Camera Updgrade

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  1. Ricky21

    Ricky21 TPF Noob!

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    I currently have a Canon XS. I want to upgrade soon and wanted to ask for suggestions. I don't want to spend a ton of money, but I have been eying the 7D.

    Any recommendations would be appreciated.

    Also, is it smart to look for used camera or is it better to try to buy new.
     
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    What are the reasons that you want to upgrade? Do you really need the additional features/specs of something like the 7D?
     
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    Well, I wasn't sure if pairing a better lens with my XS, in this case say an L series telephoto lens that I would also like to upgrade to would limit the capabilities of the lens.

    I would also like to enjoy some of the other features it offers (Better ISO, greater megapixels, etc..).

    I love my camera now, I just wasn't sure that since it's the novice model if it has any limitations with better lenses.
     
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    The only reason I can see for switching to a 7D (I also own a Rebel XS) are:

    Higher IQ at higher ISO
    More FPS (I shoot sports)
    Better/Faster AF System
    Video (not a need of mine)
     
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    I have a rebel XT and bought the 50 f1.4 and 100 F2.8 macro and saw a huge difference in image quality. I then upgrade to the 50D whicch I love and it has a lot more features that I really like. The image quality wasn't a huge upgade with the 50D it just allowed me to crop a little more and has better high ISO( not a ton better ISO but better). If I were you I would by the best glass that I could get first and then later get a different body. You will see a bigger difference in the glass than the body. Unless you buy a full frame. Good luck!
     
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    The AF system alone would push me to upgrade. The 7D is a much more capable camera across the board. If you have the money, do it. If you don't, invest in lenses and worry about a new body later.
     

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