High-end lenses on a Rebel?

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  1. eterrisinCYQX

    eterrisinCYQX TPF Noob!

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    I'm gonna pick up a Rebel XSi sometime soon, my first digital SLR. My question is, when I'm ready to move up to top-end lenses, will the Rebel really fall short, or will it do alright?
     
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    It will do fine, I've seen really good pictures from people who have used an XTi and an "L" class lens.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yes, you can use any Canon EF or EF-S lens on that camera.

    That's part of the beauty of an SLR system, you can interchange lenses and bodies.
     
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    eterrisinCYQX TPF Noob!

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    I know it can interchange, my question was more whether the Rebel would drag a good lens down.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    No, the Rebels will certainly be able to produce great results...especially with great lenses. If anything, the smaller, lighter body of the rebel may feel out of place when coupled with a big heavy lens...but the quality will be just fine.
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    High end L Canon glass attached to a Rebel? Oh gasp.. what a faux pas!!!!

    I'm joking...
     
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    If you start getting bigger/nicer glass i suggest you look for a battery grip also. It will make the camera handle nicer and you will have a better grip. They just over make it feel better with big lenses
     
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    I have (had) an xti and rented an L lens...I hope to someday buy an L. Great photos. feels funny at first with a huge lens. i would MUCH rather buy an xti (or xsi) and a kick butt lens then an average lens and a kick butt body
     
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    I agree! I have the XTi and am getting a grip soon. Its a bit small and hard to hold onto at times, especially sideways. Its a great camera, tho!
     
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    I bought one for my d40x. I didnt have the money for the one with the extra shutter realese. So basicly i get the benefits of a bigger battery, and a bigger camera. I just feel safer being able to keep my whole hand on the camera.
     
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    Photozone.de do sharpness tests on canon lenses using a Rebel. Only some of the top fancy L series lenses hit the top of the graphs.
     
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    To me this is the Right way to progress instead of running right out and buying a higher-end body with cheap glass.
     

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