ART New photographer v.40d or rebel series

forendo720

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Oct 13, 2008
56
Hello, I will be taking a photography class in the spring. I have been looking at cameras and im not totally sure on what would be a better beginner camera. I was hoping I could get some opinions on here:hsd:
 

VD

Well-Known Member
Aug 18, 2004
71,684
Denver
well, it depends.

I actually started out in the rebel series. 350D/XT. Was great to learn on, but I quickly grew out of it and purchased the 40D.

If you think you're going to love it, get the 40D. It's built much better, feels better in your hand, better IQ (although, I don't know vs the t2i.)

I'm glad I have my 40D instead of a rebel though, every time I open my camera bag.
 

jason612

Active Member
Sep 7, 2007
1,259
NJ
you could also get a 20/30d
dont most beginner photog classes require 35mm film though?
 

Tomash

OT Supporter
Aug 31, 2003
79,614
Houston, TX
Definitely a 40D.
Having gone from a Rebel body (350D) to a 40D, I assure you, its worth to shell out the extra few hundred.
 

Poydras

New Member
Jan 9, 2011
100
As others have suggested, the 40D is a substantial improvement, starting with its build and size.
 

EWhytsell

New Member
Jun 16, 2008
1,292
I couldn't imagine shooting with a rebel after having a 40D for so long. I've held them in stores and played with the new features, but they are so tiny. Especially since my 40D is gripped.
 

EWhytsell

New Member
Jun 16, 2008
1,292
There's years of technology improvement. Other than that any of them are great cameras. Oh and the 40D has live view. Not sure about the 30d, but sometimes its a useful feature and the view screen is much better than the 20D.
 

Marix

OT Supporter
May 23, 2006
27,969
You'll never regret having a way better camera (unless you regret spending the money). So if the money isn't an issue, just get the 40d
 

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