Canon 50D

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Jack Hollis, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. Jack Hollis

    Jack Hollis Guest

    I'm about to buy a DSLR and can't decide between the Canon 40D or the
    50D. The price difference is about $350 and I don't know if it's worth
    it. I plan to do mostly natural light photography and would like to
    be able to shoot indoors with available light. The 50D seems to be
    better for this. I'm going to be using the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8
    IS USM lens.

    Any advice will be appreciated.
     
    Jack Hollis, Aug 14, 2009
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  2. Jack Hollis

    Joel Guest

    I don't own the Canon 50D and haven't paid much attention to Canon 40D and
    50D to know much about it. But I would suggest to pay a visit to some web
    forum like www.dpreview.com and similar there you should see hundreds if not
    thousands of messages about the differences waiting for you to read.
     
    Joel, Aug 14, 2009
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  3. Jack Hollis

    DRS Guest

    The 40D has a slightly wider dynamic range than the 50D, which may benefit
    natural light photography, and slightly less noise. OTOH, the 50D has a
    host of small improvements over the 40D, such as LiveView, improved AF,
    updated DIGIC processor, improved sealing, etc, the cumulative value of
    which you would have to decide for yourself. See
    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos50d/ for a more detailed technical
    comparison with the 40D.
     
    DRS, Aug 16, 2009
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  4. Jack Hollis

    Joel Guest

    I don't own the Canon 50D but I have 4 other Canon DSLRs, and I don't know
    why you bother with the power switch which I have it ON all the time. Or
    because it has auto-shut off after ## seconds so I never bother to care if
    it's OFF or not. And I prefer to have it ON all the time.

    For some reason, one awhile (probably few times a year) the switch move to
    the moddile position which is still ON *but* has some options disabled. And
    I prefer to have the switch at the very top position (above the ON
    position),
     
    Joel, Aug 16, 2009
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  5. Jack Hollis

    Robert Coe Guest

    :
    : > On Thu, 13 Aug 2009 21:25:52 -0400, Jack Hollis <>
    : > wrote:
    : >
    : > >I'm about to buy a DSLR and can't decide between the Canon 40D or the
    : > >50D. The price difference is about $350 and I don't know if it's worth
    : > >it. I plan to do mostly natural light photography and would like to
    : > >be able to shoot indoors with available light. The 50D seems to be
    : > >better for this. I'm going to be using the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8
    : > >IS USM lens.
    : > >
    : > >Any advice will be appreciated.
    : >
    : > I have had a 50D since January and I love it. I have had one problem
    : > with it which was repaired under warranty. While I was on vacation in
    : > Utah in May, the small dial on the front of the camera stopped working.
    : > Fortunately, the camera was in the state that I wanted for all of my
    : > outdoor photography, so I was able to continue to use it. I was just
    : > not able to change ISO or color balance.
    : >
    : > When I got back home, I contacted Canon and they told me to send it in.
    : > When I got it back, the paper work said that they 'Replaced Top
    : > Assembly', whatever that is. It has worked fine since then.
    : >
    : > If there is one thing that I don't like about it, it is how easy it is
    : > to accidentally turn the camera on without knowing it after it has done
    : > an auto power-down. I normally carry the camera using a neck strap.
    : > Apparently, sometimes as it is swinging around, it bumps into my body
    : > and hits one of the buttons one the bottom-back of the camera. That
    : > turns the LCD back on. There have been a number of times that I have
    : > looked down and seen the LCD on and have had to turn the camera off.
    : > It's a little more of a hassle to have to rotate the power button to
    : > OFF, but that seems to be the only way of being 100% sure that you are
    : > not going to run down your batteries because the LCD came on and you
    : > didn't notice it.
    : >
    : > Gary Edstrom
    :
    : I don't own the Canon 50D but I have 4 other Canon DSLRs, and I don't
    : know why you bother with the power switch which I have it ON all the time.
    : Or because it has auto-shut off after ## seconds so I never bother to care
    : if it's OFF or not. And I prefer to have it ON all the time.
    :
    : For some reason, one awhile (probably few times a year) the switch
    : move to the moddile position which is still ON *but* has some options
    : disabled. And I prefer to have the switch at the very top position (above
    : the ON position),

    Joel, are you ever going to answer a question without telling the questioner
    what he should have asked and why what he's doing is dumb? I believe this is
    the second time in about a week that you've begun your answer with "I don't
    own a 50D, but ...". When you then go on to act as though you're an expert on
    the 50D, I don't think I blame anyone who questions your credibility.

    As it happens, I DO own a 50D. Page 44 of the owner's manual tells you how to
    set the auto power-off timeout. If you set that to a fairly short time, then
    you don't have to worry much about inadvertently turning the camera back on,
    because it will go off again when the timeout period expires.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Aug 18, 2009
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  6. Jack Hollis

    Joel Guest

    Then don't do whatever you are trying to tell me what not to do. Or why
    don't you learn to five the OP the answer directly instead of trying to
    correct me.

    I don't own 50D because I DO NOT own 50D. Even I don't own 50D but you
    can't fool me because not just 50D but most if not all Canon DSLRs have
    similar design, and it may work similar with other manufacture too.
    The problem that whatever you try to correct me isn't any different than
    what I said. So learn to think before trying to correct anyone.

    And I am sorry to teach you how to think.
     
    Joel, Aug 18, 2009
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  7. Jack Hollis

    PDM Guest

    I don't own a Canon 50D; I've got a Canon 950 IXUS. I don't have any
    problems with the switch on the 50D at all :)

    PDM
     
    PDM, Aug 18, 2009
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