Here is my take:
1. The Rebel is not a real camera because it doesn't cost as much as full frame. (Because we all know when you pay 10x more for something, you get 10x more...cough...cough, Mercedes, etc)
2. Crop sensors are smaller than full frame, and therefore it's the equivalent of having a small you-know-what. (Uh huh, but I'll take my free 1.6x extension on my lenses that doesn't degrade quality substantially )
3. Pros must use pro gear (because the guys on YouTube creating near Hollywood quality productions are all using $100,000+ video cameras...right?)
4. Rebels only have 18MP. (Because you NEED 22MP for a 8x11 print).
5. Rebels are made of cheap plastics and fall apart in your hands (Ok...this might be true if you dropped it....lol)
Case in point, people will hate for no other reason that they can hate. Things that may have contributed to the Rebel "bad name" is the fact EVERYBODY AND THEIR DOG buys one, and most people don't know the first few things about real photography, therefore there are a lot of not so great pictures out there. Typically unless people are rolling in money or have spending complexes, typically only people who take photography seriously will by a 5D, therefore the percent of good images is substantially higher than those posted by Rebel users.
A good camera does not mean good photos. Our resident work "photographer" takes the liberty of busting out his Nikon DSLR (I don't remember the number) and takes plenty of worse-than-cellphone pictures...unlimited DOF, poor/no framing, under/overexposed, boring subject matter...I have not seen a single picture from him that actually "wowed" me. I (not to toot my own horn) have shown off some of my images taken with my T3i and Canon 70-300mm and have gotten great reviews on them. Goes to show it's the user, not the equipment. If you Rebel works for you, use it!
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