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The back of the 40D & 50D

 
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Sep 19, 2008 07:46 |  #1

Is it just me or does the back of the 40 and 50D look like the designers decided to use a 3" screen and then think "ooh **** where do we put the buttons!!" :)

I was hoping the 50D would have a re-arrangement, but no, and then along comes the 5D mk2 and it has side buttons (as do Nikons).

Do any users find the LCD screen right up to the edge of the camera body a problem?

Perhaps there's hope for the 60D!


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Sep 19, 2008 07:56 |  #2

Having used a 20D the button shift doesn't bother me. After a day of use I was confortable with it.

No problems here.


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Sep 19, 2008 08:05 |  #3

Never gave it any thought.


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Sep 19, 2008 08:11 |  #4
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I don’t like power switch design/position on 40D, buttons layout is okay..


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Sep 19, 2008 08:20 |  #5

I agree about the Power switch, very hard to manipulate especially with longer fingernails.Used to change in buttons now.
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Sep 19, 2008 08:26 |  #6

I have both a 5D and a 40D. The rearrangement of the rear buttons doesn't bother me at all, but the rearrangement of the functions of the top buttons ALWAYS screws me up.


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Sep 19, 2008 09:29 as a reply to  @ timnosenzo's post |  #7

Yes, the buttons on the bottom of the screen is silly on the 40D and 50D. They corrected it on the 5D2. Too bad they couldn't have thought ahead when they designed the 40D. This has been mentioned by many reviewers. When you put the camera down on a flat surface, you risk bumping one of the buttons. I, for one, don't like it.

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Sep 19, 2008 09:31 as a reply to  @ timnosenzo's post |  #8
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Some of the buttons are far too easy to accidently 'bump.' I don't need the "instant print" button--buttons of that nature should either not be there, be re-programmable, or at least "de"-programmable. In my opinion, The "info" feature which brings up the rear settings is a good idea, but it and the "picture style" should be on the "entry" to the menu, thus pretty much saving two buttons.

I don't like the power switch.

One thing that "saves" me from bumping some of these is that I use a Bogen RC-2 system, and pretty much leave the QC plate on the camera.

I rarely use the top LCD--too small and hard to read. The white balance icons, to me, mean nothing. The metering symbols are next to meaningless Thus, putting the settings on the rear screen was a huge help to me, 'specially in the dark.


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Sep 19, 2008 09:41 |  #9

I don't like it, the screen is so big the button have to be too far from where they should be.

And I still have to think before knowing what buttons do what along the bottom. The text in between the buttons could relate to either one.

I'd have preferred a 2.5 inch screen with higher resolution and button in easier to reach places.


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Sep 19, 2008 09:49 |  #10

They are exactly where I want them, particularly given the size of the body: They are not likely to be pressed while picking up or holding it.




  
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Sep 19, 2008 10:38 |  #11

I don't care too much about the buttons near the lcd; the one that bothers me is the ISO button on the top. It's great on the 20D but moved over one spot on the 40D, and I have often pressed the wrong button on my 40D because of that.


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Sep 19, 2008 10:49 |  #12

seems like it only takes a shoot or two before I'm used to it, I shoot a 1Ds2 and 40d right now and don't fumble around at all with the top buttons. As far as the buttons on the side? Hardly use em so it's a non issue for me


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Sep 19, 2008 11:12 |  #13

Hermeto wrote in post #6339622 (external link)
I don’t like power switch design/position on 40D, buttons layout is okay..

Likewise, the power switch is in an awkward position..but happy with the camera in general


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Sep 19, 2008 14:50 |  #14

The on/off switch doesn't really bother me, I find it reletively easy to operate and the layout of the other buttons is just fine too, I don't have to skew and fingers round to press them or anything, they're ok....The only button I used to struggle to find was the DOF preview button.


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Sep 19, 2008 14:54 |  #15

I didn't like the layout at first coming from the 30D but have adapted to it quite well now so no issues.




  
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