As an SLR user (OM2) for 20+ years, I recommend: Get used to one lense and then when you know it's limits consider how you can improve your system. With my OM2 my first film lasted from buying the camera at lunchtime to putting it in for processing on my way to work the next day, then waiting for the results and checking. The family digital cameras get this treatment in six-ten hours. You can presumably take a variety of shots (portraits?) near home or work then spend an hour on a computer working out how to do better shots. Then repeat until you can do no better. Then start seriously taking photos. This assumes you have time before you need to take the real shots!..
The Canon EOS Rebel XTi is already a 10.1mp DSLR meaning larger images generated and higher quality details. See if this link @ takegreatpictures.com helps, it's a review on the Canon EOS Rebel XTi and it's increase resolution features...
I'm confused. I see cameras called the EOS Rebel XTi, EOS 400D Rebel XTi, EOS D-Rebel XTi EFS. Are these all the same camera? The Canon website only lists the Rebel XTi.
Can anyone clear this up for me?.
Thanks in advance...
For portraits I recommend something fast in the 100mm range; for your camera's crop factor the inexpensive and highly regarded Canon 85mm f/1.8 (about 135mm equivalent on your camera) will do a nice job of separating your subject from the background. IS will help _your_ movements, not your subject's. My 100mm f/2 is fast enough on my 5D that I've never missed it's lack of IS...
I have had my rebel for almost a year and I have had great results.My advice to you is learn as much about your camera as you can.Magic Lantern puts out a fantastic manual for the RebelXTi,well worth the $19.95.IS lenses are pricey but worth it.Do some research before you buy.Have fun and good luck!..
I am trying to find out what lense brands are compatitable with the canon slr digital rebel xt?..
Chris,Don't be shy to use higher ISO. The 400 should be able to handle it. I have a few portrait lens, all of them have no IS. MissyYou can try Tamron and/or Sigma. The performance is ok, but there have been complains of the camera battery not lasting as long with these compatibles. I'd keep to Canon ifyou don't mind the price.
Mind you the L's are the top of the range. This one is an f4 lens,but the shots are great. Here's a 17-40 sample. Attachments:.