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upgrading from xti to 30/40d what to do....

 
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Feb 25, 2009 22:53 |  #1

so i am looking to upgrade to a 30 or 40d but i dont know which one to choose!? im going to have (hope keep my fingers crossed) 1100 to play with. there are many pros and cons to the different set ups im looking at but i just cant choose!!

choice 1: get a 30d+17-40+another vivitar 285hv and been in my 1100 limit(if i can find a used 17-40 for a good price) i believe.

choice 2: get a new 30d kit at my local store that comes with the 17-85 IS for 850, vivitar 285hv, and other lighting equipment and be in my limit.

choice 3: get a 40d body only, another vivitar 285hv, other lighting equipment, and live with only having my 70-200 f4.


what should i do help me!:mad::cry:


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Feb 26, 2009 00:45 |  #2

Why do you need another flash?

With $1100? PERSONALLY, I would get:

Canon 40D= $670 (refurbished or used)
Vivitar 285hv= What? $75?
Maybe the Canon 28mm 1.8 to compliment your 50mm and then you have the 70-200.

That seems like a pretty decent kit to me.

As far as other lighting equipment, what else do you need? Can you deal with natural lighting or are you shooting a lot of stuff in low light settings?


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Feb 26, 2009 01:21 |  #3

no longer have the 50mm sold it tonight


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Feb 26, 2009 05:31 |  #4

I'd be you, I'd buy a used body. There's pro and cons about either the 30d or 40d, so you'll have to decide on it. I would then invest wathever you saved on good glass.


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Feb 26, 2009 08:00 |  #5

choice 1 imho


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Feb 26, 2009 08:03 |  #6

hello guys!
I am also looking at upgrading my XTI to probably a 40d. I really like how much better the build quality on the body is and I also like the controls on it a little better. Do you guys think this would be a decent upgrade or should I consider getting a 50d instead?
Thanks in advance!


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Feb 26, 2009 08:09 |  #7

I'll make it harder, buy a used 50D, you'll love the display over the Xti


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Feb 26, 2009 08:51 |  #8

$400 on a nice low miles 30D and then use that extra $700 for what really matters - the lenses!




  
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Feb 26, 2009 11:45 |  #9

aha i found a cheap 30d that i might buy, but i made up my mind kinda and its between 1, and 2. i have weeded out the 40d do to wanting more glass since i just sold my 50mm 1.4.


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Feb 26, 2009 12:10 as a reply to  @ jcp2000's post |  #10

#1 as well.

Lens > body.




  
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Feb 26, 2009 12:25 |  #11

i am leaning more toward 1 but 2 just keeps nagging at me aha hard to choose might meet someone up to look at a 17-40 tomorrow if its for a good price and i buy it im sure it will make up my mind for me


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Feb 26, 2009 13:09 |  #12

My friend has a 40D, I have a 30D, there is no difference in image quality and when you're out shooting they're basically the same too. Just get a 30D and save the money, and put it towards some glass. You'll be SO MUCH better off...




  
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Feb 26, 2009 13:13 |  #13

i know i no longer thinking about getting a 40d just need to decide which 30d set up i want to get


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Feb 26, 2009 13:20 |  #14

another 285HV (Assuming you have pocket wizards or something) and a 17-40L would be a lot better than a new kit IMO




  
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Feb 26, 2009 13:36 |  #15

i have cactus v2s i have a extra receiver just sitting around that i want to put to use. i can go for glass and a flash but i am wanting a new body also since i am sick and tired of how small my xti is. i know "buy a grip" but thats not going to fix anything since im not worried about then length but the width


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