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New digital rebel camera.. how long until iPhoto compatibility?
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Walker
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Sep 18, 2003, 02:25 PM
 
Just got the new canon digital rebel camera. Its a great camera, but the problem is iPhoto doesn't recognize it.

Am I at the mercy of waiting until Apple updates iPhoto? Is there any way to get the current iPhoto work with my new camera? I really don't want to buy a card reader, but it looks like I may have to.

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Sep 18, 2003, 02:30 PM
 
I'm surprised it doesn't recognize it. I don't know why you don't want a card reader, but once you get one, you'll never look back. They're much more convenient and they don't suck your batteries dry.
     
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Sep 18, 2003, 03:01 PM
 
I agree. Card readers are great and aren't that expensive. I have the dazzle 6 in 1 reader and it works great. It is especially cool if someone comes over and needs to get stuff on a memory stick or something. And iPhoto will recognize no problem.

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Sep 18, 2003, 10:23 PM
 
Change the communication option from normal to PTP, it's one of the setup options on the camera. I'm having no problems with my Digital Rebel working with iPhoto.

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Sep 18, 2003, 11:09 PM
 
^He is correct: PTP's where it's at.
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Walker  (op)
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Sep 19, 2003, 08:09 AM
 
Originally posted by JVB_2112:
Change the communication option from normal to PTP, it's one of the setup options on the camera. I'm having no problems with my Digital Rebel working with iPhoto.

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JVB
Thanks! Works great now!

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Sep 21, 2003, 12:32 PM
 
I have a SanDisk USB 2.0 6-in-1 card reader that iPhoto recognizes instantly. I also agree that a card reader is the way to go.

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Nov 20, 2003, 03:37 PM
 
Now that you guys have had the digital rebel for a couple of months, what's your verdict? Is it all that and a bag of chips(TM)? What are your opinions on the lens if you bought the kit?
     
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Nov 22, 2003, 11:36 AM
 
I bought a Canon digital Rebel a couple weeks ago. Love it. Looking at getting an EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM Lens. Anyone have one of these? How do you like it?
     
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Nov 22, 2003, 05:55 PM
 
glad to hear you like the camera. I'm an EOS 10D user myself and have been into photography for years.

How much are you looking to spend on a lens? I do not personally recommend that lens, as far as sharpness and colour go it is at the low end in terms of quality. The Canon 75-300 is a much better choice.

It all depends on how much money you are willing to spend.

Check out the Canon SLR Lens Forum at http://www.dpreview.com
     
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Nov 22, 2003, 06:14 PM
 
Thanks for the great info. I was thinking in the $200 range. I figure any lens is better than no lens. Obviously, I am just looking for something to get started with. Ease of use is a must. Would this be the lens you say is better? Canon EF 75-300MM F/4-5.6, I see this is also in the $200 range. Will check out the url you posted. Thank you.
     
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Nov 22, 2003, 06:32 PM
 
Well, I took the plunge and picked up the Digital Rebel kit. What an awesome camera this is! I also picked up the Canon 75 - 300 mm lens for just over $200. I did some shooting with it today and I'm definitely liking this lens.
     
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Nov 22, 2003, 10:04 PM
 
I have the 75-300mm USM Canon lens and it works well for the price. I too would recommend it over the 55-200. Sigma also make a pretty decent 70-300 lens. Autofocus is slower but lens quality is considered better by many. The APO version is apparently the way to go.

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Nov 23, 2003, 10:46 AM
 
Originally posted by ulmer:
I have the 75-300mm USM Canon lens and it works well for the price. I too would recommend it over the 55-200. Sigma also make a pretty decent 70-300 lens. Autofocus is slower but lens quality is considered better by many. The APO version is apparently the way to go.

-Brian
I use the Sigma 70-300mm APO lens with my Digital Rebel. I love it, takes great macro shots and lens quality is excellent for the money. Unless your going to go with the Canon 75-300mm stablizing lens, I'd go with the Sigma.

If you haven't already, check out the Digital Rebel forum over at dpreview.com: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/forum.asp?forum=1031

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Nov 23, 2003, 03:46 PM
 
Oops I forgot about that Sigma. It's a hidden gem in my opinion, great bang for the buck. Take your digital rebel to a store and take a few pics with both lenses, you'll be impressed.

I'm currently saving up for either a Sigma 20/1.8 or a Canon 17-40/F4 L, depend on whether I have a job or not when I buy it...
     
   
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