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Canon EOS 300D (Digital Rebel)

Nov 8th 2004 - Sept 13th 2005
As was the case with many others at the time, this model was the camera that allowed me to have an SLR camera in the digital realm. The Nikon D70 (introduced that year) was supposed to be that model, and I highly lusted after it but it never showed up at a killer price (nor did the Nikon D100 it was supposed to replace), whereas this model did. Further, when I learned of "the hack" and how this mitigated many (although not all) of this model's shortcomings vs the Nikon D70, and when I saw one show up for sale only $150 more than a "prosumer" model (Nikon CP5400) I had just bought as a 2nd unit, I decided to give it a try, and I am glad I did.

Got it Monday 11-8-2004 used (8,000 shutter actuations) w/18-55 lens & box contents at Fred Miranda for only $565--a KILLER price at that time. (We sold the Nikon 5400--which we had gotten by selling our laptop--to get the Canon DR.) Now the "fancy" Nikon 5700 became the "other" camera, the one Jenifer used on photography outings--or that we both used for "everyday" stuff.

Below the photos are further divided by the lenses used on the 300D. The whole time I owned it, I nonetheless tried a few times to sell it and get a Nikon D70 but never pulled the trigger; usually a $300 "upgrade gap" existed and it would've been used-for-used. On Sept 13th 2005 I did pull the trigger when got a great deal on a Nikon D50 (a model a lot like the D70) which made the "upgrade gap" only $100 (and it was used-for-new, too). I don't regret shooting with the 300D, it did me well when I owned it.

This camera broke in early Dec 2004, got it back fixed free of charge 2 months later, story here.
Also, instrutions on "the hack" can be found here.

18-55mm EF-S Lens
[ 18-55mm EF-S Lens ]
Tamron 70-300 LD 1:2
[ Tamron 70-300 LD 1:2 ]
Canon 75-300 Lens
[ Canon 75-300 Lens ]
Canon 80-200 f/4.5-5.6 II
[ Canon 80-200 f/4.5-5.6 II ]