry. It produces astounding results. The only one downside with the 300D is that you can only shoot 4 frames at a time at 2.5 fps but the buffer empties out quickly so even when shooting moving aircraft, there is only a second of delay before you can get the next shot.
Overall, it is an easy camera to learn on and shares quite a bit in common with the 10D. Build quality is acceptable; not up to 10D/20D/1D standards but it will not feel bad with a heavy lens hanging from it, which is the most important thing. If you can really afford the 20D/L-lens combo, go for it; if that is too much, you will not regret at all getting the 300D.
DLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4740 times:
Really I don't see what the big deal is with the buffer on the 300D. Seriously. I only shoot about 3-4 shots of any given aircraft as it passes me (from near front-on to near rear-on angles), and I never have filled the buffer. ever.
Andrewuber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 43 Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4607 times:
Not to be critical or anything, both of those SXM shots are amazing - and very high quality - but why wasn't one of them rejected for baddouble? I've shot multiple photos of the same aircraft on the same day and the screeners shoot me down. Just curious how you got two shots taken a second apart both in the database. Like I said - they are amazing photos!