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May 14, 2012 10:26 |  #1

Right now im debating on picking up a 40D, in replacement of my t1i that i will be selling to my cousin. I ask about how well the 40D is because I do a lot of low light shooting, I also like the better ergonomics of canon's prosumer line. I do shoot some video but not all the time, only on rare occasions. Also all of my lenses are decently fast, I only shoot primes. 35 f2, 50 1.8, and 85 1.8. Do you guys think it would be smart to make the move to a 40D from a T1i or wait just a little bit longer and save up for a 60 or 7D?
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May 14, 2012 10:42 |  #2

Kingshawty12 wrote in post #14429403 (external link)
Right now im debating on picking up a 40D, in replacement of my t1i that i will be selling to my cousin. I ask about how well the 40D is because I do a lot of low light shooting, I also like the better ergonomics of canon's prosumer line. I do shoot some video but not all the time, only on rare occasions. Also all of my lenses are decently fast, I only shoot primes. 35 f2, 50 1.8, and 85 1.8. Do you guys think it would be smart to make the move to a 40D from a T1i or wait just a little bit longer and save up for a 60 or 7D?
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If you are wanting to shoot video (no matter how rarely), you had better look elsewhere, the 40D does not shoot video. For low light you can get up to ISO 800 with minimal noise, but with fast lenses it shouldn't be too much of an issue, I would think. I don't know much about the 50D, 60D or 7D and how they compare.

I will tell you that since I got my 5Dmk3, my 40D gets used just as much as before.




  
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May 14, 2012 11:07 |  #3

The 40D is a great camera. But if you are thinking video at all, I would recommend just moving up to the 50D.


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May 14, 2012 11:10 |  #4

yeah i know the 40D doesn't shoot video, the 40D is really just a temporary camera until i can afford a 60D or 7D. If i need to do video ill just borrow my old camera back or my friends T2i's. Would you think i can sell a 40D body with extra batteries for $400 easy later on when i do upgrade?


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May 14, 2012 11:58 |  #5

Warbird55 wrote in post #14429543 (external link)
The 40D is a great camera. But if you are thinking video at all, I would recommend just moving up to the 50D.

The 50D only shoots video with a 3rd party hack, and since it has no mic, you have no audio feed.

40D is a great camera, but you won't see any high-ISO improvement over your T1i. You're a prime candidate to move up to a 60D.


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May 14, 2012 13:18 |  #6

The 40D would be a great camera for you until you can afford the 60D or 7D. I know I love mine!


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May 14, 2012 16:53 |  #7

40D has no video and is not known for its high ISO performance. I have had my 40D for a few years now and love it but it may not be your best option. I use it for my kids' school plays and concerts with a 70-200 2.8L IS and it does ok at ISO 800 but I just picked up a 5Dc and it does much better for me under those conditions (seable at ISO 3200) wth the higher ISOs of the 60D or 7D but you may want to consider waiting for one of those because I honestly don't think you will gain anything but ergonomics with the 40D. Also when it comes to selling it you won't take much of a hit because there's not really much further for it to depreciate. They can be found for $400 or even a bit less if you really look around. Even if they further depreciate to only $100, you've only lost $300 which is nothing compared to what you lose in depreciation when you buy ANY new EOS.




  
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May 14, 2012 20:23 as a reply to  @ ctrout's post |  #8

I know the 40D doesn't have any video, i just wanted to find out whether I should just run camera less for a little bit longer and pick up a 60D or 7D I know I'll be upgrading to a 7D in the future so I thought about going straight there but then again it all depends on my budget. Starting college this fall Dx. Looks like the 40D will not be bought, maybe a t2i for the same price if not cheaper my be a better competitor. after all it does share the same sensor as the 7D right?


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May 14, 2012 20:25 |  #9

Also I rarely go over 800 iso, remember my least widest lens I have is f2


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May 19, 2012 16:33 |  #10

picked up a mint 40D for 450, 3 batteries, OG straps,OG Box, OG charger, only had 16k actuations, i now have 20K after owning it for 3 days, Honestly i find this camera perfect for me, it does everything i want except video, but the rear LCDis really bothering me, i rely on my LCD to make sure my images are as sharp as can be but with outdated LCD its really hard for me, I am trying to see if i can trade it for a 50D and some cash


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May 19, 2012 16:43 |  #11

i still have my 40D which i bought when it first came out. it's an excellent camera, with adequate low-light performance, and i like the frame rate for wildlife (birds especially) and action shots. my only complaint with it, even after almost 5 years, is that it's "only" 10.1 Mp, and in this day and age of 18 Mp or better, it's a little outdated in that regard.


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May 19, 2012 16:53 as a reply to  @ squirl033's post |  #12

Skip the 40D and get the 60D or the 7D. The keeper rate on the 40D horrible. I was actually getting more keeper rate with my XTi. The 50D is a much better camera with newer LCD and higher ISO for low lighting.




  
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May 19, 2012 17:37 |  #13

kouasupra wrote in post #14456162 (external link)
Skip the 40D and get the 60D or the 7D. The keeper rate on the 40D horrible. I was actually getting more keeper rate with my XTi. The 50D is a much better camera with newer LCD and higher ISO for low lighting.

I already have the 40D but now im looking to trade it for a 50D, i never knew how important the LCD was to me :( the camera itself is pretty perfect for what i need, might just wait a couple paychecks and sell the 40D and add some more cash for a 60D T_T


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May 19, 2012 17:45 |  #14

Kingshawty12 wrote in post #14456301 (external link)
I already have the 40D but now im looking to trade it for a 50D, i never knew how important the LCD was to me :( the camera itself is pretty perfect for what i need, might just wait a couple paychecks and sell the 40D and add some more cash for a 60D T_T

Sounds great. Why not just grab the 7D instead? 19 AF point, Fast frame rate, and wireless triggering.




  
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May 19, 2012 17:48 |  #15

40D and low light? Why you have to sell 500D for it?

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