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Used 40D or New T1i/T2i?

 
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Jan 29, 2012 23:57 |  #1

Adorama has a used 40D with a rating of E for $400, has anyone had experience with the rating 'E'? Also I would probably buy a 50mm f1.8 lens to go with this.

Or I could buy a refurbished T1i with an 18-55mm lens for $434.

Or I could buy a used T2i with a rating of E+ for $450 and a lens with it.

I am worried about how old the 40D is and how it performs at high ISO and low light. but I like the build quality and size of the 40D much better. What are your guy's opinions?

Okay, I bought a 50mm f1.8 lens. So I can spend up to $500 on the body alone. What would be the best body under $500? Keep in mind I prefer the xxD series cameras just due to their controls and ergonomics, dont really care for the rebels plasticy feel.


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Jan 30, 2012 00:08 |  #2

I had a 40D and I was never happy with anything over 100 ISO, but I loved the high fps, which was the reason I bought it in the first place. The T2i has a newer sensor with better noise reduction and also shoots video. Build quality is better with the 40D, but the Rebel has it beat with image quality. They both are capable of producing great images.

What would you be happier with: 6.5fps with the 40D or better noise reduction and video with the T2i?

edit: I bought my 40D last year from Adorama with an E or E+ rating and it worked perfectly fine.


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Jan 30, 2012 01:04 |  #3

Triple A wrote in post #13792397 (external link)
I had a 40D and I was never happy with anything over 100 ISO, but I loved the high fps, which was the reason I bought it in the first place. The T2i has a newer sensor with better noise reduction and also shoots video. Build quality is better with the 40D, but the Rebel has it beat with image quality. They both are capable of producing great images.

What would you be happier with: 6.5fps with the 40D or better noise reduction and video with the T2i?

edit: I bought my 40D last year from Adorama with an E or E+ rating and it worked perfectly fine.


Well I wanna shoot sports, wildlife, and scenery mainly. So I guess I would use the 6.5fps. But at low light I am worried. I had a Rebel XT before, how would this compare to the 40D especially at low light? Would the 40D be better?


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Jan 30, 2012 01:59 |  #4

I've not used a 40D so can't comment on that, but the T2i is good for wildlife as you can bump the ISO up to at least 800 without it getting noisy. It also does around 4 fps and is a good performer in IQ and AF stakes. I used mine for fast jets at an airshow and got some excellent results and also shooting squirrels in the park surrounded by trees and dull light and it coped admirably.


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Jan 30, 2012 03:03 |  #5

Triple A wrote in post #13792397 (external link)
I had a 40D and I was never happy with anything over 100 ISO.

What were you not happy about? Curious as to what more would you expect? I never heard of anyone saying this before.


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Jan 30, 2012 06:11 |  #6

orion4211 wrote in post #13792874 (external link)
What were you not happy about? Curious as to what more would you expect? I never heard of anyone saying this before.

I expected better low light performance. My buddy at school feels the same way about his 40D.


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Jan 30, 2012 10:53 |  #7

I've never had a problem or given a second thought to shooting ISO 1600 on my T2i. You can do 6400 with little noise with proper technique. Seen it done but sadly my skills in it are still developing.


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Jan 30, 2012 13:11 |  #8

i have a 40D with a canon battery grip, i shoot low-light concert photogrpahy and i find my 40D works better than my friends 7D in low light. get some decent glass infront and you will be amazed with the 40D performance.


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Jan 30, 2012 14:11 |  #9

Having no experience with the 40D, I would have to say the T2i in this case.




  
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Jan 30, 2012 14:43 |  #10

orion4211 wrote in post #13792874 (external link)
What were you not happy about? Curious as to what more would you expect? I never heard of anyone saying this before.

I've never heard that before either. Done right, I have no problem shooting 3200 ISO with my 40D. Here's an example.


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Jan 30, 2012 15:25 |  #11

Triple A wrote in post #13792397 (external link)
I had a 40D and I was never happy with anything over 100 ISO

Strange.

My 40D does just fine up to 800 ISO; 1600 ISO is acceptable too. However, it is importnt to get the exposure right, as with any digital camera. If you under-expopse, then you may have some noise at higher ISO.




  
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Jan 30, 2012 15:32 |  #12

Never used a T2i but I have a new-to-me 40D. I had never used a Canon before but I came from a Pentax K-x which has outstanding high ISO ability. Getting a 40D was kind of a fluke and I wasn't expecting it to do very well but, at 1600 ISO I would say the performance is surprisingly good. For an "older" camera I was expecting it to be terrible, but it's really not.

Now, I would say for my application it's not a big deal. When I print a 5x7 the images look great. If you obsess over noise on your computer monitor at 100% zoom then no, the 40D doesn't look stellar.

I love the layout and controls of the 40D, it's extremely easy to use. However, it's a big chunk of camera. At first it appears just huge, but after handling it for a while it seems just right. It's not really that heavy either.

Autofocus is very good though and the FPS speed is eye-popping, coming from an entry level camera. If I were doing it again I might pick the T2i, it's a very very close call. You should pick what you value more.




  
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Jan 30, 2012 17:42 |  #13

Save and wait for a used 50D instead if you really like the ergonomics and the higher ISO? I thought I saw a few on lensrental.com for around the $550 range. Might get lucky on CL as well.


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Jan 30, 2012 18:19 |  #14

Looking back from what we have now maybe the 40D is a little dated high ISO wise but in 2007 is was considered pretty good.Like others have said "done right" the 40D can take some decent 1600-3200 ISO shots.I loved mine.


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Jan 30, 2012 21:32 |  #15

Capeachy wrote in post #13796532 (external link)
Save and wait for a used 50D instead if you really like the ergonomics and the higher ISO? I thought I saw a few on lensrental.com for around the $550 range. Might get lucky on CL as well.


I've read that the 50D doesn't produce images that are much better than the 40D.

Keep in mind guys, this is only my second DSLR, and I am still learning, so I really dont wanna fork out major money.


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