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SUPER Exciting to have her "40D" back as a backup...

 
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May 08, 2017 20:15 |  #1

... for only 75 bucks. Here are some photos after a little TLC with a toothbrush and some soap on the body. 20K miles out of 100K on the engine. Functions as new and I love it. I started out shooting weddings with a 40D back in 2011 and upgraded very soon due to GAS issue. I have many good memories and happy moments with this body, and some images are still in my current portfolio on my website. Therefore, I am having it again. With a little knowledge I have gained, I have no fear using it as the main body for wedding and I am super exciting to take it to wedding again :)

Am I being silly having this old school body as a backup?
Would you have a 40D as a backup body for weddings?


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May 12, 2017 16:27 |  #2

Yes. My backup is 600D.


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May 12, 2017 16:33 |  #3

One of the last 'prosumer' grade cameras, before Canon downgraded the nnD feature set


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May 12, 2017 16:38 as a reply to  @ Colin Glover's post |  #4

It's actually my backup of the backup. I use 5d3 and 6d side by side throughout the day so they are each other backup. The 40 won't be out of the bag most days unless either the 5d3 or 6d is out of order.
Another time I use 3rd body is during Church wedding. I mount the 3rd body + 24-70 (used to be 70d and now 40d) and remote trigger from my main bodies to get shots of the Bride and her Father from above or the back of the Church. The 70D will be for sale.


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May 16, 2017 13:58 |  #5

I have a 50D as the back up to the back up. I think they are an outstanding deal on ebay right now.


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May 19, 2017 12:59 |  #6

A back up camera is just that. In case all other camera's experience issues and won't function, I grab the back up. In that situation I would be happy with any camera. So, a 40D should work nicely as a back up. I still have a 40D and a 30D that I keep in the trunk for those situations.


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May 21, 2017 17:36 |  #7

Nice job and it looks great. those 40 and 50 D's really did a great job back when. Used mine for sports with a 70-200 and got some great shots.


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May 22, 2017 14:10 |  #8

I still have my 40D.. I could not bear to get rid to it... My backup to a back up is the EOS M :) I use the EOS M every wedding. I throw a fisheye eye on it for some dancing images when I get bored :)


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May 24, 2017 15:31 |  #9

I had a 50D for three years and used it for a lot of low light work, it punches above it's weight.


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Jun 08, 2017 15:05 |  #10

my first camera! super nostalgic!


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Jan 19, 2018 11:53 |  #11

I use these in my photobooths. Some of the key features for me: fast shutter, screw in sync cord socket, exposure preview off setting (for live view) and built like a tank.

I think the 40d is the best bargain out there.


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Jan 23, 2018 10:04 |  #12

The good old 40D, this was my first DSLR.. awww taught me a lot that little camera :)


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Jan 23, 2018 10:17 |  #13

Wilt wrote in post #18353146 (external link)
One of the last 'prosumer' grade cameras, before Canon downgraded the nnD feature set

The 50D was the last in the series before the resizing down and reducing functionality. The 50D sported more resolution, a bigger LCD but still the same old resolution, so not really an upgrade, and AFMA.

I would not use a 40D for a backup in a wedding, it is about 2 stops behind the current APS-C models, and isn't great for reception halls or low light churches (AF or noise). However for any other type of event (good lighting, non-sports/fast action), it is a great camera. Also for $75, you can't touch what it can do for you in photographic endeavors. :)


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Jan 24, 2018 10:31 |  #14

I remember one nice POTN member who was using two 40D for weddings in Alberta. As main and backup. Most pleasing weddings work I ever seen.

I think, once you accept the low ISO as your working environment, it is hard to justify any update after 40D came out. :-)


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Jan 24, 2018 17:36 |  #15

kf095 wrote in post #18547985 (external link)
I remember one nice POTN member who was using two 40D for weddings in Alberta. As main and backup. Most pleasing weddings work I ever seen.

I think, once you accept the low ISO as your working environment, it is hard to justify any update after 40D came out. :-)

His name is Lloyd, yes he shoots $10K wedding with 40D. He got sick skills so camera doesn't matter :)


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