canon 50D

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  1. electricalperson

    electricalperson TPF Noob!

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    im thinking of buying one of these cameras. the canon 50D. my girlfriend has the 40D and i like it a lot. i bought my dad a nikon d60 and didnt like it so much.

    has anyone had any experience with this camera?
     
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    I've had a 50D for about 2 months. I moved up from a Rebel. It has been great so far. I like the bigger body compared to the Rebels, it also does much better in low light.
    I also really like the 6fps speed that I can shoot now for sports.
    They also seem to hold their value pretty well. When I was looking to buy the used ones were within $100-$200 of a new one. I went ahead got mine new.
    You should go try one out before you decide. Some people don't like the bigger body and don't like the way it fits in their hand.
     
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    The 50D is very similar to the 40D...but with a few good upgrades. So if you like your GF's 40D, I'd say you would like a 50D.
     
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    robertwsimpson No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I just got the 50d also. There is nothing about the camera that I don't absolutely love.
     
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    i get my W2 this week so hopefully i get my tax money soon:lol:
     
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    how is the standard lens that comes with the camera? is it a decent lens? once i can afford it id like to get the 180mm canon macro lens and a wide angle lens
     
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    I don't have the one that came with it, because I bought mine on ebay... Mine however did come with the battery grip, and I can tell you that it is worth the money... Just being able to shoot in portrait orientation without craning your arm into awkward positions makes it worth the money. I'm sure that the 28-135 is enough to get you started.

    What do you like taking pictures of the most?
     
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    i like taking pictures of objects, buildings, landscape and people. i am still learning but i think a camera like this is something i will need. i iike film a lot but i want a digital too. i am slowly learning and opening my mind to put my feelings and visions on paper :)

    i am still learning about the darkroom as well :)
     
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    looking for a new camera with my tax refund too! [​IMG]
     
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    robertwsimpson No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    get the 17-85mm f4-5.6

    you'll want the wide angle, and it's got decent zoom for when you need it. if you've got the extra dough, get the f2.3 instead.
     
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    too bad this stuff is expensive
     
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    Welcome to photography... or any hobby really.
     

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