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 Post subject: Upgrade from 400D
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:12 pm 
I bought a 2nd hand canon 400d a few month back but I'm wanting to upgrade what would you reccomend? Max budget of £1000, it's only used occassionally for family pics etc.
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Look at the reasons why you want to upgrade first. Is the existing body holding you back from doing something? Then you can look at how best to resolve that. Also consider lenses or other accessories like flash as may be appropriate.

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I agree you should specify which features you're unhappy with. Otherwise, my advice is: the best one you can afford :wink:


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Or a better lens...?

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A better lens might be even better sometimes. I don't know what lens you have but if it's just the kit lens a better lens gives more image quality than a new camera. For example with an 2.8 lens (like the 17-50mm) you can get both more sharpness and less noise (bigger aperture (lower number) => more light => lower ISO possible => less noise). And it's not as expensive as a new camera.

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Rarat,

To reiterate Ruben's point, I once started a thread about why I'm not upgrading from a XTi (400D) for a while.

There are times when you should upgrade your body, and times when you would get better results from upgrading/acquiring something else to compliment/supplement what you have.

If you were to state what you have, (gear) what you would think you want to do, (pictures) then we can give you advice on what to do to get the pictures you want to take.

Without this information though, any advice that people give you will be generic and may not be the optimal solution for you.

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