Post by yashica1943 on Mar 31, 2017 8:37:46 GMT -5
I was in one of my local charity shops when I saw a holster type bag on the floor with a loose 28-90mm Canon EF lens next to it. I had a quick look inside the bag and there was a clean EOS Rebel XTi inside with a Canon 55-250 lens on. It all looked very decent so I took a chance on it and bought the outfit for £20. When it arrived home it has a battery charger, but no Cf card. Everything seems to work so I have sent away for a basic CF card to test it with fully. I have not had any Canon DSLR's since my faithful AE-1 so if this works well I reckon that I have a bargain!
I borrowed a CF card from my friend who has a stack of them. My EOS works fine. Tried to get a shutter count off the internet from Astrojargon but it didn't work. From the condition of the camera I would guess only in the early 1,000's.
sounds like a great buy, I've been using a Canon EOS 400D for ages now, certainly outdated but I have no complaints, works great for what I need these days and at 20 pound I wouldn't think twice about buying another Canon.. gotta be great value
Post by rickoleson on Apr 18, 2017 18:21:09 GMT -5
My first DSLR was (is) an XTi, bought new for I think $800 or $900 around the end of 2006. My second one is a Rebel T5, but I still use the XTi just about as much. It's an excellent camera. I fitted it with a split image focusing screen to facilitate use of manual focus lenses on adapters, for which the Canon series is ideal: I have adapters for Nikkor, OM, Pentax K, M42 and Pentacon Six lenses that I use on it.
Use caution inserting the CF card; I know at least one person who has damaged the contact pins inside his camera through careless card handling, and fixing that is an expensive chore. It's never happened to me though.