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Canon 500D

Unread post by Yoda » Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:59 pm

Hi All,

The Canon 500D has been recently released in the UK.

Does anyone on the forum have one yet?
Any comments on it?

Thanks
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Re: Canon EOS 1000

Unread post by KNP-Junkee » Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:52 pm

Also got the 1000d recently, will try it out in July with our trip, be sure to find trip report with pics - still looking for nice lens to add though.

Note that you cannot take video clips with the 1000D,but I agree a good starter pack for beginners..........like me :dance:

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Re: Canon 500D

Unread post by wingman » Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:22 am

Hi Yoda
look at dp review comparing the 450 and 500 depending on what you want to do with the camera will depend on your choice I looked at both and chose the 450 but with the 18-200 bundle as a kit lense so I spent the extra on a better more versatile lens. I dont need the bigger pixels rating it just eats memory cards and i certainly dont need the video option but those you options you must look at. I also have a 40D which I could compare to but I was ultimately disposing of a full pentax kit to bring all my equiptment under one brand and lens type, I was also looking for a good basic camera my daughters could use.
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Re: Canon EOS 1000

Unread post by Mike1916 » Sun Jun 28, 2009 1:23 pm

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Re: Canon EOS 1000

Unread post by flying cheetah » Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:10 pm

I have a Canon EOS 1000 since a few weeks and I´m quite happy with it.
But the real test comes up in November when I take it to KNP for the first time.
It´s my first reflex camera and I´m still a bit worried if you don´t chase off some
animal (especially birds) with the noice of the mirror :hmz:
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Re: Canon EOS 1000

Unread post by DuQues » Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:25 pm

No need to worry, my old EOS 3 had quite a loud shutter, and the birds totally ignored it. ;)
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Re: Canon EOS 1000

Unread post by Morkel777 » Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:55 pm

I've had an EOS 1000D since January 2009 now and very happy with it. Only small irritation for me is the slow continuous shooting speed when shooting in RAW. But image quality is great!

You can see all my shots taken with 1000D - from landscape to wildlife to avian here:

http://www.outdoorphoto.co.za/forum/pho ... user=10589

Just returned from a 5-day trip to KNP (and going to KTP in September) - got some great shots!
Planning the next trip already...

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Re: Canon EOS 1000

Unread post by Bosveldvisvanger » Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:05 pm

Morkel777 wrote:I've had an EOS 1000D since January 2009 now and very happy with it. Only small irritation for me is the slow continuous shooting speed when shooting in RAW. But image quality is great!


I agree with Morkel, the 1000D is a great entry level camera. I use mine with a 400mm ƒ5.6 Prime Lense !

The 1.5 fps in Raw is not that big issue to me still mange to get some good action shot's.

Here is some photo's i took with it

http://www.outdoorphoto.co.za/forum/pho ... user=10563

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Re: Canon EOS 1000

Unread post by flying cheetah » Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:14 pm

Very nice bird pics Nico :clap: :thumbs_up:
'Heron and moon' and '3 in 1' are really great :dance:
Where did you take them?
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Re: Canon EOS 1000

Unread post by Morkel777 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:46 pm

hey Nico! welkom :)

I just took my 1000D to KTP and used it almost extensively for landscape shots since I borrowed a 40D for action shots - although I must say my wife occasionally used the 1000D with my 'cheap' Tamron 70-300mm lens and got better shots than I did with the 40D+100-400mmL :big_eyes:
Planning the next trip already...

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Re: Canon EOS 1000

Unread post by Bosveldvisvanger » Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:15 pm

flying cheetah wrote:Very nice bird pics Nico :clap: :thumbs_up:
'Heron and moon' and '3 in 1' are really great :dance:
Where did you take them?


Thank you so much for viewing my Gallery flying cheetah its greatly appreciated :D

The 'Heron and moon' shot was photographed at LC DE Viliers sports ground in Pretoria and '3 in 1' was photographed in Pilanbesberg national Park at Mankwe hide.

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Re: Canon EOS 1000

Unread post by Bosveldvisvanger » Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:19 pm

Morkel777 wrote:hey Nico! welkom :)

I just took my 1000D to KTP and used it almost extensively for landscape shots since I borrowed a 40D for action shots - although I must say my wife occasionally used the 1000D with my 'cheap' Tamron 70-300mm lens and got better shots than I did with the 40D+100-400mmL :big_eyes:


Ha ha Morkel thanks :wink:

I also must ask Hendri his 40D !

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Re: Canon EOS 1000

Unread post by Bosveldvisvanger » Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:24 pm

Bosveldvisvanger wrote:
Morkel777 wrote:hey Nico! welkom :)

I just took my 1000D to KTP and used it almost extensively for landscape shots since I borrowed a 40D for action shots - although I must say my wife occasionally used the 1000D with my 'cheap' Tamron 70-300mm lens and got better shots than I did with the 40D+100-400mmL :big_eyes:


Ha ha Morkel thanks :wink:

I think your wife is more capable then you then :mrgreen: , not easy to get use to new gear !

Think i also must ask Hendri to borrow me his 40D :wink:


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Re: Canon EOS 1000

Unread post by flying cheetah » Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:50 pm

Thanks Nico :thumbs_up:
I will view your gallery again :dance:
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Canon 40D focusing screens

Unread post by wingman » Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:22 pm

Hi Im wanting to get more dof in my pics with my 100-400 and when using the 1.4 converter which means more manual focusing has anyone used the alternate focusing screens and do they make a difference as I battle to manual focus with my standard factory screen.


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