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Sell th 40D to get a 1D Mark II?

 
chrisandaivi
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Jun 02, 2011 14:17 |  #1

Good evening to all< :)

Been wondering if it's a good idea to sell the trusty 40D to get a 1D mark II? I'm just a hobbyist and a father of 2 so the only photos ( about 80%) i take are my kids and sometimes a little bit of landscapes. Anyway enough rabbling, What should I do?

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Jun 02, 2011 14:18 |  #2

I don't see the point in that switch.


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Jun 02, 2011 14:33 |  #3

1D2n maybe, but not the 1D2. With the 2n you'll gain better build and better AF, but lose some screen size and menu convenience (not as much as you would with the 1D2 though). Honestly, after getting my 1D3, holding my 40D (even with the grip) just doesn't feel as good. The viewfinder makes a bigger difference than I ever would have thought too. You mentioned landscapes so your 17-40 would be a little wider which is a plus. You'll also lose some on the long side of your 70-200 (not sure if that matters to you or not).

ISO performance should be similar and you'll no longer have the pop-up flash in a pinch (I have never used mine since owning my 40D so if you're like me that really doesn't matter). I never use my 40D without the battery grip but now that I have the 1D3 I have given serious consideration to de-gripping the 40D and getting a 28 f1.8 to use as an around the house snap-shooter. If it were me in your shoes I would just keep the 40D and get another lens or save up until I could make the jump to a 1D3. That move will really make a noticeable difference across the board.


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Jun 02, 2011 14:41 |  #4

same here, I would keep the 40d.


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Jun 02, 2011 14:42 |  #5

1dmk2 and 1dmk2n, similar AF and build unless I am missing something.


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Jun 02, 2011 14:49 |  #6

put $$$ on different lenses.


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Jun 02, 2011 15:51 |  #7

WOW!!, I wasn't expecting that results. I thought and by reading what other people have been saying, That it would be a BIG jump from the 40D to the 1D series.


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Jun 02, 2011 16:07 |  #8

I did the same exact thing you're thinking of doing and never looked back. I had trouble keeping focus on my 4-yr old who was always moving around. Since I got the 1D2, my keepers have increased dramatically. I was so impressed with the 1D2, I got a 1Dc and both bodies have been great. The AF of the 1D bodies has been amazing to me personally.




  
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Jun 02, 2011 16:13 |  #9

For the type of photography you want to do I would just keep the 40d. The 40d is a great camera and for what you are shooting is quite capaiable of getting amazing shots.


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Jun 02, 2011 16:16 |  #10

How's the AI servo of the 1D compared to the 40D?


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Jun 02, 2011 16:30 |  #11

chrisandaivi wrote in post #12524296 (external link)
How's the AI servo of the 1D compared to the 40D?

Pretty close center point only--outer points or the "ring of fire" the 1 series is far superior.

I did some extensive comparisons with my 40D against a 2n--and kept the 40's.

The 14 bit file was what made me stay.


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Jun 02, 2011 16:34 |  #12

chrisandaivi wrote in post #12524147 (external link)
WOW!!, I wasn't expecting that results. I thought and by reading what other people have been saying, That it would be a BIG jump from the 40D to the 1D series.

AF wise yes but you not planning to shoot any sports I guess.


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Jun 02, 2011 16:35 |  #13

If your main concern is better AF then you'll see an improvement over the 40D. Personally I just don't see the need unless you're shooting really fast subjects. I know kids are fast (I have one) but I'm talking more along the lines of dogs/birds at a full out run/flight, sports players quickly changing directions while sprinting, etc... For pics of kids around the house and out playing the 40D should get the job done. I still say add on to lens collection a little more first.


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Jun 02, 2011 16:44 as a reply to  @ cueball's post |  #14

I made the change from the 40D to a 1D ii and haven't thought twice about the change. I did it though to keep from carrying around 2 different battery chargers as I picked up a 1Ds ii for the full frame. I was able to do it while actually making a bit of money off the transaction but that was over a year ago so don't know how far the 40D's have fallen in price. What I noticed right away was the number of shots that were spot on focus wise. I liked my 40D but would rather not go back to it now that I've had my 1D.




  
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Jun 02, 2011 17:05 |  #15

Aghhhh, I'm still about 2 months away from getting a decent amount saved up to get a 1D IIn, BUT i can't wait for it. 1D mark III would be nice but that's waaay to expensive for me right now. And I don't think I will be shooting sports anytime soon, My kids are only 6 and 5.


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