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Apr 18, 2009 22:39 |  #16

You could get a refurbished 40D and a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 lens for $1000 total. Here's how:

1) Buy a refurbished 40D + 28-135 IS lens kit from Adorama for $849.
2) Sell the 28-135 IS lens for $250.
3) Buy a new Tamron 17-50 for $400.

You could also buy a used Tamron 17-50 for $300 and get the refurbished 40D body only for $749. That's a bit more than $1000 though, but avoids having to sell the 28-135 lens.


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Apr 18, 2009 23:00 |  #17

KenjiS wrote in post #7758521 (external link)
you and i sound like we're similar though, So I take back my recommendation for the 30D..it IS a great camera dont get me wrong but I think you'd end up equally dissatisfied with it

Personally, my complaints are the AF system [I just wish it WAS that little bit better] High ISO noise performance [800 is pretty good, but it could be better, and I'd love to have an improved 1600 and a usable 3200 if possible..) the buffer (9 shots then you drop to 1fps!) and the rear screen [Just love it to be a bit better in the sun thats all..]

So I'm currently thinking of waiting for the replacement of the 50D....its a long torturous wait, but supposedly the 60D will be getting a 13-point AF system

It might be worth it to you to think of doing the same..

Didn't see that you edited that until now...
Waiting for the new one has crossed my mind once or twice, but it will most likely come out in August. I go to college in August. See the problem? Yes I could save up all summer when I basically work full time, but that would be a lot of money to spend right before I start having no income. Thank you for eliminating the 30D. That was definitely a second choice, but it's nice to take it out of the equation.


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Apr 18, 2009 23:04 |  #18

Bendel wrote in post #7758809 (external link)
Didn't see that you edited that until now...
Waiting for the new one has crossed my mind once or twice, but it will most likely come out in August. I go to college in August. See the problem? Yes I could save up all summer when I basically work full time, but that would be a lot of money to spend right before I start having no income. Thank you for eliminating the 30D. That was definitely a second choice, but it's nice to take it out of the equation.

Well as I said, we're similar

Saving money does little good if you'll end up wanting another new camera in a month or two after all :) Sorry for switching around my recommendations a lot its just after learning what you want from it, and knowing my own personal complaints, well, the 30D would probubly not be a great choice for you

But I see the problem there...hmn..tricky situation


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Apr 18, 2009 23:18 |  #19

From playing with a 40D a while ago at Best Buy, and a 50D recently, I think I can be happy with the 40D. Everything I have read about the 50D doesn't seem to add up to enough to make it worth the extra expense. I'm going to make the decision now that the 60D is out of my time frame for upgrading bodies.


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Apr 18, 2009 23:57 |  #20

Bendel wrote in post #7758912 (external link)
From playing with a 40D a while ago at Best Buy, and a 50D recently, I think I can be happy with the 40D. Everything I have read about the 50D doesn't seem to add up to enough to make it worth the extra expense. I'm going to make the decision now that the 60D is out of my time frame for upgrading bodies.

Then I'd say get the 40D :)


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Apr 19, 2009 15:34 |  #21

For your vision issues, you might look into an accessory diopter. They sell for around $15 and really help. They are specific to camera model, so make sure it is compatible.


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Apr 19, 2009 17:10 |  #22

recently bought 40d used with 6k clicks for 600 and it's great - that would leave you 400ish for lens - personally i'd save up for the 17-55 is and used they are 750-800ish which would give you a great combo with the 70-200 f4L

the high speed on the 40d is great - here are a bunch of duck pics [and others] using the continuous mode

http://s159.photobucke​t.com …/4-2-9%20ducks/?start=all (external link)

hth


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