Canon EOS 50 E

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Canon EOS 50 E

Camera, Analogue Cameras - SLR - 135mm - without Zoom - with Built-in Flash - with Red Eye Reduction

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Review of "Canon EOS 50 E"

published 24/03/2005 | a4angus
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Pro Canon quality; range of lenses available; good features
Cons Film - going the way of the dinosaur
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Ease of Use

"Canon can, and so can you"

The 50E is an old fashioned Single Lens Reflex camera (that's look through the lens to you and me) which has been around for 5+ years now.

It is know as the Rebel in the US and other countries but is basically the same.

The camera would be an excellent budget buy for a beginner, or a good second hand buy for those wanting a cheaper option or second camera.

It can come with a range of lenses - depends on package/store.
I bought this with a 35-80mm Canon USM lens and later bought a 35-300mm Tamron lens to enable all shots from one lens.

Had this for years now with not a thing wrong. Excellent build despite plastic parts in some places.

Leave it on auto and 99% of all shots will be infocus and correctly exposed. It struggles with bright backgrounds on darker subjects so you have to learn to spot this and correct manually.

The pluses
Small enough to be useable by men and woman - some SLRs are heavy and too big for small hands but not this one.

Features - good range of speeds up to 1/2000 and adjustments easily accessed from buttons on the rear of the case.
The jewel is the 3 spot eye focusing feature. Basically you can set it to focus where you look. Neat and it really works.
More modern Canons have 7 or 9 focusing spots but this is enough for any amateur.

Exposure control can be left on a very competent automatic, or set to a variety of modes for portrait, landscape and action.

The unit has a built in power wind which can take about a picture every 0.5 seconds, so action photos are easy.

Canon lenses can be interchanged onto the next Canon SLR you buy (film or digital).

The minuses
Old tech now but should be reflected in the price. Best buy second hand.

Film - it suits me nicely with a portable digital camera along side it. The quality is better but still a hassle getting the films developed and printed.

I cannot recommend Canon highly enough.
This camera was and is excellent.

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  • mrsatchmo published 27/03/2005
    I have always been impressed with Canon's products.
  • lazza123 published 24/03/2005
    Good review, I like the old SLR's, I've got an EOS 300, and an A1!! Larry
  • mumsymary published 24/03/2005
    cannon are good cameras
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Product Information : Canon EOS 50 E

Manufacturer's product description

Camera, Analogue Cameras - SLR - 135mm - without Zoom - with Built-in Flash - with Red Eye Reduction

Product Details

Manufacturer: Canon

EAN: 4960999123417, 4960999103372, 4960999123585, 4960999102146

Film Format: 135mm

Compact / SLR: SLR

Panorama: without

DX Coding: with, Yes

Exposure Regulation: Program-Reflex, Program Reflex

Automatic Loading (APS): w/o autoload

Motor: without Motor, with Motor

Mini Type: no

Autofocus: with Autofocus

Built In Flash: with Built-in Flash

Bifocal / Zoom: without Zoom

Exchangable Lens: without Exchangeable Lens

Data Back: without Data Back

Red Eye Reduction: with Red Eye Reduction

Water Protection: without Water Protection


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