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Anyone want to throw in their two cents on what camera I should get? I have had my rebel xt for 5 years. I'm looking at the new Canon T1i or the 50d. I almost have enough money for the T1i now, but would have to save another 6 months or so for the 50d. As far as lenses, I have the 70-200 f2.8 L IS, 17-55 f2.8 Is, and 50 mm f1.8. I hope to sell the xt with the kit lens, couple of batteries and cf card. If I sell it, I would have enough for the T1i now.
 

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Here's a side by side comparison between the 50d and T1i:
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/com...e&cameras=canon_eos50d,canon_eos500d&show=all

The 50d is larger and better built, shoots at 6fps & shoots at higher ISO and shutter speeds. The T1i is basically the same camera but smaller. It's also approx $300 cheaper and shoots videos...

If you end up waiting, the 60d is supposedly rumored to be out late summer or early fall. I'm hoping it will have the same specs as the new Pentax K-7 that was announced in May and shipping in July.

The T1i has received great reviews and would definitely be an upgrade to your XT. But if you are shooting professionally, then IMO, I would wait and get the 50d or 60d if it comes out. You might even be able to to find a 40d for a great price on Craigslist.
 

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Thanks Jimbo. The main reason I moved up from a point and shoot to the xt and some better glass is because I'm always being asked to take pictures of events at our church. Even on the brightest day the sanctuary is dark. But I'm not doing this professionally. I've had the XT for 5 years and it has served me well. I guess I question if I move up to a better camera should I get the better of the two. I haven't sold the XT yet, so I still have time to think this over, and at the rate I've been saving, a new model might be out by then!!

Also, do you think I'm asking too much for the XT w/ kit lens, $300? I have everything that came in the box plus a 1 gig cf card and two extra batteries.
 

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Hey Linda,

Monnie went from the Rebel to the 50D. She loves her new camera. Just letting you know what she went for.

I shoot Nikon, so I'm no help to you at all :p
 

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After much thought, I went ahead and ordered the canon T1i. For what I use the camera for, I think it be all that I need. Thanks for everyone's 2 cents!
 

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I was just going to ask the eaxct same question! The guy at Best Buy told me the T1I isn't that much different than the XT I have. I can't decide what I want.
 

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I was just going to ask the eaxct same question! The guy at Best Buy told me the T1I isn't that much different than the XT I have. I can't decide what I want.
ETA - The guy at BB is an absolute moron... The T1i is a completely different camera in that it has a different processor Digic4 vs Digic2, a much better LCD, shoots 1080p HD video, has an excellent ISO range and shoots much better in low light.

FYI - The T1i is being replaced by the T2i... http://www.dpreview.com/news/1002/10020806canoneos550d.asp

The T2i uses a lot of the technology that the 7D. One super sweet option is that you can set the shutter speed and aperture manually while shooting a video. This is great for when you're shooting in low light. But if HD video isn't something that your interested in, than the 50d is may be a better option. It's basically the same price as the T2i, a bit larger, and shoots at 6.3fps compared to 3.7 which is great for action shots.
 

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Now I am looking at the 50D and the 7D. I want to do photography on a more professional level. I am a little intimidated by the 7D. Hubby thinks I should just get that one and said it's the vacum cleaner lesson all over again. Itr's a lot of money but a lot of camera too.
 

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Tough choice... I'm saving up for the 7D and hoping the price goes down later on this Spring. But the 50D has been on the market for a 1 1/2 years and is an great camera. Combine that with the 17-55 f/2.8 IS and you got an awesome combo for around $2000 bucks. The 7D has only been around for 6 months and is completely redesigned. It has a brand new 19 point AF system, a weather-sealed magnesium body, dual processors, shoots at 8fps and shoots full HD video with manual controls. Another thing, if you shoot RAW, you're gonna need a fairly powerful PC or Mac to transfer your files over with a lot of hard drive space because each RAW file is around 30MB on the 7D and 20MB on 50D. Good luck!!!
 
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