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Old Feb 16, 2011, 12:13 AM   #11
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Hi, just a quick question,

I now have a 450D and a friend of mine wants to swop me his 500d with a small cash difference is it worth while changing is there a huge difference between the 450 and 500 or should i rather spend the extra on lenses
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Old Feb 16, 2011, 2:31 AM   #12
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The 500D is a better low light camera shoot well upto 3200iso with a higher resolution sensor. And you get good 720p HD. I shoot it and that is about what you get more form the 500D. 1080p is not the best as it is only at 20fps vs the normal 24fps. They both have the same AF like all the new rebels/T camera, 550d and 600d. So it is a little better for shooting kids indoors and low light stuff when you can not use a flash.
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Great! Sounds good
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Hi, just a quick question,

I now have a 450D and a friend of mine wants to swop me his 500d with a small cash difference is it worth while changing is there a huge difference between the 450 and 500...
There isn't a huge difference between the 450D and the 500D. The 500D has
HD video if that is important to you. On paper, the 500D has better high ISO/
low light performance. In practice, the difference is quite small.

Don't be too impressed by the ISO 6400 and 12800 options of the 500D.
They are well hidden away in the functions menu, just in case
someone might be foolish enough to try using them :-)

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should i rather spend the extra on lenses
Maybe. The difference in value between a 450D and 500D of
similar age and in similar condition is probably around $100.
With the exception of the 'nifty fifty' 50mm f/1.8, any lens upgrade
will cost quite a bit more.

The choice is yours. You can't go too far wrong. The 450D
and 500D are both excellent cameras.
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Old Feb 20, 2011, 11:31 PM   #15
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I know i probably sound like a stuck record,

I have ano oppourtunity to but one of 2 lenses:

Canon 55-250mm is or the canon Canon EF 75-300mm
Which is the better obviously the 300mm one doesnt have image stab is that important especially for a beginner

And is there a huge difference between canon lenses and sigma? Besides the price?
Does sigma have is or just canon
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Old Feb 21, 2011, 4:00 AM   #16
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I have the EFS55-250IS it is not a bad lens and it also light and has reasonable range. IS, is useful as it will help with slower shutter speeds
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I know i probably sound like a stuck record,

I have ano oppourtunity to but one of 2 lenses:
Don't worry too much about it. Everybody that buys a new DSLR
feels the need to go and buy lots of lenses to go with it. They
usually end up very disappointed when the newer/bigger/better
lens isn't really much better than the standard kit lens.

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Canon 55-250mm is or the canon Canon EF 75-300mm
The 55-250mm IS is the better of the two. It is a good compliment
to the 18-55mm kit lens. The 75-300mm is not a great lens.
There are several cheap 70 ish to 300mm available from Canon,
Sigma and Tamron. Of these, the 75-300mm Canon is the worst
performer. The Canon 70-300mm IS USM is a lot better, but it
is a lot more expensive.

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Which is the better obviously the 300mm one doesnt have image stab is that important especially for a beginner
IS becomes more useful at longer focal lengths. Shooting hand
held at 200-300mm, IS will be a big advantage.

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And is there a huge difference between canon lenses and sigma? Besides the price?
Does sigma have is or just canon
You must judge each lens on it's individual merits (or lack of). The
Sigma 70-300mm APO is a better lens than the Canon 75-300mm.
They aren't any cheaper than the Canon lens. However, you can pick
up used examples at reasonable prices. I paid less than half the full
retail price for a used Sigma 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 APO in mint condition.
At f/5.6 at the long end, this isn't a great lens in low light conditions, but
it is quite good outdoors. A few sample images:
http://pix.ie/corkpix/1630411
http://pix.ie/corkpix/1645034
http://pix.ie/corkpix/1638189
http://pix.ie/corkpix/1638188
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