65 of 67 people found the following review helpful
Decent Entry Level Camera,
This review is from: Canon EOS Rebel GII 35mm Film SLR Camera Kit w/ EF 35-80mm Lens (Electronics)
My personal background: I've owned several Point & Shoot cameras, both digital and film, as well as an old SLR back when I was in high school. I'm a decent photographer and since I bought this camera in late August (now early November) I've shot probably around 400+ frames.
If you want to shoot in manual mode, this camera works wonderfully. The only downsides I've found is a tendency to under expose by about 1/3 stop and the 1 fps maximum. If you don't need high speed photography and can learn to compensate for the exposure (or take your film to a lab that does) there isn't a reason to buy any other Rebel.
If you use the various auto modes (landscape, portrait, etc.) you'll find the camera works pretty well. Using these modes I can hand the camera over to a family member and expect the photo to come out reasonably well.
The only serious downfall to this kit is the lens. It is about as crummy as lenses come. The photos look fine at 4x6, but if you blow them up, you'll notice they aren't very sharp. The good news is that when your skill develop enough that you realize this, you can go out and buy that nice 24-85mm zoom and 50mm prime and they'll work wonderfully. Expensive bodies are for people with money burning wholes in their pocket. This one is for you. :)
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Initial post: May 28, 2014 9:49:11 AM PDT
Robert B. says:
The review is quite helpful. It is, however, puzzling that another zoom lens, with virtually the same power and apparently made by the same company would be better than the original. As i have been photographing people, cities and rural areas since the age of 12, I am not discouraged by Mr Bibbs' partially negative commentary. (Double Entendre irresistible)
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