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Upgrade 30D to 40D?

 
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Apr 07, 2008 11:51 |  #16

"I have the opportunity to "upgrade" to a 40D for little to no cost if I so desire."

"In the end my upgrade from the 30D cost me about $30 and it was worth it. You have absolutely nothing to lose so go for it!"

How come??? It is like $500 difference between the two in the online shops and still $400 if you look at the used prices ($1000 for a 40D $600 for a 30D). I would love to know how could I upgrade a 30D to a 40D by paying say $100... I would do it in a heartbeat.


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Apr 07, 2008 13:10 |  #17

No complaints about my 40D, except its not a 1D :)

I doubt I would upgrade from a 30D to a 40D, since that is just one generation. Wait for the 50D?


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Apr 07, 2008 13:27 |  #18

You have gotten a lot of good advice on you. For my situation, I was offered a new 30d at 700 and a new 40d at around 1k. When it came down to it, I chose the 30d. This was not really for the money, as it was because I did not need any of the extra features on the 40d.

If when you look down the differences of the 30d and 40d and feel that the 40d is worth it, then by all means go for it. If your upgrade cost is <$100 then this is a no brainer. However, understand that new bodies come out every year so it might be in your best interest to just put money into lenses.

I personally think the 30d is a quite capable camera and when I compared it to my friend's 40d, I could not really feel or see a major difference in the two models.


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Apr 07, 2008 13:39 |  #19

The 30D is a great camera, but I've never heard anyone claim that it is better in any way than the 40D

With the advanced features, AF performance, 14 bit images, Highlight Tone Priority, etc., I can't think of any good reason to not pick the 40D over the 30D if, as you say, it won't put you out a lot of money.


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Apr 07, 2008 20:48 |  #20

John T wrote in post #5276334 (external link)
If, as you say, if you can change for "little or no cost" - well why not? :)

However, I suppose it really depends if you call yourself a "photographer" or a "camera collector" ;)

I'm going to go with photographer as I don't yet have the luxury to be both. Such a shame really. :D


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Apr 07, 2008 21:09 |  #21

intrinsicvalue wrote in post #5281735 (external link)
I'm going to go with photographer as I don't yet have the luxury to be both. Such a shame really. :D

:lol::lol::lol:


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Apr 09, 2008 21:30 |  #22

i've had my 30d for over a year now and love it but if i could upgrade to a 40d for under $100 i would def do it.


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