Considering Upgrading to a Canon 30D

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  1. cbay

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    Hi Everyone!

    I'm considering upgrading to a 30D as my 350D cant keep up to the sport photos as slightly slow. Plus about time I upgraded. What are people's opinions on this camera?
     
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    erm you do know the 30d can only shoot up to 5fps
     
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    Considering he's shooting with a rebel...

    There's a world of difference in fps, AF and shutter lag between the 2 cameras. Buy it if you need it.

    The will be no difference in image quality though.

    I am personally holding out for something with 45 AF points, sealed body and full frame. A few market analysts have suggested that this year will be the largest in DSLR sales after which a relative saturation point will be reached. This kinda makes sense, 300D and 10D from 5? years ago produce ALMOST as good a picture as the current 30D. At least at ISO 400<

    So hopefully the price for a FF body will be less than 2K$ sometime in 2007

    Until then the my high ISO digital pics will have "character" to them. :mrgreen: :wink:
     
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    Do you mean that camera can't take enough shots per second?
    or are your shutter speeds to slow?
    or is there too much camera lag?
    or are your reflexes too slow? :lol:

    Be careful about upgrading the body because it may be your lenses. In that case you'll be back where you started but with a more expensive body.
    Have you tried increasing the ISO and widneing the aperture? Unless it's the fps you want increased, I'll be surprised if it's the camera body that's too slow.
    If the Doc is right then i'd say that 5fps is among the fastest you'll get without going mental on your budget.
     
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    Well, I personally think its okay but people have turned me down for jobs such as london marathon because apparently my equipment is too slow and they reccomended the 20D at least. Which i can only see the fps is different between the two cameras.
     
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    The 20D can fire at 1/8000 as opposed to 1/4000 of the 350D
     
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    yea but im shooting 300mph dragsters and dont go anly lower than 1/100th

    erm what about just buying a 30d badge lie or also do the old yea ma 1d is broken so im using my 350d today once you are there there's not tooo much there going to do bout it ???
     
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    Once you start shooting with XXD body, you'll see that the "shutter lag" makes a lot of difference.

    You have to feel it for yourself - it makes for easier action shooting. With XT and 300D it's really noticeable. With 1D or nikon F6 the shutters feel differently. It's both the combination of the very smooth shutter release button and fast shutter.

    With the rebels it's slow, the sound like "teee-chee-pok" Three stage long shutter.

    With the "sports" bodies you start pressing the shutter and you'll hear a very short "chirp" and might not realise you're actually taken a picture.

    It's so much easier to capture the action with that.

    Also:
    AF is better
    Metal body
    Brighter viewfinder
    Spot metering
    ISO 3200

    fps - the rebel actually has like 2.2 or 2.5 fps. Canon just rounded it up. 20D is actually 5 and when bursting... the difference is huge.

    But 20/30D are just pickles. They don't really AF nicely compared to 1D bodies. :p
     
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    That'll get you fired fast. :lol:

    You shouldn't even touch rebels if you're a pro action photog
     
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    just out of intrest gess the camera used
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    there are doing about 90mph 0.8 seconds after starting
     
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    HotShot! I photograph @ Santa Pod too! I know the speeds and my 350D Kept up with it. But I still think i should upgrade its bout time i did anyhow, or maybe i should wait a little longer and save for a 1D or sumthing.
     
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    I was responding to cbays post above mine about the only difference being FPS.

    In sports photography fast shutter speeds can be important. Maybe not in racing but in sports photography like football or w/e it can be.
     

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