A&P Possible upgrade to my camera body.

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  1. quid

    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    i have a Canon 300d which is the original rebel. I really want to blow my wad on a 5D but I've sort of talked myself out of that. Now I'm looking at the 20d, but then I noticed the 30d is not much more.

    I don't know what to do :wtc:
     
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    Go for 30D. Make sure it has low shutter count though. You can get those for around $650 these days right?
     
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    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    yea about 650 on craigslist, but I found a 20d with the shit kit lens and a couple batteries for 400. I can take the lens and sell it with my 300d body for probably around 350 shipped on ebay, yielding a 20d for around 50 bucks. Thats the delima. Is the bigger LCD on the 30d and the spot metering really worth the extra considering this is an upgrade from the first rebel for me. Also considering that regardless of which one I get ill probably move to a 5d when the MK2 comes out.

    :dunno:
     
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    Im lost.

    Youve got a camera and you were thinking of getting a 5D. This means were talking around 2000 dollars.

    Now youre looking at stuff that is only 650 or 400 dollars?

    And you say youre going to get a 5D MkII when it comes out that will be easily be north of 3000 dollars (if history holds true and the rumors are anywhere close to real)?
     
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    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    I'll clarify my scatterthoughts, I want a 5d but I dont want to pay for it, so that's out at the moment. But, I will more than likely buy the 5d mk1 when the mk2 comes out, again to avoid its price as much as i can. Until then, I'd like to move up the scale a little from the old rebel.
     
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    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooh

    I see now.

    Id say just to wait and save the money unless you would rather have two bodies. Do you have anything coming up soon that you just NEED a new body for? Id at least wait til the end of September since thats when something should be announced if its going to be.
     
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    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    I didn't realize it would be this soon. I just HATE that my camera body is silver :mad:
     
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    :rattlecan:
     
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    Why not a 40D? just wait a little it will go down in price.
     
  10. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    I've seen a lot of used 30ds go for 450-500.. worth it, imo, instead of 20. or look for a 40d.
     
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    Killyin Vicariously I, live while the whole world dies.

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    I have a 300D and went for a 20D because I found a guy selling one cheap and it only had 6k on the shutter. It's honestly a night and day difference.

    If you can find a reasonably priced 30D.....GRAB IT!
     
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    I've got a nice used 30d I could sell you. Grip too :naughty:
     
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    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    thats what i'm thinking. i REALLY want a full frame which brings my mind to the 5d, but i think in the interim i can probably grab up a 20d for what would amount to less than 100 bucks after i sell the 300d.
     
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    TomDlgns OT Supporter

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    can someone show me a chart of Canons crappiest camera all the way up to the best camera you can buy.

    just when i think i have the order right, i read an article or a thread and i am back to the bottom.
     
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    this is all a waste of $$.

    going from one outdated body to another just so you can buy a different one in a couple months is pretty stupid.

    just buy the body you want when you have the $$, and if you really need to go out and blow some money on something right now, get some good glass that will benefit you when you get the new body.
     
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    Currently (from Basic (soccer mom) to Pro)

    XS
    XSI
    40d
    50d
    5d
    1dmkIII
    1dsmkIII
     
  19. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    fixed.

    :mamoru:
     
  20. TomDlgns

    TomDlgns OT Supporter

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    thank you.
     
  21. aCab

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    I'd have to put it under the 1ds. But you're right. I pick the D3 over anything but the 1ds.
     

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