sinitry23 wrote in post #4020120
I see... so 5D is a totally different class. I though all SLR's are pretty much the same and it's what the lens that gives you the quality of the pic. In this case I see a big difference with the 5D camera.
Can I acheive the same results with a 40D? I was thinking of upgrading my XTI to a 40D. Good choice?
Some will say you can get near 5D quality with the 40D, while there are also others that have tried the 40D & say its nothing more than a 30D with a few extras.
I would suggest you try the 5D (if you can afford it) to see for yourself.
Remember the 5D & 40D are completely different, one being full frame, the other a cropped body the same as your 400D (XTI), they require a different strategy when deciding what lenses to buy, as a 50mm f/1.4 is far better on the 5D than it is on the 40D (so I hear) as you already know a 50mm is also more like 80mm on the 40D, so you can see for wideangle you have to purchase even wider lenses than what you do for a 5D.
Its really down to what you shoot the most, for landscapes most people will agree the 5D is king, or at least those that have tried it will, some will say you can get away with a 10-22 on a cropped body but ive been there & its not quite as enjoyable, seeing a wide scene through a smaller viewfinder isnt great if your using the camera all day.
Personally if I were you I would buy better glass, I dont know what you use now but your 400D (XTI) is a very good camera & from what I have seen on comparisons between the 400D & 40D there isnt a major difference, it might just be a case of needing to perfect your own talent a little further before blaiming the gear, I hope that doesnt offend you by me saying that, im not trying to down your own skills, what would I know!