apple ad for rebel xt

andiwm2003

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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 i thought the rebel xt is outdated and they sell only the 10MP canon now(i'm not sure though).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?

andi
 

Cybix

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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.
 

miloblithe

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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.
 

timnosenzo

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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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andiwm2003

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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.
 

apachie2k

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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:
 

ziwi

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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.
 

wmmk

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ziwi said:
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.
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.
 

beavo451

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wmmk said:
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.
:rolleyes:

apachie2k said:
what is IS???...does it have something to do with stability (guessing from the e-mail)
Reading is key.
 

bearbo

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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?
 

MacFan25863

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bearbo said:
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?
It's not on Apple's website. The ad in question was in an email Apple sent out.
 
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