Canon EOS Rebel Ti (300V) v EOS Elan( IOO)

Discussion in 'Canon' started by denis, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. denis

    denis Guest

    I have a Canon EOS Elan(100)which is a very well built and (for it's
    time)well specified camera, with a good reputation.

    I like the look of the EOS Ti(100) which, for what appearances are
    worth, is an extremely attractive looking camera with an excellent and
    more up to date specfication - and - by all accounts - a first class
    performance and handling: it has been a best seller and an award
    winner.There is a very good review at
    http://www.photograhic.com/filmcameras/152/

    Unfortunately, I have also seen the Ti described as 'entry level'-
    which always sounds(probably unfairly)rather derogatory and having
    'consumer build'(but how much does build matter,set against
    specification/performance, for an enthusiastic amateur?)!

    The EOS Ti can be bought very cheaply on Ebay and I am wondering if
    chaging to this model would be (a)an upgrade (b) a downgrade (c)a
    sideways move! The opinion of members - particularly if they have
    experience of both cameras -would be very much appreciated.

    Denis Boisclair
    Cheshire, UK.
     
    denis, Nov 14, 2005
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  2. denis

    Bruce Graham Guest

    Can you live with the film pre-wind? (designed to save the shot images
    when the newbie opens the back). The iritating side effect is that the
    first shot image is at the end of the film.
     
    Bruce Graham, Nov 15, 2005
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  3. denis

    Guest Guest

    This is truly a derogatory way of describing a camera or user and is
    common in todays marketing schemes. The TI is just fine and has a hell of
    a lot more features than one needs to take great photos and is built
    fairly well but perhaps not as well as the Elan (100) which aside from
    the function dial seems to be bullet proof making it popular with some
    nature pros and people on assignment in dessert areas. I read of one pro
    who when asked to go to Afghanistan just this last year went on ebay and
    bought two Elans to take and left others at home. He knew the Elans would
    get the job done. I have had one for a few years and use it often. My
    wife has one as back up and always takes it with us when we travel.

    Looks to me like you could get another Elan (100) or even a newer model
    for not much more than the Ti. I would save a few more pennies and go
    that way. Careful on Ebay to make sure the seller knows how to check out
    a camera or is offering some kind of return for a sticky shutter or
    broken functionn dial. Common problems with early Elans.
     
    Guest, Nov 15, 2005
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  4. denis

    denis Guest


    Many thanks for the helpful reply - and thanks too to the others who
    also responded helpfully.

    I have just seen that Canon UK are selling refurbished Rebel t2 cameras
    on Ebay - they are going for around £75( around $1350) complete with
    28-90mm lens: something else to think about
     
    denis, Nov 15, 2005
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  5. denis

    Guest Guest

    If you are planning a trip to Germany soon I have found some great deals
    in Frieberg and other towns in that area. Not sure why. Maybe check the
    German ebay sights.
     
    Guest, Nov 15, 2005
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