….. The Canon EOS Digital Rebel/300D
This was the first sub $1000usd Digital SLR to hit the market and the first Digital SLR (or SLR for that matter) that I ever purchased.
An added bonus was the hacked firmware that would add some of the Canon EOS 10D features to the Canon EOS 300D.
Canon EOS 300D Specifications:
- 6.3mp APS-C CMOS sensor
- ISO 100 – 1600
- 7 Autofocus Points
- 12bit RAW
- DIGIC Processor
- CF Card Slot
- Launched in 2003
- Launch Price: $999usd
The first lens I had mated to this camera was the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6, which I thought was fine until I purchased my first L lens, the Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM, That first L lens purchase was quickly followed by another L zoom, the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM.
I used this camera for about a year before moving up to the Canon EOS 30D.
1Ds MkI, that was the writing on the wall.
1Ds MkIII, mainstay for 8 years, outrageous price new, ridiculous bargain now, but still more than capable of professional output for most people most of the time.
1DX MkIII, possibly what the 1 series digital should always have been.
M5, best IQ to size ratio of any camera made. Who said you could have any two of IQ, size, or value? The M5 scores way above it’s fighting weight on all three.
I'll contribute to the Slow News Day headline. 350D with same as above lenses, except I erroneously picked the 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM as my first tele rather than the 70-200 f/4L. I very quickly upgraded to the 70-200 f/4L IS.The rear LCD was small & sucky, but it was my first "real" camera. Completely agree with PBD about the M5. It's great always and magnificent with the 22 & 32...
EOS 5 V D III (yummy)
EF TSE 24 f3,5 II (super yummy)
EF 100-400 IS II (mega-yummy)
And then, my ruin began...but: no regrets !
That 17-40 is on my short list.
No, actually I was thinking of the 16-35 f/4.0. Sorry for the confusion.
After that I moved through the Canon models 10D 20D 30D and 40D before finally moving on to the 1D series mostly for reliability reasons at the time as the shots I was putting through the smaller bodied cameras meant they didn’t usually last very long sadly.
Dang it! Yes, that's actually the one I was thinking of. Sometimes the numbers turn into soup inside my head, especially when they're similar (16 vs 17 mm), same f/ number.
Don't worry, I'll re-verify before I actually order! (But, I will probably order sometime AFTER I get a full frame.)
I think I used mine for a good 3 to 4 years before upgrading to the Rebel XTi/Kiss Digital X.
glad i skipped 300D and went for better 350D a bit later.