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$900 budget for now, is a like-new 50D for $750 worth it?

 
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Feb 23, 2010 23:40 |  #16

Even if you had gotten that 50D and grip that would've left you only $125 for lenses. I have only primes, but I wouldn't want to shoot for six months without being able to change lenses. The 50mm focal length won't let you shoot very wide at all, I just have a feeling that you'll be kicking yourself from the limitation of having just a single focal length to shoot for everything. The 40D would allow you a significantly greater amount of money for lenses and it would still be a big jump up from your D40.


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Feb 23, 2010 23:43 |  #17

Always, Always, Always put money in glas first. I had 3 L lenses before I upgraded fom my Rebel XS a while back.


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Feb 23, 2010 23:46 |  #18

mritchy wrote in post #9670701 (external link)
Always, Always, Always put money in glas first. I had 3 L lenses before I upgraded fom my Rebel XS a while back.

I completely agree. I purchased a Canon Super Telephoto lens and used it with the 40D for over a year before I upgraded my camera body. Glass should always come first.


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Feb 24, 2010 00:38 |  #19

listen to the older members here. Glass is way more important. I thought body was more important and I sold my 30D and got a 50D with a kit lens. And i was really not any more happy with it than i was with my 30D. Now Ive saved some money and got the tamron 17-50 2.8 and I see that glass is more important. Even though this lens is not top notch it is way better. I should of kept my 30D and spent the $1300 on L glass instead of the 50D.

Buy either a 40D or even a 30d and better glass. You will be happy in the long end. If you out grow the 30D you can always upgrade later and still have nice glass to accompany the new body.


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Feb 24, 2010 00:43 |  #20

Em2 wrote in post #9670890 (external link)
listen to the older members here. Glass is way more important. I thought body was more important and I sold my 30D and got a 50D with a kit lens. And i was really not any more happy with it than i was with my 30D. Now Ive saved some money and got the tamron 17-50 2.8 and I see that glass is more important. Even though this lens is not top notch it is way better. I should of kept my 30D and spent the $1300 on L glass instead of the 50D.

Buy either a 40D or even a 30d and better glass. You will be happy in the long end. If you out grow the 30D you can always upgrade later and still have nice glass to accompany the new body.

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or even get a 30d and a used sigma 24-70 f/2.8. this combo has served me well (and can be bought for under $900)!




  
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Feb 24, 2010 01:08 |  #21

Check out the sample archives.....

Sigma 30/1.4

Canon 28/1.8

Tamron 17-50

All three of these are below $400 used....Personally if you were thinking about 1 prime lens (the 50/1.8 ) perhaps a standard (for crop somewhere between 28-35mm) would be a better choice.
As far as a zoom for your only lens, not sure I'd do it.....You don't get the versatility of range a zoom would give you in a prime, but you'd get the (more useful IMHO) versatility of a wider depth of field....If you thought the 24-70 looked good, you'll be floored at what a fast standard prime will do for your images.
It's late, not sure if this makes any sense .....but.....


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Feb 24, 2010 02:09 |  #22

save up the extra money , get the 50D, get a lens that you need what will you be taking most pics of, in my case it was action shots so I saved up for a 70-200mmF4L... do whats right buy the stuff you want the first time




  
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Feb 24, 2010 13:50 |  #23

That's a great price on the 50D. you can make it through with just the one lens until you save up for more glass. Go for it.

don't purchase backwards unless it would be for a second camera. Yes, glass matters, but so does a camera body. The 40D is a 10mp camera, the 50D 16.1 and that does make a difference with image size and how large you can comfortable print with. 40d uses the digi III chip and the 50D the digi IV. It is a nice upgrade.

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Feb 24, 2010 15:25 as a reply to  @ crimsonblack's post |  #24

get the 40D and shop around to find a deal on a tamron 28-75 2.8.


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Feb 24, 2010 15:29 |  #25

I say yes to the 50D , I like it more than the 40D basically for its ISO capabilities, i'm about to put my 40D up for sale


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Feb 24, 2010 15:58 |  #26

TristateViP wrote in post #9674930 (external link)
I say yes to the 50D , I like it more than the 40D basically for its ISO capabilities, i'm about to put my 40D up for sale

Curious...Which ISO capabilities would you be reffering to?


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Feb 24, 2010 16:13 |  #27

Glass is more important, but it's not like he can't get glass later. Go for it I say. Buy a used 50/1.8, so that way when you go to resell it (if you do), it'll be about the same dang price.




  
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Feb 24, 2010 17:05 |  #28

thatkatmat wrote in post #9675125 (external link)
Curious...Which ISO capabilities would you be reffering to?

The 50D can go up to 12800 granted I never done it but have shot reguarly at 2500 without noise compared to the 40D that is noisey after 1600


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Feb 24, 2010 17:37 |  #29

TristateViP wrote in post #9675536 (external link)
The 50D can go up to 12800 granted I never done it but have shot reguarly at 2500 without noise compared to the 40D that is noisey after 1600

When I shoot with the 7D, there is a 2/3 stop ISO performance increase from the 40D at most. The 50D is slightly worse than the 7D from all I've read, so it really isn't that different. I'd much rather have an actual nice lens to take a photo with with than have slightly improved noise performance and not have the lens that I want to take the photo with. A $350 budget is significantly more than a $125 or $150 budget.


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Feb 24, 2010 18:39 |  #30

Go for it


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