Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EOS Digital Cameras 
Thread started 23 Oct 2009 (Friday) 23:45
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Help with my dilemma

 
Ichiban
Senior Member
Avatar
762 posts
Joined Sep 2009
Location: Bay Area, CA
     
Oct 23, 2009 23:45 |  #1

So I own a T1i, and am going to upgrade to either a 40D or 50D because I just don't need the video capabilities, and would like less noise at high iso.

I have found a 40D about 2 years old with 8000 clicks, comes with canon battery grip (tighten wheels broken, needs screwdriver to screw on/off) two extra batteries, and 4 GB cf card, for 600 picked up.

Also found a 50D about 6 month old, 500 clicks, with battery grip and 1 extra battery for 850. Picked up.

Which should i go for? I'm getting rid of my t1i for 700 tomorrow. Price difference isn't really that big of a deal. But there';s a 250 dollar gap, and the 40d comes with an extra battery, and 4gb CF card.


Website (external link)
flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
lgunnz
Senior Member
Avatar
419 posts
Gallery: 2 photos
Likes: 3
Joined Sep 2008
Location: Abu Dhabi
     
Oct 24, 2009 00:27 |  #2

Price seems a bit high for a camera w/ issues in my opinion.


5DIII|24-105L|100L|135L|70-200L|28-135|430EX II|

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Ichiban
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
762 posts
Joined Sep 2009
Location: Bay Area, CA
     
Oct 24, 2009 00:31 |  #3

well the 40d is in good condition, just the dial on the grip is kinda broken, still fully functional tho, just harder to put on and take off. But the grip is not really something you take on and off often.


Website (external link)
flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Zander ­ Albertson
Senior Member
359 posts
Joined Jun 2008
Location: Oregon
     
Oct 24, 2009 00:33 |  #4

I would say if you plan on sticking to the 40D for a while and don't need to take the grip off much (why would you?) then go for it... just keep in mind you might have to drop your prices below normal if you want to resell it.


Editorial Photographer, Canon Digital.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Ichiban
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
762 posts
Joined Sep 2009
Location: Bay Area, CA
     
Oct 24, 2009 01:44 |  #5

so 40D huh. What's the average shutter life on a 40D? I'm just afraid that if i get it, it'll poop out on me.


Website (external link)
flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Rayk
Goldmember
Avatar
1,861 posts
Gallery: 12 photos
Likes: 529
Joined Mar 2009
Location: Northamptonshire. Uk
     
Oct 24, 2009 01:59 |  #6

Ichiban wrote in post #8884322 (external link)
so 40D huh. What's the average shutter life on a 40D? I'm just afraid that if i get it, it'll poop out on me.

Rated at 100,000


Regards Ray
LRPS - Licentiateship of The Royal Photographic Society- CPAGB - HON CPE - ACA - Adobe Certified Associate
www.rakphotographic.co​m (external link)
Follow me on Facebook (external link)
Follow me on Twitter (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
twofruitz
Senior Member
Avatar
840 posts
Joined Oct 2007
Location: AUSTRALIA
     
Oct 24, 2009 02:46 |  #7

It's impossible to tell the amount of images on a **D anyway. You will have an idea of how many shots its taken by how tight everything feels. The shutter button starts to get soft and loose as it gets really old.


Gear List

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Stephensong
Member
Avatar
39 posts
Joined Jan 2009
     
Oct 24, 2009 07:15 |  #8

How did the grip break? Was it when the camera was dropped? I would check it out before handing over the money.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
DStanic
Cream of the Crop
6,148 posts
Likes: 7
Joined Oct 2007
Location: Canada
     
Oct 24, 2009 07:22 |  #9

For $250 I would go with the 50D... battery grip is not broken, you get lens micro adjustment, better LCD then the 40D (same as the T1i I believe)

I wouldn't really expect too much of a difference in less noise at higher ISOs. That T1i looks pretty good from the samples I've seen on the internet. If you wanted a real step up maybe a 5D at least to notice a real difference.

On second thought, if that $200-250 saved by buying the 40D could be put toward a good low light lens such as a 50 f/1.4 or something, then you could shoot at lower ISO and reduce noise that way.


Sony A6000, 16-50PZ, 55-210, 35mm 1.8 OSS
Canon 60D, 30D
Tamron 28-75 2.8, Tamron 17-35, Sigma 50mm 1.4, Canon 85mm 1.8

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
k.lee
Senior Member
395 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Feb 2009
Location: Vancouver, BC
     
Oct 24, 2009 07:26 |  #10

Depends which lenses you have. I would look at lenses before upgrading if you're lacking on quality glass. If you're set on upgrading a body, I would pick up the 50D for $250 more than the 40D. You get a newer body, a grip that's not broken, AF micro-adjust, better screen, just to name a few things.


Kelvin
Gear list

My
Blog
external link / Flickrexternal link

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
borism
Goldmember
Avatar
3,417 posts
Gallery: 6 photos
Likes: 146
Joined Jul 2008
Location: Florida, Weston
     
Oct 24, 2009 08:33 |  #11

k.lee wrote in post #8885028 (external link)
Depends which lenses you have. I would look at lenses before upgrading if you're lacking on quality glass. If you're set on upgrading a body, I would pick up the 50D for $250 more than the 40D. You get a newer body, a grip that's not broken, AF micro-adjust, better screen, just to name a few things.

i agree, i would go 50D
Now, would you get better high ISO noise with either camera compared to the T1?
I would think that you will get very similar IQ and high iso with either 3 bodies ..


CANON 6D - SONY A6000

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
natalieegbert
Member
Avatar
124 posts
Joined Aug 2008
Location: Shenandoah IA
     
Oct 24, 2009 09:47 as a reply to  @ borism's post |  #12

I would go 50D as well. It seems to be in better condition and I would be willing to pay the little extra for that. I baby my cameras so I wouldnt buy one that wasnt taken care of in the first place.


Natalie Stegall
Gear: Canon xsi and a 5D mark 2

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
RX350
Senior Member
559 posts
Likes: 4
Joined Jun 2007
     
Oct 24, 2009 09:49 as a reply to  @ natalieegbert's post |  #13

50D.



_________

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Ichiban
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
762 posts
Joined Sep 2009
Location: Bay Area, CA
     
Oct 25, 2009 04:34 |  #14

I was leaning towards the 50D anyways, but my choice was cemented earlier by someone else snatching up the 40d while i was being indecisive. So 50D it is, and i already have a 50 1.4. I'm either gonna get a tokina 11-16 or 17-55 2.8 IS. Not sure which one, I'm starting to assistant on some e-sessions now, do some model work to build my portfolio and maybe second shoot a wedding in the future. Say I can get either 17-55 2.8 IS or the 11-16 and a 85 1.8. Which would you guys say i should get? Thanks in advance!


Website (external link)
flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Sunapollo
Member
173 posts
Joined Aug 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
     
Oct 25, 2009 04:37 |  #15

I'd get the 50D ...




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

1,488 views & 0 likes for this thread
Help with my dilemma
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EOS Digital Cameras 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member was a spammer, and banned as such!
786 guests, 186 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.