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Re: What's a good older Canon dslr?

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Well, I used the 450D for a few months but the it was a loan. Of course I got hooked on photography, now I am wanting to get something that is better than the 450D. Basically with my budget the 40D seems to be the best option, as we have talked about in this thread. Another question: how does an 8+ on B&H compare to the E rating for Adorama?

 

Ben

 

(To clarify about my interests in the 7D, I wouldn't be able to upgrade for a few years so I won't be just turning around and selling the 40D.)

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Re: What's a good older Canon dslr?

I couldn't say. I only buy used gear with the highest ratings. Most of the time it has been tripods and heads. Only one used camera body, but a few Refurbished bodies and lenses direct from Canon. Highly recommended that you check out the refurb store.
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Re: What's a good older Canon dslr?

My impression is that Adorama over rates, B&H rates accurately, and KEH under rates.
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Re: What's a good older Canon dslr?

"Spending money now on a 40D is really a major setback to when you can buy a 7D."

 

I see two side to this.  He is right buying a lesser camera today will only delay getting that truly better camera tomorrow.  On the second hand though, how much are you missing by not shooting today?  Your choice?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 I'd probably go for the 40D today! Smiley Happy

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@ebiggs1 wrote:

"Spending money now on a 40D is really a major setback to when you can buy a 7D."

 

I see two side to this.  He is right buying a lesser camera today will only delay getting that truly better camera tomorrow.  On the second hand though, how much are you missing by not shooting today?  Your choice? 

 

 I'd probably go for the 40D today! Smiley Happy


Why do you say that?  The OP already has not one, but two obsolete cameras in working order.

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I know, I know and you are probably right he should wait.  But he is like me, he just can't!  It's a weakness, I admit.

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Re: What's a good older Canon dslr?


@Waddizzle wrote:

Why do you say that?  The OP already has not one, but two obsolete cameras in working order.


From what I've read he has borrowed cameras in the past and doesn't have any of his own at this time.

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@TTMartin wrote:

@Waddizzle wrote:

Why do you say that?  The OP already has not one, but two obsolete cameras in working order.


From what I've read he has borrowed cameras in the past and doesn't have any of his own at this time.


That changes things.  If that's the case, find a good one at KEH.  Although, I think for a few more dollars one can do better.  Here's a great package at the Refurbished Store that is currently on sale.  It's the T5 kit with the 18-55mm and 75-300mm lenses.

https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/rebel-t5-ef-s-18-55mm-is-ii-ef-75-300mm-f-4-56-iii-kit-re...

I think this is the best budget deal thought, the SL-1.

 

https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/eos-sl1-18-55-is-stm-lens-kit-refurbished

 

There is a world of difference between buying obsolete and new.  As time goes on, the older camera becomes more and more out of date with today's computers.  

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Re: What's a good older Canon dslr?

Correct, right now I do not have any DSLR and I really miss shooting. I want the 40D right now, but at the same time I want the more capable 7D, which is currently out of my budget range. So I am between the two choices, wait and save up, or get back into photography right now.

 

Ben

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Re: What's a good older Canon dslr?

Save up.  Like I said earlier, buying something that is not what you really want is good way to spend money on stuff that you will disappoint you.  You will always wonder what the thing you really wanted would be like.  So, you go buy what you really wanted.

In my experience, I usually wound buying what I really wanted down the road, anyway.  The disappointment comes from when you spend a sum of money, and now you can no longer afford to buy what it was that you really wanted.  Don't make that mistake, not ever.  

There are lots of reasons to hesitate on an obsolete camera.  First among them is connecting it to a computer.  The newer ones don't always have the right hardware, and if they do, the are no device drivers in the new Operating Systems that support the old obsolete camera.

Figure out what software you need BEFORE you buy anything, and make sure it can run on whatever computer you use.

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