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Am I limiting myself by sticking with my 350d?!?

 
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Aug 13, 2013 22:39 |  #1

With the advent of 10mp and up cameras, I find myself the underdog when using my 8mp 350d. But I know MP is not everything when it comes to pictures. But nowadays, I start seeing the little things that kinda leave me wanting.

Like an LCD that I can see out of. Something about not having to look into the viewfinder everytime to frame a shot. I pride myself as an excellent blind shooter. You know, that person who just shoots without looking and still get the shot?! I sometimes long for that LCD especially when doing high shots and low shots. (canon 60d *cough*)

Like having an ISO greater than 1200. I have a Canon G12 that has up to 3200 ISO and is excellent for night shots, but because there is that lag, leaves a bit of a shudder ( Im trying to sell that BTW in the FS section*shameless plug*)

Don't get me wrong, I love my 350d. I recently purchased the Pancake and 85mm 1.8 and I love this camera even more. I would love it even further if it became a second body :lol::lol::lol:

I guess Im just trying to talk myself out of buying something huge at this time. Wondering if other people felt the same and what have they done about it. :o:lol::o:rolleyes:


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Aug 13, 2013 22:47 |  #2

I recently got a friend to upgrade his 350D to a 60D and he loves it. I would recommend waiting for the 70D now, and then getting that (or get the 60D if you can't afford the 70D, since prices are low now).


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Aug 13, 2013 22:51 |  #3

Sirrith wrote in post #16206100 (external link)
I recently got a friend to upgrade his 350D to a 60D and he loves it. I would recommend waiting for the 70D now, and then getting that (or get the 60D if you can't afford the 70D, since prices are low now).

+1 on the 70D.


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Aug 13, 2013 22:55 |  #4

If you're not missing shots, you're not missing much.

Even though your body is old, it sounds like it still works pretty well for your needs. If you really want to fall in love with it, then get some more primes. 40mm and 85mm are pretty good. Now save up for that 135.


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Aug 13, 2013 22:59 |  #5

Nathan wrote in post #16206111 (external link)
If you're not missing shots, you're not missing much.

Even though your body is old, it sounds like it still works pretty well for your needs. If you really want to fall in love with it, then get some more primes. 40mm and 85mm are pretty good. Now save up for that 135.

+1 on primes... in fact, according to the OP's signature he doesn't have a single prime! I'd say that is far more limiting than the body. I recommend getting a 30-40mm prime (I love my 35/2 on a crop camera).


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Aug 13, 2013 23:02 |  #6

You skipped his post and read his signature. He said he has a 40mm pancake and the 85/1.8.


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Aug 13, 2013 23:06 |  #7

I just changed it as to not confuse people.


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Aug 13, 2013 23:10 |  #8
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I use a 5D. It is old and does not have the latest doodads (that I'll never use) like live view, video, MFA, ISO 12,800+, auto ISO, 45 auto focus points, 8 frames per second, HDR and probably a few more I can't think of right now. I'll don't see a need to upgrade my camera. What is it that your 350D does not do for you?


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Aug 13, 2013 23:10 |  #9

Nathan wrote in post #16206127 (external link)
You skipped his post and read his signature. He said he has a 40mm pancake and the 85/1.8.

I actually did read it, then read your comment and thought that he didn't have those lenses yet... dyslexia sucks sometimes :lol:

If you feel you've been doing great with your 350D I would pick up a 5D. Or, if you want to stick with your camera and try new glass, pick up the new Sigma 18-35/1.8.


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Aug 13, 2013 23:14 |  #10

Thanks for your comments folks. It makes me try to want to master this camera body before moving up in the MP world.


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Aug 13, 2013 23:16 |  #11

Fenka856 wrote in post #16206149 (external link)
Thanks for your comments folks. It makes me try to want to master this camera body before moving up in the MP world.

Honestly, when looking back at the files from my 20D (8MP) I'm usually very impressed. The extra MP can be helpful at times, but those 8MP sensors aren't slouches for sure ;)


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Aug 13, 2013 23:17 |  #12

I didn't see any image quality improvement from my 10D when I got my EOS M. Was kinda shocked to be honest, I'm not a cropper and I dont do huge prints so 12 more MP does nothing for me. What I did like was the two extra stops of usable ISO, with the 10D I could get clean 1600, with the M 6400 looks just as nice.


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Aug 13, 2013 23:24 |  #13

I have a 7D and still keep and use my 350D




  
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Aug 14, 2013 00:22 as a reply to  @ cdiver2's post |  #14

While you could use some good glass, a newer 18MP APS-C could definitely come in handy with bird shots. You can crop MUCH larger than your 350D provides.

Yes, the vastly-better LCD, better high ISO capabilities and live view (what some are calling gadgets.. bells and whistles), can really make shooting much more pleasurable.

So.. the 350D might not be handcuffing you at all, but i'm pretty confident, that you'll be pleased.. moving to a 60D, or 70D(if you can afford it).

I went from a Rebel XS (1000D) to a T2i..then 60D(so, from 10-18MP). I still use the T2i occasionally with a second lens. There was nothing wrong with the shots i got with the 10MP XS, but the upgrade really pleased me.. and allows me to make better images.

Oops.. i mistook "blind shooter" for bird shooter. :o


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Aug 14, 2013 03:22 |  #15

cdiver2 wrote in post #16206172 (external link)
I have a 7D and still keep and use my 350D

Me too, in fact the shot I liked best last year was with the 350D. Plenty of life in the old dog yet.


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