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Old Apr 8, 2004, 11:47 PM   #1
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Default BLACK Digital Rebel!

Canon must be listening to the consumers:

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0404/04...s300dblack.asp



w00t!

I know it's a silly superficial issue, but the fact the camera is silver seems to be a turn off for a lot of people (and, admittedly, I'm one of them).
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Old Apr 9, 2004, 8:58 AM   #2
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I have just never understood the whole "my camera is black and yours is silver therefore my camera is pro and yours is amateur" logic. My camera is silver and I take some pretty nice pictures with it. I have no plans to trade my silver Rebel in on a black model
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Well, I don't think it matters, because it will probably only be released in Japan. Apparently the kit lens is a USM over there, too.
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The black Rebel pictured appears to have a white focus-assist light... that would be much better than the strobe-assist the silver Rebel is handicapped with.
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The black Rebel pictured appears to have a white focus-assist light... that would be much better than the strobe-assist the silver Rebel is handicapped with.
HUH?

I dunno what kind of Digital Rebel you have but every one I have seen has a white focus assist illuminator....
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Old Apr 9, 2004, 4:23 PM   #6
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Cut and paste from the Conclusion of Steve's own 300D review...

"The autofocus systems functions properly down to EV 0.5, in light levels below that you need to use the flash so the camera can use it as an AF-illuminator. It emits low power flashes to improve the subject contrast for focusing. However, it can't be used as an AF-illuminator unless the flash is enabled."
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I need to re-read my manual before I open mouth + insert foot next time LMAO
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Old Apr 9, 2004, 5:50 PM   #8
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Actually if you're talking about the small round lamp near the shutter button, that is the redeye reduction lamp which is also used to indicate the self timer.

The Digital Rebel uses the flash for a focus assist lamp. If you want focus assist you have to use flash.
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Old Apr 10, 2004, 1:03 PM   #9
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i wish i had that USM lens.....
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Old Apr 11, 2004, 8:09 PM   #10
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Just curious, but I noticed you said "w00t!". You don't by any chance play a game called TFC do you? lol
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