Canon EOS 1100D Review

March 24, 2011 | Mark Goldstein |

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#101 Simon

Shooting live gigs- especially if in low light- is more about the lens than the camera.
The 1100D is certainly user friendly- great for DSLR newbies- and with regards low light use for gig’s- the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 would be a useful lens to have,provided you’re not too close to the artists/band or too far away- and it just so happens to be the least expensive lens out there..!
The kit lens the 1100D comes with should be adequate for buildings/landscapes etc offering an equivalent wide angle setting of roughly 28mm(in old school format).

7:12 pm - Saturday, October 5, 2013

#102 maria

hi, can anyway teach me how to set the dates and time that would appear on photos? I want the date to appear on pictures everytime I take a shots please teach me as im new to this cannon 1100d thank you so much for the concern.

9:17 am - Friday, October 11, 2013

#103 maria

hi please anyone could help me how to set the dates and time to appear on pictures everytime I take a photos? hank you for the concern Godbless..

9:19 am - Friday, October 11, 2013

#104 Joshua

okay thanks for your help Simon.

the gigs I normally go to our small venue, hardcore/metal gigs with a lot of movement from the band and sometimes half decent lighting. Can you suggest any setting I should use as well? like portrait? sport?


1:24 pm - Tuesday, October 15, 2013

#105 Simon

Joshua- if you were using a 50mm/f1.8 lens,I’d suggest using manual “M”- select f/1.8 for the aperture and a minimum of 1/125th sec shutter speed- use these settings in tandem with auto iso.
If the iso doesn’t go as high as 1600 when shooting with these settings in the given venue,select a bit more shutter speed- so as to lessen the effect/chances of camera shake- but if the iso creeps over iso 1600,I’d pull the speed back a bit- as image degradation might be a bit excessive above iso 1600- depending on your expectations/projected output etc…
It might be an idea also to use centre point focus only as there might be all manner of visual distractions in such a gig which might pull the AF points all over the place focusing on something you didn’t want as opposed to the said subject and given the shallow depth of field of an f/1.8 lens this will be more crucial. Just make sure that if you use centre point AF that your chosen subject stays in the centre of the frame.
If you’re fairly close to your subject and is more or less filling the frame,then the standard auto AF would probably suffice.

6:50 pm - Tuesday, October 15, 2013

#106 Vicky

1100D suits you, however when it comes to low light, 1100D has to improve bit compared to other DSLR`s, if you are a beginner u can get this cam without any dough, coz light matters more when ur working with fasion industries or wild life photography than any other type

8:19 am - Wednesday, November 27, 2013

#107 Jacky

Confused between Canon 1100D and Nikon D3100 which is best in terms of picture quality..and future lens cost??? plz help..

3:53 pm - Monday, January 13, 2014

#108 Simon

Jacky- very little to choose between the two in IQ- though the lower end Canon lenses tend to be less expensive than the Nikon equivalent.
They do feel slightly cheaper- but are optically comparable and the focus speed on the lower end Canon lenses are quicker than the Nikon equivalents.

1:18 am - Sunday, January 19, 2014

#109 Rahul

I have interest macro photography. Can i use canon1100d for the shoot perfect macro photo?????
plz reply

9:42 am - Tuesday, April 29, 2014

#110 Mari

hi everyone! :)
I’ve read all info above but it confused me even more :(
I just need straight answer.
I just bought canon 1100d with standard lens 18-55mm,75-300mm, telephoto lens,58mm wide angle with macro and slave flash and I need to know if this is enough to take good photos at small/ medium venue and festivals because this summer I’ll work with one band at festival and if I won’t take good photos they probably won’t take me next time :(
I’ll appreciate all info about settings as well.
Thanks :)

2:02 pm - Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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