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Oct 24, 2011 03:55 |  #16

Thanks all
Has anyone exeprienced the video mode? Isnt manual focus a problem?


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Oct 24, 2011 04:01 |  #17

I add my vote to the 40D. I've been using one for years, and it's awesome. The added controls (dial on the back), nice big LCD screen on the top and the larger size so it feels better in your hands are all great things that the entry level models lack.


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Oct 24, 2011 04:18 |  #18

Sdiver2489 wrote in post #13294044 (external link)
They'll perform very similarly with the 550D slightly better at high ISO. .

yes, new 550D for sure - higher ISO, image resolution, metering, HD video, etc.




  
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Oct 24, 2011 06:04 |  #19

I'm doing the same at the moment decision wise well both used! I love the feel of the 40d, but ultimately the higher ISO performance is what I need so I will be going the 550 route.


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Oct 24, 2011 15:46 |  #20

oassayag wrote in post #13296659 (external link)
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Has anyone exeprienced the video mode? Isnt manual focus a problem?

Manual focus is not a problem at all. I vote 550D easily for better iso's and amazing HD video.


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Oct 24, 2011 16:40 |  #21

550d for sure..cleaner iso and hd video


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Oct 24, 2011 16:41 |  #22

40D. Ergonomics alone justifies it, at least for me.

Once you go ##D series, you will never wanna go back to a Rebel.




  
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Oct 24, 2011 16:43 |  #23

I bought a 40D to use alongside my 550D and ended up liking it so much better that I sold the 550D because I couldn't stand the feel of it anymore. I never liked the feel of the rebels, but I had traded in my 20D for it because I wanted the bigger screen and video (which, it turns out, I never used). The 40D's screen is big enough that I don't miss the LCD on the 550D, and the photos, I find, are at least as good or better.


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Oct 25, 2011 04:59 |  #24

The 40D only goes to ISO 1600, extendable to ISO 3200.
How does 3200 on the 40D holds against 3200 on the 550d?
Is 3200 usable on the 40d?

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Oct 25, 2011 09:50 |  #25

My vote goes to the 40D as I just picked one up and so far am loving it, the rebel series wasn't even on my radar as I have used one a few times and just don't like the ergonomics of it both controls and size. Also everyone keeps pushing high iso quality and I really wonder other than sports shoots who is shooting so much in the high iso range perhaps wedding shooters. Just makes me wonder how we ever got by in the film days. I am still waiting for the DSLR with better/lower iso where is my 25iso. :)


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