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Which Would You Buy 40d or 50d?

 
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May 23, 2009 22:04 |  #1

I am about to purchase a new camera. It is narrowed down to the 40d or 50d.
I can save approx $250-$300 going with the 40d vs the 50d. I know the 50d has a few more options but I am not sure if any are must haves for me.. Also, I am looking to get a lense - I really like the Canon 70-300is zoom to go with the 18-55is lense. I am by no means a camera pro, I just want a really good set up for taking pics inside and outdoors. Thanks.


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May 23, 2009 22:09 |  #2

Go with the 40d. There's been comparisons here, as well as on multiple other sites that the 40d is superior to the 50d. Gimme a few minutes and I'll pull them up for ya. =]




  
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May 23, 2009 22:13 |  #3

I know it's on dpreview, but it's a pretty good comparison:
http://forums.dpreview​.com …rum=1019&messag​e=29512690 (external link)
And on here:
https://photography-on-the.net …5651&highlight=​40D+vs+50D
Hope it helps somewhat.




  
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May 23, 2009 23:33 |  #4

Wow, an entirely new topic never discussed before! ???

check the similar threads links at the bottom of the page


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May 23, 2009 23:37 |  #5

Robp412 wrote in post #7977161 (external link)
Go with the 40d. There's been comparisons here, as well as on multiple other sites that the 40d is superior to the 50d. Gimme a few minutes and I'll pull them up for ya. =]

If they were the same price, I think every person would go with a 50d over a 40d.

In my opinion, it's a better camera. How much better is a different question.


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May 23, 2009 23:53 |  #6

50D


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May 23, 2009 23:57 |  #7

Go 40D and use the savings to buy a 55-250 IS instead of the 70-300. It is half the price and a better focal range on the 40/50D.


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May 24, 2009 01:05 |  #8

If you are strapped for cash to buy lenses, the 40D is the logical purchase. I seriously doubt you will regret it.


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May 24, 2009 01:28 as a reply to  @ bohdank's post |  #9

If money is an issue, then go for the 40D.

Maybe take some more time and make a research about the differences (pros and cons) between the 40D and the 50D. Add your preferences try to make up your own mind. Why ask others? It´s going to be your camera. Decide for yourself and don´t blame others if your decision was wrong (learning curve).

Oh... and do not forget.... you are making the photos. If your good at photography you can make terrific pics with (for example) an old 300D or 10D!

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May 24, 2009 06:45 |  #10

Go with the 50D.


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May 24, 2009 07:02 |  #11

if you want to own only one camera, get a 5d, no zero only five.


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May 24, 2009 07:11 |  #12

Whatever camera you buy you'll be happy with. When viewed at 100% there will be differences. When viewed on a 4x6 print the differences will all go away.

I vote 50D.




  
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May 24, 2009 07:23 |  #13

If you don't need the lastest technology and need some cash to live, the 40D is a great camera. I have one and don't plan to upgrade it. Get yourself a better walk around lens, maybe a 17-40 when you have saved more.


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May 24, 2009 07:53 |  #14

cant go wrong with either. i love the 50D's LCD & higher resolution but the 40D is no slouch. if you want to save some money, go for the 40D with 18-55 IS + 55-250 IS. the money you'll save can be used in buying a prime/s like the 50 1.8 or 1/4, Sigma 30 1.4, 100 macro...depending on whatever you need.


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May 24, 2009 08:13 |  #15

I have both. The 50D is a better camera but the 40D is close.


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