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Oct 12, 2014 17:23 |  #1

I have an older model Canon Rebel XT that I've been using for years. I also currently own a 50mm lens, and a 24-70 also. I am looking to upgrade the camera, and maybe grab another lens. Over the past year or so, I've been finally using it a lot more. I have shot some small paying jobs also. Mostly portraiture. Any suggestions on where to go next? Thank you!




  
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Oct 12, 2014 18:29 |  #2

brianodell wrote in post #17209217 (external link)
I have an older model Canon Rebel XT that I've been using for years. I also currently own a 50mm lens, and a 24-70 also. I am looking to upgrade the camera, and maybe grab another lens. Over the past year or so, I've been finally using it a lot more. I have shot some small paying jobs also. Mostly portraiture. Any suggestions on where to go next? Thank you!

Anything in the Digital Rebel line will be an affordable and useful upgrade, with controls that are similar to the XT's. The current T5i  (external link)is a good starting point, and the older T4i, T3i and T2i will work well.

However, be aware that the newer cameras will have hidden upgrade costs. All use SD memory cards while the XT used CompactFlash. Also, you'll need to purchase new batteries and chargers. However, all lenses and flashes from the XT will work wih the newer Digital Rebel models.




  
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Oct 12, 2014 18:46 |  #3

How about the t5i vs the 60d? Both are the same price point currently on bhphoto.

...or possibly spending a few extra dollars and getting a 70d?




  
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Oct 12, 2014 19:12 |  #4

I'd also recommend jumping to the XXD line (60D/70D), it will give you some usability upgrades as well as a little beefier build. The 60D is a great deal (especially refurbished).

If you want a *much* better AF system, look into a 7D or the 70D (and right now you can get some good deals on a used 7D as well). AF isn't as important in portraiture, though.


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Oct 12, 2014 21:16 as a reply to  @ cdmicha's post |  #5

Nice to have options ;) The 60D is a great affordable upgrade for you.

I had the 60D and the 70D is a nice upgrade yet. Or for the difference you could get a fun sharp lens like the EF 85 f/1.8.


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Oct 12, 2014 21:17 |  #6

Keep having fun!!


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Oct 12, 2014 23:14 |  #7

brianodell wrote in post #17209217 (external link)
I have an older model Canon Rebel XT that I've been using for years. I also currently own a 50mm lens, and a 24-70 also. I am looking to upgrade the camera, and maybe grab another lens. Over the past year or so, I've been finally using it a lot more. I have shot some small paying jobs also. Mostly portraiture. Any suggestions on where to go next? Thank you!

Heya,

Budget?

And do you have lighting?

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Oct 13, 2014 09:28 |  #8

MalVeauX wrote in post #17209685 (external link)
Heya,

Budget?

And do you have lighting?

Very best,

I own a 430 ex II speedlite.




  
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