February 11, 2011 @ 11:23 PM
Exotic

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Location: Ventura, CA

My current body is the Canon Rebel XS
w/ 18-55mm kit lens and 50mm f1.8 prime lens
I have about 650$ right now, but I'm not sure if I should either sell my xs body and buy a 60d or buy a 17-50mm f2.8 tamron first and then sell my body later and upgrade to 60d when I get more money. I know normally you upgrade lens first, but the xs isn't a great body and I kind of want HD video recording. If I upgrade the lens first, It'll be awhile until I get enough for the 60d body and idk if canon will lower prices or when canon is going to release another body so I don't wanna buy a lens, then wait a while to get the 60d only to have canon release a better model right after. Opinions?
February 12, 2011 @ 03:50 AM
deadpooL

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Location: Tokyo

glass.
February 12, 2011 @ 04:19 AM
be@rywh!te

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Location: SPtoSJ

lenses for sure.
February 12, 2011 @ 06:13 AM
araw at bituin

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Location: SFxAZ

lens.

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February 12, 2011 @ 06:56 AM
calintz

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Location: sydney

lens

a 60D with kit lens won't be that much better with what you are getting now
February 12, 2011 @ 04:54 PM
Fanzor

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Join Date: Oct 2010

Location: SoCal

I agree nice glass will make your photos on the xs just pop. The 60d was just released, i think the next camera to come out is the 5d mark3 or something to replace the 7d. So you should have some time to save an buy the 60d without it being outdated.
February 12, 2011 @ 08:29 PM
TyLeR

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What are you shooting?
February 12, 2011 @ 10:11 PM
Exotic

Post: 215

Join Date: Mar 2010

Location: Ventura, CA

I shoot just about everything. I'm taking a photography class right now. I also plan on making promos and videos so thats another reason why I want the 60d so I can record in HD. Thanks for the advice guys. I might get the glass first, but I heard the 60d is getting a 100$ rebate next week so I'm still not sure yet.
February 13, 2011 @ 07:13 PM
TyLeR

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Lenses are over hyped. Lenses can only do so much with what the body/sensor can handle. Then you're at the bottleneck of the body.
February 13, 2011 @ 08:27 PM
Koven

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Lenses are over hyped. Lenses can only do so much with what the body/sensor can handle. Then you're at the bottleneck of the body.


lenses hold your value and aren't replaced every year like bodies are.

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February 13, 2011 @ 08:51 PM
TyLeR

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That has absolutely nothing to do with the point I was trying to make.
February 13, 2011 @ 09:02 PM
Koven

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That has absolutely nothing to do with the point I was trying to make.


Your point was null and void though I was just giving you another reason why you were wrong.

all I do is sip espressos and listen to AZ -mrelllis.tumblr.com

February 13, 2011 @ 09:22 PM
365Hustle

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random self comment

i wanna get some new glass for my t2i. then upgrade to a 7d or 5dm2 in the future. but im broke.

cool story right?
February 14, 2011 @ 02:48 AM
deadpooL

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Location: Tokyo

Lenses are over hyped. Lenses can only do so much with what the body/sensor can handle. Then you're at the bottleneck of the body.


lolwut?

dope glass + mediocre body > dope body + mediocre glass
February 14, 2011 @ 05:09 AM
Tom E. Sivertsen

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Location: Norway

Lenses are over hyped. Lenses can only do so much with what the body/sensor can handle. Then you're at the bottleneck of the body.


haha, thats the dumbest thing i ever heard.
February 14, 2011 @ 02:26 PM
wu_tun

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Location: London/ Beijing

if you use digital camera, i suggest you to upgrade your camera body.

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February 14, 2011 @ 08:12 PM
TyLeR

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word
February 15, 2011 @ 01:18 AM
TALIBAN

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Location: SFC

lens. no difference if its a different body with the same glass.
February 15, 2011 @ 05:16 AM
Tom E. Sivertsen

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Location: Norway

February 15, 2011 @ 06:52 PM
RawShack

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this is funny..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk5IMmEDWH4


digitalrev is the truth. smile
March 13, 2011 @ 09:04 PM
ElevatedNick

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Location: Florida

body.. if you want to shoot video that is. the build quality and ergonomics are way better on the 60d. keep the 50mm 1.8 and buy a 24mm 2.8 or a similar fast wide prime when you have the funds. normally i would say upgrade the lens, but i think you'll get a lot more out of upgrading the rebel to a 60d (bettergrip/buttonlayout/wirelessflashcontrol/hdvideo/etc) rather than just getting new glass
March 13, 2011 @ 10:11 PM
SprNtrl

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Location: The Athens of the Do...

Normally I would say lens for sure, but if your existing camera body isn't doing what you need it to do then upgrade.

Don't be like my friend though. He has a D3S paired with some crappy Nikon zoom lens. Horrible stuff.
May 15, 2011 @ 11:16 PM
ohmannn

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Join Date: May 2011

agreed, if your camera body is not doing what you think it should do, i think you should consider a flash and a new body. the two lens you have right now are decent lenses and don't deserve too much dis-credit considering your budget isn't amazingly high right now. i personally, have never been a fan of the older Canon Rebel series.
May 16, 2011 @ 03:39 PM
crricha13

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Location: VA

cheap 35mm digital with good glass beats full frame with crap glass any day. cool
May 16, 2011 @ 05:35 PM
Saro

Post: 359

Join Date: May 2011

yeah, agreed. you should go with the lens. L series btw (:
May 16, 2011 @ 10:09 PM
SUHREAL

Post: 5

Join Date: May 2009

Location: Dc/Md/Va/Sj-Bay Area

Top 3 things that make a great photo
1. Persons experience, skill,&knowledge
2. Lens
3. Body

1 being the most important one... They have Photo Books with shots takin by Iphones, disposable cameras, etc...

point: Lens before the body.
May 16, 2011 @ 10:15 PM
Snapples

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Location: The 626/805

Lens man, body won't do much if you have cheap glass
May 18, 2011 @ 06:47 AM
teov

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Location: Greater Milan metro...

upgrade lens for sure , I got an XS too and I can take way better looking pics with a 50mm 1.8 more than with the standard 18-55mm , obviously a good camera body is important too

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May 19, 2011 @ 12:38 PM
Ducis

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Location: Colombia

Spend the money on some great glass.
May 30, 2011 @ 01:43 PM
iujoae

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lens bro, eff the body.

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