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arhuranna
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Sep 19, 2010 10:13 |  #1

Well its time to upgrade. We have loved the 20D but need to upgrade it. It will be the backup camera from now on. I know if I switch to the 60D I will have SD cards and all but not to worried about that. I've been looking at both the 50&60D and not sure which way to go. We shoot anything from team sports to seniors and families. My boys are in football now so would like the highest ISO for night shooting also. Thanks for the help.

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Sep 19, 2010 11:14 |  #2

I upgraded to the 40D and 5D and love both! Don't pay a premium for the 50/60D.


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Sep 19, 2010 11:54 as a reply to  @ TheBrick3's post |  #3

50D is the best deal going on a new Canon SLR, IMHO. You should be able to get one for less than a grand.


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Sep 19, 2010 11:58 |  #4

For night football save the money and get a nicer/faster telephoto. That will help you more, IMO.

As for the bodies, If you can afford either, then it is a tough call between the 60D and 50D. The 60D has a nicer sensor with slightly better high ISO and HD video. The 50D has a metal build and slightly fast burst shooting (5.3 fps vs 6.3fps) and comes in quite a bit cheaper right now.


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Sep 19, 2010 12:30 |  #5

I upgraded recently to a 50D from a 20D. Couldn't be more pleased...


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Sep 19, 2010 12:30 |  #6

I used to shoot 2 20ds and now I shoot a 20d and 50d. Honestly it was not a huge upgrade in terms of use(the bodies are almost the same and are mostly the same to operate). Here are a few things I noticed when I picked mine up and started using it.

Pros for the 50D over 20D:

Faster drive- the entires action of the exposure is faster, Mirror drives up almost instantly, and goes down just as fast. My 20D was not slow at all, but that extra 1.3FPS is definably faster.

Larger burst- I have yet to fill up the buffer with my extreme iv sandisk cards in it, even at 3200ISO and RAW. I was getting around 20-24 shots per burst and it I never saw the remaining counter go below 9 the entire time.

Screen to die for- You can see so much in the field and you have lots more options for using review(show AF point, histograms are much easier to read, RGB histograms).

Uses my mountain of batteries and my old grip from my 20D.(this is one thing over the 60D)

Angled top screen- this is not huge, but definably nice to use without moving the camera all the way down to see it.

AF-ON button- I use it every now and then for sports shooting, but if you turn off the shutter release to do AF you still retain AE/FE lock.

Though a good telephoto lens with a USM motor will make your keeper rate go up more then a new body would. But if you have a good lens, the AF is much better then on the 20D.

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Sep 19, 2010 20:33 |  #7

Thanks for the help. Along with upgrading the body I am looking at the Tamron f2.8 70-200 lens as well. Would like the Canon but too much money.

Mitch


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Sep 19, 2010 20:36 |  #8

Nobody likes the 7D? :D It costs more but you also get more, mainly HD video. I think the 50D is kindof a redheaded stepchild, kind of like the 30D...No offense to anyone.  :p I never really understood why the 50D lacked features that even the T1i had.


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Sep 19, 2010 20:46 as a reply to  @ TabulaVicious's post |  #9

In shoot with both a 50D and 20D,,often side by side.. It's a great combination..

The good part is that all accessories are interchangable.


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Sep 19, 2010 20:59 as a reply to  @ TabulaVicious's post |  #10

I have the 50D and really really like it - but for my hands - if I did it all over again - I'd get the 60D.

burst difference of 5.3 vs 6.3 fps... a non-issue in my opinion - I don't think I could tell the difference if I was shooting a body at 5.3 vs 6.3 fps...

I have to say that, barring poor reviews - the 60D is the way to go now.
Anyone clinging to the fact it does not have a magnesium body - obviously knows something extra special about it being a benefit that slips my mind.

both have similar weather sealing (translation: battery & memory doors).
60D has the 7D 63 zone metering and essentially the 50D's AF system - albeit the AF points are 'slightly' spaced further apart.

Video - nice to have and if you don't use it - whatever.
Articulating LCD - nice to have and if you don't use it - whatever.


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Sep 19, 2010 21:24 |  #11

For a 2-body combo I'd go the 50D - all the accessories will match and the controls are the most similar, and the 50D is just so cheap at the moment. Consider what else you could buy for the money you save.

Otherwise it's just a toss-up between bodies based on what features you prefer. Personally I wouldn't pay more for a 60D as the extra features wouldn't be a great benefit and the money could go towards something else.




  
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Sep 19, 2010 22:17 |  #12

I upgraded a few months ago from the 20D to the 7D and love the new body. I looked at the 7D and 5D II and ended up with the 7D as a better choice for me.


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Sep 19, 2010 22:48 as a reply to  @ GaryK's post |  #13

This topic is a little sad.... 20D's are dropping like flies!  :o


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Sep 19, 2010 22:53 |  #14

TabulaVicious wrote in post #10940119 (external link)
This topic is a little sad.... 20D's are dropping like flies!  :o

It just means that those of us who know the 20/30D cameras are still plenty of camera can pick them up even cheaper! :)


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Sep 19, 2010 22:54 |  #15

arhuranna wrote in post #10939389 (external link)
Thanks for the help. Along with upgrading the body I am looking at the Tamron f2.8 70-200 lens as well. Would like the Canon but too much money.

Mitch

That Tamron focuses pretty slow for low-light sports, I'd go Sigma or Canon for football.


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