A&P Upgrade from 40D question?

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  1. asshole

    asshole dont eat yellow snow! OT Supporter

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    Hey guys, I have a question for everyone. I have a canon 40D and I've been kicking around an upgrade. I have a full replacement plan from bestbuy, so I could probably take it in and get a brand new 50D at no cost. So my question is, should I just turn around and sell it and get a 5dmk2 or a 7D?

    Reason why Im asking is I might have a pretty good freelance gig with a car mag and Im not sure my 40D will cut it...

    So whats everyones opinions?
    Also do you guys have any lens and lighting recommendations?

    Right now I'm working with a 480ex and renting lights from time to time and I'm looking to buy something like maybe a 50ex2 and a wireless transmitter or something.

    As far as lenses go I only have the 28-135 it came with and a 17-40L.

    So if anyone could offer some friendly advise and tips that would be great!
    Thanks!
     
  2. Jonny Chimpo

    Jonny Chimpo OT Supporter

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    Why on earth would the 40D not "cut it" with your "freelance gig"?
     
  3. Chicle

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    :werd: ask yourself, how would a new camera improve my photos? We all want to get new cameras but it isn't always the best plan. Spend the money on lighting and glass.
     
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    Newer body will not help


    But the 7d is :bowdown:
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    I really don't think you'll notice much difference. The 7D is a great camera but so is the 40D. :dunno:
     
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    Upgrade glass, not bodies. Bodies come and go, the 40d will suit your needs, but not having proper lenses will definitely hold you back
     
  7. EWhytsell

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    Yeah get glass. remember for the last several years pros were picking up 40D's to earn money with so your current 40D is fine. I also have a 40D and the only reasons to upgrade to me are either to go to a full frame body or to get a 7D. The 7D features and high ISO ability make it very worth the upgrade for the type of photography I do.

    Actually I'd get one now, but its not in my businesses budget atm and I'm to chicken to ask my wife for money:)
     
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    GLASS then 7D
     
  9. Wobistdu

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    are you shooting cars sitting still? iso 100 or whatever canon likes
    are you shooting them moving? awww grainy over iso 400 awwww
     
  10. asshole

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    well... the camera upgrade wont cost me a dime (unless i get a 5dmk2), so that was just going to be an extra, I had planned on getting some new glass and some lighting, I just was wondering what everyone thought as far as what I should get.

    I have some cash to spend, so I just want to make the right choices.
    Thanks everyone!
     
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    :rofl: what the fuck?
     
  12. Gvidon

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    Keep your 40D for now and do direct replacement with 60D, or whatever would be the upgrade from 50D.


    Don't feed the troll :wtc:
     
  13. Wobistdu

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    oh what, we can't bash canon or nikon now? you stop :squint:
     

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