Canon Rebel XSI crop factor,is that bad?

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  1. jrizo1

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    Hi i just got a brad new canon xsi a month ago, and today i hear about crop factor and i just do not know What exactly that means

    did i make a bad choise?
     
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    Yes.

    Terrible choice.

    Take the camera back NOW.
     
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    Don't worry. You did not make a bad choice. In fact, for the Canon line of DSLR, the only option you have are cameras with a crop factor (i.e. Rebels and 40D) or spend thousands of dollars for a 5D mark II or a 1D mark III.

    Same with Nikon, Sony etc. You're gonna have to put down a ton of dough for a camera with a full frame sensor... unless you can get yourself a 5-finger discount:)
     
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    No, not a bad choice. The crop factor means that the image sensor is smaller than a frame of traditional 35mm film. Most consumer DSLR's are crop sensor. What it means is that the field of view is narrower than with a 35mm camera, which is good for shooting things far away (sports, wildlife), but not so good for shooting wide angle. Apparently it is difficult to manufacture wide angle lenses for crop sensors since the tolerances are so tight, so wide angle lenses are expensive.
     
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    thanks maulrat tha make me feel better, but whats up whith reg Take the camera back NOW.
     
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    whats up with you not knowing anything about a several hundred dollar purchase
     
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    if i was a profesional i will not be asking, i am just new at this trying to get better at it, i did not went out and got a $2000 camera.
    what's your ploblem did you know everything before you buy your first camara?
     
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    LoL. That ain't nothing. This is how crazy some people are. My coworker went out today and bought a Nikon D700 and a 24-70 f/2.8 lens. He just called me up a couple of hours ago and asked me, "How many photos can I take using the internal memory"? This guy didn't even buy a memory card.

    Don't feel so bad jrizo1. Just do a little more research on your expensive toys.
     
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    Perhaps you didn't realize where this was posted, in the beginners forum... Half of the idiots that work at Ritz camera don't know what the crop factor is. Christ, You are the reason people are afraid to ask questions on this board. Grow up...
     
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    yeah thats right reg if you are so smart you should not even be looking at this board. go were the a....... like you are.
     
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    I just bought the XSI also and I did not know what crop factor was either.
     
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    No kidding, and I totally agree with where you're going in the other thread too.
     

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