Summary: I waited years and years and years to buy a used 30D and I'm not disappointed in the slightest. It took a while for what I used to know about "real" photography to come back, and I had to stop looking for the various dials I remembered from film cameras.
Summary: Allow me to answer the question at the beginning of this review for those who aren't inclined to read the whole thing: the answer is a resounding "probably". If you are an advanced photographer, you probably aren't looking at the 30D anyway (unless, like me, you needed an emergency DSLR), but for...
Summary: I am a pro photographer and you see my photos in many books. The photos have to be crisp, clear, and jump off the page. I have used this model for many years in the past and made a lot of money with it.
Summary: Performed as I would hope it would.Use of the spot metering and 1/3 stop ISO alone has enhanced my finished work.I cut my shooting teeth so to speak on a Canon XTI,which I captured some amazing shot,however missed my share to , the 30D with a better view finder metering system ,5 frame per second...
Summary: I've have a 20d for several years and the improvements the 30d brought to the table I wanted so bad for so many years...larger screen, more snaps. This is a pro camera. Any one who has a good prime Canon Lens or the 55-250 zoom lens or the marvelous 40mm 2.8 pancake, get this body.
Summary: I bought this camera about a year ago used on Amazon for $190. It takes some amazing photos. I use it with my 50mm lens and have captured some amazing shots. I find the camera very easy to use and a great starter DSLR for anyone who wants to get into photography.
Summary: I recently upgraded my 30D I purchased from Amazon to a 60D. I wanted the higher resolution and the better ISO performance. This was to be converted to an infrared camera body. I actually regret selling my 30D. I should have kept it and converted it to IR rather than going with a 60D.