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Oct 28, 2012 12:15 |  #16

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Not sure what it is, but the title of this thread was good for a chuckle.

Yes, I re-read and laughed as well. Proofreading is a good thing :oops:

Selling the 60D and getting the 40 sounds like a plan. Then we will all use the same media, most lenses are compatible (I dont have to replace the Sig 17-70) and it could be used as another backup once she upgrades.

Now if I could get someone to answer my question in the flash forum :D


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Oct 28, 2012 13:09 |  #17

If she keeps the 60D, you'd be a good team. Crop and a FF combo.

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Oct 28, 2012 13:15 |  #18

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Tiger Uppercut!

True story. 2 years ago I owned a retail store and I had this arcade game in the back. Total addiction.


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Oct 28, 2012 13:26 as a reply to  @ WolfProperties's post |  #19

Thinking about this and looking at prices, it appears I could only get like $700 for the 60D. I call it $400 for a 40D with card and whatnot, the $300 seems negligible for the difference in camera and hassle factor. Am I missing something here? Is there any other reason to sell the 60 and get the 40?


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Oct 28, 2012 13:27 |  #20

Not quite sure I understand the need to downgrade from the 60d to the 40d. Wouldn't you prefer the newer technology?


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Oct 28, 2012 13:31 |  #21

I was trying to save some mulah, but it doesnt look like its worth it.


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Oct 28, 2012 13:47 |  #22

OP,

I have a similar situation- A friend of mine came to me to see if I could teach her about photography and I figured that my 20D would be a good body teaching her. I suppose I would teach her on my 5DmkII, but I'm selling it and I'd prefer to preserve the actuations. lol

Seems like your 60D would be a good one to teach her on. Obviously, it's easier having an extra body in this case. Watch out if she gets better than you. ;D


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Oct 28, 2012 13:51 |  #23

Thinking about this and looking at prices, it appears I could only get like $700 for the 60D.

You would have to let it go with some decent glass at that price. The Canon 60D body, Canon refurb, is right around $640 (depends on taxes). That is with a 14-day exchange and 90-day warranty.




  
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Oct 28, 2012 13:52 |  #24

That just solidifies it even more ;) Looks like I will be keeping it and grabbing a 5D. Thanks everyone, I knew I would get help here.


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Oct 30, 2012 12:19 |  #25

$100-200 a job? You are losing money, even as a hobby...


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Oct 30, 2012 12:20 |  #26

Hence why we are are trying to step up the game.


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Oct 30, 2012 12:33 |  #27

I should clarify. These are mainly small portraits and events for friends and referrals. We aren't ready for anything big such as weddings, I just don't know enough yet. . Just trying to make a name and shoot as much as I can see to learn.


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Oct 30, 2012 13:40 as a reply to  @ post 15178606 |  #28

Buy 5D3 now and keep the 60D for her. You can later buy another 5D3 when the prices come down or change the 60D to the 6D.


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Oct 30, 2012 13:42 |  #29

xinvisionx wrote in post #15178828 (external link)
If she keeps the 60D, you'd be a good team. Crop and a FF combo.

+1..


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