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How many are going with the 40D after reading 50d reviews?

 
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Nov 03, 2008 08:45 |  #1

Just curious what effect the DPReview is having on people.

I am one of those that had decided on the 50D and was going to purchase it next month but then the DPReview came out and made me think twice. I won't go into details as to whether or not it's an accurate review or not and please do not start that discussion here.

I ended up getting a good deal on a 40D and will have it this week.

Any others?


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Nov 03, 2008 08:49 |  #2

I was pretty set on the 50D as well until I read the review. I found a local 50D that is for sale and I am going to take a few shots with that and my 30D and make the comparisons for myself before I make a decision. I use LR for my RAW conversions so I'm curious to see the noise difference between my current 30D and the 50D. I won't let a single review determine a camera purchase though, I would prefer to see the difference for myself with my own lenses, software, etc.


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Nov 03, 2008 08:50 |  #3

I guess I felt a little better with my purchase of the 40D last May when I read the review. I am NOT 100% sure that it's as bad as they say, as I am a skeptic by nature, but it did put my mind at easy, as I though I kinda got screwed with the release of a new body so soon.


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Nov 03, 2008 08:57 |  #4

The 50D is bad at high ISO's... I have even seen shots at ISO 800 that contain horizontal banding in the shadows. Besides the chroma and luminance noise the 50D also seems to suffer from ugly purple blotches. To my eyes it is only usable to ISO 400 when there are dark parts/lots of shadows in the frame or when the lights are low and it is only usable to ISO800/1600 in good evenly distributed light. Mind you, I use ACR/LR for conversions. DPP or JPEG's may give better results, but my workflow is ACR/LR exclusive. IMO The 50D is not worth its money... On top of that, when you realize that you can have a 40D and 450D for the price of one 50D... The choice seems obvious.


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Nov 03, 2008 09:14 as a reply to  @ Daan37's post |  #5

What I don't understand about the DPReview is the comparision between the 40D and 50D on RAW sharpness. They compared pixel for pixel, but the 50D has 50% more pixels. When I look at an image at 50% and 100% in my editor, yeah the 50% looks sharper...duh. Doesn't quite seem like an apples to apples comparison. I'm relatively a dummy on this, but wouldn't it be a better comparison if they measured a 1" by 1" crop and not pixel for pixel?


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Nov 03, 2008 09:34 |  #6

I found the 50D quite attractive for it's higher iso's... until I saw samples. I'm gonna stick with my 40D for a few years.


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Nov 03, 2008 09:36 |  #7

The best thing about the 50D is that it has caused the price of 40Ds to plummet. I was able to snag a 40D for essentially a $150 upgrade from my 30D once all was said and done.


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Nov 03, 2008 09:50 |  #8

I got a 40D last week, after going in the shop for a 50D. I played with them both and looked at the pros and cons, and the 50D was not worth another £400 for me. I walked out with the 40D extremely happy, and this was before the review on DPR. I'm even happier now :)

The 40D is not half the camera the 50D is, but it is half the price. For me, there is no question.




  
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Nov 03, 2008 09:53 |  #9

61ache wrote in post #6614371 (external link)
What I don't understand about the DPReview is the comparision between the 40D and 50D on RAW sharpness. They compared pixel for pixel, but the 50D has 50% more pixels. When I look at an image at 50% and 100% in my editor, yeah the 50% looks sharper...duh. Doesn't quite seem like an apples to apples comparison. I'm relatively a dummy on this, but wouldn't it be a better comparison if they measured a 1" by 1" crop and not pixel for pixel?


Yes, comparing cameras at both 100% and at equal density would make a lot more sense. Also, you have to note that their tests are usually shot at high apertures, yet if you do the math, after about 13mp, you don't gain any usable resolution at f8, or after 7mp at f11. Of course the 50d will look dull, it hit the diffraction limit. No matter how good the lens is, that limit is absolute for an aperture based lens.

Nobody prints high ISO things at large sizes and expects iso100 results. Just reduce the size and you'll see that the quality is slightly better than on the 40d. Still no 1dmkiii, d3, or 5dmkii, but it's better than what you had before.


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Nov 03, 2008 12:07 |  #10

It made me think twice but I still purchased a 50D yesterday. Circuit City had a store-only price of $1499 for the 28-135 kit and comes with a free after MIR Epson HD Photo Printer. I expect to re-coup $350 if I sell the lens and printer so that puts my cost at around $1100-$1150...that is a $250 premium over the 40D body which I think isn't so bad at all.

Oh, and all these at 24 months 0% APR.


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Nov 03, 2008 13:42 |  #11

TaDa wrote in post #6614498 (external link)
The best thing about the 50D is that it has caused the price of 40Ds to plummet. I was able to snag a 40D for essentially a $150 upgrade from my 30D once all was said and done.

i agree. i just picked up a 40D for $480 to be my backup body. in my opinion, the 40D is currently the best bang for the buck out there.




  
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Nov 03, 2008 13:52 |  #12

blonde wrote in post #6616031 (external link)
i agree. i just picked up a 40D for $480 to be my backup body. in my opinion, the 40D is currently the best bang for the buck out there.

Where did you get that great deal???


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Nov 03, 2008 13:58 |  #13

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Where did you get that great deal???

ebay with %25 back from MS :)




  
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Nov 03, 2008 14:05 |  #14

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ebay with %25 back from MS :)

Where can i look up how the cash back works and who did you buy from ebay?


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Nov 03, 2008 14:07 |  #15

I already have a 40D and was going to upgrade to a 50D. The review does put me off to some extent and I have since decided to go for a 5D Mk11. However, reading these forums and all the negative things being said about both 50D and 5D Mk11, it makes me wonder if I am doing the right thing? Maybe I should get a Nikon D700 instead as I couldn't find the same negative feedback on the Nikon forums!


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