Lens Diaries Go Now
Glamour, Beauty, Nude, Models, Photographers

*    |  Register  


 
Go Back   Garage Glamour™ > Garage Glamour™ Main Forums > Tech Talk Forum
 

Tech Talk Forum Photography & Technical Related Only!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Question about the Canon EOS Digital Rebel
Old 12-12-2004, 12:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
Free Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Member GG#: 40776
Location: Houston
Posts: 42
Comments: 0

Earl_B is offline IP: 70.240.200.170
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

Hi,

I am new to the forum and am thinking about buying my first starter camera. I am thinking about the Canon EOS Digital Rebel based on other posts I have seen here. I did some searches on the internet and found a package deal that seems to include the Canon 28-105mm Auto Focus lens and the Canon 75-300mm USM Lens (Auto Focus). It does not mention the Canon's EF-S 18-55mm lens that seems to come with most of the other packages I have seen out there. I need to call them to verify this, but assuming it doesn't have this lens, will I miss it?

Thanks in advance!

Earl
  View Public Profile Send a private message to Earl_B Find More Posts by Earl_B
 
Re: Question about the Canon EOS Digital Rebel
Old 12-12-2004, 02:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
Free Member

 
Jason407's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Member GG#: 38303
Location: Orlando, Florida
Posts: 289
Comments: 0

Jason407 is offline IP: 65.33.183.55
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

I am pretty new to the game as well, and I love my Digital Rebel.
My personal thought is that if it saves you money you probably will be OK with the other lenses. The only thing you may miss is not haveing a wide enough lens. My understanding is that there is a "Zoom Factor" of about 1.6 involved when using any nonEF-S lens...meaning that the 28mm will really be about a 45mm.

Depending on what you will be shooting, you may want to get something a little wider.

Personally, I use my cheap 50mm prime 1.8 about 90% of the time...it is wide enough even with the zoom factor for headshots and such.
  View Public Profile Send a private message to Jason407 Visit Jason407's homepage! Find More Posts by Jason407
 
Re: Question about the Canon EOS Digital Rebel
Old 12-12-2004, 04:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
Free Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Member GG#: 40776
Location: Houston
Posts: 42
Comments: 0

Earl_B is offline IP: 70.240.200.170
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote


Thanks!

Earl
  View Public Profile Send a private message to Earl_B Find More Posts by Earl_B
 
Re: Question about the Canon EOS Digital Rebel
Old 12-12-2004, 07:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
Pro Shooter

 
jimmyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Member GG#: 38375
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 4,092
Comments: 2

jimmyd is offline IP: 69.162.68.165
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

i guess it all depends on what you plan to shoot, for the most part, with your camera. the wider lens (that it doesn't come with) might work better for you if you're going to shoot general purpose photography (that's why most of the kits come with that lens). the long, 75-300 will be great for things like sports and action, wildlife, that sort of thing. if you're going to shoot glam, tho, you might consider buying the body only and spending a few extra bucks on a faster 50mm or 85mm prime. otherwise, the 28-105 should work okay. i have a 28-135 that i use in addition to my 85mm prime (which is my favorite, even though with the 1.6 factor it causes me to have to move fairly far away from the model for full body shots) but its a fast lens (1.8) which i like. plus, zoom lenses are difficult to achieve a short DOF which is aesthetically pleasing in many glam images.
  View Public Profile Send a private message to jimmyd Visit jimmyd's homepage! Find More Posts by jimmyd
 
Buyer Beware
Old 12-12-2004, 07:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
Free Member

 
JasonNJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Member GG#: 35318
Location: Denville
Posts: 363
Comments: 0

JasonNJ is offline IP: 68.196.111.182
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

A lot of companies are making there own kits on digital rebels out of spare parts of other canon kits IE: 28-80 lenses, 75-300 lenses, etc.

Make sure it specified the manufacturers authorized package contents such as warranty (not just USA but USA Canon) and all the software and connection cables.

A lot of places like to throw things together like that, as of now look into some of the rebates though on the rebel, you are eligable with rebel purchase to some heavy discounts and rebates on other Canon lenses with purchase before years end.

