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trade a 17-40 for 40D?

 
jwoods85
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Nov 05, 2009 20:42 |  #1

thinking about trading my 17-40 F4l for a 40D....

good idea?

Thoughts?

I have a 5d, 28-75 2.8...well look at my gear list lol.

It'll make my current gear that much more versatile, what do you think?


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Nov 05, 2009 20:45 |  #2

Well I'd keep the 17-40, and just buy a 40D. Not worth it IMHO.


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Nov 05, 2009 20:46 |  #3

You don't have a very extensive kit of lenses to begin with.... Not sure trading one of them for a second camera would be all that good an idea. If you were just adding the 40D without giving up a lens, I'd say go for it. For that matter, if a used 40D is too pricey, how about a used 30D? It's very similar to your 5D classic in layout and controls. Granted, only 8MP, but still a decent camera.


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Nov 05, 2009 20:46 |  #4

I love the lens, so I wouldn't. It depends on whether or not you use it. It would make a nice combo to put your 85 on the 40d and use the 28-75 on the 5d though. Then again, 17-40 will hold it's value better, if you care about that.




  
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Nov 05, 2009 20:48 |  #5

very good points across the board- see, this is why i love you people!


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Nov 05, 2009 20:54 |  #6

Another note there is a huge perspective difference from 17mm to 24mm not something that I'd want to give up.


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Nov 05, 2009 20:56 |  #7

not worth it. bodies depreciate in price quickly lenses retain their value and then some


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Nov 05, 2009 21:34 |  #8

I agree with all of the other posters. You have a limited range of lenses to begin with and would loose your wide lens to gain another body. If you had some telephoto's in your lens arsenal I could see picking up a cropper for the extra "reach" but in your situation the 40D wouldn't really give you much extra.




  
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Nov 05, 2009 21:36 |  #9

Nope. Bodies lose value, lenses gain value.


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Nov 05, 2009 22:09 |  #10

I'd keep the 17-40... especially if you have a 5D.




  
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Nov 06, 2009 04:49 |  #11

Mr. Clean wrote in post #8963703 (external link)
Nope. Bodies lose value, lenses gain value.

lenses don't really gain value unless they are really good and are discontinued without a better replacement.


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Nov 06, 2009 04:50 |  #12

jwoods85 wrote in post #8963429 (external link)
It'll make my current gear that much more versatile, what do you think?

i think it would only make sense if you need 2 bodies.


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Nov 06, 2009 05:40 |  #13

well i thought about getting a spare- so i dunno. i don't use the 17-40 too much so i dunno


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Nov 06, 2009 08:18 |  #14

Jaetie wrote in post #8965039 (external link)
lenses don't really gain value unless they are really good and are discontinued without a better replacement.

Sure they do. Especially with all the price increases. Just go to the B&S forum and you'll see lenses everything that are being posted for more than they were originally sold for :D


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Nov 07, 2009 02:00 as a reply to  @ Mr. Clean's post |  #15

ah, but that's because of the strong yen now!


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