mwsilver wrote in post #14028891
Wouldn't it be cheaper to get the shutter repaired then to buy the 40D?
Shutter repair, as I understand it, is around $300, and I'm sitting at 70k actuations, and I'll burn through about 20k more on baseball the next two months, and another 3k on a martial arts tournament.
The 40D was $360 with 3k actuations, and the 50D was $490 with 9k. I'm auctioning the 40D currently (shameless plug - see my sig - it's in excellent condition) and awaiting a 50d, which should arrive Wednesday.
Even with the 1.4x and my 70-200 at 200L, I still need a bit of cropping to get acceptable (to me) pics of the outfielders, and 10.1MP doesn't have the headroom that I want.
That's one of the reasons I started looking for a 50D (the other is that the high ISO on the 40D is not nearly as good as I'm used to, which counts on cloudy days and night games)
The point, however, was to buy, use, then sell. If I do it right, I think I go from a worst case scenario of losing $100 to a best case scenario of making $20. And I get to play with different tech, which has value to me.
And if I end up not selling, well, I have what I consider to be a very nice backup body. Although going from a 60 to the prior models really shows the small but really critical user interface changes that Canon made, and in my opinion improved, on the 60d.