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40d grip


18 Aug 2009 9:13PM
I'm thinking of upgrading my 40d to a 50d. My question is - does the BG-E2 grip fit in the 50d ? I see that the 50d uses a BG-E2N, is there a difference ?

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Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
18 Aug 2009 9:17PM

Quote:I'm thinking of upgrading my 40d to a 50d

May I ask why?
18 Aug 2009 9:20PM
Just because i can afford to Smile
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
18 Aug 2009 9:21PM
Fair enough... even though it won't be an upgrade I would go for if I could afford it. LOL
da_nige e2
10 1.2k Scotland
18 Aug 2009 9:29PM
I agree with Cole but anyway thats going off topic. New casmera is announced tomorrow (but may just be a G11 with a new 1D announced in September but there may be a 60D too).

The grip will fit. The only difference with the N version is improved (read some versus none) weather sealing.
18 Aug 2009 9:33PM
To be truthful - i've also got a 1d mk11 which although i havent had it a long time - i just dont seem to get on with it. I know i'm going to get slated for saying this but i'd like to buy a better camera but dont know which one ?? I'm half way through my A-level photography course at the moment and would like to get it sorted before the term starts again in a few weeks. I wonder now how many are going to say that i should stick with what i've got and buy better glass Smile I love my 40d but can afford a 50d so why not ? Would love some advice on any other upgrades ?? Thanks
Hugo e2
9 647 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2009 9:41PM
I'd have thought decent lenses or failing that lots of train tickets etc to see stuff to photograph would be a better use of your cash. But that's just me...

I've got a 40d. It's all cool. Mind you, the lens focus shift/ajustment feature on the 50d to help with lenses that are slightly 'out'...does interest me.
da_nige e2
10 1.2k Scotland
18 Aug 2009 9:42PM
What dont you like about the mark 2? What about a 1D3?
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
18 Aug 2009 9:46PM
Or 5D or 5D2?
18 Aug 2009 9:50PM
I've been offered a 1d3 really cheap today, is it significantly better than the mk11 ? I think i just havent giving the mk11 the time it deserves and hate having to push two buttons at a time to change anything - not a problem with the mk111 Smile
Just looking to get the right camera that i can keep for a long time and take pictures instead of sitting in front of this damn computer reading thousands of reviews and changing my mind every other day Smile Spend enough time here with photoshop and websites already
User_Removed 12 2.8k 11 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2009 9:54PM

Quote:I love my 40d but can afford a 50d so why not ?



Because you don't need one?

You'll be better off learning how to use the MkII and spending the money on good glass instead of wasting it on a camera you don't need.

What can you do with a 50D that you can't with a 40D?

I go by this rule.....
"It doesn't matter how many buttons, whistles and gadgets your camera has or how much it cost. First you have to be a photographer!"

Photography isn't always about what camera you have.
Spend your money on good glass....don't waste it.




Gerry.
dark_lord e2
10 1.5k 145 England
18 Aug 2009 10:04PM

Quote:I love my 40d but can afford a 50d so why not


Quote:I love my 40d but can afford a 50d so why not


Are we talking photography or building a camera collection?
croberts e2
10 2.2k 8 Ireland
18 Aug 2009 10:04PM

Quote:hate having to push two buttons at a time to change anything - not a problem with the mk111


as opposed to pressing a button, and then changing something?

I've always liked the 'press to change, let go to select' system on the canon 1 series. its very fast, and you cant change it by accident. another reason i havent upgraded to the mark 3's.

its only a pain when scrolling through pics to chimp, though, but then you should be shooting and not chimping anyway Wink

upgrading your brain is always the best policy. Better to spend time becoming 100% familiar with the tools you have, so you know pretty much 100% what your going to get when you shoot in any given situation.

and yes, the older grip will fit the 50d just fine.
18 Aug 2009 10:11PM
Hardly building a camera collection - having two cameras !
18 Aug 2009 10:14PM
I'm going to go with everyone's advice and practise with my 1d mk11 till i get it right !! Put my money on some new glass....... ermmmmm but which lens ?? Another headache coming me thinks Smile

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