Is there any discussion groups on Canon Rebel Xsi?

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Jerry Sturdivant, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. Old time hobby photographer (film; darkroom, and all that jazz) and just purchased a Canon Rebel Xsi and looking for a discussion group. Is this the best place? Or is there a general digital photography group?





    Thanks



    Jerry Sturdivant

     
    Jerry Sturdivant, Mar 1, 2009
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  2. Jerry Sturdivant

    Robert Coe Guest

    : Old time hobby photographer (film; darkroom, and all that jazz) and just
    : purchased a Canon Rebel Xsi and looking for a discussion group. Is this
    : the best place? Or is there a general digital photography group?

    See also:
    rec.photo.digital
    rec.photo.digital.slr-systems

    Bob (XTi & 50D owner)
     
    Robert Coe, Mar 1, 2009
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    Joel Guest

    I would say for specific model then a web forum is usually a better place.
    And if you posted the question here before buying the Rebel then I may
    suggest to go for either 30D, 40D, or 50D which seems lot easier for people
    who know film camera, or the design is much better than the Rebel.

    Also, I have only seen the Rebel model from my younger brother who doesn't
    know much about photography so he doesn't care if his is lacking of many
    easy control options.
     
    Joel, Mar 1, 2009
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  4. Jerry Sturdivant

    Pete D Guest

    Old time hobby photographer (film; darkroom, and all that jazz) and just
    purchased a Canon Rebel Xsi and looking for a discussion group. Is this the
    best place? Or is there a general digital photography group?


    www.dpreview.com has dedicated forums for the Canon cameras.

    This is the one you want
    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/forum.asp?forum=1031

    Cheers.

    Pete
     
    Pete D, Mar 1, 2009
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  5. "Joel"
    Thank you. I found this:

    http://photo.net/canon-eos-digital-camera-forum/00SYeR

    I should have. But my son purchased one of these and I presumed we could
    learn together. Seems you do more before you push the button than in the
    darkroom afterwards. But I had to learn on something. (And the film's real
    cheap!)


    Thanks again,


    Jerry
     
    Jerry Sturdivant, Mar 1, 2009
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  6. Jerry Sturdivant, Mar 1, 2009
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  7. Jerry Sturdivant

    Robert Coe Guest

    :
    : > Old time hobby photographer (film; darkroom, and all that jazz) and just
    : > purchased a Canon Rebel Xsi and looking for a discussion group. Is this
    : > the best place? Or is there a general digital photography group?
    :
    : I would say for specific model then a web forum is usually a better
    : place. And if you posted the question here before buying the Rebel then I
    : may suggest to go for either 30D, 40D, or 50D which seems lot easier for
    : people who know film camera, or the design is much better than the Rebel.

    I already posted the names of the important digital photography newsgroups, so
    I probably ought to keep my mouth shut. But frankly, what Joel says above is
    unhelpful bullshit: unhelpful because there's no way Jerry is going to buy a
    different camera just because Joel thinks it may be better, bullshit because
    Joel's appraisal of the Rebel is flatly wrong. In fact the design approach is
    fairly consistent throughout Canon's DSLR product line. While the features on
    the more expensive cameras differ somewhat from those of the Rebel, the
    controls are similar, and someone who has used one will have no trouble
    adapting to any of the others. The XSi has plenty of useful features and
    should be an excellent entry-level camera to meet Jerry's needs.

    : Also, I have only seen the Rebel model from my younger brother who
    : doesn't know much about photography so he doesn't care if his is lacking of
    : many easy control options.

    Well, there you have it. Joel admits that his knowledge of the Rebel is scanty
    at best. OTOH, my wife and I each have a Rebel XTi (the immediate predecessor
    of Jerry's XSi), and I have a 50D. Who are you gonna believe?

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Mar 1, 2009
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  8. Jerry Sturdivant

    Joel Guest

    Yes, digital camera is so cheap these days, and the Rebel can capture very
    good quality image just as good or real close to its bigger brothers. I
    don't own any Rebel or pay much attention to it *except* once I tried to
    show my brother some basic setting but I can't find any BUTTON to set ISO,
    AI, Servo and others like the xxD series.

    And since you already have experienced with film camera so I think you
    should enjoy and benefit from the xxD more than the Rebel. Or with my
    brother who doesn't know much or any about photography besides pressing the
    shutter button, I won't mind to suggest the Rebel to him.
     
    Joel, Mar 2, 2009
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  9. Jerry Sturdivant

    Joel Guest

    Well, Robert Coe, you can eat the bullshit or eat Joel's shit then wipre
    your mouth before talking to keep the message a little cleaner. Thanks
     
    Joel, Mar 2, 2009
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  10. "Robert Coe"
    No, no, that's fine. I'm enjoying playing with the camera; experimenting and
    making it do what I want. I've finished the book and understand the software
    in the camera. I'm just here for any possible hints and tips.

    Carpenters seldom blame their tools. You can use a hammer many different
    ways. Now that I understand what the camera can do; and how Photo Shop
    replaces what took hours in my darkroom; I'm off to apply my armature artist
    status and click away.

    The biggest benefit I see with this is the "film" is inexpensive and I can
    click away to my hearts content. What remains the same are camera setups.
    Climbing to great heights and waiting for the sunrise; my stealth approach
    to animals (I purchased a remote release); and visualizing results of long
    exposures or shooing into the sun. And I don't have to keep putting in more
    film or worrying about running out when setting up.

    Now that I'm getting deeper into this; I now know what to look for in other
    cameras and how easy various selections are made. It's just a matter of
    using the tools to my best advantage and seeing what the more expensive ones
    have. The next dollars will be for filters and better lenses.


    Jerry 'n Vegas
     
    Jerry Sturdivant, Mar 2, 2009
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  11. "Robert Coe"
    No, no, that's fine. I'm enjoying playing with the camera; experimenting and
    making it do what I want. I've finished the book and understand the software
    in the camera. I'm just here for any possible hints and tips.

    Carpenters seldom blame their tools. You can use a hammer many different
    ways. Now that I understand what the camera can do; and how Photo Shop
    replaces what took hours in my darkroom; I'm off to apply my armature artist
    status and click away.

    The biggest benefit I see with this is the "film" is inexpensive and I can
    click away to my hearts content. What remains the same are camera setups.
    Climbing to great heights and waiting for the sunrise; my stealth approach
    to animals (I purchased a remote release); and visualizing results of long
    exposures or shooing into the sun. And I don't have to keep putting in more
    film or worrying about running out when setting up.

    Now that I'm getting deeper into this; I now know what to look for in other
    cameras and how easy various selections are made. It's just a matter of
    using the tools to my best advantage and seeing what the more expensive ones
    have. The next dollars will be for filters and better lenses.


    Jerry 'n Vegas
     
    Jerry Sturdivant, Mar 2, 2009
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