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emu248mafia
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Feb 06, 2012 14:56 |  #1

Might be your not so typical...who knows.
For the past 2 years i've been shooting with a canon rebel/300d.
have a nifty 50 and a nifty 250 as for what i use the most.

I would consider myself a very casual photographer....more just take pics when i feel like it. The two lens's i have a great. I do a lot of aquarium shooting as i have 2 saltwater aquariums.

I've been thinking about getting a 100mm macro but.... in the back of my head im thinking..should i upgrade my camera as well.

I know the saying...spend your money on glass. But comming from a 9 year old camera...Should i consider a new(used) one? Will my camera be a factor to image quality at all considering how old it is even if i get a great lens? When can i notice a difference from my camera now to the next one.?


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Feb 06, 2012 15:11 |  #2

The biggest benefit that i can think of (I had a Rebel 300 before), is the high ISO setting for your aquarium shots. Any prosumer Canon dSLR, aka the XXD series, gives an improvement in that department over the Rebel. Yes, even a used 20D handles ISO400 better than the Rebel. :D
A low-mileage used 20D, 30D, or 40D is VERY affordable now. And i think it's an excellent upgrade.


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Feb 06, 2012 15:22 |  #3

If your camera body isn't holding back your shooting at all then I'd consider glass. If you feel something on the body is holding you back or you need something on a different/newer body, then go for the camera. ISO is usually the first thing to bother people. It was mine along with fps and weather sealing.


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Feb 06, 2012 15:30 |  #4

Ordinarily glass before body, but there have been so many improvements over the 300D its time to step up.




  
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Feb 06, 2012 15:33 |  #5

I think you'd see quite a change in low light photos with a new body, more than any lens could do for you, so my vote goes for new body :)


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Feb 06, 2012 16:51 |  #6

well thanks! this helps me out a lot. looks like its gonna be a new body. im considering a 30d or a 40d. both are reasonably priced used.


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Feb 06, 2012 16:55 |  #7

emu248mafia wrote in post #13836765 (external link)
well thanks! this helps me out a lot. looks like its gonna be a new body. im considering a 30d or a 40d. both are reasonably priced used.

Big jump in IQ between the 30D and 40D, get the 40D if you can swing it.




  
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Feb 06, 2012 17:00 |  #8

I also had a 300D. Made the leap to 7D. Sitll learning but I don't regret the move. What a super camera.


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Feb 06, 2012 17:09 |  #9

gonzogolf wrote in post #13836788 (external link)
Big jump in IQ between the 30D and 40D, get the 40D if you can swing it.

40d it is than!


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Feb 06, 2012 18:32 |  #10

emu248mafia wrote in post #13836872 (external link)
40d it is than!

Good move. I went from the 350D to the 50D, and found the 50D so much easier to use. The controls and menus are just easier to work with and the better view finder rocks. After I've had the 50D for awhile, I had thoughts that if I had bought the 30D (the current XXD model when I bought the 350D) instead of the 350D I'd still be using it and wouldn't have upgraded as fast (if you can call four years before the upgrade fast).


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Feb 06, 2012 19:47 |  #11

40 D would be a good move, they're not expensive and it will last you a long time.




  
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Feb 06, 2012 19:55 |  #12

40D would be my choice. So many added features over hte 30D. Mainly, all 9 cross-type AF points, weather sealing, higher frame rate, and better ISO control.


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Feb 06, 2012 19:59 |  #13

Thanks for all the responses. Makes the decision that much easier. Its nice to be able to post something like that and not get flamed.


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Feb 08, 2012 17:43 |  #14

Camera... It's pretty old now


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