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    Canon Rebel Ti SLR Camera
    Author: Talon
    Date Posted:08/09/2004 14:27.46
    SLRating: SLRating: 8/10
    Bottom Line: Buck for buck, the Rebel Ti is one of the best 35mm SLRs you can get. It has many features which are close in quality to professional models, and an autofocus that rivals them. And though it is built of cheaper materials, the Rebel Ti is a great choice for those looking for a less expensive entrance into the world of SLR photography.

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    Canon advertises that the Rebel Ti features the "fastest autofocus in its class." With that in mind, we set out to see if this claim was true. The results were surprising. While panning a shot of a car speeding along a local road, the camera did not lose focus even though the car passed briefly behind a building.

    The same fast and effective autofocus applies to a number of other scenarios including for example, capturing birds in flight or quick wildlife. Seven autofocus points are superimposed on the viewfinder, which light up accordingly based on the scene and setting. However, the viewing percentage is much lower than that of professional models, and the inclusion of a "mirror-prism" is another testament to Canonís efforts at using inexpensive materials to produce a budget camera, inevitably sacrificing some camera quality.

    Exposure capabilities were pretty much the same as the old Rebel 2000; no spotmetering capability, but the 35-zone evaluative metering in conjunction with the autofocus points produces more than acceptable results for a camera in this price range. The Rebel Ti handles films of all types extremely well, and exposure quality is not compromised even with high speed and pushed film.

    Other exposure features include auto exposure bracketing (example below); which gives you a safer bet at getting the right picture at the cost of extra film, multiple exposure control for taking up to nine pictures on a single frame, and depth of field AE to focus more than one object.

    The Rebel Ti comes with a built-in pop-up flash. Besides being slightly higher, it is not much different from that of the Rebel 2000. Its abilities are standard for most entrance SLR models. It has a GN (guide number) of 39 feet at ISO 100, can cover a 28mm field of view, and has basic flash functions such as slow speed sync. The maximum flash sync speed is 1/90. Those in need of a faster or more powerful flash (such as the Canon Speedlite 420EX below) can attach one via the accessory hotshoe.

    Shutter speeds range from as slow as 30 seconds to as fast as 1/2000 of a second. Obviously, the Rebel Ti is not capable of the fast shutter speeds of pro-level cameras, and even at 1/2000 there were notable deteriorations in quality. Also, a feature called bulb is included, which allows you to expose for an indefinite amount of time.

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