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Mar 14, 2012 10:20 |  #1

I have a XTi and would like to upgrade, I have seen some real good deal on the 40D model. Is this a good camera or should I go for the 50 or 60D. Maybe even the 7D. I take family type pictures and soccer and basketball. I have EF 50mm f/1.8 and the 85mm f/1.8




  
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Mar 14, 2012 10:28 |  #2

Tug,

The 40D is an excellent camera, especially for the price. (around $375-$425 used) It is a very capable camera. I would suggest that unless you're exceeding the capabilities of your XTi and your capabilities are limited by the XTi, then the 40D is the way to go. The 7D is a very nice camera too, but you're looking at spending an additional $900 or so. I'm sure you know this, but for the majority of hobby photographers out there, a better camera body will not produce better photographs. Time, experience, and knowledge will.

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Mar 14, 2012 10:34 |  #3

40D seems to be the sweet spot in the used EOS market right now from a cost / feature ratio standpoint. It's a TON of camera for $375.00.




  
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Mar 14, 2012 10:37 as a reply to  @ bps's post |  #4

Can't go wrong with the 40D especially at today's prices. I bought mine new over 3 years ago - have put over 50,000 clicks on it and it's still going strong. Both the Canon battery and aftermarket one I have are usually good for at least 800 shots (no flash). I do shoot a lot of indoor sports so I've added a 5D2 for better ISO, but will still use the 40D.


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Mar 14, 2012 10:40 |  #5

Get the 40D,the jump from an XTi (400D in UK) is quite large but not too difficult,keep it for a couple of years and then upgrade.
The jump from an XTi>7D is a lot to cope with,the jump from 40D>7D as I did is enough.


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Mar 14, 2012 10:41 |  #6

bauerman wrote in post #14084775 (external link)
40D seems to be the sweet spot in the used EOS market right now from a cost / feature ratio standpoint. It's a TON of camera for $375.00.

I onw a 40D and it is a very nice camera, but the other day I had a look at my friend's 50D. Very simmilar, but it has one or two extras. Better LCD and micro adjustment plus the high ISO performance is an once better. The last of its kind.


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Mar 14, 2012 10:47 |  #7

I LOVE my 40D and you can't be it for the price.

bauerman wrote in post #14084775 (external link)
40D seems to be the sweet spot in the used EOS market right now from a cost / feature ratio standpoint. It's a TON of camera for $375.00.

Very true. It's not much more than a 30D, but it's a much nicer camera if you ask me. And the 50D is a LOT more than the 40D, and not really worth it in my opinion. Go for the 40D, you won't regret it.


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Mar 14, 2012 10:53 |  #8

Yupe. From paper, 40D has faster fps than 50D, and handles noise better than 50D. Then the magnesium alloy bodies that can beat the crap outta the plasticky 60D. :lol:


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Mar 14, 2012 11:21 as a reply to  @ cfcRebel's post |  #9

I agree, 40D is an awesome camera, especially for the price you can get it right now. I've used mine for years - never saw the need to get the 50D or 60D and only now looking for something new (most likely 7D). But when I'll get a new camera, my well used 40D will stay with me - I love it too much to sell.




  
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Mar 14, 2012 11:29 |  #10

50D is also a great value... if you can find a good deal on one I'd say go for the 50D. Microadjust and a much better screen. However, the 40D is a great camera and you can't go wrong with that.




  
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Mar 14, 2012 11:31 |  #11

cfcRebel wrote in post #14084871 (external link)
Yupe. From paper, 40D has faster fps than 50D, and handles noise better than 50D. Then the magnesium alloy bodies that can beat the crap outta the plasticky 60D. :lol:

Not noticeably faster, but yes noise seems better controlled. Though downsized I'm sure the 50D performs just as well, if not on a pixel-by-pixel level.




  
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Mar 14, 2012 12:02 as a reply to  @ h4ppydaze's post |  #12

I bought a 50D because I got an awesome deal on the body and three lenses, with only 800 (yes 800) actuations. The original owner bought the gear, and must have played with it for a couple of months then put it in a closet for two years. Everything looked brand new.

Anyway, I've read on this forum more than once that the 40D is probably the best "bang for your buck" on the used market.

Maybe look through the 40D image thread and see what people are getting out of them.

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Mar 14, 2012 12:08 |  #13

I've been quite happy with mine for the past few years.


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Mar 16, 2012 09:12 |  #14

cfcRebel wrote in post #14084871 (external link)
Then the magnesium alloy bodies that can beat the crap outta the plasticky 60D. :lol:

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