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Canon EOS 10D - Still worth putting money in to?

 
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Apr 11, 2011 17:58 |  #16

No. The 50 is a prime lens with a large aperture (f/1.8), meaning it let's in a ton of light and since it is a prime it doesn't have the extra optical elements required by a zoom, and is very sharp.


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Apr 11, 2011 18:34 |  #17

Gotcha, and for a more versatile primary to run around the city with, taking mostly daylight shots the prime might be a better choice for the time being?




  
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Apr 11, 2011 18:42 |  #18

Another supporter for persevering with the 10D. Don't worry, you won't paint yourself into a corner, since it can't use EF-S lenses (unless you modify them), so whatever you buy as accessories will still work with other EOS cameras.

I had a 10D until I moved up to a 20D and I fully endorse what other have said about the 10D's excellent image quality, especially reds. It had a few drawbacks compared to the 20D and newer models, but picture quality certainly was not one of them.




  
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Apr 11, 2011 19:45 |  #19

I still have my 10D and still use it often even with my other cameras. Most times it's sitting on the bureau or dining room table ready to go if I need a few quick shots. Having 7+ Labrador Retrievers around the house there's always a shot or two to be had without getting the camera bag and getting a camera out.

10D still provides great photos and as mentioned, image quality and colors seem to be as good or better than even the newer cameras.

As for accessories ... whatever you buy for the 10D now can be used on any upgrade cameras you make over the years. Hey, if you're getting it for cheap, it's a great starter camera and it will more than serve your need. The 10D is an older body but still a very good one!

I have two copies of the 28-135. Won't say it's the best lens in my bag but it's a good one just the same, especially for the price (2nd one came as a kit lens with the 7D for $200 ... GREAT price!) Also have the 50mm and the 28-135's get used a lot more.


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Apr 11, 2011 20:46 as a reply to  @ johneo's post |  #20

My daughter has my 10D and even though she now shoots with a 7D, she always has the 10D with her. I tried to get it back when whe bought her 7D but she won't part with it or the 28-135 married to it. Her second lens is a Canon 50 f/1.8.
My brother and his wife shoot weddings, portraits, landscapes, and commercial and their backup cameras are both 10Ds with 28-135s.
I still have a 28-135 on the 20D I carry in my truck, and a 50 f/1.8 in the bag with it, though I shoot with a 5D MkII and 1D MkII mostly.
If you don't want to spend a lot of money, the 10D, 28-135 IS, and 50 f/1.8 will cover most everything you want and do it well. They will certainly create images you can hang on your wall and be proud of.
Have fun!


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Apr 11, 2011 23:25 |  #21

Cool, well i think i am going to snag a 70-210 3.5-4.5 in addition to a 50mm. Good choice? its about half the price of the 28-135.. and i think a telephoto would get some good use for surfing shots, no?




  
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Apr 13, 2011 11:02 |  #22

Cutting wrote in post #12204426 (external link)
Cool, well i think i am going to snag a 70-210 3.5-4.5 in addition to a 50mm. Good choice? its about half the price of the 28-135.. and i think a telephoto would get some good use for surfing shots, no?

The 70-210mm f/3.5-4.5 USM lens most likely has greater image quality than any of the other lenses you are talking about in this thread. It's a fantastic lens.......




  
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Apr 13, 2011 13:26 |  #23

Look for a used lens at Adorama or BHPhoto online to get you started.


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Apr 13, 2011 23:46 |  #24

Very Cool! Thanks for the tips, and adorama looks like very cool. What are your thoughts on the 420EX flash? it can be had for <100 and for my purposes of limited indoor and night shooting might be cool to snag? or is it worth putting it off and saving for the 430ex?




  
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Apr 14, 2011 07:28 |  #25

There is nothing wrong at all with the 420EX flash. It would be a great starting point for you.


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Apr 14, 2011 11:03 |  #26

Joe Cyr wrote in post #12219639 (external link)
There is nothing wrong at all with the 420EX flash. It would be a great starting point for you.

Could not agree more - the 420EX was used professionally and non-professionally for years and years with GREAT success before any of these newer Speedlites came into being...I use a 420EX all the time on paid jobs with good success.




  
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Apr 14, 2011 11:07 |  #27

Cutting wrote in post #12218567 (external link)
Very Cool! Thanks for the tips, and adorama looks like very cool. What are your thoughts on the 420EX flash? it can be had for <100 and for my purposes of limited indoor and night shooting might be cool to snag? or is it worth putting it off and saving for the 430ex?

Just keep in mind that its ETTL only. No manual controls, so that limits using it off camera if you wish to go that route in the future.




  
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Apr 14, 2011 11:13 as a reply to  @ post 12202450 |  #28

GREAT CAMERA WITH CERTAIN DRAWBACKS...

The 10D is a great camera and was once the flagship of the Canon 1.6x series. It can produce exceptionally nice images...

I had one for a long time. At first it was my only camera and then I used it in a pair with a 30D and finally, as a back-up and loaner camera; when I got my 40D...

The three drawbacks of the 10D are IMO:

1: Inability to use EFS lenses. However, since I only have one EFS lens which is the 17-55mm f/2.8 IS; that was no problem. The 17-55mm stayed on either my 30D or 40D cameras. My 12-24mm f/4 Tokina is designed for 1.6x crop cameras but,is not EFS and works on a 10D. However, if the 10D is your only camera, lack of EFS capability might be a concern since some of the nicest new lenses such as the expensive 17-55mm f/2.8 IS and the less expensive 17-50mm f/2.8 TAMRON (series) lenses are EFS and cannot be used on the 10D.

2: The higher ISO capability of the 10D is not all that great. However, most of my shooting is done at 100 or 200 ISO the lack of higher ISO is not a great problem. Additionally, a good noise reduction program can go a long way to increase the capability of the 10D to produce acceptable imagery at higher ISO levels...

3. The 10D is a bit slower to operate than, say my 40D...

I would not buy a 10D due to the above limitations but, any accessories you purchase for the 10D such as lenses, flash, etc. can be used on later version cameras; so fitting out your 10D would not be a waste of money...

The 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens is a pretty good glass. Not up to "L" quality but, it can do a lot of things well. The 28-135mm IS lens fits quite well with the 12-24mm f/4 Tokina as a two lens combination. Both of these lenses can be found used pretty reasonably...

My 10D finally bit the dust when it was dropped by my son-in-law. However, I traded it in on a 7D through the Canon loyalty program...

The 420EX is a very decent flash which can be had at a great price, sometimes less than $100. True, it cannot be used on manual and thus limits its use in Strobist concept lighting but, since I consider the Strobist philosophy somewhat idiotic (in comparison with using true studio strobes - even the el-cheapo Chinese imports) I see no reason not to get a 420EX. You can eventually use the 420EX as a slave along with either a 550EX or a 580EX (series) strobe and it works quite well.

You can use a single strobe in ETTL along with a Joe Demb Flash Diffuser Pro ( www.dembflashproducts.​com (external link) ) and an off camera bracket to get some rather nice imagery. These images were shot that way...

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