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Registered: ‎09-29-2015

Re: What's a good older Canon dslr?

I respect your choice of a 40D. It is still a good camera and you can take good pictures with it. The investment is so, so small and if you use it for 2 to 3 years, the cost per month is less than $10.

 

You can save up enough money to buy a newer camera by then for sure. But whatever camera you plan to buy in a few years will become an (comparatively) obsolete device by then. So just buy whatever you can afford and enjoy shooting now.

 

There is no problem at all if you have any of the versions of Windows computers (XP to 10) and all these PC/OS detect the 40D without any problem.

 

I guarantee that the 40D will not disappoint you if you can find a good copy. Match it with a good lens.

 

Of course, it is your choice. Only you yourself know what is best for you. If you continue to hesitate,you will still be asking for opinion in this thread for the years to come,

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Re: What's a good older Canon dslr?

"So just buy whatever you can afford and enjoy shooting now."

 

Ditto.  Smiley Happy Go for it, I would.

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Re: What's a good older Canon dslr?


@Dragoncamera7 wrote:

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


In your situation you have very little to lose by buying a 40D, assuming that it's in good condition and that you really do want to get back into photography beyond the cell phone level. Even if you buy a better camera later, you'll want to have a spare.

Bob
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
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Registered: ‎05-10-2017

Re: What's a good older Canon dslr?

Yeah, I think you guys are right. Now with summer here I am missing a lot of opportunities to shoot. Like Robert said, if I have the opportunity to upgrade, I'll have a spare body. Since I don't have any really good lenses right now, I probably couldn't make use of the 7D anyway. I just really want to get shooting again.

 

Ben

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Posts: 27
Registered: ‎05-10-2017

Re: What's a good older Canon dslr?

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for the advice and guidance I very much appreciated it and I feel a lot better about buying after all the discussion. I'll post a new thread when I purchase.

Ben
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Registered: ‎05-10-2017

Re: What's a good older Canon dslr?

Has anyone bought a used Canon body with condition G from Adorama? Just would like to know what kind of condition to expect.

 

Ben

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Re: What's a good older Canon dslr?

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Re: What's a good older Canon dslr?


@Dragoncamera7 wrote:

Has anyone bought a used Canon body with condition G from Adorama? Just would like to know what kind of condition to expect.

 

Ben


The "G" rating doesn't sound very promising to me.  It's in the lower half of the rating scale, which cannot be a good thing.  The best sources for used gear are KEH and B&H, especially KEH for camera bodies.  I see a good deal on a 40D..

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Registered: ‎02-26-2015

Re: What's a good older Canon dslr?

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@Dragoncamera7 wrote:

Has anyone bought a used Canon body with condition G from Adorama? Just would like to know what kind of condition to expect.

 

Ben


A 'G' rating from Adorama would be the same as the 'BGN' rating from KEH.

 

If KEH still has the 'EX' one, just buy it already!

 

'EX' from KEH would be like 'E+' from Adorama.

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Posts: 27
Registered: ‎05-10-2017

Re: What's a good older Canon dslr?

I just wanted to thank everyone again for all the help, I really appreciate all the posts, thanks for the clarification on the used conditions.

 

Ben

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