new lens or new body???

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  1. kyle9128

    kyle9128 TPF Noob!

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    OK so right now im torn between buying a new lens or a new body. Right now I have an Eos digital rebel...the original one. For lenses i have a 55-200 usm and the kit 18-55 no IS... What should i buy, the new T1i or the 100mm 2.8 macro lens? the body i have now is getting around 10k count on the shutter.
     
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    You're not even 1/2 way yet on the shutter, maybe not even a 1/3rd.

    Unless the body is holding you back because of a lack of features, glass is always a more lasting investment than a body. Particularly a lens like the 100mm f/2.8 macro.

    I say get the lens.
     
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    Sounds to me like you need some faster glass.
     
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    I want to say body because that EOS Rebel is a bit dated but, With the right lens, it would be like having a new camera. If not the 100mm macro then something better than what you have...
     
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    Yeah, I'd spring for new glass as well, unless you are being held back by lack of features as KmH noted. (And indeed you aren't very far on the shutter's life span. I'm almost at the 9k mark myself. I swear I'm going to shred the shutter before I get a new camera. Eep. >.< )
     
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    Go with the glass, Build your self a good lens arsonal to work with. The body can always be pushed right to it's limits and it sounds like your current body, despite being a bit dated has plenty of life left in it. Get closer to it's life expectancy before replacing your body.
     
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    lens . . .
     
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    Both :)

    Glad that's settled.
     
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    Well played sir. I would say go for the new glass. Keep your current body for a bit longer mate.
     
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    Josh220 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    My previous post was the best case scenario, but in all seriousness, this guy is 100% spot on, as are the rest of the posters in this thread. I went with upgrading my body first, but only because I also have the funds for better glass; I am just waiting a little bit to space out my purchases. My old body would have been dwarfed by my upcoming lenses, so I needed a more capable/larger body. Better glass is on the way though, so get your lenses first.
     
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    I add my vote for glass. Go for a fast f 2.8 replacement for the kit 18-55. The Tammy 17-50 f2.8 is a great lens.
     
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    I'm going to go out on a limb here and recommend a new body. Get a 1D. It will drastically improve your photography. It is all that stands between you and being a professional photographer.
     

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