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Jul 01, 2009 23:23 |  #1

If you really love your Rebel XS, then lets share the pros and cons together. I think its a really great camera, and doesn't get enough credit sometimes. I'll start with a picture...

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Jul 02, 2009 03:30 |  #2

My view on the XS/1000D: very under-rated camera.
I have gotten a few snide remarks about using a "cheap, entry level DSLR".
When used properly, it can produce stunning results.

One of my favourite pics, taken with the 18-55mm IS kit lens(1/60, f/4.5, ISO 1600):

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Jul 02, 2009 08:20 |  #3

Would you compare this to the Nikon D40 in the sense that its a good "wife" camera? I moved to a 40D and planning to sell the D40 for a Canon so we can swap lenses, etc. The D40 is so nice and compact, how do the Rebels compare in size? The XS looks really easy to use as well.




  
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Jul 02, 2009 20:06 |  #4

Hoo rah!

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Jul 02, 2009 20:18 |  #5

Paul Li wrote in post #8214994 (external link)
Hoo rah!
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Great HDR! Overdone? Yes (IMO). Does it work for this picture? Cha!


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Jul 02, 2009 20:28 |  #6

Thanks!


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Jul 02, 2009 22:05 as a reply to  @ Paul Li's post |  #7

I am really happy with my 1000d, I only paid £300 for it after £30 cashback, for the 18-55 is kit. I just got the hood today for the 18-55 kit lens and i think the images are now much better quality, more colourful and vibrant. I find it really easy to use, it's fast, light and the battery lasts ages. I took this flower shot with it today.

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Jul 02, 2009 22:50 |  #8

gordon67 wrote in post #8215626 (external link)
I am really happy with my 1000d, I only paid £300 for it after £30 cashback, for the 18-55 is kit. I just got the hood today for the 18-55 kit lens and i think the images are now much better quality, more colourful and vibrant. I find it really easy to use, it's fast, light and the battery lasts ages. I took this flower shot with it today.

Yes, i had noticed that on my XS too, it's really great for traveling when you might not be able to find power for maybe 3 days. Theat LP-E5 is great!:)


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Jul 03, 2009 13:56 |  #9

my xs lasted 6 days and about 1000 large size picture and showing off what i took to people.


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Jul 03, 2009 14:07 |  #10

xs is my backup and can do some great stuff. my only qualm is the 1.5fps raw and awful focus tracking. but it is capable of terrific images.


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Jul 03, 2009 16:13 |  #11

mikekelley wrote in post #8218718 (external link)
my only qualm is the 1.5fps raw and awful focus tracking.

Agreed. I think this might be due to a weaker processor.

gordon67 wrote in post #8215626 (external link)
I just got the hood today for the 18-55 kit lens and i think the images are now much better quality, more colourful and vibrant.

Should I get a hood for mine?


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Jul 03, 2009 16:30 |  #12

Paul Li wrote in post #8219254 (external link)
Should I get a hood for mine?


Some people say the official hood for the 18-55 kit is too shallow to make any difference, I just thought my images looked a lot nicer after using it. I think I read that using a hood can increase contrast and saturation in your images, giving them better quality. Some of my photos looked a bit washed out before and I wanted to see if getting a hood would help. you can get third party hoods if you don't fancy buying the official one.


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Jul 03, 2009 20:05 |  #13

Question: Can you use the XS for point and shoot or is it better to use a tripod?




  
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Jul 03, 2009 20:16 |  #14

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Question: Can you use the XS for point and shoot or is it better to use a tripod?

Yes, there is a "green box mode" with is all auto. But to fully get the best picture its best to use manual mode!


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Jul 03, 2009 20:20 as a reply to  @ mistermoe's post |  #15

I just bought one about a week and a half ago.

I'm new to DSLR. I love this camera. If nothing else, it's teaching me photography. My last camera (a good one) was a Canon SX 110 is. It was a great camera and could go fully manual, but it processed the images in the camera, and that takes a bit of the artistry out of it. Plus, you can't compose properly with a P&S.

My pictures are nothing great, but I'm having a great time learning.

These are a couple of my best so far (nothing special, but it's a start):

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