New Lens Old Camera

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One of the reasons I decided on getting a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV was because I already had two Canon cameras: a Canon EOS Rebel T3 and a Canon EOS Rebel 2000. I figured there would be less of a learning curve if I stuck with a system I was already familiar with. But I also realized that most of the lenses I used on the Mark IV would also fit on the Rebel 2000. The Rebel T3 has a cropped sensor so is not as readily compatible.

I have really enjoyed shooting with the Rebel 2000 but had only used the kit lens (Canon EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6) and my 50mm prime lens (Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM) on it. I always found that the pictures I took with the prime lens were noticeably crisper than those I took with the kit lens so I was intrigued about trying higher end lenses on the Rebel 2000.

Shortly after I got my new camera and lenses, I went out with the Rebel 2000 using the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens. I shot with Rollei RPX 400 Black and White film which I had not used before which could also have been a factor in how these photos came out. However, I feel confident in saying that the big upgrade in the lens was a major contributor to the better quality of that roll. I found the images to be sharper and clearer with greater dynamic range than any of the pictures I had previously taken with the Rebel 2000.

I’m looking forward to getting out with the Rebel 2000 and the better lens with color film in order to get another test set of images to see if my first impression still holds.


2 Responses

  1. Santiago

    how do you control the aperture? does the camera require manual lens or you can set it?

    • Tom

      This camera has both a manual mode and an aperture priority mode so you have a couple of options for setting the aperture. It also has a fully automatic mode.

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