- Autofocus 35mm SLR with full manual options. Two CR123A/DL123A lithium batteries (3v) housed inside the camera grip
- Kit includes camera and 35-80mm lens detachable Canon EF zoom lens
- Retractable built-in flash, improved control of red-eye reduction
- Canon’s exclusive AIM (Advanced Integrated Multipoint) control system
- Enhanced command dial for mode selection; 11 exposure modes
I have had this camera since it first came out sometime in the mid-90’s. It was a great camera back then, and I always loved the photos that it took. Then I ‘grew up’ and life got in the way, and my love of photography waned for many years. Digital cameras took over, and a Digital P&S was smaller, faster, and easier.
Many years later, my love of photography has been renewed. The film camera simply needed to be dusted off and have some film, and it still takes pictures of the same clarity and quality as it always did before. I expected it to have some issues after having collected much dust over several years, but it was fine.
I have now just purchased my first DSLR, but I will never get rid of my little Rebel G. It’s small, light, easy to use, and takes amazing pictures even in Full-Auto mode with the kit lens (the only lens I ever had for it). It was expensive for my budget when it first came out and was new, but now used bodies in great shape can be purchased for around $100 if you shop around. All EF lenses work with it, as well as the Image stabilized ones.
It really does take amazing pictures. My daugther’s eyes are blue and the blue is truly captured with the film camera (see uploaded image). No digital camera, not even the ones the Pro’s use, has ever truly captured the blue of her eyes like this little camera can.I have had this camera for over 7 years. I have taken it on countless trips to the beach, dropped it in foot deep snow twice, taken pictures in the rain, and left it in a closet with no dust protection for 6 months…..And even with all of this unintended abuse, it still works as perfectly as the day I bought it. It is a trustworthy camera that takes incredibly clear, colorful, and high quality photos. This camera has made me love photography and constantly strive for improvement. I highly recommend it.I bought this film camera to use with my Canon digital XTi. I like to shoot both film and digital, and these two cameras use the same lenses, which is a plus. I do a lot of photo documentation, and with a negative in hand, there is less chance to claim that something has been ‘photoshopped’. This is important in my line of research.
The camera itself is a delight to use, and is light weight. The AF is flawless and very fast. The viewfinder is bright, and the mirror and shutter are relativly quiet, another important quality in my line of work. The grip provides a secure feel, again, which is important in the field.
I would recomend the camera body without hesitation. The lens on the other hand is OK, but not great. I do not like lenses without a metal mounting bayonet, so I ditched the kit lens, and replaced it with the better lenses made by Canon. I want a tight, vibration free mount, and I do not trust plastic lens mounts.
In all, this was a great bargan, and have already shot several rolls of film with it.
I got my Rebel G 10 years ago when it was over $200 bucks at a major department store. I’ve been using it ever since.
It’s sturdy and feels solid in my hands. The click that it makes isn’t too loud but when you place your film in…it sure is pretty loud as it advances. I’ve used it in all types of weather and lighting situations and it still works fine. (I’ve done well to protect it from moisture and extreme heat too.) I’ve invested in a (hybrid digital/film) good lens an now my photo options are expanded. I use the original lens in situations where I can hand my camera to a friend and have them take the picture with the trusty green box (amateur) setting. There are several settings that Canon has on this camera that help you easily compose for the right situation.
I’m not fond of the pop up flash as it can be distracting and does not produce lots of light in very dark situations. But good thing it gives you the option of adding another flash of your own onto it’s hot shoe.
Sometimes the auto-focus is a bit slow though it may be that my batteries are getting low. I rely on the manual focus. The batteries are what hinder me a bit since they are about $12 for a pair of them.
Personally, I’ve had good experiences with Canon. And this camera is no different. It can be used by a beginner or with somebody who knows their way around a camera. This is also a great student camera since you can switch to a manual mode. (I’ve used it for class, it was great!)
I bought this baby used for 40 bucks it was in mint condition. I read the reviews here and most didnt like the lens that came with the camera. I went out and got 2 other lenses a Canon 50mm f1.8 and a Sigma 70 – 300mm f4-5.6. Needless to say the pictures came out GREAT!! I had to get used to the fact that when you load the film it goes all the way to the end of the roll and shoots backwards. You get 24 exposures, when i loaded my other cameras manually you could squeeze in a extra frame or two. I dont mind about that this is a great camera if you are just starting out to shooting with film.
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