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Sep 25, 2011 15:11 |  #1

i dont post here to much but just wanted to get an opinion on these two cameras and i understand what sets them apart but wanted to get an idea on which you would choose
i mostly do wildlife pics


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Sep 25, 2011 15:12 |  #2

Because of the world "wildlife", most would recommend the 50D because of the crop factor (1.6x) and the faster FPS (incase you need it I guess).

Between those 2, I would go for the 50D :D

EDIT: In your sig, it says you have/use a 40D, why not spend a little more and get the 7D which has an incredible AF system great for wildlife.


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Sep 25, 2011 16:57 |  #3

As above, you would gain some more features on the 50D but if wildlife is your thing sell the 40D and get the 7D without a doubt.


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Sep 25, 2011 17:57 as a reply to  @ MGiddings Photography's post |  #4

yeah i would love to have the 7d but it will cost me 500 more at least over the 50D


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Sep 25, 2011 19:32 |  #5

Like they say..... Better features on the 50D but the 7D is the way to go for wildlife.




  
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Sep 26, 2011 12:56 |  #6

The 50D is certainly no slouch, but it isn't a 7D. If money is tight, you might want to pick up a refurbished 50D from the Canon CLP program (trade in a broken canon camera for 20% discount off the price) and try it out. You can always sell it if you don't like it and easily make your money back. I did this a while back but ended up getting a 7D as well because of its phenomenal AF abilities.




  
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Sep 26, 2011 14:29 |  #7

I wouldnt go with a 5D in your case - for your uses, you'll be hard pressed to see an IQ difference over your 40D and the features of the 40D are better suited for wildlife photography. I have owned both a 40D and a 5D, although today I just have the 5D. The 5D is better suited to slower, more deliberate types of photography like landscapes and portraiture. The 40/50D are more general purpose cameras that do a pretty darn good job at everything, but don't truly excel at anything.

Although I'm not going to beat on the 50D because its a fantastic camera, I will say that its not a huge upgrade over the 40D. I'd make darn sure the 50D has something over the 40D that you can't live without or else you're going to be disappointed - the features and IQ are roughly the same.

If I were you, I'd save a bit more and pick up a 7D or put the money towards another lens. Just my .02.


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Sep 26, 2011 14:46 |  #8

What are you looking for that your 40D doesn't have?

I don't see a lot of benefits for your usage in upgrading from a 40D to the 50D.


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