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Feb 04, 2010 12:11 |  #1

I am the owner of an xt which i have had for about 2 years now. I feel I have outgrown this body and am concidering a new one.
The 50d kit offered from canon as there loyalty program looks appealing ($799).
I mainly like to shoot my kids sports..soccer and baseball. As for other things I shoot is just general b-day parties and vacation. My main focus for the dslr was sports so this is my main focus.
Other bodies to consider...T1i...I am worried about the fps and the auto focus....7d looks appealing due to the added video feature but may be priced out on this.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Feb 04, 2010 12:16 |  #2

Used 1D Mark II if sports is the main subject matter.


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Feb 04, 2010 12:23 |  #3

If you want to do sports, I'd step up from the rebel line. The increased fps and improved focusing and ergonomics of the xxD line is much better. The price on the canon loyalty upgrade is pretty good, you could also look for a used 40D as the 50D isnt a huge performance upgrade over the 40D. TaDa has a valid suggestion in the 1D2, as the 1 series has improved focus and fps, but that a big camera and the batteries are more expensive.




  
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Feb 04, 2010 12:31 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #4

The 50D is a substantial step up from the XT .. but then so are the 40D and the 30D ;)


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Feb 04, 2010 12:38 |  #5

tjaudet829 wrote in post #9540026 (external link)
I am the owner of an xt which i have had for about 2 years now. I feel I have outgrown this body and am concidering a new one.
The 50d kit offered from canon as there loyalty program looks appealing ($799).
I mainly like to shoot my kids sports..soccer and baseball. As for other things I shoot is just general b-day parties and vacation. My main focus for the dslr was sports so this is my main focus.
Other bodies to consider...T1i...I am worried about the fps and the auto focus....7d looks appealing due to the added video feature but may be priced out on this.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Jeff

50D is definitely a large step up to XT. IQ may not improve drastically, but everything else will.

HOWEVER, unless your XT is dead, trading it in + $799 for a refurbished 50D kit is definitely a BAD deal. Canon Loyalty charges tax (yr state sale tax) and shipping($25 in my experience) for the trade in. So after that, you are probably looking at close to $900. What is a functional XT worth? I think at least $200. So you are bascially getting refurbished 50D kit for $1100. Search around, I think you can easily get brand new 50D kit for about the same money. That is from a reputation online retailer. If you are willing to do ebay+bing, you can do much better.

People usually over look. This Canon Loyaty thing is only a good option if you have a broken camera to trade in.


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Feb 04, 2010 12:39 |  #6

i'd say just wait for the price of the 7D to come down a bit or fish around for a used one. sell your xt to fund it if you have to.

7D would be everything you'd ever want, anything less would just leave you wanting...

if 7D is really out of the question then i guess find a used 40D and sell the xt. that's the cheapest option ($600 for a 40D and KEEP your xt if you want). i don't see any big features you must have on the 50D that the 40D doesn't already cover.

IMO canon royalty program is only great if you have a broken camera. if you have a functioning camera you can just sell it. the cameras you get from the royalty program are refurbished, you mind as well sell your xt and buy a used whatever camera you're after


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eelnoraa wrote in post #9540217 (external link)
50D is definitely a large step up to XT. IQ may not improve drastically, but everything else will.

HOWEVER, unless your XT is dead, trading it in + $799 for a refurbished 50D kit is definitely a BAD deal. Canon Loyalty charges tax (yr state sale tax) and shipping($25 in my experience) for the trade in. So after that, you are probably looking at close to $900. What is a functional XT worth? I think at least $200. So you are bascially getting refurbished 50D kit for $1100. Search around, I think you can easily get brand new 50D kit for about the same money. That is from a reputation online retailer. If you are willing to do ebay+bing, you can do much better.

People usually over look. This Canon Loyaty thing is only a good option if you have a broken camera to trade in.


Agree with that - or check the Craigslist - they sell brand new kits for $850-$900, then sell your XT for at least $200. Your total is now: $700 in the worst case.


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Feb 04, 2010 12:50 as a reply to  @ banpreso's post |  #8

Thanks for all of the resopnses. I will keep reading and SAVING.
Since my xt is still working I would like to keep it...for now at least.
When I purchased the xt 2 yrs ago i did not dream I would or want to spend all of this money on gear..it's like a disease...
I really feel I do okay with my current body...I just want my keeper ratio to come up a bit. I have great glass with the 70-200..just need to compliment it with a body it deserves. :)


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Feb 04, 2010 12:55 |  #9

eelnoraa wrote in post #9540217 (external link)
50D is definitely a large step up to XT. IQ may not improve drastically, but everything else will.

