apple ad for rebel xt

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by andiwm2003, Oct 12, 2006.

  1. andiwm2003 macrumors 601


    Mar 29, 2004
    Boston, MA
    just got a mail from apple advertizing the new rebel xt with 8 megapixel and a "Get close to the action and avoid blurry photos with this lens, featuring Image Stabilizer technology. Canon EF 75-300mm $249.95" among other stuff like Aperture and so.

    WTF? i thought the rebel xt is outdated and they sell only the 10MP canon now(i'm not sure though). and has the "Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM Lens" really image stabilization for $249?

    can any canon expert comment?

  2. Cybix macrumors 6502a


    Feb 10, 2006
    Western Australia
    that lens certainly has no IS. I own one. It's a 'mickey mouse' lens... IMO.

    as for the XT, they are probably trying to clear stock.
  3. miloblithe macrumors 68020


    Nov 14, 2003
    Washington, DC
    I thought that I read somewhere that Canon might try to sell both the XT and the XTi for a while, although the difference between that and clearing stock may be somewhat semantic.
  4. timnosenzo macrumors 6502a


    Jun 21, 2004
    ct, us
    Wow, Apple definitely f'ed this ad up. They advertise that the 75-300 as has IS, but it definitely doesn't:
    Here's where the link from the email points.
    Closest thing that Canon makes is a 70-300 that has IS, but its over $500!

    Canon still lists the XT on their site as a current model. Canon will continue to show both for a while--they still show the 20D and that was replaced a while ago by the 30D. For all intents and purposes the XT is still active product...

    People are going to be pissed about that lens though!

    Here's a screenshot of the email:
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  5. andiwm2003 thread starter macrumors 601


    Mar 29, 2004
    Boston, MA
    i thought so. the really screwed up. if you want to enter the photography market with aperture, iphoto and you macs then credibility and knowledge are important. that ad is "best buy" level quality at best.
  6. apachie2k macrumors 6502


    May 23, 2006
    was MIAMI
    i was looking to buy the xt, i guess the xti now since its a lot better. i am new to photography and i am trying to learn as much as i can before christmas (when i hopefully get my camera) what is IS???...does it have something to do with stability (guessing from the e-mail) i am prob. going to wait on buying a new lens since i am so new and they are not really that cheap...:mad:
  7. ziwi macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2004
    Right back where I started...
    IS is canon's Image Stabilization and it is built inot some of their lenses. It can offer the ability to handhold shots and reduce the need for light by a couple of stops. Some cameras build this into the body. Sigma offers it as OS and Nikon offers it as VR.
  8. wmmk macrumors 68020


    Mar 28, 2006
    The Library.
    thanks, we know what image stabilization is:rolleyes:
    what people are getting at is the fact that apple is advertising a non-IS lense as an IS lense, hich is flat out wrong.
  9. beavo451 macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2006

    Reading is key.
  10. bearbo macrumors 68000


    Jul 20, 2006
    i can't seem to find and reference of IS on apple's page of that lens... I did word search of IS, image, stabilization.. nothing relevant came up...

    did they correct it or something?
  11. MacFan25863 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2004
    It's not on Apple's website. The ad in question was in an email Apple sent out.

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