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Oct 20, 2011 09:45 |  #1

no matter how much i try to tell myself otherwise, the T2i just feels like a toy, even gripped. has anyone made this switch?

from what ive read, 60D is also more consumer than previous xxD bodies, and the 7D is just overkill for me.

i know what i gain (solid construction, better hand-feel, faster fps, better viewfinder) and what i lose (1 extra ISO stop, video). since i dont use video, i dont care about losing it really. how far apart are these as far as the tech goes? they are about 18 months apart.

is this a worthwhile move?


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Oct 20, 2011 10:11 |  #2

I am surprized you say the T2i feels like a toy. While it is an entrly level DSLR, it is an amazing little camera, pretty much a baby 7D. When I got mine I was pleasently surprized by the by the great build quality for the price.

If you want to know what a toy camera actually feels like, go buy a Holga :)

Edit: As per the main point of your post, I have not had experience with the 50D so I can not say, but I assume that it wouldn't be amazing for how old it is.


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Oct 20, 2011 10:11 |  #3

I haven't used a T2i but I love my 50D.


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Oct 20, 2011 10:15 |  #4

It is a worthwhile move if it makes you want to use your camera more and take more pictures. Image quality should not be the major reason to change to a 50D though....

I went from the 300D Rebel to a 30D because I did not want to go to the smaller body of the then 350XT. Now a happy 50D owner so I have enjoyed the xxD lineup.




  
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Oct 20, 2011 10:16 |  #5

Considering that the T2i has a higher MP sensor than the 50D...you might want to look at the 60D. The 60D is no slouch...dont go by what everyone says on the internet. Check one out in person.


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Oct 20, 2011 10:20 |  #6

mrbubbles wrote in post #13279070 (external link)
Considering that the T2i has a higher MP sensor than the 50D...you might want to look at the 60D. The 60D is no slouch...dont go by what everyone says on the internet. Check one out in person.

I agree, T2i to 60D is a much more worthwhile move, being that it costs only a tad more than the 50D.


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Oct 20, 2011 10:22 |  #7
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ryansworld10 wrote in post #13279086 (external link)
I agree, T2i to 60D is a much more worthwhile move, being that it costs only a tad more than the 50D.

What do you gain?

50D you get far better build, better AF, micro adjust, higher FPS. You lose video and a swivel screen.


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Oct 20, 2011 10:24 |  #8

jwp721 wrote in post #13279065 (external link)
Image quality should not be the major reason to change to a 50D though....

i am happy with the IQ on the t2i, but not so much the ergonomics and feel. i am definitely trying to make this comparison as objective as possible, not looking at IQ, but rather on how these 2 compare in their abilities, and if i will benefit from the move.

quite honestly, the lack of the top screen bothers me, makes me feel like this isnt a serious enough camera (even though its a capable consumer body)


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Oct 20, 2011 10:25 |  #9
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ekinnyc wrote in post #13279109 (external link)
i am happy with the IQ on the t2i, but not so much the ergonomics and feel. i am definitely trying to make this comparison as objective as possible, not looking at IQ, but rather on how these 2 compare in their abilities, and if i will benefit from the move.

quite honestly, the lack of the top screen bothers me, makes me feel like this isnt a serious enough camera (even though its a capable consumer body)

XXD bodies dominate rebels in the ergonomics department.


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Oct 20, 2011 10:30 |  #10

how do the metering and AF systems compare? are all 9 points on the 50D cross-type?


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Oct 20, 2011 10:32 |  #11
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ekinnyc wrote in post #13279134 (external link)
how do the metering and AF systems compare? are all 9 points on the 50D cross-type?

Can you google?

Metering is subjective - if you shoot in M mode - it doesn't make much of a difference. Although there are more zones on the 60D - nobody actually knows what that means and produces in real world shooting.


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Oct 20, 2011 11:04 |  #12

Fwiw, I went through T2i -> 60D -> 7D. If you're in it for the long haul, 7D. Buy it once and save money.


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Oct 21, 2011 08:07 |  #13

I have a T2i. My next move will be a 7D or FF. Not enough in it to go to a 50D. The only reason I'd consider a 50D is FPS for occasional sports.




  
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Oct 21, 2011 08:21 |  #14

What is your budget? There are going to be a wave of 5D2's dropped on the market in the next few months I bet...


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Oct 21, 2011 08:29 |  #15

I went from a T2i (550D) straight to a 7D. I looked into it for long enough and decided to miss out anything inbetween. So glad I did, but I've still got the T2i as backup. Only thing I'd get rid of the T2i for is a 5D2 and keep the 7D as well.


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