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    Canon Rebels - guide? Which model to get?

    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/c...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.

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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/
    Nikon: F, F2 x3, F2S x2, F3/T x2, F4S x2, FM, FM3a, D700
    Canon: AE-1P, RebelG x2, Elan 7NE, QL17GIII, Canonet 28
    Leica: M3 x2, M6 x2
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    Mamiya: RB67 Pro S x2
    Polaroid: SX-70, SLR 690, Image 1200
    Other: Pentax SP500, Ricoh GR1, Minolta Maxxum 7, Graflex Pacemaker 4x5, Fuji X-Pro1
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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.
    Hasselblad, Mamiya RB, Nikonos, Canon EOS

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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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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_EOS_300V may be the smallest of the bunch.
    OM-1n: Do I need to own a Leica?
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    Holga 120GFN: Amazingly simple yet it produces outstanding negatives to print.

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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
    my Film Flickr. aslo, using enlarger, in the darkroom.

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