5d vs 50d vs ... on budget

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5d vs 50d vs ... on budget
Sep 1, 2008

I want to buy a new dSLR camera, coming from P&S. My main areas of photography are landscape and portraits. I have been using dSLRs from friends, etc, so I am familiar with the equipment.

My lens is already decided: 24-70 L2.8 OR 16-35 L2.8

Now there are 2 cameras I am considering at the moment: the 5d and the 50d (40d). How much difference is there in the IQ and the noise considering ISO? How much does sensor cleaning help if you don't change your lenses often? How much does FF do for me besides a crop factor of 1.0?

I am pretty much on the fence here considering that the old 5d will drop in price once the rumored replacement is released - I have a budget and the body should not be much more than 1300.

I have had both the 5d and 40d in my hands before, but still don't know which to pick

P.S.: I am new to the forums, thanks for any help.

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