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How often do you upgrade your DSLR ?
Poll ended at Wed May 26, 2010 9:17 pm
Within 6 months of ownership 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Within 12 months of ownership 9%  9%  [ 3 ]
Every 12-18 months 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Every 18-24 months 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Every 2-3 Years 18%  18%  [ 6 ]
Every 3-5 Years 15%  15%  [ 5 ]
5 Years + 6%  6%  [ 2 ]
I am currently using My first DSLR 42%  42%  [ 14 ]
Total votes : 33
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:59 pm 
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I probably haven't explained my point fully.

The fact is, I don't like upgrading constantly, as there is a cost always involved. That is WHY I aim to purchase the newest as possible, therefore making sure that it doesn't become outdated as quickly.

I was considering the 450D, but wanted something with more megapixels and was interested in having the HD video on there. This particular body, when I bought it, was the flagship model of that particular range.

I like to zoom into my photographs, and having 10 megapixels wouldn't have been as benificial as the 15, that I have on the 500D.

I am not upgrading to the 550D, as I have only just really bought the 500D, and the 550D price is far too expensive really for what it is, and I do not want to really be spending that much, at the moment.

I must say though, I have noticed quite a lot of 450D users, and I do begin to wonder why. There seem more 450Ds on this forum, than 1000Ds or 500Ds.

Canon EOS 500D
Lenses: EFS 18-55mm IS, EF 50mm F/1.8 II


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:07 pm 
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Why are there more 450Ds than 500Ds? I'd guess simply because it has been around longer. It has had more time to sell, and even when the 500D was out, the 450D would be cheaper. The number of 500Ds will probably start going up more now the 550D is out and people balance cost with what they get.

The 1000D I suspect is more a forum psychology thing. I suspect the type of person who buys a 1000D is less likely to hang around a forum than higher models. In a similar way, there are relatively few compact users here yet I'd image they outsell DSLRs by a fair amount.

Canon DSLRs: 7D2, 7D1, 5D2, 1D, 600D, 450D full spectrum, 300D IR mod
Lenses: EF 35/2, 85/1.8, 135/2+SF, 70-300L, 100-400L, 100L, MP-E 65, EF-S 10-18, 15-85
3rd party: Zeiss 2/50 makro, Samyang 8mm fisheye, Sigma 50/1.4A, 150 macro, 120-300 f/2.8 OS
Compacts: Sony HX9V, Fuji X100.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:47 pm 
My upgrade path will be to the e-30 replacement in 3-5 years.

And if the FourThirds sensor doesn't get an Oly refresh by the time I am ready to upgrade, then I will probably switch to a Canikon 50D/D90 replacement.

For the moment I am in no rush at all --- got plenty of shutter actuations left on my e-620.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:13 am 

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Canon500D, now I understand you :wink:
Of course you want the best for the buck.


Panasonic DMC-FZ18, Panasonic DMC-FZ28, Canon G5, Canon 350D, Canon 50D + BG-E2N
Tamron 17-50 2.8, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM,
Canon 18-55 II plus lots of Minolta MD/M42 lenses and bodies

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