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Jul 10, 2014 19:45 |  #1

OK, so I had a 30d for about 5 years and really enjoyed the experience. Been sitting back watching all the new cams come and go and finally this year decided to upgrade. Did my research and finally sold the 30 and pulled the trigger on a new T5i, what a let down. The camera itself is more than adequate, I am just a hobbiest and I'm sure the cam was a better tool than I am a photographer but it was the FEEL!! I could not get over how it felt in my hands and the differences in where everything was. Anyways, bought it on 6/17, my birthday, and just boxed it up for return tonight. Back to the research board.




  
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Jul 10, 2014 19:50 |  #2

Badfisherman wrote in post #17023927 (external link)
OK, so I had a 30d for about 5 years and really enjoyed the experience. Been sitting back watching all the new cams come and go and finally this year decided to upgrade. Did my research and finally sold the 30 and pulled the trigger on a new T5i, what a let down. The camera itself is more than adequate, I am just a hobbiest and I'm sure the cam was a better tool than I am a photographer but it was the FEEL!! I could not get over how it felt in my hands and the differences in where everything was. Anyways, bought it on 6/17, my birthday, and just boxed it up for return tonight. Back to the research board.

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Jul 10, 2014 19:54 |  #3

I had an XT, 40D then got a 5D2 then a 5D3. The layout and feel of the 40D just felt more natural to me than the rest.


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Jul 10, 2014 20:06 |  #4

Badfisherman wrote in post #17023927 (external link)
OK, so I had a 30d for about 5 years and really enjoyed the experience. Been sitting back watching all the new cams come and go and finally this year decided to upgrade. Did my research and finally sold the 30 and pulled the trigger on a new T5i, what a let down. The camera itself is more than adequate, I am just a hobbiest and I'm sure the cam was a better tool than I am a photographer but it was the FEEL!! I could not get over how it felt in my hands and the differences in where everything was. Anyways, bought it on 6/17, my birthday, and just boxed it up for return tonight. Back to the research board.

Heya,

Try the 60D in that price range.

Or push a bit, and get a 70D.

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Jul 10, 2014 20:12 |  #5

The feel of a camera is definitely important. You should go to best buy or some other "hands on" place and handle one before you buy it. They don't make you buy something just because you want to play with it.


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Jul 10, 2014 20:29 |  #6

MalVeauX wrote in post #17023962 (external link)
Heya,

Try the 60D in that price range.

Or push a bit, and get a 70D.

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Yes, the 60D represnts a major step up in "feel."




  
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Jul 10, 2014 20:33 |  #7

I am keeping my 5D2 and 7D, but I thought I'd try a new toy. Bought the SL1. I love it! It is not a prosumer product, but it's just as fun to use. :) Don't give up. Go to a real shop and try them out.


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Jul 10, 2014 21:19 |  #8

Even though I purchased a 70D recently, I'm hanging on to my 60D for a while as a backup. It's a very capable camera. The driving factor for the 70D was the faster frame rate as I shoot a lot of birds and other assorted wildlife.

I do agree with Mark and Jon: the 60D has a nicer feel to it than the Rebels, at least to me.


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Jul 10, 2014 21:28 as a reply to  @ SuzyView's post |  #9

I feel the opposite to your experience. My 700D is the first xxxD series camera I've owned since 2008.

I bought a 350D to take with when I tripped around SE Asia because my boss (I was working at a newspaper at the time) wouldn't allow me to take my 20D back up out of the country. I gave the 350D to my daughter in 2008 when I bought my 50D. I also had my 20D at the time.

I do a lot of travelling and shoot mainly street candids so therefore do a lot of walking. I've teamed my 700D with my 40mm f/2.8 for street photography. I love the light weight of the 700D and the small package. Image quality is sensational.

The other day I took out my 50D/grip for a shoot and instantly noticed the weight difference. I occasionally fit the grip to my 700D also. The 50D focuses just a bit quicker and has a fast frame rate. Image quality between the two is difficult to assess. I also like the movie option on the 700D and swivel screen ( for movies).

My 700D has become my travel and general purpose photography, which it does very very well.


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Jul 10, 2014 22:14 |  #10

SuzyView wrote in post #17023995 (external link)
I am keeping my 5D2 and 7D, but I thought I'd try a new toy. Bought the SL1. I love it! It is not a prosumer product, but it's just as fun to use. :) Don't give up. Go to a real shop and try them out.

I like the SL1 more than I thought too and have no problem with the build.


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Jul 10, 2014 22:24 |  #11

Point-n-shoot-n wrote in post #17023969 (external link)
The feel of a camera is definitely important. You should go to best buy or some other "hands on" place and handle one before you buy it. They don't make you buy something just because you want to play with it.

I agree that feel is important. I gripped my Rebel within a month of getting it because after years of film cameras and motor drives, the size of the Rebel felt weird ungripped. Same with the 7D, loved the camera gripped, felt odd ungripped even as big as it is.




  
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Jul 10, 2014 22:36 |  #12

I had a 30D, but when I switched to the 60D I needed to add a grip to get it to feel just right.




  
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Jul 12, 2014 20:15 |  #13

It's common knowledge how different the body design and control layouts are on the 70D series compared to the Rebels. Why did you think you'd be happy going to a Rebel after 5 years with 30D? Get the 70D and I bet you'll be happy! Don't waste time on more "research".




  
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Jul 12, 2014 20:20 |  #14

HappySnapper90 wrote in post #17027785 (external link)
It's common knowledge how different the body design and control layouts are on the 70D series compared to the Rebels. Why did you think you'd be happy going to a Rebel after 5 years with 30D? Get the 70D and I bet you'll be happy! Don't waste time on more "research".

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Jul 13, 2014 06:25 |  #15

John from PA wrote in post #17023993 (external link)
Yes, the 60D represnts a major step up in "feel."

Compared to? Rebel series? Ok perhaps. Compared to 30D/40D? Definitely not.


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