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My "new" 40D.

 
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Oct 22, 2012 09:45 |  #1

Was at my local camera shop last week and they had a barley used 40D (8k clicks) in amazing condition. Would have been a sin to leave it there at about $300. I have an E-M5 as my primary but after shooting this 5 year old camera all weekend with a 50 1.8 II, i'm amazed. Its responsive, love the OVF again, fast shot to shot. Yeah its a bit quirky with the half baked auto-iso, but it makes you think again. Set it in manual and have a blast!

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Oct 22, 2012 09:56 |  #2

Excellent bargain. good luck with it


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Oct 22, 2012 09:57 |  #3

Welcome to POTN:)...Sounds like you got a great deal on the 40D...That old camera still packs a punch...Very nice shots you've gotten with it so far!


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Oct 22, 2012 12:50 |  #4

Congrats and looking forward seeing your pictures here :)


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Oct 22, 2012 15:07 |  #5

You got a great deal on a very good camera. My 40D is my backup camera now, but I think it is a great camera. When I upgraded from an XTi, it was like day and night.


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Oct 22, 2012 15:18 |  #6

The 40D is a great camera.


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Oct 22, 2012 15:23 |  #7

It's the best of the bunch in the xxD line - prior to the 60d that is!


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Oct 22, 2012 15:35 |  #8

I got a similar deal to you this time last year. Bought a 40D still in the box, had <100 clicks and a battery pack for £400


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Oct 22, 2012 15:39 |  #9

I still have mine after several years, and it's my primary (and only) DSLR. On a side note, that chicken is not amused :p


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Oct 22, 2012 18:15 |  #10

Just wrote this yesterday...I love my 40D, it has served me very well for the past few years so when I saw one yesterday, I grabbed it..

I have owned a 40D for a few years now, takes remarkable photos with my 50L...last week I checked a small local used camera shop and saw one for about $450.00 ... came this close to buying it as a back-up...have a 20D but it doesn`t get used much now, so long story short...didn`t buy it for some reason I can`t explain. Today...went to the Sendai branch of a Japanese electronics chain...looked at both the 60D and the 7D...nice but as before, neither made me wanna replace my 40D...stopped in at another local pawn type place...they had what they said was a used 40D but if it was, it wasn`t used much...it`s in 10/10 condition...and they had it at over $100.00 less than the one I saw last week...came with 2 batteries and a grip...so I bought it, now the proud owner of a second 40D. Anybody who thinks the 40D isn`t capable of pro quality shots should look at the surfing photos in this thread...outstanding..​.and because I feel inspired by those pics, heres one from my own 40D...

heres a 40D shot...


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Oct 22, 2012 20:07 |  #11

Stickman wrote in post #15155268 (external link)
The 40D is a great camera.

Couldn't agree more. I love mine (kept it as a backup body)


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Oct 22, 2012 20:14 |  #12

I still have mine as my primary -- bought it when the 30D was also still being sold -- when the 50D came around I didn't bite, and I passed on the 60D because I wanted micro-focus correction and was worried about the screen and body construction. On reflection I think I was wrong about the 60D -- it does appear to be a great upgrade - I'm now saving (target spring of next year) and we'll see what is out there and what makes sense (6D? Still 60D or maybe 70D? 7D or 7D II? Will the 5DmkIII drop in price enough)? I'm strictly an amateur but have been in this game since I switched to Canon in 1976 with a used F-1. I do still think the 40D is a great camera, but I want to exapand and use a few things now offered in the newer sensors and features.




  
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Oct 22, 2012 20:39 |  #13

euphcf wrote in post #15153776 (external link)
Set it in manual and have a blast!

Drop in an Ef-S focusing screen, flick that 50's AF switch to M, and have some real fun. :)




  
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