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    Posted: 26 Dec 2009 at 3:37am

What do you guys think about the Canon Rebel Xsi?

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Hi Mervin,

The names in the states are different to here in Europe. I think we are talking about the EOS 450D model. This is a very good camera overall. What you must remember though is that the camera is basically a box with a trap door in it (the shutter) that simply decides the amount of time the light is captured for. The CCD/CMOS sensor is also important but all the top brands have good ones so you don't need to concern yourself and this one has 12.5MP which is ample for most purposes. The thing you do need to concern yourself with is the quality of the glass you stick on the box, the lenses they come with are usually good but you really have to pay for "L" (Pro) series glass and large aperture lenses.

However all said and done this camera should serve you well as will most of the 12MP Canon or Nikon models.

Hope this helps
Karl.

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Hello,
        Honestly they are both very good entry level cameras. Both obviously if you wanted recording the t2i is a must but if you looking for amazing pictures


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Mervin, after a bit of research I decided on the XSi(450D).

I went for the 17-85mm IS lens vs. the kit lens since I needed a bit more reach.

Like Karl said, the glass is what matters so I went for the Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS. Wow, what a beautiful lens in terms of sharpness and versatility!

The only other lens I got was a Canon 50mm 1.8, since I wanted to try a prime lens and get the feel of that huge aperture.

You can see some results on my Flickr site. The sets are somewhat broken down by lens, too.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimmy_racoon/sets/


Now, after getting Karl's fantastic DVD Master series, I hope to improve my skills with his tutoring.

Best of luck to you.

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Which pictures did you take with the 50mm 1.8 lens because I am looking to buy one but I want to see the result first
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sorry for the delayed response


hope this helps...


the runt by jimmy_racoon, on Flickr


more here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimmy_racoon/sets/72157622771318268/

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The Canon rebels are great cameras, yes some folks around here, will drag you down with the ENTRY LEVEL CAMERA line. But then they will come back a talk about it being the Artist and not the camera. My hand me down Rebel XT has been served me well the last 2 years and I have learn much from it. I go places with it I would never go with a so call REAL camera.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote m19speeder Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Apr 2013 at 8:04am
I now have a Canon T4i, but still keep the old Rebel XT, with me most of the time. My learning curve is getting better thanks in part to Karls DVD's. I feel more relaxed with the old rebel work horse then I do with my new camera. I take the the old Rebel places I would never take the new T4i. This my be just my getting old, just don't have the fight left in me. I fear nothing, well other then breaking the new camera...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mazilla Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Aug 2017 at 4:54pm
I have had this camera for a while now and enjoy using it. I am just an amateur but when I go on a photo shoot I feel like I'm a professional and I can get pro photographer photos.
I have added a battery pack/grip and love the idea that I have extra battery life and an optional position to hold and take pictures from.
I have always enjoyed using Canon Rebel camera's. I have a film Canon Rebel and it's ease of use and reliability was what prompted me to get the DSLR. I was so fond of it that when my daughter wanted a camera for herself I purchased a Canon Rebel t3 for her.
So far we haven't experienced any problems with any of our Canon Rebels.
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