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Thursday, March 06, 2008

My Canon EOS Rebel XTi 400D Experience

Want to know all about my experience with my Canon EOS Rebel XTi 400D digital camera?

Well, then this is the post you need to bookmark and follow up on. The purpose of this post is very clear and concise – to organize all of my posts on my Rebel XTi in a single post categorized by subject. The other option was to make you rely solely on my tag cloud on the right and sort through all of the posts there. Not a good experience, especially if this is your first visit to my blog.

Rather than put you through that ordeal, below is the most current list of postings on my Rebel XTi. Anytime I add a new post, this page will be updated, giving you one place to come to get all the information and sample photos. How convenient!

In case you are wondering, I am an improving amateur (very) photographer that up until now has only taken photos with point and shoot cameras. While the list of digital cameras I have owned is long and extensive, they have practically all been Canon cameras, first the Powershot Digital Elph and SD line, then finally culminating in a purchase of the Powershot G7 – the closest thing you can get to a Digital SLR without buying one.

In fact, I own a total of three digital cameras currently, the Canon Powershot SD 800IS, the Canon Powershot G7, and finally the Canon Rebel XTi. The Canon Rebel XTi is the first SLR camera I have owned. With my initial experience with it, my eye is already wandering towards the Rebel XSi 450D.

Curious about items I have not covered? You can always ask, maybe I am already working on a post that covers it!

Purchasing the Canon EOS Rebel XTi 400D:
Replacing my Powershot G7 with a Rebel XTi 400D

Bought my Canon EOS Rebel XTi 400D...Finally

General experience and issues:
Canon EOS Rebel XTi 400D has arrived - first shots!
Dead Pixel Found on my Rebel XTi 400D's CCD - Argh!
Dead or Hot Pixel on my Rebel XTi? How to fix.
Gray Market Leness for Canon EOS Cameras

Canon 200EG Photo Backpack for Canon EOS cameras

Canon RC-1 Remote Controller for Canon EOS cameras
Body Armor Impact Protection for the Canon EOS Rebel XTi

Lenses for the Canon EOS Rebel XTi 400D

Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR LD Aspherical (IF) Lens:
Sample First Photos

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II Lens:
Lens Test Photos & Review
ISO Speed Comparison
Canon EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM Telephoto Lens:
Test Photos - Fully Automatic
Test Photos - Landscape Mode


Anonymous said...

The stuck pixel is really damn annoying. I have mine occured just today (one year after I bought it). I'm truly dissapointed because of this. How to fix this? (other than sending it to canon limited service center locations).
I hate sending out my camera through fedex and knowing it will stay for weeks.
I'm really really sad, this camera is my baby =(((

When I see through the view finder, I also found small black thing (not a dot nor dust), but not showing on the lens, nor the images I took. What is that?

any help please???

Ken Hanscom said...

As far as I am aware, there is not much you can do to fix it yourself, especially if the stuck pixel is on the sensor. Either you can touch up every picture (as someone in another post suggested) or you can send it in for repair. Sorry to be the bearer of that news.

On the viewfinder -- sounds like something has found its way inside, either through the lens opening or otherwise. You may need to open / remove the viewfinder to complete a cleaning.


Corey said...

Just got my XTI not too long ago and found a blue dot in my exposures. It was always there even with the lens off. So I looked it up and if you follow these steps;
Put the lens cap on the camera.
Go to menu - shooting menu 2 -sensor cleaning - manual - OK
This will lock the mirror up
After 30 seconds turn off the camera and the mirror will return to its normal position
Take a shot and check for your pixel.
Apparently this is an undocumented feature of the xt and xti
The camera tests for stuck pixels and maps them out by replacing its value with the average of the surrounding pixels.
you should be free from "dead" pixels.