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Apr 23, 2013 11:05 |  #1

I am in the market for a new/used camera. I currently have a 40D and a 350D for a backup. Last year I shot a wedding with these two cameras. This year, I am going to have my girlfriend carry around the 350D, so I want another camera to have as backup (or use my 40D as backup). Basically what I am deciding between is another 40D, a 50D, or a 7D. Used prices are approximately $350 (40D), $450 (50D) $850 (7D). I will most likely be upgrading to FF within the next couple years, so I don't want to buy a new 7D or anything.

Pros of the 40D are that it is the cheapest, and I know everything about it already.

Pros of the 50D are it is still cheap, more MP, better display, not much more expensive, and almost identical controls to my 40D, and at least it will still be something new to me!

Pros of the 7D are numerous, more MP, better AF..but of course it is the most expensive as well, and I feel like prices will plummet when the 7dii comes out.

Money is definitely a factor here. I mostly shoot nature for myself, but have done weddings, senior pictures, engagements, and portraits as well, and am looking to expand my business. Obviously FF is ultimately what I will get, but it may not be for a couple years...I need to upgrade my glass too!

So, if you were in this situation...what would you do?

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Apr 23, 2013 11:08 |  #2

Depending on your lenses, have you looked at a 5Dc?


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Apr 23, 2013 11:22 |  #3

firefighter4u wrote in post #15858474 (external link)
Depending on your lenses, have you looked at a 5Dc?

Hmmm....hadn't thought real seriously about it. I currently have the 50 1.8, 85 1.8, Sigma 17-50 2.8IS, and sigma 70-300 4-5.6. I also will be renting the 70-200L 2.8IS for the weddings.

Do you think the 5Dc is a big upgrade from the 40D?




  
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Apr 23, 2013 14:07 |  #4

40d since you already have one. 2 of the same body is always ideal so you don't have to think about where buttons/setting are.
If the 50d is set up the same way as the 40d, then it could be worthwhile, and would be my 2nd choice.
The 7d wouldn't be my choice. Doesn't sound like you actually need a 7d so why spend the money. You could get 2 40d's or 2 50d's for that price.


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Apr 23, 2013 15:09 |  #5

5Dc for sure.


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Apr 23, 2013 15:17 |  #6

Hard decision. I had a 50D but sold it and went back to a 40D as my backup and second body. Even though the 50D is better at higher ISO's it is not that much better when comparing it to my 5DII. I just prefer the images at low ISO's that the 40D produces. That said in your case I would seriously consider a 5Dc over a 50D.


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Apr 23, 2013 15:37 |  #7

For what you are going to shoot - 5Dc. If you prefer a crop body, then 7D.




  
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Apr 23, 2013 15:41 |  #8

Thanks everybody, I am pretty sure I will be buying the 5D classic, mostly because I want something "new" haha. I am really looking forward to it!! Also, if I decide to upgrade to a newer FF in a couple years...I feel like the 5dc used prices will probably still be about the same if I decide to sell it.




  
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Apr 23, 2013 17:17 |  #9

Another vote for the 5Dc or the 40D. No need for the 7d for what you shoot.




  
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