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70D from 400d Upgrade Lens Question

 
jpeacock91
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Nov 29, 2014 07:40 |  #1

Hi, Im upgrading from a 400d to 70d. I noticed that the 70D came with a EF-S IS STM lens, while my 400D has a EF-S already. What is the difference between them? would it be worth keeping the lens from my 400D and just buying the 70D body?

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Nov 29, 2014 07:48 |  #2

I think the 70d can come with a couple different lenses, so could you tell us which lens you are looking at?

From there, the question is really about which lens do you want or need. Commonly, several lenses are in a photog's kit for different applications. This might include a standard range zoom of 17-55mm, 24-70, or 24-105 as a few examples. Then a long lens, commonly a 70-300 or 70-200.


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Nov 29, 2014 17:29 |  #3

EF-S is the type of lens mount for crop sensor cameras. what lens is the one you have with the 400d? im assuming the 18-55? id get the 70d kit with the 18-135 STM lens. its a nice sharp lens with plenty of zooming distance for taking pictures of anything.

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Hi, Im upgrading from a 400d to 70d. I noticed that the 70D came with a EF-S IS STM lens, while my 400D has a EF-S already. What is the difference between them? would it be worth keeping the lens from my 400D and just buying the 70D body?

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parlor
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Nov 29, 2014 17:47 |  #4

I recently went through this but I went from a 300D to a 70D. Everyone kept telling me to save the money on the body and get a some better glass first. I was lucky that my budget stretched to the 70D and the EFS 17-55 2.8 IS.

Plus my 300D was completely dead.

The new STM lenses will be much sharper than your old kit lens though so it depends mostly on your budget.




  
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Dec 05, 2014 20:51 |  #5

If you're currently using the 18-55mm kit lens, it will work, but there are better lenses out there. The newer STM lens has a different autofocus system. It is quieter, smoother, and said to be sharper as well being a newer lens design. Other lenses to consider if you are upgrading would be the 15-85mm and the 17-55mm.


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Dec 08, 2014 08:03 |  #6

17-55 will be a great choice but if you are considering to get a full frame body in the future, EF lenses (better if red rings) are my suggestions. that will depend on what ranges would you need.




  
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Dec 09, 2014 19:40 |  #7

One thing to consider is that the STM lenses are optimised for use with the 7DII/70D/700D using AF while in video mode. This makes them much better for general video use along with the Dual Pixel Af capability of the body. Although other lenses will also be able to AF during video, they are generally not as efficient, and are much noisier. I would consider getting an STM lens if you have the plain old basic 15-55 kit lens. The new lenses have IS as well also something that can be very useful. The other better quality EF-s mount lenses are also worth looking at as an upgrade, but I would probably go with an STM lens if I had any inclination to do video work using AF.

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