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Mar 05, 2008 08:21 |  #16

LinK627 wrote in post #5039445 (external link)
I just saw a related posts and saw someone upgraded to a 30D. How is that?

I just went from a 350D to a 30D and was blow away by how much better the grip and controls are. The second dial and joystick on the back make changing the settings so much faster and more convenient. The larger LCD is also a nice feature. ISO handling and focusing, IMO, is noticeably better on the 30D. I went for the 30D over the 40D based on the price.


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Mar 05, 2008 09:38 |  #17

javanutsy wrote in post #5041146 (external link)
....Much happier with the 30D's grip, larger screen, spin wheel control to quickly switch ISO settings, joystick control to quickly change focus points... Basically, I liked the better ergonomics and controls.


Its the ergonomics and better control of the XXD series that makes it worth the upgrade, IMO. Completely different camera than the XXXD series. The big LCD doesn't hurt though. ;)

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Mar 05, 2008 09:42 |  #18

If the only reason to upgrade is for LCD size, there's cheaper solutions than the 40D. Namely, wait for the new Rebel.

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Mar 05, 2008 10:13 |  #19

I just upgraded from my 350d to the 40d as well.
i got to try it at a local circuit city and couldnt leave it side.
i used my mem card to snap shots of random objects and shoppers
- out for delivery -
cant wait!. definatly worth it in the short period of time i was able to use it in that controlled situation. the screen was a good part of it, but the IQ at high ISO won me over. I did try the XTi but like said above.. thats not much of an upgrade from the XT.

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Mar 05, 2008 11:22 |  #20

Sure the higher models are nicer, but if you're only complaint is the lcd size, I wouldn't bother. You can always zoom in on the preview. I'm planning on upgrading from my 350 later this year only because I'm experiencing some limitations of the camera. But if you're happy with the cameras performance, then why not get a decent lens instead. I just got myself a 24-105L, and am very happy with it. While it isn't a cheap lens, I can honestly say I'm getting closer to my preferred results than if I spent that much on a new body.

If you still want to opt for another body, consider selling the 350 to allow for a bigger budget on a new one (if you haven't already). You can also look into renting a different camera for a weekend, and see if you'd be happier with that instead.

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