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Nov 27, 2011 15:45 |  #31

My 20D still looks like I just took it out of the box. No damage at all or anything externally.


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Nov 27, 2011 15:54 |  #32

If you take care of these things they'll pretty much live out their life expectancy. Maybe longer. I have my Rebel XT that I know I've taken more than 50,000 shots with. I think it may have another 50,000 or more left in it. Is there a place on the Canon site where it lists how many shots the sensor is rated for? I know the 5D Mark II is rated for something like 150,000 shots or something like that.


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Nov 27, 2011 15:55 |  #33

When I bought my three DSLR bodies, the 30D 5 years ago, then the 5DC, and finally 4 years ago the 1D3, I did so considering the fact that each of these bodies was "top of the line" for its class.

And, I'm glad I did, because my finances took a nose-dive thanks to the collapse in '08, and since then I have no problem with the urge to upgrade!

I should say that "printability" was and is a real consideration. My "standard" print/framing size is a 12x18 print (from a "native" DSLR). Now, I've made 12x16 prints from 4, 5 and 6 MP compacts/point and shoots, and since the images have a nice visual appeal they proudly adorn my walls. But, my 30D is really at the "sweet spot" for that size of print. I can get up close with a magnifying glass to a 12x18 30D print and the fine detail is crisp and sharp. In other words, one could hang in a gallery with no sweat. And, you could get larger prints as well that would hold up quite nicely. And, needless to say, the 5D Classic as well as the 1D3 could produce larger "pristine" prints as well.

I don't need huge prints, and I could supply images for stock agencies (although I never have) so unless I get a well-paying gig for posters that would rival ones produces from MF cameras, well, I'm just not "in the market" for one of the newer bodies.

But, it's not a matter of smugly saying "I shoot with an older body" thinking "I'm a little bit superior to all these whipper-snappers". It's knowing that my bodies still produce high-quality images that meet my needs, and I don't need the ultra-megapixels and the super features of the newer bodies.

'Course, I do admit that some of the newer bodies have some very nice offerings -- more resolution at higher ISOs is definitely a plus to anyone who ever shoots in low light as well as anyone shooting scenes/subject where cropping is a must. Having to crop a shot of, say, a distant critter shot at a high ISO and seeing the resulting noise is nothing to be "smug" about. There's a reason why I pick my 1D3 for such conditions...and, if someone were to give me the upcoming 1DX, I'd gladly accept it in a heartbeat:)!


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Nov 27, 2011 15:57 |  #34

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If you take care of these things they'll pretty much live out their life expectancy. Maybe longer. I have my Rebel XT that I know I've taken more than 50,000 shots with. I think it may have another 50,000 or more left in it. Is there a place on the Canon site where it lists how many shots the sensor is rated for? I know the 5D Mark II is rated for something like 150,000 shots or something like that.

Not the sensor--it's shutter failure you worry about.

I have 3 40D's around 100k-- ;)


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Nov 27, 2011 15:58 |  #35

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In the past week I've gotten three comments from other photogs I've run into.

"...dang, how old is that?"

"...you need to upgrade. Want to try using my 5D MK2?"

"...COOL! A vintage DSLR?"

WTF? So what if I'm shooting an 8 year old 10D. It does what I want it to do, I'm attached to it and I can't afford a new, rooty-kazoot status symbol.

So how many of you out there are still using the older models?

You can find a 30D for under $300, and it would be a tremendous upgrade over the 10D. Just the start up times and write speeds to the card would be worth the upgrade. Might be time to consider a nice and inexpensive upgrade! :)


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Nov 27, 2011 16:00 |  #36

CameraMan wrote in post #13458912 (external link)
If you take care of these things they'll pretty much live out their life expectancy. Maybe longer. I have my Rebel XT that I know I've taken more than 50,000 shots with. I think it may have another 50,000 or more left in it. Is there a place on the Canon site where it lists how many shots the sensor is rated for? I know the 5D Mark II is rated for something like 150,000 shots or something like that.

I've never heard of a sensor life-expectancy. The first "serious" thing to go is normally the shutter. There are "unofficial" shutter life-expectancy lists out there, but nothing that is guaranteed by Canon.

And then, you hear about little things like shutter button failures, and occasionally an electronic failure requiring a circuit board to be replaced. And then sensors do occasionally fail, but from what I've seen it's just a random thing, not tied into the age or the number of activations.


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Nov 27, 2011 16:05 |  #37

OK, yah, my friend lives by those actuation counts. :D That's part of the reason he won't buy a Rebel because I think he said they are rated at 50,000 Actuation's... Who knows.

but I do hear what your saying about the other things too. My 40D came with a screwy shutter button. It took me pressing it down a few thousand times (with it off) to loosen up whatever was under there. Now it fires fine 90% of the time. Occasionally I have to jiggle the button to get it to fire. But it works fine for my usage.

It wasn't until I bought a battery grip that I knew it was just the button and not the camera because the button on the grip works fine.


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Nov 27, 2011 16:07 |  #38

Still using my trusty dusty XT :D.


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Nov 27, 2011 16:13 as a reply to  @ TheBurningCrown's post |  #39

I'm 56 years of age so yes, I shoot with an old body,, but my brain still tells me I'm 25.


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Nov 27, 2011 16:13 |  #40

joeseph wrote in post #13458710 (external link)
simple answer is that it isn't the age of your equipment, it's how well you use it that matters.

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I do still use my 30D. I won't sell it. And very few people could pick out a shot from it vs a 1D mark anything.


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Nov 27, 2011 16:15 |  #41

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I'm 56 years of age so yes, I shoot with an old body,, but my brain still tells me I'm 25.

But how is the actual performance--mid 50's too;)


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Nov 27, 2011 16:17 |  #42

TheBurningCrown wrote in post #13458956 (external link)
Still using my trusty dusty XT :D.

I'd be using my XT too but my old eyes can't see the screen anymore! 3" is the smallest I can go now! :lol:


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Nov 27, 2011 16:19 as a reply to  @ TheBurningCrown's post |  #43

I moved from the 10D to a 30D this year. I would not have bothered except for the fact that the 10D wasn't compatible with an aftermarket flash using ETTL (or was it ETTL2?...). I got great shots using either body and consider myself still the limiting factor in most cases. Aside from the aforementioned flash situation, the main thing I appreciate on the 30D is the spot metering - really a minor thing in all reality.


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Nov 27, 2011 16:20 |  #44

yogestee wrote in post #13458971 (external link)
I'm 56 years of age so yes, I shoot with an old body,, but my brain still tells me I'm 25.

I feel like I'm 18 still. Must be that old clock running faster thing huh... :lol:


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Nov 27, 2011 16:20 |  #45

I bet she does

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so whilst the body is new the lens was 19 years old

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