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Old Sep 16, 2010, 8:09 AM   #1
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I was thinking of upgrading from the 40d to the 50d. Is that worth it? I like to shoot sports and would like to have ability to have higher iso.

Any help would be great!
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Old Sep 16, 2010, 9:25 AM   #2
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As I started reading I was like, why would you change, but yes, the ISO options are about all that would make me switch. If you are struggling with low light sports then it is worth the move. What glass do you have, as that is possible another option to change?
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Old Sep 16, 2010, 9:29 AM   #3
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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM . Maybe I do not need to upgrade, but I am looking into it. I am still learning.
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while you are thinking to upgrade, you may save up for the 7D, in the lower ISO's the image quality between it and the 50D are not much different, but it does visibly better the highest ISO. Also gives you a better AF system and fps. For a sports shooter, it would be worth the consideration.
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The increase in resolution was enough for me. The 50D we have in the house now replaced a 40D about a year ago.

As stated if you are looking for a higher frame rate dont be too shy of the 7D at 8FPS and an AF system mor apt to following quickly moving subjects ( shoots video too). The MP difference between the two wont be noticied. If movies on a DSLR isnt your bag and you dont need 8FPS I think the 50D would be more suitable. Without throwing too much more into the mix the 60D is another consideration. Wait just a bit more and those will on the used market for a reasonable price.
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I have two 50Ds and the high ISO performance isn't great...some people say worse than the 40D, but I don't know.

What I do know is that the 1DII or 1DsII are cheap as chips on the used market, considerably cheaper than a 7D (and much better cameras). I got a 1DsII for work because I wanted better AF and full frame. Naturally, high ISO performance stomps all over the 50D (especially at ISO 3200 and above) as does the AF and metering.
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lots of used 1d mark IIIs are now going at a very good price..may be you shud upgrade to mark III..fantastic camera for1800 usd....

if u need the 1.6x crop u shud upgrade to 7d and not 50D. 7D is a generation better than any other XXD from canon.
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Personally if going 2nd hand ensure you get a good warranty, for ISO improvements the 1DmkIII will be very good. These pro bodies could have been knocking around many sports events so the shutter could have many many thousands of clicks on.
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