yay! 50d is here! (lots of pics)

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  1. chammer

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    the 50d arrived last night along with my other goodies. sadly i didnt get any play time with it, but got the batteries charged for today. very pleased with this camera, and kinda sad that it makes the xsi look like a toy in comparison. this thing must weigh like 5 or 6lbs with the tamron 2.8 17-50mm on it! very solid camera, and quite big yet very easy to use and handle.

    here are some pics of the camera itself, and a couple others i took today (can click for the flickr page for details on the settings used):

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    ...and here are a couple pics i took today:

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    just need to get out of the house now and get some more serious shots!
     
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    Yep, much better than a Rebel series. Congrats.
     
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    Next on my shopping list, that's for sure :drool:
     
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    awesome camera. my congratulations.
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    :drool:
     
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    thanks guys! its definitely a beast of a camera (weight/size wise), but its been great thus far! the shutter sounds extremely solid and strong so you can really get that semi-pro/pro feeling from it.
     
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    Try holding a 1D body or a 5D/5D Mk II with the battery grip. They make my gripped 40D feel small and light...LOL...
     
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    haha yea, im sure. they look quite hefty! im afraid to hold one though...i sold my motorcycle (first time in 10 years im without a bike *cry*) to pay off loan and credit card for this purchase...im afraid of what i'd have to sell to own one of those cameras. :mrgreen:

    5d mkII is definitely on my list of cameras to own, but i really need to learn to use what i have first though!
     
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    We just had a photo meet and my friends kept asking if I wanted to try their "L" lenses (EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM, EF 35mm f/1.4L USM, EF 50mm f/1.2L USM, EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM, EF 135mm f/2.0L USM and EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM...yeah, they all love shooting with primes) on my 40D...kept telling them "No" because I didn't want to get tempted. Can't afford anything right now. Rotten guys...LOL...
    That's how I feel...learn to use what you have first. I shot with a XTi for a year and a half before I got my 40D and 5D.
     

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