Is the Canon 350D obsolete?
Production of the Canon EOS 350D has been discontinued years ago and newer and more high tech models have been introduced into the digital camera market. The Canon 350D was my very first digital SLR. I had a long love affair with it until I passed it on to Sam after I got the EOS 40D. Why I bought the EOS 40D is a story by itself. Sam was playing around with the EOS 350D, fell in love with the whole creative process and she decided to take up Photography in college. I figured she’d need her own camera so I bought the EOS 40D so that she could use the EOS 350D exclusively.
I passed on the EOS 40D to Sam early last year (I now use a model with a full-frame CMOS sensor) and Speedy is now using the EOS 350D. That camera has been with my family for six years and it still takes magnificent photos you wouldn’t think it was in fact obsolete. It has never needed repairs (just the occasional cleaning) unlike the EOS 40D which already needed to have the shutter button replaced last year and it looks like it needs to be replaced again very soon.
Here are some recent photos taken with the EOS 350D. Of course, lots of the credit go to the photographer.
Whenever a dSLR upgrade happens in my family, friends and relatives ask if we’re selling the older models. We always say no. Looking at the photos above, you ought to understand why.
Oh, by the way. We pay for the full price of all our cameras. No freebies. :mrgreen: