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Thread started 01 Jul 2009 (Wednesday) 23:23
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MikeFairbanks
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Jul 03, 2009 20:25 |  #16

One more goofy photo of my daughter's new dog. Not a great photo, but the camera is working out for my fun little hobby. And all I had to do was Ebay a bunch of crap I never use.

My XS was 534 dollars at Best Buy (they matched Amazon). I'm still on the kit lens, but want to get a good 18-200 walkabout lens asap.

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Jul 03, 2009 20:47 |  #17

MikeFairbanks; thanks for the contributions, I'm so glad to hear you love your Xs as much as I do!


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Jul 04, 2009 03:14 |  #18

jbhswim wrote in post #8215879 (external link)
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!:)

what do you mean by xs?
sorry im new to this and dont know allot


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Jul 04, 2009 03:34 |  #19

@AJ-47, in some markets the Canon 1000D is named "Rebel XS".
XS is just the shortened version of said name.

And with a BG-E5, the battery life is totally outstanding!
With two LP-E5's I have shot in excess of 1500 shots.
With Energizer Lithium AA's in the other cartridge, sittin at 1300 so far and meter still shows "full".


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Jul 04, 2009 06:33 as a reply to  @ Headbone's post |  #20

I don't use flash much and I don't use live view, so I'm getting about 800 shots per battery charge.


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Jul 04, 2009 08:33 |  #21

mistermoe wrote in post #8220148 (external link)
Question: Can you use the XS for point and shoot or is it better to use a tripod?

you can definitely use it as point and shoot :D you can use a tripod too, but i won't advice it that much (carrying it, no matter how light or small, i just a burden). You see our camera comes with an Image Stabilization (IS) lens, which counteracts camera shake, so using a tripod to get a more steady shot is not really needed. :D

the only time i use a tripod is when i get a night shot in long exposures :D during this case, i TURN OFF the image stabilization in my lens (it causes the image to blur), or when i want to be in the picture when no one is going to take it :D LOL

Its great to see my fellow canon XS/1000D users having fun!! :D I am a proud owner too and i can't just be happy :D


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Jul 04, 2009 12:44 |  #22

dengar wrote in post #8211484 (external link)
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.

I think the XS/1000D has better specs than D40 and is comparable to D60. The XS is very compact (smallest of all Canon dslr). Very light and inexpensive. If you are going to share lenses, the XS would be a logical and economical choice. Put a 50mm/1.8 on it and you will have a very good low light shooter, which can blow away any high end point and shoot at almost a point and shoot price (eg. G10).




  
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Jul 04, 2009 14:16 |  #23

I just bought this with a sigma 55-200 and the kit lens both non IS... here's a couple I was trying with...

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Admittedly, I'm not too fond of the smaller viewfinder... but it's still great and coming from a Sony H50 it's a drastic difference in image quality.



  
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Jul 04, 2009 15:28 |  #24

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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.


I tried the hood with the kit lens.....I really didn't notice a difference. I am getting married down in St. Maarten in a few weeks so I knew I would be taking alot of outdoor sunlight images.. But so far I don't think I am gonna take the hood...But I have not tried it with the 55-250 nor the 50 1.8, maybe I should????? Whats the difference.... I am gonna do some post processing on them anyway...

But being new the the SLR world....I have to say I am most impressed with the XS.. Very sharp images.. The XS with the 55-250 seems to be the most versitile..... Can't wait to capture some moments with it when I get to the island..

I would like to shoot some waves crashing pics but with a sense of the moving water... Still working on that but its a little hard since I cant experiment cuz I don't have a beach to practice on!!!! Any recamendations on this?

Happy 4th of July to all us Americans.......


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Jul 04, 2009 16:37 |  #25

MISHI wrote in post #8223381 (external link)
I just bought this with a sigma 55-200 and the kit lens both non IS...


just a question, the XS does come with the IS kit lens. yours didn't?


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Jul 04, 2009 18:10 as a reply to  @ johnj2803's post |  #26

It's possible to buy the body only, but there's no point to it. For less than a hundred more you get the IS kit lens.

The kit lens is definitely IS (whereas the XTi did not have an IS lens).


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Jul 04, 2009 18:37 |  #27

johnj2803 wrote in post #8223897 (external link)
just a question, the XS does come with the IS kit lens. yours didn't?

nope it came with the non IS version... i thought it did as well... but apparently some of them came this way




  
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Jul 04, 2009 21:34 |  #28

Hey everybody! Glad to be a part of such a lively bunch of people. I shall soon join this club myself as I have just ordered my XS and should be arriving in the mail within a week *crosses fingers*. Can't wait to start posting up my stuff and get some C&C as I am fairly new to the photography scene..




  
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Jul 04, 2009 21:59 |  #29

MISHI wrote in post #8224317 (external link)
nope it came with the non IS version... i thought it did as well... but apparently some of them came this way

this is unexpected... I really thought they all came with the same lens. well mine did come with the IS and it also says in the box.

thanks for the info


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Jul 04, 2009 22:15 |  #30

Just checked mine and it just says '18-55" kit and the images on the box are of camera with just the normal non IS lens... I do plan sometime to get an IS versions of the 55-200 and maybe a 50mm and see what I can do... right about not I'm still learning to take good shots with it... but a few have come out spectacular to me...




  
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