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Thread started 18 Oct 2009 (Sunday) 17:57
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Keep or sell 50D body???

 
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Oct 18, 2009 17:57 |  #1

Some months ago I upgraded my 50D to a a 5DMkII. Great new body and after climbing the learning curve I feel it is a great improvement.

Now this 50D body is lying around without doing much - took it out the other day with the standard lens while the tele/zoom lens was on the 5DMkII. Handy but a lot of extra lugging around.

So I am hesitating... should I sell the 50D body? Or just keep it as a spare or backup and occasionally use the two camera's with different lenses to avoid too many lens swaps.
I am an amateur, keen on animals, birds and flowers. I am not rich or anything but I do not really need the possible proceeds of the 50D body right now.

May be other amateurs in the same position have ideas and or experience that may help me make up my mind.


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Oct 18, 2009 18:01 |  #2

I'd keep it if you can afford to do so. I think a crop and a FF body is the perfect combo.


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Oct 18, 2009 18:51 |  #3

Hmm.. I would have had the tele on the 50D. With it's increased pixel density ya would have a whole lot more pixels on target than with the 5D. but that's me.


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Oct 18, 2009 20:23 |  #4

I have a 5d Mk 1 and a 50D. The combination just seems to work for me. The 70-200 2.8 IS is very different on those bodies. Great shooting weddings on the 5D and great shooting sports or wildlife on the 50D.


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Oct 18, 2009 21:11 |  #5

If you are not drowning in debt, keep the 50D. It's not like you will make much on selling it. It really is a good body and having a back up is always a good idea.


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Oct 19, 2009 06:29 |  #6

Definately keep it.


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Oct 19, 2009 13:52 as a reply to  @ Bear Dale's post |  #7

Keep it.


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Oct 19, 2009 13:55 |  #8

or sell it to me on the cheap. ^_^


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Oct 19, 2009 14:21 as a reply to  @ alphonsis's post |  #9

Keep it! I also have the 5d2 and 50d setup, my 50d has my ef 300f4 L IS married to it.


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Oct 19, 2009 14:52 |  #10

Keep it. Great combo and/or backup.




  
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Oct 19, 2009 19:11 |  #11

Keep it. Unless.... you're wanting a new lens (or other equipment), in which case sell the 50D to fund the new toy.


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Oct 19, 2009 19:56 |  #12
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I debated the same thing, but with a 350D and 40D. I decided to keep the 350D because when I go on a photo trip I can use two lenses without switching and if one happens to die then I still have another. Or you can convert the 50D to infrared if you like that sort of thing.


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Oct 19, 2009 20:12 |  #13

Keep it


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