I got my Canon 40D a week ago. I spent the first week reading the manual, adjusting all of the settings the way wanted them, created my custom settings, and got an overall feel for the new body. My prior camera body was a Canon XTi that I used for a year.
Are you guys ready for this??? I LOVE THE 40D!!! I shot 1200 shots at a bicycle criterium race. The autofocus speed is fast and accurate. My keep rate is phenomenal!!! I tested the frame burst and it is fast and pretty impressive!!! I prefer to pick and choose my shots though.
It's almost like this new body has given my lenses a boost in performance. My new favorite lens is my Sigma 24-60 f/2.8, which is one that I never used on my previous body.
With all of the recent bad reviews and complaints about the 40D, I just wanted to share my positive experience. Now to just find the perfect mid-range zoom lens...does it ever end???