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Got my 50D

 
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Jul 03, 2009 00:11 |  #31

Hi,
I just ordered 50D a couple of days ago and now waiting to get it. My current body is 450D and 50D has a lot better ergonomics for me, because it has larger body.


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Jul 03, 2009 02:37 |  #32

Congrats to everyone. I too picked up my 50D with the 28-135lens today...letting the battery charge as we speak. Tomorrow will be a great day to take pics. :-)


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Jul 03, 2009 03:02 as a reply to  @ azflasher's post |  #33

I have to agree with everyone here, I just got mine today and the batteries are charging as I write this. Got the grip with it and it feels so much better than my XSi. Can't wait to use it tomorrow!


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Jul 03, 2009 08:39 |  #34

CanonHowitzer wrote in post #8212645 (external link)
I don't shoot all-day weddings or photo sessions so I don't plan to get a battery grip.

The cons are that it adds weight, makes the camera more bulky, and, also, you can buy 3 spare batteries for what the grip costs.

There are, of course, photographers who wouldn't have a camera without a grip. To some degree it's a matter of personal preference.

Tks.
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Go with 3rd party batteries, they're less than $10 each. I have a total of 9 batteries for my 50D (the one it came with plus 8 3rd party, although 2 fully charged batteries in my grip last several weeks) and paid around $60 for all of them. I've never noticed a difference in battery life between the oem and the 3rd party.

I can't deny it adds bulk, and a tiny bit of weight, and if I was hiking/riding a bike all day, I would consider taking the grip off. It's completely personal preference, but for me, when I grip the camera and my pinky hangs off when there's not a grip, when there's a solution to that, I'm adding a grip. (And also I do spend several hours at the time shooting portrait orientation on a regular basis).




  
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Jul 03, 2009 10:14 |  #35

Congrats pal! Nice piece and enjoy!




  
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Jul 03, 2009 10:44 |  #36

WIll pick one up in about 2 hours...:) wOOt!


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Jul 04, 2009 00:24 |  #37

depth how do you like your 18-55mm?


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Jul 04, 2009 01:55 |  #38

griptape wrote in post #8217459 (external link)
Go with 3rd party batteries, they're less than $10 each. I've never noticed a difference in battery life between the oem and the 3rd party.

I've had bad experiences (and know of other's bad experiences) with generic batteries. Some lithium batteries from China (mostly primaries, not rechargeables) have been know to start some nasty little fires.

I'm glad to hear you are having success with yours. Which brand and where did you get them?


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Jul 04, 2009 02:07 |  #39

Rhyme wrote in post #8221034 (external link)
depth how do you like your 18-55mm?

I haven't used it in awhile actually. :oops:

But when I did use it, it worked great.

Anyways, I'm up in Calistoga right now (benefit of living close). So far, the camera's been amazing. Having a larger ISO selection is nice and the viewfinder is amazing. I'm definitely glad I got this body now. :D


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Jul 04, 2009 02:34 |  #40

sweet i think im gonna get the 50d too


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Jul 04, 2009 07:33 |  #41

Optiq wrote in post #8221335 (external link)
I'm glad to hear you are having success with yours. Which brand and where did you get them?

I bought these: http://www.amazon.com …ZH9A/ref=ox_ya_​oh_product (external link)




  
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Jul 04, 2009 07:54 |  #42

Got mine yesterday, my 40D died :(
So far seems much better than 40D :)


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Jul 04, 2009 12:31 |  #43

Thanks. That looks like a great deal. Man, Canon is NOT shy with their pricing. Have you seen their own online shop? YIKES!

Raymate wrote in post #8221916 (external link)
Got mine yesterday, my 40D died :(
So far seems much better than 40D :)

Well DUH! Even a P&S would beat a broken 40D!
:lol: Just kidding, I know what you mean!


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Jul 04, 2009 16:04 |  #44

Optiq wrote in post #8222920 (external link)
Man, Canon is NOT shy with their pricing. Have you seen their own online shop? YIKES!

Talk about highway robbery over there. The mini-HDMI to HDMI cable one would use to display pictures on an HDTV from a 50D is $70 at Canon's store. $70!!

I ordered the same thing from Monoprice yesterday, shipped, for less than $8. I don't even have a 50D yet!


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