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Lens upgrade paths (sub $1000) for the EF-S 18-55mm IS kit lens for Canon APS-C cameras

This is somewhat a follow-up to my earlier question on the limitations of the kit lens. I have browsed through quite a lot of sites including this one for user opinions & reviews of different ...
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What is a good general purpose lens for Canon?

As an upgrade from kit lens 18-55mm, which would be a better general purpose lens? Obviously there is no "best" option, as everyone has a different budget and style, but what are the best options ...
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Should I go 5D Mark II or 7D?

Today I own a Digital Rebel XSi and the only EF-S lens I have are those that came in the kit. I've been reading a lot trying to decide for my next body, but oh boy, what a tough decision! I'm ...
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Is it worth to upgrade from Canon 50mm f/1.8 to Canon 50mm f/1.4 on 550d?

I'm a newbie in the world of DSLR photography, having played around with my Canon 550d for few months. After posting my first question here and getting some superb advices I decided to buy Canon 50mm ...
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Should I upgrade my Canon Digital Rebel XTi?

My background I purchased a Canon Digital Rebel XTi shortly after it came out in 2006. I didn't know much about photography, but since then I have taken 2 photography classes and purchased a few ...
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Can firmware improve a camera?

I heard about camera firmware update. Is it recommended update the firmware? Why? Anyone knows which firmware improve camera performance (Canon EOS Rebel XS)?
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What factors should I consider to decide if it's worth upgrading to a “pro” level DSLR?

I'm looking at upgrading from a Canon T2i to a Canon 7D. It's available used for half-price from a friend of mine because he purchased a Canon 5D Mark III. The T2i and 7D have the exact same sensor, ...
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Is it safe to perform a firmware upgrade on a Canon 60D camera?

How safe is it to perform a firmware upgrade on a camera? I know what firmware upgrade is and what advantages/possible disadvantages it brings, I'm just specifically asking how safe or unsafe it is to ...
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Benefits of upgrade from Canon EOS 400D to 7D

I'm an amateur photographer and have been for a few years. I've had a Canon EOS 400D for a few years, and am thinking of upgrading to a 7D. I've looked at the spec sheet and on paper the 7D is just ...