Best ever value for money Canon DSLR?
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Sven Jeppesen
Registered: May 03, 2008
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40D or 5D



dnauer
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
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Country: United States

For me the price and features of the 40D brought me from film to digital -- it made enough of a difference for me to make the leap.



alskouba
Registered: Jun 19, 2011
Total Posts: 291
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5D definitly



vchowdhary
Registered: Jul 12, 2009
Total Posts: 1201
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5d II



Gunzorro
Registered: Aug 28, 2010
Total Posts: 6551
Country: United States

T2i
1D Mark II



snapsy
Registered: Feb 24, 2008
Total Posts: 4695
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1DX, in 5 years.



thw2
Registered: Dec 27, 2004
Total Posts: 2872
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Scores so far... maybe a little off...

40D 17 votes
5D 6 votes
5D2 4 votes
T2i/550D 4 votes
1Ds2 3 votes
5D3 2 votes
D30 2 votes
7D 2 votes
300D 1 vote
20D 1 vote
30D 1 vote
1D2N 1 vote
1D 1 vote



anthonygh
Registered: Jan 09, 2006
Total Posts: 1844
Country: United Kingdom

dnauer wrote:
For me the price and features of the 40D brought me from film to digital -- it made enough of a difference for me to make the leap.


Interestingly....(for me) I bought a mint 1V s/h for peanuts from a guy who bought it new, put about a dozen films through it...then 'upgraded' to a 40D as he was offered one by a friend in mint condition.... the friend loved the 40D so much he decided to 'upgrade' to a 1 series body.

I bought a 40D about two years afterwards...but I am grateful to the 40D because not only is it a fantastic camera...it is also the reason I got to own the marvelous 1V as well.....



Max10
Registered: Jun 16, 2007
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450D (Xsi) for me… feature rich body… the best value for money



kapytalyst
Registered: Jun 13, 2006
Total Posts: 699
Country: United States

1d3's are selling for a little more than $1k. That's my vote.

5dc's at $500 is a steal, too, even though I hated that camera....



twistedlim
Registered: Oct 20, 2004
Total Posts: 3127
Country: United States

My vote has to go with the original 1D. It mades its debut about 11 years ago for $5500.00 and is still being used. The technology this camera broght to the market was, and still is groundbreaking. I have yet to find a better autofocus system. Although some are just as good, the 1D still remains my benchmark. The images it produces are still amazing despite its 4.5 mp sensor.



sandycrane
Registered: Nov 29, 2003
Total Posts: 578
Country: United States

5D: full frame for $650. No brainer.



Bsmooth
Registered: Mar 22, 2005
Total Posts: 938
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I'm going to say the 20D, but then againI have one as well, so I might be slightly biased.



rongoe
Registered: Apr 25, 2006
Total Posts: 403
Country: United States

right now at B&H you can get the T4i with 18-55 and 55-250 for $699. This must take the cake among new options.



ratsnest74
Registered: Feb 12, 2006
Total Posts: 256
Country: United States

Best value, Id say 30D, 40D or 50D. Best new camera for the money is the 5DIII hands down!



Sayeret18
Registered: Apr 01, 2005
Total Posts: 619
Country: United States

Another vote for the 40D - a great all-around performer then, and still very solid today. Sort of the Honda Accord of cameras.



joezasada
Registered: Feb 25, 2005
Total Posts: 3062
Country: Canada

strictly on image quality the 40D is going to give you really good capability for the price; newer cropped bodies won't offer a whole lot of improvement over that.

for full frame you can get a used 5D, 5D2 or 1Ds2 - any of those will offer really good image quality

for sports capability a used 1D2 , 7D, or 1D3 would fit the bill...



MintMar
Registered: Jun 28, 2011
Total Posts: 381
Country: Czech Republic

1D2N since 2009... Until 61pt AF, this was IMO the most accurate and most reliable AF system Canon delivered.



Pixel Perfect
Registered: Aug 16, 2004
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Country: Australia

MintMar wrote:
1D2N since 2009... Until 61pt AF, this was IMO the most accurate and most reliable AF system Canon delivered.


Not IMO. My 1D III was simply amazing and I owned the 1D II for nearly 6 years.

If you can get a 1d III for $1K, you'd be insane to to pass it up. But I doubt they are that cheap except for beaters.



MintMar
Registered: Jun 28, 2011
Total Posts: 381
Country: Czech Republic

Pixel Perfect wrote:
MintMar wrote:
1D2N since 2009... Until 61pt AF, this was IMO the most accurate and most reliable AF system Canon delivered.


Not IMO. My 1D III was simply amazing and I owned the 1D II for nearly 6 years.

If you can get a 1d III for $1K, you'd be insane to to pass it up. But I doubt they are that cheap except for beaters.


Had one. Looked mint. Had 58x-xxx serial number. Yet it was half-blind in one-shot compared to my photoj-beaten 1D2N. It got a service, no improvement, so I let it go (to someone who used MF glass and wanted the sensor, half-blind AF was announced before the sale occured).



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