Having problems with your Canon Digital Cameras ?

If I want to upgrade only one thing, am I generally best to upgrade the camera or go to a better quality lens ?


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Better quality lenses give you sharper images and the ability to shoot with less light. Having a newer camera will genrally only give you more megapixels that mean nothing unless your doing large prints
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