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Sep 23, 2014 13:37 |  #16

As others have said, you have to consider controls and ergonomics as well as sensor quality. The 50D is an old sensor design, and it shows it in terms of noise at higher ISOs. Some of the newer Rebels may be a bit better in that respect, but I have never used any of them. I much prefer the controls of the 50D.

I can tell you that despite jaomul's experience, I have found that the 50D can produce beautiful images at ISO 100 and 200. I have a lot of 50D prints hanging on walls, my own and others'. I have a 5D3 as well, and I still use the 50D for much of my macro work (to get the higher pixel density). I could post examples here, but the fact is that the low resolution of images on screen won't tell you much.


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Sep 23, 2014 13:39 |  #17

That's fair enough. I read after buying the 50d some of that stuff as well. I later had a 20d and a 1d2. If I go through raw files now and process, the 50d images are my least pleasing.


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Sep 23, 2014 14:19 |  #18

jaomul wrote in post #17173433 (external link)
That's fair enough. I read after buying the 50d some of that stuff as well. I later had a 20d and a 1d2. If I go through raw files now and process, the 50d images are my least pleasing.

The older cameras has very low AA filtering, or any at all maybe in some cases. That is most likely what you are seeing. That is what I noticed with the 30D vs the 40D/50D. However again, resize the 50D down to an 8 or 6.3mpx image and the results should become much closer. The 30D and 40D are my favs from the xxD line at this point, but I haven't tried a 70D yet. The 50D was my least loved xxD body as well, so we are of the same mind there. ;)


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Sep 23, 2014 15:24 as a reply to  @ TeamSpeed's post |  #19

I know that sensor/processor technology has improved since the 50D, but for some reason my 50D didn't seem to get the memo, it provides images that continue to impress.


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Sep 23, 2014 18:13 |  #20

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I know that sensor/processor technology has improved since the 50D, but for some reason my 50D didn't seem to get the memo, it provides images that continue to impress.

Nobody says it cannot, we are just comparing it to other cameras. ;)


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Sep 23, 2014 19:00 |  #21

I understand, it's just that it's very common for us photographers to lose sight of the fact that the camera is only one part of the picture (pun intended).


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Sep 23, 2014 19:12 |  #22

The 50D ISO at 6400 and beyond is just sometimes very difficult to work with, and the underexposed pushed shadows really exposed the banding that is common to many of the older generations. I had to keep the 50D below 6400, and I don't really mind noise. :)


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Sep 23, 2014 19:39 |  #23

You have some nice photos on Flickr. For what you shoot, I would get the Rebel. The lowered noise is a benefit. For me, I need the 50D for the micro-adjust feature so I can shoot with more confidence regarding sharpness.


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Sep 25, 2014 06:54 |  #24

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You have some nice photos on Flickr. For what you shoot, I would get the Rebel. The lowered noise is a benefit. For me, I need the 50D for the micro-adjust feature so I can shoot with more confidence regarding sharpness.

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I'm going to pass on the 50D. In contention are the T3i (had one before and liked it although it felt a little awkward with the heavier Tamron lenses), T5i, or a used 60D. I would likely get the same lenses I had before (Tamron 17-50 and Tamron 90). I'm also keeping an eye on the Fuji's. I'd love to get an XT1 but it's too expensive, would consider the XE2 as well but the price is a little above my budget.


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Sep 25, 2014 07:53 as a reply to  @ shane_c's post |  #25

A good condition used 60D should run you ~$500 these days. I debated between the T3i & 60D for my first DSLR and it boiled down to the superior handling of the 60D for me. IMO there's a huge difference in handling between the two. When I went to the store and handled both there was no question, the larger size of the 60D felt way better in my hands than the Rebel.




  
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Sep 25, 2014 10:02 |  #26

The 50D will run circles around a T3i for one compelling reason - the outer points are cross type. There isn't enough difference in sensors to worry about it. If you are getting a good deal on price for the 50D vs the T3i, so you can invest in good glass, Definitely get one and don't look back. 60D is also a good choice.


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Sep 25, 2014 11:05 |  #27

I can't speak for any of the Rebel models but I've read plenty of nice things about them, enough to tempt me into wanting a T4i but I did have a 50d a while back. The 50d was my first Canon camera. I'm not sure I can explain why, but I really never fell in love with it. I did like the weight to it vs other cameras I had prior to it. I really connected much better with the 40d, wound up having two of them, but now just have one that only has about 7k on it. I use it all the time. I got rid of my 50d for a 5dc and it was an amazing trade off for the images I was getting. I would probably pass on any 50d again. I did just get a 60d a few days ago and so far it's proving to be much preferred and I think the newer tech on it is fun for now(I know that's not a huge deal to most but it's the newest camera I've had from Canon).

For the price range, I think I would suggest the 60d.


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Sep 25, 2014 11:19 |  #28

ksbal wrote in post #17176890 (external link)
The 50D will run circles around a T3i for one compelling reason - the outer points are cross type. There isn't enough difference in sensors to worry about it. If you are getting a good deal on price for the 50D vs the T3i, so you can invest in good glass, Definitely get one and don't look back. 60D is also a good choice.

I would put the T3i 18mpx better ISO handling output against the 50D 15mpx older sensor output. Many folks, including myself, find a noticeable difference between the 50D and the 18mpx APS-Cs that were introduced later.


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