Digital Rebel for sale... GONE

[ link: 20040803104122 | tags: photography | updated: Tue, 16 May 2006 09:56:40 ]

I sold my 3 month old Canon "Digital Rebel" 300D. Upgraded to a Nikon D70... and what a huge difference that was.

I do find the pictures that are produced with the D70 sensor not as high in detail under some conditions, however I must say that overall they are at par. The "big difference" comes in the rest of the camera.

The interface makes it far quicker to access control options and the camera itself is faster to react -- no more missing shots because my daughter wont sit still -- and I can just shoot freely without checking if the memory buffer is full (my Rebel sometimes became unoperational when it was saving data to compact flash).

On the negative, the D70 has a small issue referred to as "back focusing", which I have seen a few times. The camera has a hard time deciding what to focus on if there is a large flat background behind a small subject. Taking a second image with AF, or just using manual focusing, fixes the problem for me... I guess I will live until they fix it in firmware.

photo editing

[ link: 20040603175746 | tags: photography | updated: Tue, 16 May 2006 09:56:40 ]

I've been taking digital images for over a year (maybe), but using Gimp for many years for just about any image manipulation. It's a fantastic program... possibly the best piece of (desktop) software on Linux.

Anyway the point of this entry was to point you to this page:
LinuxArtist's 2d application list
which has a list of several other nice image related software packages.

Digital Rebel

[ link: 20040503205227 | tags: photography | updated: Tue, 16 May 2006 09:56:40 ]

About a year ago I put my SLR away since I very much enjoyed the quick feedback of the Canon A70 digicam... what I missed was the control and lens variety that come with an SLR. I got a Canon Digital Rebel (aka EOS-300D) for birthday this year. Before I decided on it I read a plethora of reviews on line. Here are a few good ones:

Like many reviewers will say, this camera is a great choice if you really want the Canon 10D but want to spend far less :) . Canon (very likely) released the Digital Rebel to entice consumers into investing into the Canon-EF lenses and then work they way up to the professional cameras like the 10D. That is my current plan.

Canon has a few sites that would be good resources before and after purchasing a Rebel...

And speaking of lenses... for x-mas I really want a Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM (see it reviewed). Well, maybe if I'm good. In the mean while I have decided to pickup a SIGMA Flash after reading over some favourable reviews:

Finally, here are links that are not directly related to the Rebel...

Here is a series of articles that talk about the benefits of SLR

Some of the pix have already made them into my gallery. Here are some shots from Catan night.

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