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Anyone else get "attached" to their camera...?

 
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Mar 18, 2010 14:01 |  #1

So... I currently have a 5DII and 40D...

I see Adorama has a great deal on a refurb 7D and would love to pick one up... but can't justify having the 5D and two crops...

Therein lies the problem! I have some ridiculous sentimental attachment to my 40D :p

It was my first new DSLR purchase, paid about $1500 for it back in '07 when it was released. It has been with me to Italy, and was my primary camera until the 5DII...

Ugh I know it sounds silly but I just feel bad letting it go for like $600 but the 7D would be so nice...

I know if I pick up a 7D the 40D will become a display piece... But I just dont think I can get myself to let it go... lol

I've even thought about "keeping it in the family" by letting a relative have it but my fiance is already invested in Noink gear... and my Mom, grandparents, aunts uncles and what not are all p/s users that I know would just feel like the 40D was too much...

Damn I know theres no logic to this... but my question is does anyone else ever feel this way when it comes to letting an old friend go? :)

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Mar 18, 2010 14:04 |  #2

I have a whole shelf full of 35mm gear that I have for that very reason. The difference is there isnt a lot of value in FD mount bodies these days so I can justify them a a paperweight collection. But as much as I feel fondly toward my 40D, if I had the chance to upgrade to a better body I'd do it in a heartbeat because electronic devices dont age gracefully.




  
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Mar 18, 2010 14:09 |  #3

I let my 40D go. My only regret was that the 7D didn't come out sooner. :lol:

I do not miss the 40D whatsoever. The 7D made me wonder how I ever managed to shoot anything with the 40D in the first place. I used to dread shooting higher than iso 800. Now I'm swimming in iso 3200. (I don't pixel peep and I look at my overall "image".)


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Mar 18, 2010 14:16 |  #4

Replace your fiance and your 40D ;-)a


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Mar 18, 2010 14:17 as a reply to  @ jwcdds's post |  #5

I miss my 1dmk2 the most, even after having a good mk3 I still miss my old mk2.:(


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Mar 18, 2010 14:30 as a reply to  @ malla1962's post |  #6
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Let go of my 40D! But...kept my XTI hahah cause yeahh it was my first body =]] then...I spilt monster all over my 18-55 ...thennn my old man bought me a new one, and now I can't get rid of the 18-55!!




  
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Mar 18, 2010 15:03 |  #7

yeah, I really should sell my XTI cause it's of no use to me now, but I think I'd have a hard time parting with it, since it's my first DSLR.


I probably will sell it tho, I don't have extra money floating around for what I really want...


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Mar 18, 2010 15:08 |  #8

The same exact thing your going through happened to me but with my 30D.

I too found it hard to sell it because it went to soooo many placces with me. Gave me such good memories and was my first DSLR.

In the end i finally sold it really cheap to a cousin and got me the 40D. I see it once in a while and know my cousing is taking good care of her.

I say sell it before its really not worth anything at all.


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Mar 18, 2010 15:14 |  #9

What you should be sentimental about is the images you took with it, not the camera.


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Mar 18, 2010 15:18 |  #10

bohdank wrote in post #9823377 (external link)
What you should be sentimental about is the images you took with it, not the camera.

Hehe. I agree 100%. good point!


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Mar 18, 2010 15:19 |  #11

I thought I would keep my 40D forever because it was my first SLR, but once I got the 5D, I just never used it. Ever. So, I sold it and every single lens I had and have started building toward a full frame future.

If you need to keep it, keep it. It's a great camera and will be for quite some time. There are a lot of people shooting with 20D or even 10D bodies to this day. I have a feeling that I'll want another crop body some day, and hopefully I can find a nice low click 40D when the time comes.


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Mar 18, 2010 15:33 |  #12

I find it hard to be sentimental about plastic, metal and glass.

I am not sentimental about the plastic food wrap on my sandwiches from the Deli either, even when the sandwich turns out to be very good.

It's just stuff, people!




  
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Mar 18, 2010 15:46 as a reply to  @ rral22's post |  #13

Dear BROTHER (from another mother),

Give me your used 40Ds. That way it will stay in the family.




  
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Mar 18, 2010 15:47 |  #14

Op > I feel ya. I don't think I could ever get rid of my T1i... so many fond memories!


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Mar 18, 2010 19:15 as a reply to  @ themadman's post |  #15

It's just a tool. ;)


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