Gadget: Canon 50D

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I finally got the Canon 50D. I was actually saving for the Canon 40D. But after playing around with the 50D at the local Best Buy, I decided to spend a little extra and purchase the newer model. I couldn’t resist the 15 megapixel sensor, the higher resolution 920,000 dot LCD and the newer DIGIC 4 image processor.

I can’t wait to test this bad boy out!

Since being bitten by the shutter bug last year, I knew that I would out grow the Canon XTi that I owned for a little over a year. To be honest, I wish I had spent a little more and purchased the 40D when I first invested in a DSLR. I would’ve saved some money now considering the difference between a 40D vs. 50D is not as extreme as a XTi vs 40D. Anyways, now that I have a camera body that will allow me to be more flexible and creative, its time to start saving for better glass(lens).

Hopefully I can purchase my first L series lens sometime in September. It would be a great birthday present to myself! 🙂

  • Sweet Dude. I wish you luck with the new Toy! I was considering upgrading myself…or at least upgrade my lens.

  • I think most agree that if you had to choose between upgrading the camera body or the lens, upgrade the lens. For me, the entry level dslr, Canon XTi is a little out dated for what I wanted to do now. Like I said, I wish I had spent a little more and gotten the 40D when I first invested in a dslr because it has pretty much what i'm looking for now but with lesser image and lcd resolution. I probably wouldn't not have bought the 50D if i had purchased the 40D initially.

    I'm not sure which Nikon model you have but if its still providing you with what you need, save for the higher quality lens.

  • I think most agree that if you had to choose between upgrading the camera body or the lens, upgrade the lens. For me, the entry level dslr, Canon XTi is a little out dated for what I want to do now. Like I said, I wish I had spent a little more and gotten the 40D when I first invested in a dslr because it has pretty much what i'm looking for now but with lesser image and lcd resolution. I probably wouldn't have bought the 50D if i had purchased the 40D initially.

    I'm not sure which Nikon model you have but if its still providing you with what you need, save for the higher quality lens.