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Apr 13, 2014 18:38 |  #1

My mum just came to stay for Easter, and she brought something with her that I was very excited to see....

My first ever DSLR - my 300D :D (original digital rebel for the US guys) It's 10 years old! :D I gave it to her when I upgraded to a 1Dmk2 back in 2005 / 2006 ish, but she never uses it, so I asked her to bring it back -- might as well sit with me and collect dust rather than with her.

It's amazingly basic compared to what I'm used to these days -- the screen is the size of a postage stamp. There's no servo focus mode -- one shot only (!) there's no flash exposure compensation. It takes FOREVER - like 10+ seconds to write a file to the card -- even though they're only 6.5MB. Oh yeah, it's 6MP btw :cool:

The viewfinder is like looking down a straw! :lol:

It's terrible in every way....

And yet, today I charged, it and took it out to the park with my daughter. Now, I only got 9 shots before the battery went flat -- clearly the years have not been kind to the battery -- yet I still managed to take this with it (using the crummy 18-55 kit lens). Not bad considering I only shot 9 frames...

IMAGE: http://photosoffrankie.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/crw_3190-sm.jpg

Maybe it really is the photographer not the camera after all -- I'm pretty happy with the shot. I really can't see me using the 300D -- it's just too painfully slow, but I can see me buying a rebel for when I can't be bothered to carry my 5D3.


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Apr 13, 2014 18:40 |  #2

Nice shot.

I charged up the old XT, my oldest daughter needed a dslr for a school camera course.


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Apr 14, 2014 04:32 |  #3

Those old BP511's do need to be rgularly cycled. I had to replace my 300D about two years ago as the AFsub mirror pin failed. I'm still using the original batteries in the 20D I replaced it with. A friend was going to try to fix the sub mirror for me. There's a guide on line, looks quite easy for someone with basic mechanical skills. I was then going to give it to my teenage daughter.

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Apr 14, 2014 07:23 |  #4

That is a great picture.
Treasure that one for sure.




  
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Apr 14, 2014 07:27 |  #5

It's just a shame focus is slightly behind her -- I think her arms are sharper than her eyes.

I'd forgotten it doesn't have Servo focusing or I'd have been a bit more careful! I have my 5D set up ready to go for photographing a moving toddler, so I can put it out of my bag and basically just point and shoot. I didn't actually get enough time with the 300D before the batteries died to work out how to use it properly :lol:

It actually doesn't show in a 8x12" print, so guess It's not the end of the world.



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