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User currently offlineLorenz From Norway, joined Aug 2000, 134 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 990 times:

Hello!

I am about to buy myself a new camera, it will be a Canon EOS300 cam, with 28-80mm and 75-300mm lens.

Anyone out there know what kinda pictures I could expect, are the camera any good.. AND.. 300mm - is it enought for good and close plane photos?

Thanks,
Thomas,
Oslo, Norway


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User currently offlineAIRCANON From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 934 times:

Hi Lorenz,

it does not really (only) depend on the camera if you are good at photography. Of course good lenses will be a good help. The basic funktions on SLR-cameras are very simular whatever brand you choose. Anyway the Canon EOS 300 ist quite a good one as you may allready have read in other postings in this forum. Maybe you should get more information about the Canon camera modells. There is a newer modell, Canon EOS 500N available here. Although i could not find it in the US on my last visit over there a few weeks ago. By the way... i would recommend using a tripod when using a tele-lens unless you have a real quiet steady hand  

My opinion is that a 75-300mm lens should do in most cases for aviation picture taking.

Have fun with your new camera and let us all know about your experience with it.

Regards from Austria
Edwin


User currently offlineJormy From Finland, joined Jan 2000, 231 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 925 times:

Hi there.

I bought that exact same set about half a year ago. Lenses are enough for aviation photography. The 28-80 zoom is not so good but it's rarely needed for aviation photography. Only problem is that light metering in EOS300 sucks. I had sometimes very overexposed pics and sometimes a little bit underexposed. That can't be a malfunction in camera because my friend has that same body and he has experienced these same problems. But this is luckily quite rare, say one picture of 36 exp. roll may be overexposed.
Now I have bought a new body, EOS50E which exposes correctly.

It depends on light conditions that should you use a tripod or monopod. I have experienced good results using 100 ASA film on cloudy days @ 300mm and I don't think I have steadier hand than anybody else.

But generally that set is very good for aviation photography.



AIRCANON: EOS500N is older model than EOS300. EOS500N is called Rebel G in US and EOS300 is Rebel 2000.



-Janne
Helsinki, Finland


User currently offlineLorenz From Norway, joined Aug 2000, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 915 times:

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User currently offlineAIRCANON From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 909 times:

Hi Janne, Hi Lorenz,

Oooppps. Sorry for the mistake i made about the EOS 500N. Of course Janne is right. Not long ago i just happend to grab one of those folders at a photo shop and saw the 500N in it. Thought is was a newer folder than the one i had allready with the EOS 300 in it. They also had the EOS 500N on stock and told me it was a new camera. Guess it was new but not the newest modell as i know now   . Checked that immediatley after reading your posting and then i relized that the folder with the 500N was printed in 1996. The other one in 1999. How lucky i am having the EOS 300 (Rebel 2000) !!!      

By the way i could not notice any light metering problem with my camera yet.

Best wishes from Austria

Edwin


User currently offlineQantas737 From Australia, joined Jul 2000, 738 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 919 times:

My parents own a Canon EOS 5000 that was purchased in '96 and It takes great photos. The EOS 300 costs more than what it did so I'm expecting it to have just as good exposure if not better. By the way Lorenz I'm also looking at purchasing the EOS 300 with the 28-80mm and 75-300mm lens. Looks like a popular deal. I think it is one of the better cameras out there on the market.  

User currently offlineJormy From Finland, joined Jan 2000, 231 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 909 times:

Sorry, haven't had the ICQ program installed for years but if you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me to: jormy@hotmail.com

-Janne
Helsinki, Finland


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