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Great Camera for beginner and experienced alike

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12.01.2006

Advantages:
Feels like a pro camera in the hand and easy to master

Disadvantages:
flash metering has been off a couple of times

Recommendable Yes:

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Picture Quality

Range & Quality of Features

Ease of Use

Overall Look & Design

Value for Money

ReliabilityExcellent

SizeBig

WeightHeavy

Compatibility with other Photographic EquipmentDiverse

DurabilityExcellent

Instruction ManualGood

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My first SLR was a 300v which I bought as a pckage and whilst this was enough to get me hooked on photography I grew beyond it quite quickly. So I part exchenged it for the 30v date after reading a review for it in just before its release. It lived up to my perceptions of it from the moment I got it out the box. On first inspection I was impressed not only by the amount of features, but also the thought into how useful they would actually be and their position on the body . There is not a function I have not used in a situation. Unfortunatly there are too many to cover them all but the ones I found most useful were - the Autofocus, the dialing system and the memory function.
The autofocus will need to be callibrated for your eye and is spotted to severn point in the viewfinder so it focuses on where you are looking in the lens. This was helpful to me on two occasions one was an air show and the other was when working on a wedding shoot I was taking off the cuff shots of people in the background with others in the fore.
On the body there are two dials which can be allocated to different tasks which is handy if you are making multiple changes quickly. Finally the program memory has been very useful when working on macro work i the field.

Battery life is very good and a compatible battery pack can be picked up cheaply. Another appeal is the wide variety of accepted lenses for this product who are supplied by lots of outlets such as warehouse express and are often on sale

My only grievance with this has been the metering has been off with whites most noible when working in macro. I solved this be moving down half a stop. I have now purchased an eos 20d which I use in conjunction because there are some functions such as the hystogram that are very useful on digital, but the picture quality from my 30v combined with velva is just that little bit better, so for now it still has a place in the bag

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madcat002 11.03.2007 09:54

I think it was ok!

donnabroom 13.01.2006 10:42

Sorry for the rating but I found this review very hard to read and I didn't really understand it. If you edit it let me know and I will re-rate. Donna x

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EAN 8714574933740, 8714574935324, 4960999208053
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Built In Flash with Built-in Flash
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