Canon Rebel T2!
Hey all! I'm considering purchasing a Rebel T2 and while reviewing it, I saw that it has autofocus. My really dumb question is, does this mean that the camera cannot be used manually? Or can it be used either way? Also, if anyone has a Rebel T2, is it a good camera? Thanks!!!!
I lent out my Rebel about three years ago, but as I recall, all the EOS lenses had a "auto/manual" focus switch on them. Not sure if that has changed since the digi revolution/civil war/insurgency, but the photos of Canon lenses on B&H's website all seem to show the "AF/MF" switch.
The photos of non-Canon EOS compatible lenses on the B&H website are not as consistent, so some of those may or may not have the switch.
To summarize, the auto/manual focus control is on the lenses, so the body should not matter.
I loved my Rebel G until I got a little more serious about photography and moved backwards time-wise in equipment to cameras where the exposure, etc are easier to set manually. They're great starter cameras, but once you get more comfortable and know what you want to do, you might want to check out older used equipment. It's going soooooo cheap right now, but you do need to know at least a little of what you're looking for.
Last edited by Terence; 12-13-2006 at 02:48 PM. Click to view previous post history.
The EOS system allow you to manually focus. However, all you have is a ground glass focusing screen with no manual focusing aids like a split circle. That makes it hard to accurately focus.
Also lenses with USM allow you to manually focus the lens even when it's set to auto focus.
The Rebel T2 isn't a bad camera. However, you can get used EOS cameras that are better.