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Just got my 50D

 
biketx
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May 11, 2009 16:44 |  #16

I upgraded from a Casio point and shoot.... no comparison - the 50D is great!


50D, EF-S10-22, EF-S 18-200, and a Nifty Fifty
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May 11, 2009 16:57 as a reply to  @ biketx's post |  #17

Welcome to the club,

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.


Canon EOS 5dc Canon EOS 50D. Canon EOS 350D.
Canon EF100mm F2.8 macro Canon EF 28-135mm Sigma 10-20mm. Sigma 50mm F2.8 macro Canon 70-210mm. Canon 18-200mm IS kit lens. Canon 18-55mm Kit Lens.
Tamron 70-300mm :sad:( freebie)

  
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ylimehajile
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May 11, 2009 18:38 |  #18

Went from an XT to 50D. The balance and comfort level of the 50D puts it over the top for me. The XT is just too small for normal adult size hands. My kids love it though :-)


Canon 5D Mark III | 50D | SL1
24-70 f2.8L II | 24-105 f4L IS | 70-200 f2.8L IS | 40 2.8 | 50 1.8
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chairmnofthboard
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May 11, 2009 21:03 |  #19

ylimehajile wrote in post #7902034 (external link)
Went from an XT to 50D. The balance and comfort level of the 50D puts it over the top for me. The XT is just too small for normal adult size hands. My kids love it though :-)

Same here. I noticed that I can get steadier shots with the 50D. The balance makes it easier to hold.


50D / XTi / Canon 17-55 / Canon 10-22 / Canon 85 1.8 / Canon 50 1.8 / Sigma 18-50 2.8 / Sigma 70-300 APO / Sigma 18-200 OS / 580EX II / 430EX / 420EX / BG-E2N / BG-E3 / 055Xprob / 486RC2 / Cybersyncs

  
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May 11, 2009 22:26 |  #20

chairmnofthboard wrote in post #7902853 (external link)
Same here. I noticed that I can get steadier shots with the 50D. The balance makes it easier to hold.

Yep, add a grip to it and it gets even better


Canon 5D Mark III | 50D | SL1
24-70 f2.8L II | 24-105 f4L IS | 70-200 f2.8L IS | 40 2.8 | 50 1.8
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azflasher
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May 12, 2009 01:46 |  #21

Hello everyone. New here. I am happy to see so many people enjoying the 50D. I have been looking into getting one. Is it worth buying the kit ($1799)with these items in it

Canon EOS 50D Digital SLR Camera Body
Canon EF 28-135mm IS Lens
Canon EF 18-200mm IS Lens
2gig memory card

or

Buy the body and purchase the lens seperate?

TIA


"Everyday is a good day, some are just better than others"

At work I fire a rifle, after work I fire a canon

50D 18-55, 28-135, Tamron SP 70-300mm Di VC USD, 15-85:D

  
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alistairm1
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May 12, 2009 02:52 as a reply to  @ azflasher's post |  #22

Got mine Saturday, to replace a 300d. Feels "right" in the hand, but a steep learning curve finding all the controls.
Still looking for some ducks.


Canon 5DIII ¦ EOS M ¦ EF-M 18-55 F3.5-5.6 IS STM ¦ (EF-S 17-85mm IS F4.5-5.6 USM [Retired]) ¦ Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 DG OS ¦ Canon 24-105 f4 L ¦ Σ 150-500 mm F5-6.3 DG APO HSM ¦ Tokina AT-X 400AF 400mm F5.6 ¦ Canon 90EX ¦ Σ EF-530 DG Super ¦ Manfrotto 190 tripod ¦ Manfrotto 680 monopod

  
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samurairx7
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May 12, 2009 02:53 |  #23

congrats.... =)



  
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May 12, 2009 04:28 |  #24

Great choice ;)

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ylimehajile
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May 12, 2009 11:20 |  #25

azflasher wrote in post #7904330 (external link)
Hello everyone. New here. I am happy to see so many people enjoying the 50D. I have been looking into getting one. Is it worth buying the kit ($1799)with these items in it

Canon EOS 50D Digital SLR Camera Body
Canon EF 28-135mm IS Lens
Canon EF 18-200mm IS Lens
2gig memory card

or

Buy the body and purchase the lens seperate?

TIA

I wouldn't. There is too much overlap in these lenses. Buying just the 28-135 or the 18-200 would be the way to go because there is a decent savings over buying the lens individually. Worst case, if you don't like the lens you can sell it for more than you paid for it.


Canon 5D Mark III | 50D | SL1
24-70 f2.8L II | 24-105 f4L IS | 70-200 f2.8L IS | 40 2.8 | 50 1.8
Gitzo GT2932 (legs) GH1780QR (head)

  
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azflasher
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May 13, 2009 01:10 |  #26

ylimehajile wrote in post #7906510 (external link)
I wouldn't. There is too much overlap in these lenses. Buying just the 28-135 or the 18-200 would be the way to go because there is a decent savings over buying the lens individually. Worst case, if you don't like the lens you can sell it for more than you paid for it.

Thanks. I think I will go out this Friday and pick it up and see what lenses are available to get as well.

Thanks again for the help.


"Everyday is a good day, some are just better than others"

At work I fire a rifle, after work I fire a canon

50D 18-55, 28-135, Tamron SP 70-300mm Di VC USD, 15-85:D

  
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antricacy
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May 13, 2009 20:38 |  #27

I, on the other hand decided to buy the body separate so I can put the rest of the money towards quality L glass. The kit lenses that are offered with Canon 50D are just mediocre. I tried the 28-135 for a few days and just didn't think it was worth the money. It's a good walk around lens, though.




  
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May 13, 2009 20:53 |  #28

antricacy wrote in post #7916764 (external link)
I, on the other hand decided to buy the body separate so I can put the rest of the money towards quality L glass. The kit lenses that are offered with Canon 50D are just mediocre. I tried the 28-135 for a few days and just didn't think it was worth the money. It's a good walk around lens, though.

Agreed. The kit lenses are awful. Save your money and get L lenses, huge difference.




  
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Kryptix
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May 13, 2009 22:27 |  #29

I also bought my 50D today, but I have to wait until next week for delivery. :(


50D | BG-E2N | 580EX II | RS-80N3 | 70-200L | 24-105L | 17-40L | EF-S 10-22

  
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davidd10
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May 14, 2009 08:20 |  #30

I went from a Pentax k10D to the 50D and it is great. No more yellow pictures!!!


Canon 50d | Canon 40d | Canon 24-105mm f/4L is | Canon 50mm f/1.4 | Canon 28-135mm usm is

  
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