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Canon EOS Rebel XTi (400D)

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Review Date: Feb 16, 2007 Recommend? no | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 1 

Pros: none- stay away from this camera
Cons:
The meter underexposes all shots!!

Stay away from this camera!!

The meter consistently underexposes the shots by 1 stop or more. I compared it to my rebel xt shot for shot.

The xti produced (dark) underexposed shots!!!

B&H returned it for another copy, to which I had the same horrible results. I called Canon, they were aware of the problem, but had no fix for it as of yet.

Other people have had the same results, see their postings in this forum.

Buyer be aware!!



 
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

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Review Date: Sep 8, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $585.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Excellent optics (Super Sharp), Build Quality, Light Weight & Price
Cons:
Only F4 & no image stabilization

This is a great SHARP lens. A Fine lens to keep mounted when hiking & filming wildlife & sports. The 1.4x teleconverter is a excellent match with minimal degradation of sharpness. Weight is surprisingly light. The weight savings & smaller size is a joy compared to my 300mmL f4 IS. The lack of image stabilization requires a careful hand, monopod, or tripod in lower light. A fine match for the Rebel 350xt, 20D & up..

Excellent Product!!


 
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM

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Review Date: Jan 29, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $160.00 | Rating: 5 

Pros: Cheap & Light Weight
Cons:
Slow Auto Focus & no image stabilization

Not a bad lens for the money. Its cheap and light weight with fair to good optics. No match for an L quality lens performance & sharpness.

 
Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM

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Review Date: Jan 29, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Outstanding Sharpness, Image Stabilization & Macro Mode
Cons:
none

I spent hours researching many web sites, forums, & other reviews to help me decide which lens to buy. This site was the best reference and the positive reviews posted about this lens are not BS!

My choice was between the canon 400 f5.6 and the 300 f4 with image stabilization. After reading both lens reviews, I decided to go with the 300 f4 & the canon 1.4 teleconvertor.

This lens is super super sharp!!! The image stabilization works great. I have handheld shots at 1/30 shutter speeds with great results. The image quality is insane!!!!!!

In summery this lens has:

1)Super sharp optics & fast auto focus
2)Image Stabilization
3)Excellent Marco Capability (itís mind boggling)
4)F4, one stop lower then the 400mm & a min. focus of just 5ft for macro mode
5)a 420 mm focal length at F5.6 when paired with the canon 1.4 tele-converter which retains auto focus & image stabilization. (Shots are equally sharp)

The 400 f5.6 is optically just as good, with an even faster auto focus. This is great especially if birding is your primary objective & you travel with a tripod.

However, the 300mm gives you many lenses in one, especially when paired with the 1.4 tele. The best bag for the buck!

Hope this was helpful.

MP