What difference will the body actually make?

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  1. J.Bat

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    I am just curious, I shoot a 350D right now, I was wondering if say a 20 or 30d would have better image quality? You can see my pics at www.jbatdesigns.com/photography

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  2. Village Idiot

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    Not much.

    The features will make the most difference though.
     
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    Looking at your photography, I'm not sure you're going to see too much difference in image quality from what you're using now, all have the same pixel density. The 350D and 20/30D all use the same lenses. So the only real difference you may see is in the handling and ruggedness of the models you're looking at. If you want to step up the image quality, I'd suggest looking a little higher up the Canon range to the 40D or 50D, or if that's too pricey, give the 450D a look over.
     
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    As Chris said the diffrence in upper models is the build quality. The uppper end cameras are metal as opposed to plastic, they are weather sealed, to an extent as such. Then there are features which may or, may not be relavant to improve images.
     
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    If it's a question of image quality between bodies and lenses, the answer is always lenses.

    And you're images look great. A new body will make no difference.
     
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    hey VI,

    Just wondering if you were still a mentor? And if so, you got room for one more student? I couldnt figure out how to PM you, so i gotta ask you publicly. I like your tough love style and ive got the determination to learn

    let me know:mrgreen:
     
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    I have the rebel xsi and I wish I would have bought the 40d. The 5d was way out of my price range for now. The problem with the rebel is not handling noise at high ISO's very well unless the exposure is perfect. I hate noise even though most people would not notice it. The lenses do make a lot of difference though. As soon as I bought something better than the kits lens, I was amazed at the sharpness and clarity.
     
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    the lens is the most important part of your equipment! put your money there. the 30-40d body will be more comfortable to use and has more megapixel if you intend to pring your photos on large sizes, but if those are not your intensions, saty with the 350d and improve the quality of your lenses with the canon L series.
     
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    While i agree that there won't be much (any) of a difference between a 350D and a X0D, i don't understand why some people keep saying that between a body and a lens, the lens will always be more important in terms of image quality.
    In this day in age, when everybody obsesses about pixel counts, high iso performance and sensor sizes - how can you keep saying that the body means less than the lens?

    It doesn't, not anymore.

    If you have a 16-35 L and a 350D, for example, don't get the 16-35 Mark II, if you're looking to improve the quality of your images.

    Get a 5D or 1D.
     
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    Amen.

    It kills me everytime I see someone with a $2K+ new 900MP supercam and a slow kit lens.

    LWW
     
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    If you have to ask, it probably won't make much of a difference.
     
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    If one is shooting with a 16-35L and a 350D, and isn't getting GREAT quality images, perhaps it is the photographer who needs to improve.
     

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