A friends wife is ready to move up from her first camera, a nikon something or other with an 18-200 lens on board. My friend says she gets the whole Aperture/ISO/shutter speed thing, and what I have seen of her work is pretty good, some is very good. She definitely wants to get a canon, so she has some taste in equipment too.My friend wants me to recommend a canon he can buy her used.
My problem is lack of knowledge of the XXD series. I had Nikon F's I could borrow fron coworkers and pro's back in the eighties when I worked in a lab, but never could afford good gear and dropped photography when I graduated and started my REAL career.
Twenty five years later and I buy an XTi, quickly sold and followed by a 5D and then a 10D as a backup.
So I never really progressed through the 20D to 50D series and I am asking: Which one is generally considered to be the best combination of decent features and good price used?
My 10D is too limited and slow at startup for me to recommend, although I like it for alot of things, especially price used.
I see a fair number of 20D owners here, there must be reasons it is a keeper.
I know pros that carry a 30D as a backup.
The 40D was hyped before it came out, but I don't know anyone that owns one.
The 50D is going to be a fairly expensive camera fortheir budget, even used.
So wich one should I recommend and why? Thanks!