Canon Rebels - guide? Which model to get?

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  1. GarageBoy

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    So the Elan 7 is a little larger than I thought, and I'd like a P&S replacement for with the 40 2.8 STM
    What are the difference between the Rebel models?


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    Lots.

    But the smaller body you go, the more 'consumer grade' it becomes. There were so many 35mm Rebels it's ridiculous. Why do you want a rebel? I'd personally look at the EOS 620 or EOS 630. The rebels were very plastic and cheap feeling, but they are smaller.

    For the full line of Rebels, look here - http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/camera/film/chrono_1991-1995.html and go forward. For the 620/650, go backwards.
     
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    There was a TON of rebels, I am a big Elan 7 user, and the Rebels generally where smaller, and less feature rich then the Elan 7s (I am sure there is a rebel that breaks that rule.) The good news is that Rebel bodies are dirt cheap and you can easily obtain one on ebay for not that much.
     
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    I've bought Rebel bodies for US$6 from KEH; Rebel X and Rebel G, I believe, but there are several low-end alternatives that sell for similarly ridiculous prices. Honestly, I think unless you want to use some particular spiffy feature, there's not much to choose on other than price; they all hold your EOS lenses in front and keep the dark in in back, they're all cheap-and-cheerful wunderplastik cameras built with good quality control to a low price point, and they should all be good enough at metering and focus for a competent user.

    If you're shooting action situations that demand 16384-point autofocus and super-duper-precognitive-evaluative metering, or something, the differences between models come into play. But as a convenient p&s, I'd say just get the cheapest body you find at KEH. Heck, at those prices, get three or four so you have some backups.

    -NT
     
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    The ubiquitous Rebel G (known also as the EOS 500N) seems to be the perfect compromise to me: inexpensive with a good feature set.

    When the Rebel came out in the 1990's, I had scorn for them; I was using an F3/T and an M3 -- didn't want that autofocus, auto-everything crap with a plastic mount. Two years ago at my local photo store, I kept seeing these things for $20. I found a surprising amount of info on the Rebel G on the web (e.g. http://www.marietta.edu/~mcshaffd/macro/canonrebg.html). Just out of interest I bought one and liked it. Now I find them a lot of fun.

    Here is a Canon camera comparison tool: http://photonotes.org/lookup/
     
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    They're all equally good/bad/cheap/light. I've got the 2000 (EOS 300 in Europe). Also had the 300X (don't know what that is called in the US). You can get either for $15 on ebay so any will do. The 300X has a nicer grip and even has a metal mount (the 300 is plastic!). In the end I kept the 2000 as it was my first real camera. It now gets sole use with a 40/2.8 on it.
     
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    Get those early tanks, please. EOS 620 or EOS 650.
     
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    Thanks. The thing is I have plenty of tanks, i just want a light beater beach/party camera
     
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    What was the black model without flash on top of VF module?
    I would get this one, but we have and used a lot at home the EOS 300.
    Just looked at pictures from it, yesterday.
    Purchased EOS 3 year ago, just for curiosity, sold it quickly and still keeping Rebel, it works with my 50L :smile:
     
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    I think that's the Rebel X.

    -NT
     
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    AFAIK the 3000 series were the smallest, lightest EOS rebels, and the perfect accompaniment to the 40mm pancake. That's the combination I use.
     
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    I have a couple of Rebel 2000 bodies - they aren't a lot smaller than the 7, but they are incredibly light!

    Even with the accessory battery pack, they are light.

    One interesting function that you may or may not like - they advance the film right to the end when you load it, and then rewind the film into the cassette one shot at a time.
     
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    And a very good feature that is. My wife had the camera hanging over her shoulder and at some point noticed the back was open, probably after someone bumped the camera. One shot lost, the rest were good. Of course you could argue that the latch on these cheap cameras is not the sturdiest but hey...