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| p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · 40D, 50D, 60D, 7D, 5Dc, glass, best upgrade? |
I have been shooting with a 20D for years and have actually been pretty happy with it. My main complaint being focus accuracy from time to time, which I have never been totally sure if it was a lens issue or a camera issue.
I would consider myself an enthusiast, but not a gear junkie at all. I have a limited amount of money to spend on photography and I try to spend it wisely. Lens wise, I have a Sigma 70-200 2.8, a Tamron 28-75 2.8, a Canon 50 1.8, and a Canon 85 1.8.
Last year, in my quest to have a smaller camera to carry around when I don't want to lug the 20D and lenses, I bought an Olympus E-PM1. I think that was a mistake, however, as I don't like using the camera as much as I thought I would and I'm not getting the results out of it that others seem to. It kind of reminds me of the Rebel line, with controls buried in menus and it is hard for me to quickly change settings. I had a Rebel before the 20D and swore I'd never get another one, not so much based on quality of photos, but on handling. I know the current Rebels have better quality than my old 20D, but I'd still rather have my 20D.
So, I have been thinking lately that I would spend a little on my photography hobby and I am trying to decide what to spend it on. I could try a different M43 camera, as I still like the idea of a smaller camera for trips and such. I could even get a better lens for the Olympus I have. I could also buy a fast wider prime to use on my 20D for indoor photos. But, I could also pick up a newer body. I had thought I'd get a 7D next, but then my quest for smaller hit me and I assumed I would move to the M43 world and eventually give up my Canon gear. My kids are grown and I'm no longer shooting HS sports and dance recitals. I do some nature and outdoors, but mostly family and travel photography. I also do a bit of portraiture and engagement/senior pictures photography for others, but that is a relatively small part of what I do. I don't seek that and only do it for friends/family when asked. Even then, I usually try to convince them to hire a professional. But I digress.
If I decide to get a new body, which one do you guys think is the best body for the buck? I am leaning away from the 5Dc, simply because of issues I hear about such as iffy focus and dust.
On the other hand, if I go with a fast prime and keep the 20D for now, is the 35/2 the best choice or possibly the Sigma 30?
Thanks in advance.