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Canon EOS Rebel K2 35mm SLRs
The EOS Rebel K2 has a full package of exciting, automatic functions combined with single-handed operation and incredible SLR performance.
Submitted by newbsterv2 a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: October 17, 2005
Strengths: - Fast and accurate autofocus
- Simple navigation of controls
- Solid build despite being plastic
- Fully automatic film load and rewind
- Adjustable DX coding
- Great value all around
Weaknesses: - Viewfinder could be bigger
- Switching control dial to automatic or pre-programmed mode such as portrait resets manual settings in the manual mode such as aperture and shutter speed
- No DOF preview but who uses that anymore?
- No aperture markings on lens for controlling depth of field.
My first foray into photography started out with the Canon A60 digital camera and while I grew to love it's sharp pictures as well as ease of use I wanted to have a little more control over the picture taking process as well as have pictures more faithful to what I saw with my eye opposed to what Canon would think customers would like. Then I found the Canon Rebel K2 coupled with the 28-90 III USM lens at circuit city for $200. Let me say that I love this camera. The one thing I really hated about digital was all the menus and the dreaded LCD screen for focusing. Sure I could've bought a digital SLR but I wanted to learn with film. I must've snapped thousands of useless images with my digicam but not I feel more of the need to compose the shot and get the keeper. My next purchase will be an all manual dinosaur. :)
Duration Product Used: 0-1 years
Similar Products Used: Canon A60
Pentax P5 Film SLR
Type of photography: Outdoor
Submitted by truck a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: October 15, 2005
Strengths: small, compact, light-weight, easy to use.
big lcd panell on the back.
works absolutely perfect after about a year.
prize (even in hungary with its 300$).
Weaknesses: lack of any remote controlling (non-QD models)
plastic body and bayonet
little slow (1.5 fps)
this is a decent entri-level slr camera. my first af slr (i've been using a zenit xp 12 (classic russian), fully manual), and im really satisfied with it. includes "stupid-secure" modes, that i've never used, like fully automatic ("green"), or portrait, etc. it's pretty small without the bp-220 battery-pack (includes additional shutter button), but that's not so annoying. BIG mistake: there's no jack for wired remote switch, and the wireless remote controller only communicates with the QD modell...
Duration Product Used: 2-5 years
Price Paid: $300.00
Purchased At: hungary (Photo Hall)
Similar Products Used: none
Submitted by mitzaciobanu a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: February 24, 2005
Strengths: Pretty cheap for its features: 7 point Auto-Focus, evalative 35-zones light metering
Weaknesses: no custom functions, a bit slow (only 1.5 fps)
Good starting point for beginners in SLR photography. If you want something more than point-and-shoot, here's a camera for you. The "full-auto" modes perform pretty well in case your experience is limited. The "creative" modes on the other hand only let you choose exposure parameters (shutter speed, aperture, compensation), the metering mode is set by default on partial in P, Tv and Av and central weighed in M. However, the auto-focus mode is set automatically (One shot, AI Focus and AI servo) in all modes.
Duration Product Used: 2-5 years
Price Paid: $200.00
Purchased At: in France
Type of photography: People
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