Canon EOS30V or 33V

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Steve Maszlagi, May 13, 2004.

  1. Does anyone have any experience with this camera? Would anyone care to give
    a critical review of this camera?


    Steve Maszlagi, May 13, 2004
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    tmilkins Guest


    I have just purchased the EOS 30V with the 28-135 IS USM lens. I
    had it delivered last Thursday and as soon as I openned the box I fell
    in love with it. I have shot a few rolls of film and found that the
    smooth action and near totally silent mechanisms were incredible. Once
    I took the time to callibrate the eye controls I found that I was
    equipped with a very powerful tool that I feel was well worth the money
    I spent on it.

    I have not as yet had all of the film developed but what I have had
    done has turned out excellently. The camera has a lot of very useful
    features and although I have not had enough time to get into the use
    and function of them all I am looking forward to having another go this
    weekend when I am attending some sporting venues. The light metering
    features, although not spot meters, are great and seemed excellent in
    the limitted testing that I have so far done.

    The 28-135 lens is beautiful to use as well. I strongly recommend
    the camera.

    tmilkins, May 14, 2004
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    Greg Guest

    Not sure about the V series, but I have the older EOS33, and a friend
    has the EOS30 with the now discontinued 28-105 USM f/3.5 lens. It is
    an amazing camera for what it is worth.

    A mate has both the Nikon F100 and F80. He said that my EOS33 is a lot
    easier and friendlier to use in regards of size and hand placement
    with controls, and that the inbuilt flash was handy for when you just
    want a happy snap. The big thing is though, the noise. The Canon is
    almost completely quiet as apposed to the F80 which sounds like an
    aircraft taking off. Unless you want to pay for the silent wave motor
    series of lens within Nikon's range, which are and over priced, a
    macro photographer would be worth steering towards the canon.

    Trying looking at under the make/model section for some
    sample images. Can use it to look at images from lenses too (more
    important of course).

    The only bad thing I have to say about it, and am not sure if they
    have fixed on the newer V series is 1) no spot metering, and 2) the
    rear control dial which controls exposure compensation can be knocked
    easily by hands/nose/cheek when taking a photo. That will alter the
    settings unless you "lock" via a simple switch the dial out. Not hard,
    but I keep forgetting to do it.

    Good luck with your search.

    Yashica -> Zenit -> Canon AE1 -> Canon EOS500 -> Canon EOS33 + Meopta
    Greg, May 14, 2004
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    s Guest

    What sort of control do you have over light metering on the 30V? What modes
    are available ?

    Am i right in assuming that the 30V only differs to the 33v in the
    eye-control focusing ?
    s, May 14, 2004
  5. Okay, you've got me drooling (I've handled the 33 in a camera shop) - bought
    from where and for how much (if you don't mind telling) please.....?

    David Springthorpe, May 14, 2004
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    tmilkins Guest

    Sorry about the wait for the reply.

    First of all I order the camera and the lens through Dirt Cheap
    Cameras. They had the best price I could find pre-release. I payed
    $712 for the camera but their prices are listed on their internet

    As for the different types of metering there are three modes.
    1)Evaluative metering - calculates the exposure from the 35 metering
    2) Partial Metering - best for backlit photos, working out the exposure
    from center 10% of the scene
    3) center-weighted average metering - The exposure meter is weighted at
    the center and then is averaged out for the rest of the scene.

    The difference between the 30V and the 33V is the eye control.

    I hope the info is useful,
    tmilkins, May 16, 2004
  7. Thanks - I was looking at the 30 and 33 several months ago and am aware of the
    difference as described. I take it the 30V and 33V are newer (and cheaper,
    looking at the Dirt Cheap Cameras website) models (I was not aware of them).
    I'll have a look at the Canon Australia website of course, but can someone
    describe the difference between the old models and the "V" models of each please
    (the DCC website was not forthcoming).....?

    David Springthorpe, May 16, 2004
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