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Re: need an upgrade from 40d, can't decide: 5D 3, 70D (when available), 7D?
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2013, 04:26:36 PM »
with 5d mk 3 you will need a flash

consider a used 1d mk3 for the upgrade
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Re: need an upgrade from 40d, can't decide: 5D 3, 70D (when available), 7D?
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2013, 04:26:36 PM »

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Re: need an upgrade from 40d, can't decide: 5D 3, 70D (when available), 7D?
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2013, 04:33:45 PM »
A very similar thread last week "Upgrade from 40D" in a different sub-folder with some good comments: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=12836.0

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Re: need an upgrade from 40d, can't decide: 5D 3, 70D (when available), 7D?
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2013, 07:35:18 PM »
My $0.02:

7DII will be startlingly good and startlingly expensive

70D will be more affordable and have enough improvements for those who prefer crop to replace 40D/50D, and to some extent 60D.  All the above plus 60D and to some extent 7D users who are on the fence (crop vs. FF) are IMO the target market for 6D.   If you have to make a decision by mid-May, you're looking at being an early adopter who will pay premium price, something to consider.

FWIW - I have an astro-modified 40D and a 60D.  If all I had was the 40D I'd be looking hard at the 6D.  As it is, I AM looking at the 6D, getting my 60D modified and selling the 40D (which is still a fine camera) to pay for the 60D modification.  For my purposes, wireless trumps the 5D3's AF.  YMMV.

Interesting..... I have a 60D and am thinking of having it astro-modified. I can't see getting a 70D to replace it unless it is remarkably better than the 60D. I'm waiting on the 7D2... if it is a groudshaking improvement over the 7D I'll go that way, if not 7D's will be at bargain basement prices and I'll go that way.
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Re: need an upgrade from 40d, can't decide: 5D 3, 70D (when available), 7D?
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2013, 11:43:34 PM »
I tend to believe the best way to upgrade is to go up the chain, rather than upgrade from the same line.

that's a valid point. However, I don't feel I've outgrown my 40D...almost there, but not yet. The reason I'm looking for an upgrade is mostly because my current 40D sometimes gives incorrect metering readings and either over or underexposes "tough" images.



Definitely rent before you buy if you can. That way you are sure to get what you want. If you don't need the pro af of the 5diii (wildlife or sports shooting) then the 6d is probably an even better camera and the 5dii would suit as well. Both save some cash over the 5diii.

valid point re: renting



thanks all for the info. it's much appreciated.

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Re: need an upgrade from 40d, can't decide: 5D 3, 70D (when available), 7D?
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2013, 11:56:24 PM »
Hey guys,
I'm in the same boat. I think my 40D is a nice camera and I only could wish for minor improvements. What I would want is: better AF(more points, higher point sensitivity), 7fps, AFMA, cleaner low ISO with nice DR, High ISO usable to 6400, a usable autoISO implementation. I don't need 18mp, I would have been happy with 16ish....(my wishes sound alot like a 50D)

The 6D comes close in certain respects. If the 6D would cost 1500EUR it would be priced in a way that I would think about buying it. It would be expensive still then because it doesn't fulfill all my wishes. Great IQ but seemingly not usable for sports (Volleyball)

The 5DmkIII is much closer to what I would want but it's much more expensive and thus out of range.

The 7D is a bargain at the moment but would be an Investment into a camera that is (although better than the 40D in many many respects) already 'old'. nothing wrong with the cam, just an odd investment...

I will wait until the 70D gets revealed...if it's underwhelming then I will wait what the 7DmkII brings...oh gosh I plan to wait so much :(
at a certain point it would be better to buy a used 50D and be happy....

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i feel your pain.

having the exact same thoughts in regards to waiting for a new model and is it worth it...7D tight now is a bargain for sure....costs less than my 40D was when I first got it....but the "old" factor is a big turnoff for me, although it's hard to say if that's a reasonable concern or not.

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Re: need an upgrade from 40d, can't decide: 5D 3, 70D (when available), 7D?
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2013, 04:00:58 AM »
Hey guys,
I'm in the same boat. I think my 40D is a nice camera and I only could wish for minor improvements. What I would want is: better AF(more points, higher point sensitivity), 7fps, AFMA, cleaner low ISO with nice DR, High ISO usable to 6400, a usable autoISO implementation. I don't need 18mp, I would have been happy with 16ish....(my wishes sound alot like a 50D)

The 6D comes close in certain respects. If the 6D would cost 1500EUR it would be priced in a way that I would think about buying it. It would be expensive still then because it doesn't fulfill all my wishes. Great IQ but seemingly not usable for sports (Volleyball)

The 5DmkIII is much closer to what I would want but it's much more expensive and thus out of range.

The 7D is a bargain at the moment but would be an Investment into a camera that is (although better than the 40D in many many respects) already 'old'. nothing wrong with the cam, just an odd investment...

I will wait until the 70D gets revealed...if it's underwhelming then I will wait what the 7DmkII brings...oh gosh I plan to wait so much :(
at a certain point it would be better to buy a used 50D and be happy....

cheers
:)

i feel your pain.

having the exact same thoughts in regards to waiting for a new model and is it worth it...7D tight now is a bargain for sure....costs less than my 40D was when I first got it....but the "old" factor is a big turnoff for me, although it's hard to say if that's a reasonable concern or not.

yep. I have shot with a 7D from a friend briefly...nice handling, I really like it. but what spooks me is the low iso banding that makes it less nice for low ISO shooting. and the high ISO improvements are there...they are just not that much of an improvement to justify buying the 7D. thank god there will be a nice MagicLantern version for the 7D available...I haven't done video yet, but the option to do it with ML would be nice, so thanks A1ex and ML team for that!
The thing is: Canons recent record of new Cameras is a little awkward. My fear is that the 70D and 7DmkII will also just NOT be what I want (I think thats very likely) and thus I will then be contemplating whether to buy a much more expensive camera...well...that is seemingly their marketing strategy though....ugh :-\

I will read the other thread later that day...thanks for the link!

cheers

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Re: need an upgrade from 40d, can't decide: 5D 3, 70D (when available), 7D?
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2013, 12:02:07 PM »
I have a 40d.  I have 24-70L, 70-200IIL, 100mm, and 16-35L what about upgrading to a 1dx? I like the AF and low light performance.  Yeah its big money but i am saving up.
Or is that to much of a jump.  I am looking for the burst of a 40D, but really need good low light performance and better AF, more cross section points.

7d, 6d.  I did rent the mark III to be honest i was not to happy with the feel, i did day shoots of soccer.  So i did not push the camera, but for the money it just does not feel solid.  So i thought to think about the 1 dx.

or wait till 2014.

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Re: need an upgrade from 40d, can't decide: 5D 3, 70D (when available), 7D?
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2013, 12:02:07 PM »

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Re: need an upgrade from 40d, can't decide: 5D 3, 70D (when available), 7D?
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2013, 12:10:46 PM »
I'd wait and save the cash until then. If the 7D2 is really good, then you won't even have to worry about upgrading to the 5D3 later.

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Re: need an upgrade from 40d, can't decide: 5D 3, 70D (when available), 7D?
« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2013, 11:00:03 PM »
I'd wait and save the cash until then. If the 7D2 is really good, then you won't even have to worry about upgrading to the 5D3 later.

Where is that 7d2 hiding, I want it to show itself!
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Re: need an upgrade from 40d, can't decide: 5D 3, 70D (when available), 7D?
« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2013, 03:40:10 PM »
If finances stretch go for the 5DIII
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Re: need an upgrade from 40d, can't decide: 5D 3, 70D (when available), 7D?
« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2013, 03:40:10 PM »