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Bought a 40D and tell me what you think

 
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Dec 15, 2008 08:52 |  #1

I bought a 40d on newegg last night, because I was able to get it for $999 and 12 months interest free though newegg preferred program. Had an account in the past from building a computer and used it to make $100 payments each month.

I currently own the XS and felt this was a good time to buy the 40d, because it was a deal through newegg. I ended up getting it and the 28-135 IS USM lens that I already bought for the XS. The new lens will be for sale on here, but I can't set up a for sale thread till the end of the month and get 30 posts. If anyone is interested in the lens you can send me a pm and I will gladly sell it to you.

Anyone have anything you like or dislike about it, you can let me know here. I'm excited because the camera will be here tomorrow. :)


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Dec 15, 2008 08:53 |  #2

Congrats on the new camera. The 40 is a nice piece of hardware.


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Dec 15, 2008 08:59 as a reply to  @ gjl711's post |  #3

There are literally thousands of posts on this forum regarding this camera.

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Dec 15, 2008 09:09 |  #4

gjl711 wrote in post #6881639 (external link)
Congrats on the new camera. The 40 is a nice piece of hardware.

Thanks. I'm ready to start learning some techniques, since I take my last final tomorrow. I'm very excited for that. I really don't have a lot of money for a nice lens, but does anyone know of a lens that has a f/2.8 that offers mid range wide and zoom? Isn't there like a 17-85 f/2.8? I want something that will allow me to get some great bokeh. I have the nifty fifty, but would like more range than just a prime lens.


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Dec 15, 2008 09:57 |  #5

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... but does anyone know of a lens that has a f/2.8 that offers mid range wide and zoom? Isn't there like a 17-85 f/2.8? I want something that will allow me to get some great bokeh. I have the nifty fifty, but would like more range than just a prime lens.

The 17-85 is a f/4 to f/5.6 lens but there are other options like the Sigma 18-50 f/2.8.


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Dec 15, 2008 10:26 |  #6

gjl711 wrote in post #6881980 (external link)
The 17-85 is a f/4 to f/5.6 lens but there are other options like the Sigma 18-50 f/2.8.

How good is the IQ with the sigma? I do and don't care about the build of the shell as much, because I take care of my equipment, but sturdier build is a nice option. Been looking at Canon's option as well, 24-70 f/2.8. I'm not intersted in buying it, unless someone needs to pay rent and is selling it for 5 C notes.


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Dec 15, 2008 11:31 |  #7

I can't comment in the Sigma option as I have never shot with it. I opted for the Canon 17-55IS f/2.8. That one is one of the finest lenses optically I have ever seen.


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Dec 15, 2008 11:51 |  #8

gjl711 wrote in post #6882455 (external link)
I can't comment in the Sigma option as I have never shot with it. I opted for the Canon 17-55IS f/2.8. That one is one of the finest lenses optically I have ever seen.

And also one of the most expensive non-L lens in the entire Canon line up. :p


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Dec 15, 2008 11:56 |  #9

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And also one of the most expensive non-L lens in the entire Canon line up. :p

True dat, but it is an L in every sense except for the build. Optically it is equal or better than the 24-70 and the IS is just rock solid. This lens is easilt handheld at speeds down to 1/15 witrh no problems.


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Dec 15, 2008 12:03 |  #10

gjl711 wrote in post #6882570 (external link)
True dat, but it is an L in every sense except for the build. Optically it is equal or better than the 24-70 and the IS is just rock solid. This lens is easilt handheld at speeds down to 1/15 witrh no problems.

I totally agree with you on this. I was just being sacarstic with my reply.. hehe.


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Dec 15, 2008 13:15 |  #11

Tamron 17-50 is f/2.8, sharp, nice colors. NOt as much reach as some others.


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Dec 15, 2008 13:59 |  #12

I want the 28-70 or 24-70, because I want more reach then basically what this lens offers at 17-55. Someone also stated that it's pretty expensive as well, but it would be nice to be able to deliver some good bokeh, outside of just a prime lens.


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Dec 15, 2008 15:48 |  #13

weezerfan84 wrote in post #6882124 (external link)
How good is the IQ with the sigma? I do and don't care about the build of the shell as much, because I take care of my equipment, but sturdier build is a nice option. Been looking at Canon's option as well, 24-70 f/2.8. I'm not intersted in buying it, unless someone needs to pay rent and is selling it for 5 C notes.

IMO Sigma can be either hit or miss....What I mean by this is their ex dg line(aimed at prosumers/pro's) can either work perfectly straight out of the box or like mine need calibrating by sigma. Once I had my lens calibrated these Sigma lens were very very good IQ wise and great value for money. Especially the ex dg 12-24mm and the ex dg 24-70mm f2.8. If you want L lens and are a bit short on photo equipment funds then these lens's are the next best choice. Whilst eventually upgrading my sigma 24-70mm to a Canon L equivalent I kept and regularly use my 12-24 sigma on both my new 5dMkII and my 40D and it rocks....especially on the large sensor of the 5dmkII


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Dec 15, 2008 16:02 |  #14

I've only been shooting for a little over 2 weeks. I bought an XS in the beginning, because I didn't know if I was going to like photography. Ended up buying the 40D and now my XS, 18-55 kit lens, and 28-135 IS USM lens are for sale. I'm just waiting to get enough post and time here to post it up here as well. On the mazda3forums.com right now.


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