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Jan 28, 2011 12:15 |  #1

I need a few threads here and there saying why use "so and so lens on that body... sell that and get a better body"

So is putting a 17-55mm 2.8 and a 77-200 f4 IS no good on a rebel and requires using a better body to get the best out of your pictures?




  
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Jan 28, 2011 12:18 |  #2

Rebel is a fine piece of equipment, and it gets better when you put a good lens on it.


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Jan 28, 2011 12:21 |  #3

I used a rebel t1i + 24-70mm and it did a really good job~


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Jan 28, 2011 12:21 |  #4

OOPS typo..i mean 70-200mm f4 IS not 77....

but anyways, yeah i thought i'd be okay with the rebel but i just looked over a few threads and questioned myself...




  
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Jan 28, 2011 12:22 |  #5

First, for the most part rebels are good bodies and will peform well with any lens you put on them. Although there are a lot of rebel models to consider. There are times though when one lens/body makes less sense than another and that may be what you are noticing. For instance, I love my 24-105L on my full frame camera. But on a rebel it would make less sense because it would no longer be a wide angle zoom because of the field of view change using a rebel. The same is true of certain other lenses that are meant for a purpose on the full frame cameras but dont achieve that same purpose on a crop camera like the rebel. You will be fine with the lenses you mention on a rebel. The only other thing you may hear is if your rebel is one of the older ones 300D or xt for instance that people would suggest upgrading the body before spending an extra thousand or more on lenses.




  
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Jan 28, 2011 12:22 |  #6

Tony TPN wrote in post #11731715 (external link)
I used a rebel t1i + 24-70mm and it did a really good job~

between the t1i and the rebel xs... its not too much of a big difference correct? I went to their site and compared them, it looked pretty much the same.




  
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Jan 28, 2011 12:23 |  #7

Yeah. I've been incredibly pleased with my Rebel T2i.

I wouldn't worry too much about the body. It makes a difference, but you'll be better served obsessing about lenses like me. :)


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Jan 28, 2011 12:24 |  #8

I have a Xt and a 30D , and I doubt you could tell which images came from which.


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Jan 28, 2011 12:24 |  #9

There is very little difference between the sensors used in Rebels and the higher end APS-C models like the 7D, 50D, etc. The difference is in the AF accuracy, speed and responsiveness of the camera. So if you are comparing purely IQ differences, a 70-200L will be just as good on a 7D or a t2i. The lens may have more accurate and reliable AF on a 7D, or may lock on faster - which definitely improves IQ in many cases.


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Jan 28, 2011 12:24 |  #10

kyballer14 wrote in post #11731729 (external link)
between the t1i and the rebel xs... its not too much of a big difference correct? I went to their site and compared them, it looked pretty much the same.

Yeah there are some big differences. The XS is essentially a dumbed down xti, tiny buffer and 7 point focusing system. Get the t1i if you are debating.




  
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Jan 28, 2011 12:24 |  #11

Yes, put as good of a lens on your Rebel as you want.


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Jan 28, 2011 12:25 |  #12

Anyone that downplays the abilities of any Rebel camera has a superiority complex. Yes, many of the features of the larger semi-pro cameras are missing in some of the Rebels, mainly high fps, but the sensors and image quality are essentially identical.

You will always get better results from higher quality glass than you will by jumping from say, a Rebel XT to a 40D. Invest in lenses, buy bodies only when they have a specific feature you prefer (like the 7D's nice fast focusing).


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Jan 28, 2011 12:26 |  #13

gonzogolf wrote in post #11731725 (external link)
First, for the most part rebels are good bodies and will peform well with any lens you put on them. Although there are a lot of rebel models to consider. There are times though when one lens/body makes less sense than another and that may be what you are noticing. For instance, I love my 24-105L on my full frame camera. But on a rebel it would make less sense because it would no longer be a wide angle zoom because of the field of view change using a rebel. The same is true of certain other lenses that are meant for a purpose on the full frame cameras but dont achieve that same purpose on a crop camera like the rebel. You will be fine with the lenses you mention on a rebel. The only other thing you may hear is if your rebel is one of the older ones 300D or xt for instance that people would suggest upgrading the body before spending an extra thousand or more on lenses.

I've been shooting casually for a year and a half and really getting into photography at the next level, so please bear with me with the NOOB questions. I noticed that when people talked about FF and Cropped Frame (1.6x). How would you know a certain lens is better for FF and a certain lens is good for Cropped? I understand the meaning of it, to get the true 24mm you use a FF and with that same lens it will be 36mm. Just can't tell that 24-105L is better on a FF compared to a Cropped




  
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Jan 28, 2011 12:27 |  #14

gonzogolf wrote in post #11731748 (external link)
Yeah there are some big differences. The XS is essentially a dumbed down xti, tiny buffer and 7 point focusing system. Get the t1i if you are debating.

I think of it as an upgrade to the XT. I think the XT split into the XS and XTi and the XSi, T1i and T2i are upgrades of the XTi.


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Jan 28, 2011 12:30 |  #15

It doesn't really matter what body you're using. The rebel series take great pictures, some of my best are from my XSi.

Granted, you'll see a much bigger difference if you're using a 50mm 1.2L on a 5D Mk II than compared to on a XTi. But that's a case of full frame vs crop.

Generally, it's a great idea to upgrade glass first. Unless it really is the body that isn't doing what you want.

If you're trying to get a fast burst rate and solid autofocus, maybe the 7D is what you're looking for.

If you're trying to get crazy shallow depth of field and high resolution, maybe the 5D is what you're looking for.

For anything else (maybe you don't necessarily need any of those things but want them just a little bit), the rebels will do great. I've shot plenty of snowsports on my rebel, as well as portraits and landscapes. The rebels are a great camera and with some great glass in front, they'll perform marvelously.


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