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Dec 30, 2008 01:34 |  #1

Just and observation and am curious........

With the new releases of the 50D and now the 5D-II it seems that a whole bunch of people are dumping their 40D's and first generation 5D's to upgrade.

How many of us 40D owners are out there and are going to stick with what we have and wait longer to upgrade bodies? I took the camera body upgrade plunge from the 30D to the 40D both within a year and I don't feel like doing it again.

To be honest, I love my 40D and am perfectly happy with my current body and lens setup and am actually thinking of adding more First Class L Glass!!! :D


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Dec 30, 2008 01:35 |  #2

If I hadn't moved 90% of my kit to full-frame recently, I wouldn't have just sold my 40D. GREAT camera. Superb for the price.


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Dec 30, 2008 01:36 |  #3

If I had the chance to upgrade I would do it in a heartbeat. Otherwise 40D for me.


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Dec 30, 2008 01:37 |  #4

I'm sticking with my 40D. I am more than happy with mine. Probably will upgrade to a 5D sometime in the middle of next year though.


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Dec 30, 2008 01:38 |  #5

I'm with you, BGK - I changed form a 400D I bought Sept 07 to the 40D I bought earlier this year, and am pretty happy with it, considering my photographic skill level. My next body change will most likely be to full frame, but it's way down the track. I've found that the money is better spent in the glass - took me a while to figure that, but I got there in the end!

Either way, I know this little hobby will continue to cost.....


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Dec 30, 2008 01:51 |  #6

I love my 40D. I'm sticking with it until some major upgrade is in place.... or I need fullframe for weddings! ha ha...


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Dec 30, 2008 02:24 |  #7

Even if I get a 5DmkII, I will still keep my 40D. It is different beast. Besides, I can't let go of my Sigma 30 1.4 which will not work on FF. :)


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Dec 30, 2008 03:18 |  #8

Staying with my 40D...it was an upgrade from a 350D, so was a pretty big jump at the time. I love my 40D...don't see anything compelling enough in the 50D to warrant an upgrade at this stage. Have invested in more good glass instead.


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Dec 30, 2008 03:23 |  #9

lukeap69 wrote in post #6968086 (external link)
Even if I get a 5DmkII, I will still keep my 40D. It is different beast. Besides, I can't let go of my Sigma 30 1.4 which will not work on FF. :)

it will work... but the edges will be black - sometimes that looks cool and if not you could always crop them off and at 21mpx the pic would still be HUGE
i have it on good authority that it is beautiful on a 1.3x crop too - no black edges

im staying with my 40D even after i go FF as well, because i have 17-55 & 10-22 that i cant give up, as well as the siggy 30


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Dec 30, 2008 03:50 |  #10

Keepin' mine even after (if) I buy the 5D II. It's great for sports and tele.


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Dec 30, 2008 03:55 |  #11

i love the 40D. no interest in the 50D or 5D2. 1.6 crop is really a fantastic format. I really can't see myself ever dumping 1.6 crop unless canon makes some really stupid decisions. It definitely has it's own set of advantages over FF. I'd almost feel crippled if I only shot full frame.


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Dec 30, 2008 04:19 as a reply to picturecrazy's post |  #12

There's not enough difference to justify an "upgrade" in my case.

And I shoot a crop by choice so no need for the 5D series.

Maybe the 60D?


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Dec 30, 2008 04:24 |  #13

I upgraded my 20D bodies to 40D bodies less than a year ago. I ended up selling one of a week before my 5D Mark II arrived. I love how I can crop the 5D Mark II image to the same field of view as a 1.6x crop camera and the image is still 8 Megapixels. That's still big enough for the majority of what I do. I rarely use the 6.5 fps of the 40D, opting to use 1D bodies instead. I also don't have any EF-S lenses, so I'll probably sell my other 40D when its time to buy another 5D Mark II in the summer time.

The 1.6x crop is a convenient format, but I'm probably mostly done with it. I'll still use the Lifepixel converted 40D, though that camera isn't in the normal kit I carry around. The 50D looks nice, but I'm definitely skipping it. If they announce that the 50D replacement will use the LP-E6 batteries used in the 5D Mark II, I might go back to it. The 5D + XXD combo was convenient because they both used the BP-511 batteries. Lots of XXD users will probably complain, but the new battery system really does rock. Longer lasting and easier to manage and monitor multiple batteries. It also means they'll probably need to make a new grip unless they can design the replacement to use the BP-E6. If they make a new grip, maybe they'll include the AF-On button, so that'll make the XXD users happy, right?


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Dec 30, 2008 04:42 |  #14

I'm selling my 40d :D Already found a friend to buy it in preparation for my 5d MKII.

I have 7 glass, so the upgrade is warranted.


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Dec 30, 2008 04:45 |  #15
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Buying 5Dmkii asap.

Then getting a 2nd hand 5D (as 2nd body for event shoots).

Will sell the 40D if a buyer comes, if not, I'll keep it for bird shots or something.




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