Welcome to my wide new world. Thanks to the Canon Rebel camera, we can now see vistas. “We can see for miles and miles. . .” We can see all the way to Canada, across Lake Superior. (Just kidding! The telephoto lens really can’t see that far!)
My test drive of cameras is now complete. The decision has been made. If you’re too impatient to wait, scroll down to the end to discover the answer to the Question of the Week: Did she or did she not buy that Digital Single Reflex Lens camera?
Here is the side-by-side comparison, suggested by K O’Dell from Banterings of a Basket Case. Although her blog suggests she might be a bit of a basket case, I think she offered some really sage advice: post the same picture taken with each camera – then we will compare.
So here you have it. First two shots: the Canon Rebel. Telephoto views.
Third shot: same view from the Sony Cybershot. No depth and makes you think the trees are all yellow, doesn’t it?
Next Specimen for us to analyze: the infamous Indoor Shot. I almost cried last Christmas when–finally–I took the Sony inside after a year of outdoor photos. I wanted to photograph family opening gifts and toasting the New Year. Instead…let’s just say it wasn’t pretty.
The following photo is from the Art Gallery Friday night. Smiling cute little girl eating apple. Taken with the Canon Rebel. A flash button popped up automatically and lit the wee one in soft light.
As for Ms. Cybershot, she performed dismally. The flash photo washed out everything in a stunning bright light which obliterated the child. This photo softened her features but makes the viewer squint eyes to see in focus.
The answer you’ve been waiting for:
YES! She bought the Canon Rebel camera body yesterday for a cool $275 from a fellow named Chill.
NO, she doesn’t have the proper lens yet. She’s going to buy that, as well, probably through Ebay. The lens she wants costs about $700 new, but she thinks she can purchase it for much less. She hopes. (Since with the new car purchase she should not be thinking about buying a lens at all!)
On the other hand…let’s try to imagine the cost of the above telephoto lens. The little lens I want probably costs next to nothing compared to this one owned by a fellow named J.P.
It would be interesting to compare the Canon Rebel with this one, wouldn’t it?