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Is The 6.3 MP Cannon Digital Rebel Enough  
User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5590 times:

I am going from film to digital, and wanted some input on the Cannon Digital Rebel. Any comments?

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User currently offlineSA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5542 times:

The Canon 300D is a good camera...I currently use one

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It's frame isn't tough so you have to look after it very well...if you want a camera you can toss around get the Canon 10D. If you have the money have a look at the Canon 20D with 8 or so MP's

I'm not the brightest spark with cameras...just my $0.2..good luck in your decision!


Rgds  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
SA006



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User currently offlineManzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5531 times:

Interesting question.... Is the 6.3mp Digital Rebel enough?

I'll resist the temptation to pour forth with deadly sarcasm and ask that you perhaps elaborate on the question please...  Wink/being sarcastic

Is it the resolution that is concerning you?

Is it the plastic body?

Is it the colour?

Is it the capture rate?

Do you already posess Canon lenses (and thus have selected the Rebel)?

If you can expand on your question then there's a better chance you'll get a sensible answer.... I've come off the mind reading medication you see (sorry... couldn't resist!  Wink/being sarcastic )

Cheers!

Rez
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User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5512 times:

Rez:
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...

Victor


User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2035 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5500 times:

Resolution won't be a problem. If you want higher get a MkII or a 20D.

Cheers


James



It takes a big man to admit they are wrong, and I am not a big man.
User currently offlineSiggi757 From Iceland, joined Oct 2001, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5416 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.

Cheers,

Siggi


User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 740 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5401 times:

16x20 prints produced how? and compared to what? A 16x20 from a 6mp Canon sensor printed by a good outfit such as Photobox will surpass a 16x20 from a 35mm neg at your local mini-lab.

But then a professional hand printed quality slide would be better quality than the DSLR output.

Cheers,

Colin








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User currently offlineSiggi757 From Iceland, joined Oct 2001, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5396 times:

Good point Colin.

I have an Epson Photo 1270 printer and I find that when I print larger than approx. 30cm x 20 cm quality declines very rapidly.

Getting decent prints is by far the weakest link in my digital darkroom chain and Color Management is starting to manage my life  Laugh out loud




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User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 740 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5364 times:

I've pretty much given up on printing my own stuff for the reasons you state - everything goes to Photobox now ... I figure it works out cheaper as well after taking into account wasted paper and ink!

Cheers,

Colin



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3766 posts, RR: 59
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5327 times:

The 300D / Rebel is very good! Browse through my images ( linked below ), all 131 shots taken with the 300D!

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?photographersearch=Florian%20Trojer%20-%20TCAS&distinct_entry=true

cheers,
Florian



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User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5314 times:

Florian:

Thanks for the info. Great pictures!. What size lens are you using?

Regards,

Victor


User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3766 posts, RR: 59
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5293 times:

Victor:

I am currently using the kit lens, the Canon 18-55 EF-S and 1 Tamron 70-300mm telephoto lens, but it will be replaced by a Canon 100-400L IS USM soon!

cheers,
Florian



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User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5264 times:

Florian:

I have a 70-210 Cannon lens now. How much is the 100-400 going to set you back?

Regards,

Victor


User currently offlineAndrewuber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 5241 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 -

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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!

Drew



I'd rather shoot BAD_MOTIVE
User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2032 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 5214 times:
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There's 11,614 images taken with the 300D, and I'm sure mroe from people who don't include which camera they use in the remark. Does that answer your question?  Big thumbs up

But I'd never miss the opportunity to plug my photos, also taken with the 300D..


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User currently offlineA319114 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 541 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 5188 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  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 5180 times:

6mp pushing the limits on 16x20? HA! I have a 30x20 of my shot of N198UA.

Thank you Ofoto.


User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2035 posts, RR: 32
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 5179 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.

Cheers

James



It takes a big man to admit they are wrong, and I am not a big man.
User currently offlineN864DA From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 259 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5103 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.

Cheers


User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5091 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.

User currently offlineJat74l From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 618 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4987 times:

These are both taken with the 300D... One after another in RAW format so it's fast enough for me!





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I like trains just as much as planes but trains don't like the Atlantic!
User currently offlineAndrewuber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4958 times:

John-

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!

Drew



I'd rather shoot BAD_MOTIVE
User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4930 times:

Thank you all for your comments. I will be ordering my camera today. Andrewuber, syncmaster, Jat72I & SA006...Beautiful shots.

User currently offlineJat74l From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 618 posts, RR: 14
Reply 23, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4925 times:

Drew, no idea - ask the screeners. 2.5 frames a second means less than half a second apart too!


I like trains just as much as planes but trains don't like the Atlantic!
User currently offlineJat74l From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 618 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4885 times:

I have just been informed by a screener that the photo on the right has been deleted. This is despite the fact that it had almost 5000 hits and the one that's been kept has approx 2600.

Doesn't take a lot of brains to work out which one NOT to delete eh?




I like trains just as much as planes but trains don't like the Atlantic!
25 Post contains images Maiznblu_757 : Another 300D user here. I going to be upgrading to a 20D in January/February. The 300D is outstanding though, dont get me wrong. I just need a second
26 Miamiair : IT's done...The camera is ordered and on its way. But I will tell you, getting something on line is not as easy as it seems. Everyone is doing the bai
27 Sulman : I'd say the two most important areas with regard to Photoshop are levels and Sharpening. Smarter people than me have written good guides to how to wor
28 Xpfg : Jat741, I'm just curious as to why someone would go out of their way to get this deleted? First off, why delete the one with MORE views? You said it h
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