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Canon EOS 500

“Fantastic Images”

Written on: 23/03/2012 by CPhotography (1 review written)

I'm a professional photographer & have had many camers I still work with the EOS 500 with several lenses to produce amazing black & white images, modelling portraits art images, always prefered SLR to DSLR though I have both, I always shoot on manual settings on all cameras perfect for events also with speedlite, love it I'm old school :)… Read Full Review

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Boatjude88's Response to CPhotography's Review

Written on: 22/10/2012

I have the same camera but am failing to find batteries for it, even Jessops are struggling. Can I ask please where you get yours from.

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Canon EOS 500

“Do you want to win a prize for 'photograph of the...”

Written on: 19/09/2009

Do you want to win a prize for 'photograph of the year' or sell a photo for thousands of pounds, or maybe you want to capture a moment in high quality and be proud of what you've taken?. The EOS500 does the latter, very, very easily. The Canon EOS500 is intuitive, easy to handle, fits nicely in the hand (albeit you get finger nail marks on the body!) and feels like it means business, and it does. I have used the in-built flash, but like most in-builts it's good for about 3 metres, but… Read Full Review

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Birdwall's Comment

Written on: 26/01/2010

The reference to HD video tells me this guy is referring to the EOS 500D
<br/>as opposed to the EOS500, which is a 35mm film camera!

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Canon EOS 500

“The Cannon EOS 500 is simple to use and cheap to run....”

Written on: 21/05/2009

The Cannon EOS 500 is simple to use and cheap to run. Though battery may run out quick. Good all around camera… Read Full Review

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Canon EOS 500

“Long lasting. I've had the Canon EOS 500 since...”

Written on: 16/02/2008 by georgosn (1 review written)

Long lasting. I've had the Canon EOS 500 since 1992!!!!!! I've shot over 300 rounds and I have never ever requested any service. I have to admit I take care of it and not put it in too much unhealthy conditions but... over the years it has gone to sea, mountains, forests, crowded places and some pretty extreme heat (over 45oC) and cold (less that -20oC). So far, it's not giving any hard times. I only have changed the rubber around the eye as it eventually got cut off last year.I'm buying a… Read Full Review

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Canon EOS 500

“Very good SLR, now replaced by EOS 300, have made lots...”

Written on: 24/03/2003 by yo. (1 review written)

Very good SLR, now replaced by EOS 300, have made lots of picture sales from this camera, (provided lenses are good quality too!). Have replaced it with EOS 50 but preferred the lighter 500, easier to conceal when backpacking and less value to worry about. Performed great in all weathers and temperatures, will buy EOS 300 next, good enough for prof. sales… Read Full Review

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Canon EOS 500

“I love this camera. It's not a real pro camera(pro...”

Written on: 16/02/2003 by MrP. (1 review written)

I love this camera. It's not a real pro camera(pro cameras:Nikon F4, F5, Canon EOS 1, 1N, 1V, 3), but it has a lot of features. It is a cheap and very good camera. This camera is good for from children to professionals… Read Full Review

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Canon EOS 500

“I use the Canon EOS 500 35mm SLR camera for copy...”

Written on: 10/05/2002 by Frances. (1 review written)

I use the Canon EOS 500 35mm SLR camera for copy photography and have found that using a 50 mm micro lens coupled with a life converter and using 100 asa film I am able to produce excellent copies of old photographs.
This camera also doubles as my general camera and using the lens supplied when I purchased the camera, I am getting the results I am very happy with. This is in all conditions… Read Full Review

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Canon EOS 500

“The Canon EOS 500 35mm SLR camera does everything I...”

Written on: 09/05/2002 by Andrew Higginbottom. (1 review written)

The Canon EOS 500 35mm SLR camera does everything I want without a huge price tag.
If i smashed it tommorrow, i'd be back out to get another.
As it's my first SLR i cannot compare it to any other, so i don't think the star ratings are appliccable but they have to be filled in… Read Full Review

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Canon EOS 500

“I have 10 years experience behind me to quote that...”

Written on: 13/03/2002 by zaheer. (1 review written)

I have 10 years experience behind me to quote that some thing is lacking in the Canon EOS 500 35mm SLR camera when u use it with built in flash in any auto mode at night (green, P, A-dep). In all these modes where u want to capture the moments instantaneously, many many of my photographs turned out to be under-exposed. When i used it manually with another semi-auto flash (non canon, vivitar) thing came out excellent. Auto-focusing is excellent in the darkest times… Read Full Review

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Alex Pickyshopper's Response to 15843_zaheer.'s Review

Written on: 16/07/2004

Thanks for your comment, very interesting. I'm looking to buy the EOS500 as it seems to have a strong reputation.
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<br>Could someone tell me how easy it is to get round the problem of underexposing pictures when using the flash in auto mode by just simply using the manual mode instead? Is it tricky to gauge what the appature and speed settings should be? This would enable good pictures to be taken with the flash without having to carry an external flash around.

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Baadegg's Response to 15843_zaheer.'s Review

Written on: 24/08/2005

You will never get over the issue of underexposing shots in poor light with a "built in" flash, which is exactly why professional bodies dont even have a built in flash.
<br>You may as well ignore its being there unless you are using it to supplement low light levels, even then Id shy away from using it as it doesnt do the camera justice.
<br>Get a half decent flash unit instead.

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Canon EOS 500

“Not to hard to master, great for both manual and...”

Written on: 08/10/2001 by Jim siemens. (1 review written)

Not to hard to master, great for both manual and automatic operation.
can achieve some very professional photos… Read Full Review

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Antti.'s Response to 4706_Jim siemens.'s Review

Written on: 26/01/2003

Hello,
I got this camera from my brother-in-law who passed away a year ago. He lived in Australia and had thrown away the manual. Does anybody know if it's possible to get it from somewhere? If you do, please contact me at antti.vihla@luukku.com. It's a pity to have such a good camera and not know how to use it!

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Canon EOS 500

“I'm a beginner in photography and I really find that...”

Written on: 06/10/2001 by matt. (1 review written)

I'm a beginner in photography and I really find that the Canon EOS 500 is very easy to use even in manual modes which is very interesting when you want to discover the artistic sides of photography… Read Full Review

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Canon EOS 500

“this is my first canon and find it one of the best...”

Written on: 12/08/2001 by willmyr. (1 review written)

this is my first canon and find it one of the best cameras yet… Read Full Review

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Canon EOS 500

“Excellent if you want to take photography seriously. I...”

Written on: 05/02/2001 by Mannu. (1 review written)

Excellent if you want to take photography seriously. I use a telescopic zoom lenes and the results are amazing… Read Full Review

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