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Question about body upgrades

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I usually upgrade for ease of use. The quicker I can change my settings the better. IE D40-D80 allowed for dual wheels, ISO/WB buttons; D80-D90 allowed for EasyISO.
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From my understanding, Kaitlyn definitely wants to stay with a crop...she loves the zoom.

7d is probably the right call, but for right now, just get lenses.
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neltron3030 wrote:
Dec 2nd, 2009 5:08 pm
From my understanding, Kaitlyn definitely wants to stay with a crop...she loves the zoom.

7d is probably the right call, but for right now, just get lenses.
You can zoom with full frame ;)

I assume you meant she likes to get more reach.
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I think T1i is a good middle-ground cropped body, its not a huge jump unless you go full-frame... upgrading to a 7D would be for the benefit of faster continuous shooting and more focus points (which is a good reason actually especially if you're shooting more active subjects).
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Winkle wrote:
Dec 3rd, 2009 9:02 am
I think T1i is a good middle-ground cropped body, its not a huge jump unless you go full-frame... upgrading to a 7D would be for the benefit of faster continuous shooting and more focus points (which is a good reason actually especially if you're shooting more active subjects).
Control, quality, Ergonomics, 100% viewfinder, 1080p@24fps, and more..

With that said, there's probably no picture that T1i can't take but 7D can.
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cy wrote:
Dec 3rd, 2009 9:04 am
Control, quality, Ergonomics, 100% viewfinder, 1080p@24fps, and more..

With that said, there's probably no picture that T1i can't take but 7D can.
True, view finder and additional AF points will the most noticeable difference... not sure if it's worth upgrading for her so soon since she's only had her T1i for a couple of months but hey, whatever works! When it comes to new toys I can always find a reason :D
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Slightly off topic, but why can't I get multiple auto-bracket exposures unless I go straight to the 1D?

That would be one benefit of upgrading my Rebel XT.

Oh, and the 3fps is rather lacking, especially evident when shooting air shows.
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Dec 3rd, 2009 3:26 pm
Slightly off topic, but why can't I get multiple auto-bracket exposures unless I go straight to the 1D?

That would be one benefit of upgrading my Rebel XT.

Oh, and the 3fps is rather lacking, especially evident when shooting air shows.
Rebel XT has AEB in groups of 3.

http://www.hdr-photography.com/aeb.html
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Dec 3rd, 2009 3:39 pm
Rebel XT has AEB in groups of 3.

http://www.hdr-photography.com/aeb.html
Yeah I know, and I do use it, but sometimes I want more!

Oh ya, better high ISO performance would definitely another plus for upgrading. The maximum setting is only 1600 on the Rebel XT, and I don't trust it enough to use it other than as a last resort.

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