Looking for USED Pro Quality Camera - 400 Dollar Budget

Discussion in 'Beginner Questions' started by Ryan Geiger, Oct 2, 2019.

  1. Ryan Geiger

    Ryan Geiger New Member

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    Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 17-35mm f2.8, 55-250mm f3.5-6, Cannon Macro 50mm Prime f1.8
    I know my budget is a little slim... I'm shooting now with pretty basic stuff, 60d and my lenses are OK.
    Looking to get a better body. If someone could point me in the right direction, maybe say 20 megapixels or so, that would be fantastic. (Although 20 megapixels for 400 bucks may not be possible)

    -Ryan
     

  2. GDN

    GDN Active Member

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    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    To help us out a little bit, what do you define as a professional camera? Or, what does your 60d not give you that you are looking for?

    If you are looking for 20 megapixels, just grab a used 70d.

    Gary
     
  3. porkphoto

    porkphoto Active Member Site Supporter

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    Two years ago I did exactly what Gary mentioned. I went from a 50d to a 70d, and took a little side trip to a 6d. My two primary bodies are the 70d and the 6d. I'm a happy camper. Welcome to the forum btw.
     
  4. Ryan Geiger

    Ryan Geiger New Member

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    Thanks for the warm welcome!
    I was thinking something with a fast frame rate, maybe 10FPS continuous shooting. I shoot mainly sports and rarely anything else.
     
  5. Craig Sherriff

    Craig Sherriff Active Member Site Supporter

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    Ryan, you already have a great camera in the 60D and I have won several competitions with the 60D, I have the same camera and a full frame 1D mark 3, Now if you are going to upgrade improve your lenses.
    Megapixels is not everything and in many ways they are used as a selling gimmick.
     
  6. johnsey

    johnsey Site Moderator Staff Member Site Supporter

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    5dMk2, 20D, 70-200 2.8L IS, 100mm 2.8 Macro USM, 50mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, 17-40mm 4.0L, Rokinon 14mm 2.8; Pixma Pro-100
    Well for that sort of speed you are looking at a 1D or a 7D depending on if you want full frame, also depending on which model you buy you will likely spend at least $1000. And you may be looking at 16-20MP. Its kinda like saying I want a fast sports car but I only have a grand, your going to have hard time finding what you want. Those megapixels are going to give you only an extra inch or two in width or height at 300dpi which is standard for what you would print a photo at. I think saving up for a 7dII or a 90d might make sense if your looking to stay on apc sensor and shoot sports.

    I would actually look to save up for a pro level 70-200 2.8 with IS(image stabilization). On the cheaper side you have Sigmas Sport lens at $1300 on the higher side you have the Canon L which will run closer to $2000. But you want a fast lens which will operate well in lower light at a distance for sports, and that really fits the bill.

    Worry less about the body being used to shoot and far more about the quality of glass you purchase to put in front of the sensor.
     

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