So I want the 50D ... I mean, I'd love the 70D, but totally not in the budget. I was going to get the 40D just based on the cost, but I thought that was silly when I know I could find a way to get the 50D. I'm only looking to buy the body since I already have three lenses that I use.
I found one on Amazon, used, and the seller has good ratings. He's asking $837 for it. He says it works great, low shutter count (1500 actuations). He's had it since June. He's pretty quick to get back to me, which is good. I just worry about buying it used.
And while I was typing this post, I did an online search and found it EVEN cheaper somewhere else, new. With shipping, it actually works out to be the same cost as the used one on amazon. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
And DH said that he's actually okay with me upgrading to this camera provided that my XTi sells for at least half of what I'm paying for the new camera. I don't know how many actuations I have on it, I can't seem to find a way to tell. But I know it's a lot.
Anyhow, I guess I'd love to know if anyone else has the 50D ... what's my learning curve gonna be? I'm already so behind on my current photography (mainly just the post processing, I'm doing project 365, so I am using it every day), I can't even imagine the time I'm gonna need to learn the new camera. But I'm ready!
So, any advice? I should go with the brand new camera, right? I mean, that makes sense. And I am thinking craigslist is the best place to sell my XTi ... really hoping to get the money for it. I have an extra battery, as far as I can tell, the 50D and the XTi use totally different batteries. (If you know for sure on that, please let me know).
Okay, thanks for reading my rambling. I hope to have a photo share sometime in the near future. I'm right at my two year anniversary with the DSLR ... but I used auto for a couple of months when I first got it.