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Feb 28, 2008 14:39 |  #1

I just got off the phone and places an order for a new 40D. A definite upgrade from my XTi that I've enjoyed for the past while.!! I am so excited right now!! and even more on monday when it arrives.


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Feb 28, 2008 14:41 |  #2

Congrats! You will love the feel of a more durable body.




  
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Feb 28, 2008 15:09 |  #3

Thanks, ya I've played with one for a bit and also a 5D and loved the feel of both a lot more then the too small XTi. Now all I am looking for is a 17-40 l glass if anyone wants to part with theirs? haha.


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Feb 28, 2008 15:14 |  #4

U'll love it, I got mine for xmas and I'm still not over it :)


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Feb 28, 2008 15:14 as a reply to  @ jdmwerks's post |  #5

Exciting times - you'll love the 17-40 - but I have to admit if I was starting out choosing gear right now - I'd go for the 17-55 f/2.8 IS as a walk-about.


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Feb 28, 2008 16:12 |  #6

I was debating the 17-55 f/2.8 IS because i love that focal length but I've also been debating a 24-70 L and later on a 10-22 perhaps. Its just too hard to justify the cost of some of these lenses and the 17-40 L is kind of a good compromise for now since I have a 50mm lens and i can make due without the 50-70 range for a while. But I'm still up in the air.


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Feb 28, 2008 16:28 |  #7

jdmwerks wrote in post #5015136 (external link)
I was debating the 17-55 f/2.8 IS because i love that focal length but I've also been debating a 24-70 L and later on a 10-22 perhaps. Its just too hard to justify the cost of some of these lenses and the 17-40 L is kind of a good compromise for now since I have a 50mm lens and i can make due without the 50-70 range for a while. But I'm still up in the air.

I consider the crop camera "dream team" to have, at the core, the 10-22, the 17-55 f/2.8 IS, and the 70-200 f/2.8 IS, with at least a 50 in there, preferably the 1.4 (a compromise between the cheap 1.8 and the L).

Each of these lenses is a special high-quality part of a crop shooters arsenal, and the first two, EF-S lenses, fill in a spot in a way that no other Canon lens does. If you can't afford them, get one good lens and save for the others. Honestly, if I had the 17-40 with a crop body, I don't think I would ever actually use it! The combination with the 17-55 of f/2.8, IS, and great IQ to me make it a must-have that is not matched by any other lens.

Of course, that's just my opinion. There are a few lurkers around here, though, that seem to share it:)!


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Feb 28, 2008 16:33 |  #8

Congrats! Now start saving for that 17-55 2.8 IS!


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Feb 28, 2008 17:10 |  #9

jdmwerks wrote in post #5014549 (external link)
I just got off the phone and places an order for a new 40D. A definite upgrade from my XTi that I've enjoyed for the past while.!! I am so excited right now!! and even more on monday when it arrives.

You will enjoy the upgrade immensely. I upgraded from an XT to a 40D, and the difference is night and day. Main improvements for me were (1) the ergonomics of the 40 were vastly improved over the XT, (2) the 3-inch LCD screen, and (3) the improved focus capability.

Let us know your views once you get your new toy!


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Feb 28, 2008 17:45 as a reply to  @ tgara's post |  #10

I just played around with the 40D at my local camera store. It's one great camera. Congratulations!


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Feb 28, 2008 19:10 |  #11

Congrats! Have fun with your camera when it gets there :)


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Feb 28, 2008 19:53 |  #12

Although it's four days away, doesn't Monday seem so far away? I have mine for 1 week now, and it's awesome. Congrats, you're gonna love it!


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Feb 28, 2008 20:16 |  #13

Hey, thanks for everyones replies! i love these threads the best because of the excitement! haha. I guess I'm gonna have to look into the 17-55 f/2.8 more then I have been!


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Feb 28, 2008 20:53 |  #14

I ended up picking up the 24-70 and I love it. A friend picked up the 17-55 f2.8 IS and he loves it. Bottom line, see if you can try them both out for yourself and go from there.


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Feb 28, 2008 21:02 |  #15

tonylong wrote in post #5015248 (external link)
I consider the crop camera "dream team" to have, at the core, the 10-22, the 17-55 f/2.8 IS, and the 70-200 f/2.8 IS, with at least a 50 in there, preferably the 1.4 (a compromise between the cheap 1.8 and the L).

Each of these lenses is a special high-quality part of a crop shooters arsenal, and the first two, EF-S lenses, fill in a spot in a way that no other Canon lens does. If you can't afford them, get one good lens and save for the others. Honestly, if I had the 17-40 with a crop body, I don't think I would ever actually use it! The combination with the 17-55 of f/2.8, IS, and great IQ to me make it a must-have that is not matched by any other lens.

Of course, that's just my opinion. There are a few lurkers around here, though, that seem to share it:)!

I could not possibly agree more !
You will love the 40d.


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