HOWEVER, unless your XT is dead, trading it in + $799 for a refurbished 50D kit is definitely a BAD deal. Canon Loyalty charges tax (yr state sale tax) and shipping($25 in my experience) for the trade in. So after that, you are probably looking at close to $900. What is a functional XT worth? I think at least $200. So you are bascially getting refurbished 50D kit for $1100. Search around, I think you can easily get brand new 50D kit for about the same money. That is from a reputation online retailer. If you are willing to do ebay+bing, you can do much better.

People usually over look. This Canon Loyaty thing is only a good option if you have a broken camera to trade in.

The kit is $799 and comes with the 28-135mm IS lens I thought i could use as a walk around.
The body alone is $669

Does anybody really buy these old xt bodies? Seems like a tough sell to me.


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tjaudet829 wrote in post #9540340 (external link)
The kit is $799 and comes with the 28-135mm IS lens I thought i could use as a walk around.
The body alone is $669

Does anybody really buy these old xt bodies? Seems like a tough sell to me.

I put up mine for sale on craigslist for $320 a couple days ago, and already get lots of replies offering $250+. But i'm set on my price for now :))) ....at least till 60D comes out on Feb. 9th :)


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Feb 04, 2010 13:47 |  #11

tjaudet829 wrote in post #9540340 (external link)
Does anybody really buy these old xt bodies? Seems like a tough sell to me.


I do a craiglist search every day for a few of the cities surrounding me and I've notice that all the DSLR's tend to stack up on the bottom end. There is a price point around $300 where all the canon models (usually with a kit lens) sort of stop depreciating. They dont seem to hang around too long after they get that cheap. I'm guessing thats the entry point where bargain hunters begin to be interested.




  
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Feb 04, 2010 13:53 |  #12

gonzogolf wrote in post #9540722 (external link)
I do a craiglist search every day for a few of the cities surrounding me and I've notice that all the DSLR's tend to stack up on the bottom end. There is a price point around $300 where all the canon models (usually with a kit lens) sort of stop depreciating. They dont seem to hang around too long after they get that cheap. I'm guessing thats the entry point where bargain hunters begin to be interested.

I frequent cl daily as well but rarely see dslr's
Personally I would go a different route as I only paid $425 2 years ago, but if there are buyers out there this is an avenue i can pursue.


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Feb 04, 2010 13:56 |  #13

Get a used 1dIIN, their price has dropped dramatically. Great camera.


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Feb 04, 2010 14:03 |  #14

eelnoraa wrote in post #9540217 (external link)
50D is definitely a large step up to XT. IQ may not improve drastically, but everything else will.

HOWEVER, unless your XT is dead, trading it in + $799 for a refurbished 50D kit is definitely a BAD deal. Canon Loyalty charges tax (yr state sale tax) and shipping($25 in my experience) for the trade in. So after that, you are probably looking at close to $900. What is a functional XT worth? I think at least $200. So you are bascially getting refurbished 50D kit for $1100. Search around, I think you can easily get brand new 50D kit for about the same money. That is from a reputation online retailer. If you are willing to do ebay+bing, you can do much better.

People usually over look. This Canon Loyaty thing is only a good option if you have a broken camera to trade in.

Definitely agree with this. Also keep in mind that Canon may be announcing new cameras, supposedly a t2i and a 60d. Might want to hold off to see what the 60d offers even though it might be a few months away. Also some people may ditch their 40d or 50d so I expect the used market prices to drop. If you can wait a least a few weeks you may save a $100 or more.




  
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Feb 04, 2010 14:16 |  #15

emitecaps wrote in post #9540846 (external link)
Definitely agree with this. Also keep in mind that Canon may be announcing new cameras, supposedly a t2i and a 60d. Might want to hold off to see what the 60d offers even though it might be a few months away. Also some people may ditch their 40d or 50d so I expect the used market prices to drop. If you can wait a least a few weeks you may save a $100 or more.

Going to Mexico in Mar. Probably gonna wait until after so my timing and pricing might improve.


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