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Whilst this is an excellent camera in itself - I particularly like the smooth action of the motorised mirror - it's worth mentioning certain drawbacks of going down the Canon road if you're new to digital SLR photography.
It can be quite expensive kitting out Canon cameras with lenses for the following reasons:
1. Image stabilisation is not built into the camera body. This means that to have the benefit of image stabilisation you need to buy lenses with that facility built in. This makes the lenses inherently more expensive for any given spec.
2. The 'kit' lenses available from Canon (the 18-55 and 55-250) do not have internal focus and this makes the use of polarising filters difficult with the filter thread rotating with focus.
3. Canon do not supply lens hoods with their lenses and, unless you opt for cheap far-eastern alternatives, are quite expensive to acquire.
4. The optical performance of the kit lenses doesn't do justice to the resolving capability of the excellent CMOS sensor. To really get the benefit of your investment you will need to buy the more up-market lens offerings from Canon and they really don't come cheap.
If you're on a budget you might consider investing in a system where the image stabilisation is built into the camera itself. You may find the camera slightly more expensive but the lens savings will easily offset that.
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Initial post: 8 Aug 2008 11:34:47 BDT
N. P. Nguyen says:
Many thanks for pointing this important issue out :)
Posted on 11 Aug 2008 16:00:55 BDT
Ive got one suggestion, TRIPOD, saves the need to fork out extra if you are on a tight budget for Image stabilization.but any newbie to the Digital SLR Market should expect to spend some money on lenses ect, nikons are just as bad! slrs are inherantly expensive to buy and upgrade!
You can also buy tamron lenses, not quite as good, but will fit canon.
Plus the 450d has a ccd chip rather than a cmos, which is better.
Posted on 31 Oct 2008 11:23:53 GMT
Y. W. Chow says:
Hi C. R. WARE,
Your Reviews are very helpful.
Many many thanks.
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jan 2009 11:18:13 GMT
Graham White says:
I was very much under the impression the 450d had a CMOS sensor, that's certainly what the Canon specifications say.
Posted on 25 Nov 2009 19:20:57 GMT
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A couple of observations: in-lens image stabilization is far superior to in-camera body methods. Even Canon's entry level lens are excellent, I still use an EF zoom that I purchased over 20 years ago. There are good explanations as to why in lens is best on the Canon web site. Also, the EOS 450D has a Canon designed and manufactured CMOS sensor which is one of the most compelling reasons to purchase an EOS SLR rather than a point and click compact camera. For independent proof of this, I recommend a visit to the sensor analysis at www.dxomark.com.
Posted on 11 Dec 2009 00:09:25 GMT
thank you for the infomation about canon. I have a manual nikon with several lenses and do not want to spend again a lot of money in canon lenses.I want to get another dg camara to use wide angle and zoon and filters . do you recomend any not too spensive..
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