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Mar 14, 2018 09:10 |  #1

I'm going from a 40d to an 80D. 40d works well, but I've dropped it, and cannot trust it. Out of curiosity, what improvements will I quickly experience?

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Mar 14, 2018 09:10 |  #2

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I'm going from a 40d to an 80D. 40d works well, but I've dropped it, and cannot trust it. Out of curiosity, what improvements will I quickly experience?

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Mar 14, 2018 09:12 |  #3

I have yet to get the have the 80D in my hands but I know for sure the modern AF is worlds apart. The bump in resolution and dynamic range is also nice.


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Mar 14, 2018 13:09 |  #4

I've never had a 40D, but I've had a 50D. I've had my 80D for about 16 months. Which means I can say this: Everything the 50D can do, the 80D does better. The 80D also does a lot of things the 50D can't do. You will not regret the upgrade.




  
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Mar 14, 2018 13:32 |  #5

Touch controls (I thought those were a gimmick until I got one).
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Mar 14, 2018 13:58 |  #6

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Mar 14, 2018 16:27 |  #7

trailguy wrote in post #18585349 (external link)
I'm going from a 40d to an 80D. 40d works well, but I've dropped it, and cannot trust it. Out of curiosity, what improvements will I quickly experience?

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HA ! If that's not an excuse to upgrade I never heard one.

"......uh....yea......​my camera fell and I....uh....I can't trust it......yea...that's it...."

Ya lyin' sack ya.........go buy a new camera.  :p


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Mar 14, 2018 16:48 |  #8

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HA ! If that's not an excuse to upgrade I never heard one.

"......uh....yea......​my camera fell and I....uh....I can't trust it......yea...that's it...."

Ya lyin' sack ya.........go buy a new camera.  :p

That never occurred to me, but it makes perfect sense. If you have the camera-droppsies, you may want to consider a 1DX2. It is a bit sturdier than the 80D.




  
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Mar 16, 2018 02:22 |  #9

Couldn't agree more, as I'm in a similar pickle. Wife fell over in the snow last week, horrific conditions and i too fear future reliability issues. There is however a bright young thing, about half the wifes age, has just moved in down the street and i was thinking of trading the old girl in,what do you guys think...?




  
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Mar 16, 2018 04:19 as a reply to  @ bildeb0rg's post |  #10

I don't think we are the ones you have to fear in that upgrade. :)


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Mar 16, 2018 12:42 |  #11

I moved to a new body because the old one was getting a bit squeaky and took ages to turn on. The new one's much more flexible and will do a lot more in low light. Being touch sensitive means you get what you want much quicker and having a flexible display on the rear means you can work in a lot more positions. The new one needs a lot more storage, of course, and really wants new versions of everything.
It's good to have wireless control though. Nice to be able to prod the cellphone instead of getting out of my armchair.

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Mar 16, 2018 12:47 as a reply to  @ Chris.R's post |  #12

The upgraded one probably goes quite a bit longer on a daily charge too, I suspect. Certainly adds new meaning to firmware as well. :)


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Mar 16, 2018 12:57 |  #13

Still got a mind of its own which makes no sense to man nor beast. They all do strange things for no reason whatsoever.
When you really want them to just work, they complain that something isn't quite right.
I suppose the handling's better but the new one's got too many specifications.




  
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May 26, 2018 22:22 |  #14

trailguy wrote in post #18585349 (external link)
I'm going from a 40d to an 80D. 40d works well, but I've dropped it, and cannot trust it. Out of curiosity, what improvements will I quickly experience?

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Dynamic range in 80D is huuuuuge difference. It will blow your mind. It provides such amazing lattitude when processing. Also since 40D is almost unusable past ISO 800 (ok1600 if you are into pain), seeing usable photo @ ISO 6400 or even higher would be a shock. Combined that with amazing AF ... its really no brainer. Just get 80D ... no need to think about it.




  
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May 27, 2018 09:27 |  #15

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... Also since 40D is almost unusable past ISO 800 (ok1600 if you are into pain),....

Wait!! The 40D was unusable past ISO800? I didn't know that.

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