Any questions, feel free

Glorified Unique Photo Counterboy
jasone@uniquephoto.com
  View Public Profile Send a private message to JasonNJ Visit JasonNJ's homepage! Find More Posts by JasonNJ
 
Re: Buyer Beware
Old 12-12-2004, 09:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
Free Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Member GG#: 40776
Location: Houston
Posts: 42
Comments: 0

Earl_B is offline IP: 70.240.248.120
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

Jimmy / Jason,

Thanks for all the comments/feedback. I did some more checking, and it looks like the "great deal" I was referring to is too good to be true. It was through an online company that has a bad reputation for being a sweat shop that uses high pressure sales tactics, poor support, etc. I am now shying away from these type of places and will most likely buy it locally here in Houston at Circuit City, Best Buy or a camera shop. I buy a lot of stuff online, but this is a little high priced to take a chance with something like that.

That being said ... I haven't been on the forum long enough (or read enough posts yet) to know the policy on actually having folks suggesting places to buy from online. Is this allowed? Are there certain places that many of you shop from?

Thanks in advance!

Earl
  View Public Profile Send a private message to Earl_B Find More Posts by Earl_B
 
Well....
Old 12-12-2004, 09:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
Free Member

 
JasonNJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Member GG#: 35318
Location: Denville
Posts: 363
Comments: 0

JasonNJ is offline IP: 68.196.111.182
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

I would like it if you bought the camera from Unique Photo Inc. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] Being we do sponsor this website and Rolando's workshops [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

If you would like, drop me a line at my email jasone@uniquephoto.com with the Canon Digital Rebel package you would like (body only or body 18-55) and I can come up with a quote for you and see what we can do for ya.

As far as other places of purchase, GG isn't a place to solicit, every now and then though being sponsor guy here and whatnot, I let GG'rs know when some things are available and for how much based on interest of an item (IE: 20d's now in stock etc). But generally advertising with reckless abandonment is prohibited here.

HOWEVER, sometimes you can see a post about where someone got something etc etc.

If your looking for local, or best buy's etc, just make sure to check around on prices, sometimes some places charge more then others.

JasonNJ
Glorified Unique Photo Counterboy

  View Public Profile Send a private message to JasonNJ Visit JasonNJ's homepage! Find More Posts by JasonNJ
 
Re: Question about the Canon EOS Digital Rebel
Old 12-12-2004, 09:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
Free Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Member GG#: 38594
Location: Winslow
Posts: 10
Comments: 0

Curtis_Neeley is offline IP: 70.179.221.36
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

I use the rebel and I might like a wider lens but with Photostitch software I have it is just a little work. See a few images I did that NO wide-angle lens could do in one shot and online here! Sky-View One is from 6 shots from a 35-135mm lens added together!

A wider lens would be less aditable because there would be less data density.
  View Public Profile Send a private message to Curtis_Neeley Visit Curtis_Neeley's homepage! Find More Posts by Curtis_Neeley
 
Re: Question about the Canon EOS Digital Rebel
Old 12-12-2004, 11:39 PM   #9 (permalink)
Lifetime Photographer
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Member GG#: 38485
Location: Tyler
Posts: 302
Comments: 0

photoTexas is offline IP: 63.185.105.116
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

I have the rebel and a 20D.... I was VERY happy with my rebel till I shot and got a 20D... I would get a 20D and a third party lens. Tamron or Sigma then upgrade the glass to canon....
  View Public Profile Send a private message to photoTexas Find More Posts by photoTexas
 
Re: Question about the Canon EOS Digital Rebel
Old 12-13-2004, 12:44 AM   #10 (permalink)
Lifetime Photographer

 
ARTFORMS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Member GG#: 36789
Location: Easley
Posts: 1,768
Comments: 1
My Mood:
Send a message via Yahoo to ARTFORMS

ARTFORMS is offline IP: 4.136.207.126
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

I shoot with the Canon 300D also, and use two lenses that I find to be a good combination. The Canon 50mm 1.8 and also a 28-200mm lens.



Jim
  View Public Profile Send a private message to ARTFORMS Visit ARTFORMS's homepage! Find More Posts by ARTFORMS
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Film Vs Digital mray Tech Talk Forum 41 11-02-2011 11:28 AM
Canon EOS 30D Digital SLR Camera & Canon....$550USD upsales Model Topics 1 07-07-2010 11:02 PM
Nikon D200 and Sigma lenses. Driftwood Tech Talk Forum 9 01-05-2006 06:08 PM
Canon Digital Rebel XT Fantasiesimage Tech Talk Forum 26 06-10-2005 02:26 PM
Need some Advice Canon Digital Rebel Titan Tech Talk Forum 11 05-09-2005 01:57 PM

Sponsors


New To Site? Need Help? Photographer & Model Links
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:37 AM.

© 1999-2017 Garage Glamour™




Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94