Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon Accessories 
Thread started 24 Dec 2011 (Saturday) 07:13
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

How is a 30D and 40D different externally?

 
Hoosier ­ Writer
Member
102 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Sep 2010
Location: Martinsville, IN
     
Dec 24, 2011 07:13 |  #1

I am interested in a RRS L-Plate for my gripped 40D. I have found a RRS plate for a 20D and 30D and since they both use the same grip I would think they would be really close to the same as a 40D. The plate is on-line so I can't try it out. Anyone versed on what the difference is?
Thanks.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
AVService
Senior Member
276 posts
Joined Aug 2010
     
Dec 24, 2011 07:36 |  #2

I know the grip did fit both my 20D and 40D just fine and I think the same is true for the bracket but I am not certain.

The only thing I can think that ay be different is the openings for the connectors on the side?
I no longer have the 20D so I can not say for sure.

Good Luck

Ed


7D | 40Dx2 | 17-55 2.8 | 70-200 2.8L | 10-22 | 24-70 2.8L | 550EX | 430EX | Too Many Bags!

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Hoosier ­ Writer
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
102 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Sep 2010
Location: Martinsville, IN
     
Dec 24, 2011 20:21 as a reply to  @ AVService's post |  #3

I downloaded the manual for the 30D and compared it to my 40D. The only difference I see is the way the jack access panel opens. The 30D opens to the left while the 40D opens by flipping up. My guess would be that the camera plate partially blocks the flip door which would limit the use of the remote release jack, which I want to use. Can anyone verify this?




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
The ­ Fox
Goldmember
Avatar
1,781 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 90
Joined Jul 2007
Location: Eugene, OR
     
Dec 24, 2011 20:24 |  #4

The only difference is what was said above. It will work fine from what I can see from others I know using the 20/30 on a 50d.

Nick


"I work from awkwardness. By that I mean I don't arrange things. If I stand in front of something, instead of arranging it, I arrange myself" -Diane Arbus
7D MK II Gripped | 7D Gripped |17-50mm F2.8 | 35mm F1.4 | 60mm F2.8 Macro | 85mm F1.8 | 135mm F2L | 70-200mm F4L IS |

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Hoosier ­ Writer
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
102 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Sep 2010
Location: Martinsville, IN
     
Dec 31, 2011 11:58 as a reply to  @ The Fox's post |  #5

I received my used RRS L-plate today. It doesn't fit. While it conforms to the grip just fine the 40D must not sit identically on the grip as does a 20D/30D. The 40D overhangs the battery grip just enough to interfer with the area of the L-bracket that surrounds the spot where the remote release cord would go. So, I guess I will be selling the L-bracket/plate and continuing my quest for a 40D gripped L-plate...




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
AVService
Senior Member
276 posts
Joined Aug 2010
     
Dec 31, 2011 12:07 |  #6

OK
Isn't that exactly what each of us who replied to your question said the difference was?


7D | 40Dx2 | 17-55 2.8 | 70-200 2.8L | 10-22 | 24-70 2.8L | 550EX | 430EX | Too Many Bags!

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Hoosier ­ Writer
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
102 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Sep 2010
Location: Martinsville, IN
     
Dec 31, 2011 13:16 as a reply to  @ AVService's post |  #7

It isn't a matter of getting to the remote release jack. That looks to be fine. The issue is the strut of the L plate bends out where the battery grip and camera come together making it impossible to mount the plate to the grip when the grip is attached to the camera.
I am not blaming anyone. I am posting this because I am sure there are others that are wanting to do the same thing and wondering why it wouldn't work.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
AVService
Senior Member
276 posts
Joined Aug 2010
     
Dec 31, 2011 15:49 |  #8

It is sort of tough to visualize exactly what you are describing of course and I was not commenting on blame of any kind just saying that we all pointed out the same basic issues as we imagined them.

Are you saying the location of the mounting threads must be different between the series?

That both sucks and is handy to know. I know they do list a separate model for the 40D vs the 20 & 30 and maybe that is why?


7D | 40Dx2 | 17-55 2.8 | 70-200 2.8L | 10-22 | 24-70 2.8L | 550EX | 430EX | Too Many Bags!

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Jon
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
69,628 posts
Likes: 221
Joined Jun 2004
Location: Bethesda, MD USA
     
Dec 31, 2011 16:12 |  #9

No. The mounting threads have to be the same place, otherwise the grip would need to be different. However the body contours will differ a little. RRS offers the same L plate for the 20D/BG-E2 and 30D/BG-E2 but had (now discontinued) a different one for the 40D/BG-E2. The 20D and 30D simple baseplates are different, but the 30D (ungripped) L plate is either the same as for the 20D L plate or discontinued.


Jon
----------
Cocker Spaniels
Maryland and Virginia activities
Image Posting Rules and Image Posting FAQ
Report SPAM, Don't Answer It! (link)
PERSONAL MESSAGING REGARDING SELLING OR BUYING ITEMS WITH MEMBERS WHO HAVE NO POSTS IN FORUMS AND/OR WHO YOU DO NOT KNOW FROM FORUMS IS HEREBY DECLARED STRICTLY STUPID AND YOU WILL GET BURNED.
PAYPAL GIFT NO LONGER ALLOWED HERE

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Hoosier ­ Writer
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
102 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Sep 2010
Location: Martinsville, IN
     
Dec 31, 2011 16:36 |  #10

Jon wrote in post #13626405 (external link)
the body contours will differ a little.

Exactly. I have since looked up the 30D and the arraignment of the back is different, as is the body contour. Before I bought the plate I looked up the body dimensions on Canon’s website and found them to be the same. Unfortunately for me the contour within those dimensions is different.
I took a gamble and lost. The only other L plate I can find is from Kirk at three times the cost of what I paid for the used RRS plate.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Jon
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
69,628 posts
Likes: 221
Joined Jun 2004
Location: Bethesda, MD USA
     
Dec 31, 2011 17:04 |  #11

Well, unless you want to wait for a used 40D L plate to turn up, do you have a Dremel or other grinder? Make molds of the camera and of the plate and figure out where you need to remove material for it to work.


Jon
----------
Cocker Spaniels
Maryland and Virginia activities
Image Posting Rules and Image Posting FAQ
Report SPAM, Don't Answer It! (link)
PERSONAL MESSAGING REGARDING SELLING OR BUYING ITEMS WITH MEMBERS WHO HAVE NO POSTS IN FORUMS AND/OR WHO YOU DO NOT KNOW FROM FORUMS IS HEREBY DECLARED STRICTLY STUPID AND YOU WILL GET BURNED.
PAYPAL GIFT NO LONGER ALLOWED HERE

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

1,215 views & 0 likes for this thread
How is a 30D and 40D different externally?
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon Accessories 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is artjur
847 guests, 324 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.