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Falling in love with the legendary 40d

 
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Mar 29, 2017 09:33 |  #16

Everyones needs are different.

I rarely have a need for ISO over 800. For anything daylight or with strobes it's a hard camera to beat. I have plenty of of other bodies to work with but the 40d just feels right. For the booths it was a definite improvement over the T5's that were in there. Faster shutter, better live view and better IQ.

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Mar 29, 2017 11:35 |  #17

I shot a manual yashica up until about 2010. With this technology, why go backwards at this point?


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Mar 30, 2017 19:30 as a reply to  @ Frodge's post |  #18

I don't think I'm going backwards at all. I have both modern technology and now with a 40d, old technology. I feel that it serves its purpose for what I want to do with it. A walk around camera that I won't worry if I accidentally dropped into a swimming pool or stolen by a thief. Yet, it's a camera still capable of producing beautiful images rather than using an Iphone.


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Mar 30, 2017 20:51 |  #19

I still have mine.


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Mar 30, 2017 21:20 |  #20

Ah, that nostalgic walk down memory lane...

My first dSLR was the 40D and I still have it. Like others here, it is also my backup to my backup. It's also my 'lender' camera to those wanting to get a feel for what dSLR photography is all about.

It's a great, usable and dependable machine, IMO. At one point I thought about converting it to shoot IR. I might eventually do that, but for now... it sits next to my other regular shooting bodies.


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Mar 30, 2017 22:21 |  #21

Same here.
I have kept my 40D.




  
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Apr 18, 2017 18:48 |  #22

Bought my first digital camera - 40D - around 2008 and for the first time I am considering selling it. It has less than 20,000 actuations.


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Apr 20, 2017 01:20 |  #23

The 40d was probably the worst camera canon made . It was rushed out into production and the 50d soon followed.


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Apr 20, 2017 03:16 |  #24

tongard wrote in post #18332646 (external link)
The 40d was probably the worst camera canon made . It was rushed out into production and the 50d soon followed.

Based on comprehensive personal use or something you read? Mine was a back up for 1D mkIII, rarely used and sold last year to a friend. Its currently punting out about 500 frames a week without missing a beat and tbh, im regretting selling it.




  
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Apr 20, 2017 05:20 |  #25

-Duck- wrote in post #18315333 (external link)
Ah, that nostalgic walk down memory lane...

My first dSLR was the 40D

Same here, the first step on a long, slippery slope :lol:


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Apr 20, 2017 05:27 |  #26

-Duck- wrote in post #18315333 (external link)
Ah, that nostalgic walk down memory lane....

Yup, I've just fired up my first camera, AV 1, and am currently waiting the arrival of some FP4 to put through it :-)




  
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Apr 20, 2017 10:24 |  #27

tongard wrote in post #18332646 (external link)
The 40d was probably the worst camera canon made .

But many very talented and experienced users have claimed that the 40D is a better camera than the 50D . . . so how do you figure it's the worst ever if the consensus claims that it is even better than its replacement?

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Apr 20, 2017 15:45 |  #28

tongard wrote in post #18332646 (external link)
The 40d was probably the worst camera canon made . It was rushed out into production and the 50d soon followed.

Are you speaking from experience? Or did you read it somewhere?


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Apr 20, 2017 15:54 |  #29

tongard wrote in post #18332646 (external link)
The 40d was probably the worst camera canon made . It was rushed out into production and the 50d soon followed.

Actually I find the opposite. The 50D only brought AFMA and a bit more resolution, but had zero other improvements, ISO, IQ, or even the larger rear screen. I liked the 40D and felt it had some improvements over the 30D, with a larger screen (but again at the same resolution), but live view was nice, and it had better ISO performance. The two most lackluster bodies for me were the 50D and 5D2, and I have had MANY Canon models over the years.

There were countless threads about how much worse the 50D was over the 40D IQ-wise, it was crazy. Also I have no idea where you get your ideas about rushed releases...? The 40D followed a typical schedule that the prior xxD bodies did, and the 50D is the only one that looks rushed. The rebels have the shortest cycle of any Canon DSLR.

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Apr 20, 2017 15:56 |  #30

My 'worst camera ever made' (40D) has only just recently gone 'into mothballs', ten years after it was launched. I still do not belabor its performance...I could not equal it with film! The newer bodies are just so remarkable, that I doubt I will be able to tax its replacement to its potential...I only equalled the potential of the 40D from time to time. The 40D is not being sold off, but is being kept as a quite-capable camera that meets most of my needs, so is worth far more to me than the paltry $150 I might get for it on the used market.

As dpreview.com comparisons showed, the 50D was a step backward from the 40D in both image noise and in DR

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Then Canon emasculated the nnD from prosumer status by downgrading nnD UI and its support of studio strobes, making the 60D/70D/80D more like the nnnD/Rebel lineup.

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