Canon; what would you recomend

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Vote for which one you'd recomend (for those who are to lazy to write a comment)

  1. Canon EOS 10D

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  2. Canon EOS 20D

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  3. Canon EOS 30D

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  4. Canon EOS 300D

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  5. Canon EOS 350D

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  6. Canon EOS 400D

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  7. None of the above *scoff scoff

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  1. Studio boy

    Studio boy TPF Noob!

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    Ok so i'm investing in my first DSLR. i have decided to run with Canon -However which model is begging to give me a headache-

    the short list is as follows;
    -Canon EOS 10D
    -Canon EOS 20D
    -Canon EOS 30D
    -Canon EOS 300D
    -Canon EOS 350D
    -Canon EOS 400D

    ^^ as you can see there are really just two choices but my real questıon is getting value for my monies. plus i need something that can take a good knock as i will be taking one the lucky contestants with me on my motorbike across Europe.


    all the 350, 400, 20 & 30 have uprated chips that run faster and a slightly bigger display screen. they are all above 6MP.


    anyway i would love to hear your opinions bearing in mind it is value that i2m after, the question is are the newer models worth the extra chash

    thanks Chums,

    Studio Boy
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I wouldn't bother with the 10D or the 300D.
    The 20D was a big step up from the 10D and is still a good camera, a little old though. The 30D is just a 20D with some small upgrades. If you can get a good deal on one, it might be worth it, if you put the savings into a good lens.

    Personally, I'd recommend a 40D. It was a pretty good upgrade from the 30D, and since the 50D and now 7D are out, the 40D should be a good bargain.
     
  3. epp_b

    epp_b No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Between all of those? 30D, hands down. If you have the option of the 40D, choose that instead.
     
  4. bigtwinky

    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    In order:
    30D
    20D
    400D
    350D

    All budget dependant of course. If you could get a 40D, its a nice upgrade from the 30D. If you are investing in a camera and a camera system, the major part of your investment should be in the lens and not the body. The body is important, but not as much as the lenses.

    I would try and stay away from the Rebel line (xxxD) if you can. They are good consumer cameras, but I find they lack for professional use. So if you plan on shooting somewhat semi-pro, then the xxD are the way to go.

    The 50D may still be high in price, will go down a bit when the 7D comes out. The 40D would be the best choice.
     
  5. Samanax

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    You're going to be buying a used Canon since all of those are out of production already.

    30D is the best of that bunch.
     
  6. Dao

    Dao No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    30D from the list. Or 40D if you can find one in good price.
     
  7. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    I'll follow the rest of the flock and say try and find a 40D too.
     
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    Steve Balmer "Developers"

    The 40D may be "discontinued" but you can still find it new if you hunt around. For example, in Toronto:

    Canon EOS 40D w/EF-S 17-85mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM Lens Digital SLR Camera 1901B011 - Vistek Canada Product Detail

    Admittedly, I bought mine in February for CAD$1180, making it the best photographic bargain at the time.

    Richard
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    Well well well.. I am shocked at the fact of no one telling you that the lens matters more than the body
    What wil lyou be shooting? i presume landscapes and family / friend portraits?
    you should buy a 20D (can get them for about £200 - £300 in good nik)
    and get a 28-70mm L usm which is... £700 I think.
    this way your set for almost anything
    and if your really wanting to get the full range of the spectrum buy the 70-300mm Too which is about £350 - 400

    this is based on new prices, used will be considerbly cheaper, can get a used 70-300 for about £200
    im not sure about the 28-70 tho.

    it sounds allot (at the high end of the prices i provided, ) £300 + £ 700 + + £350 = £1350 / $1500?
    but it is actually conciderably cheap for photography
    if your just taking snapshots, I would consider a P&S E.g. Canon Ixus

    You will also need SD cards, Possibly a tripod (dont get a rubbish one - manfrotto is good way to go, but is about £80 for a decent tripod + head)
    and a few other odds and ends.
     
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    OMFG!!! and they were all in mint condition??? :O :O
    man! I wish I could find good deals like that :D

    I wouldn't recommend any of those Rebel series dslrs I mean sure they are quite a bit smaller and less of a burden to carry around but they are a lot less user friendly and have a lot less features than the 40D and have much worse high ISO performance.
     
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