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Apr 30, 2009 17:25 |  #1

Okay, heres the deal. I know there are lots of threads probably just like this but I'll ask anyway.

I have $800 or so burning a hole in my pocket. I need to buy something, its just killing me. Is it worth me upgrading my XT to a 40D, the features of the 50D don't really appeal to me and I don't think I want or need 15 mp, then I will just need a bigger hard drive to store everything.

My other option is getting the 70-200L f4 IS I've been dreaming about?

Please help, give me some direction.


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Apr 30, 2009 17:31 |  #2

Well you can never go wrong with buying some good glass. I have owned the 40D for some time now and I love it. I have over 100,000 captures on it and it still gives me the results I am looking for. Though if the 50D is only a little more than I would buy that one. But like I always say "a good camera is a good camera"


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Apr 30, 2009 17:32 |  #3

I have the exact same issue, except I already have the 70-200. I'll be getting the 40D in about 2 weeks.

I guess my suggestion is what do you need more (very broad, I know)? If you use your 75-300 often, then I would get the 70-200. If you don't use it often, I would get the body.


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Apr 30, 2009 17:38 |  #4

Thats another dilemma. I hardly ever use my 75-300, probably because its so "awesome". But I can see myself using a 70-200 more so, especially in the upcoming months (Fiance is Graduation, Hiking Mt. Kathadin (moose photo op) Honeymoon in BVI.
Then again a 40D would provide faster AF, more control, etc. all of which I'm getting pretty sick of with my XT.

A local shop is having a "Big Sale" in a couple of weeks, maybe I'll see what they have to offer and that will help put me over the top one way or another.


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Apr 30, 2009 17:43 |  #5

Normally I would always recommend glass over a body but in your case I would go for the 40D.

Keep in mind it is somewhat bigger and heavier than an XT.

If you want to save some cash, look for a used one.


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Apr 30, 2009 17:43 |  #6

I'd definitely get the 40D, you have some good glass.


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Apr 30, 2009 17:44 |  #7

40D would be my suggestion as well


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Apr 30, 2009 20:19 |  #8

Get the 40d and use your 85 f1.8 in a low light situation. I'll bet with the improvement in af you will never second guess your decision.


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Apr 30, 2009 20:21 as a reply to  @ ScPhotoMom's post |  #9

40D or macro lens if you are into that


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Apr 30, 2009 21:02 |  #10

I recommend

Looking at your lens collection; you have some pretty nice lenses; except for the 75-300mm which is an inferior lens compared with your other glass.

If you tend to use that lens fairly often, I would get a better telephoto zoom such as the 70-200mm L series or even the 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS lens.

On the other hand, a second 40D would make the lenses which you already have far more useful. The 10-22mm plus your 24-105mm lenses on two cameras would be great to shoot with.


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Apr 30, 2009 22:02 |  #11

HaroldC3 wrote in post #7834257 (external link)
I'd definitely get the 40D, you have some good glass.

+1 40d is a great body


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Apr 30, 2009 23:01 |  #12

You'll love the 40D, it's an awesome camera.


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Apr 30, 2009 23:26 |  #13

Another 40D vote.
I bought my 40D last summer.
I love the feel compared to my XTi.
Go for it.


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May 01, 2009 00:51 |  #14

I would go for the 40D. I believe it has advantages over the Rebel line. Don't get me wrong the Rebel line of cameras are great cameras but I prefer the 40D.


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May 04, 2009 14:00 |  #15

Well.....

Thank you all for the great input. Unfortunately I only took half of your advise. Unfortunate for my bank account anyway. I took the plunge and went with both. Just ordered from B&H, they will be on my doorstep Wednesday.


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