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Dec 30, 2008 10:00 |  #31

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One day, after all the issues with the 5DII are resolved, I plan to get one. I will keep the 40D. That way I have both and crop and a FF camera. It's like doubling the lenses in my bag with one purchase.

All the issues will never be resolved. At some point you just learn how to deal with them or avoid them all together. Take the 40D and 85L for example... How long has that been reported as a widespread issue and it still appears there isn't a fix for it?


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Dec 30, 2008 10:21 |  #32

I see no reason to get rid of the 40D. At this point it is doing everything I need it to do. When I find something I want to do that it will not, that is when I will consider upgrading.


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Dec 30, 2008 10:56 |  #33

I upgraded from the 350d, I will upgrade again to the 90d mk1V.XVII


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Dec 30, 2008 11:12 as a reply to  @ nwa2's post |  #34

I'll probably upgrade 6 months after the 60D comes out. If there is enough reason to change to a 60D I will do it or if not then I will consider the 5D II. With the 40D I have no good reason to do anything, except upgrade for the sake of having a new toy.


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Dec 30, 2008 11:17 |  #35

I'm keeping my 40d for a while....I got it. I bought it in lou of the new 50d and 5d cameras. I needed to finally get into the dlsr world affordably. Money is a big issue. So I bought the 40d, and will use it until it dies...basically, and slowly buy up glass until I really need a new body...then we'll see from there. Probably a 5d series after that....but, that's years down the line.


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Dec 30, 2008 11:26 |  #36

Would like to have a crop with micro lens adjust, but will wait. You CAN NOT keep up. Just like computers. Pocket book can not keep up. Wife hid the credit cards.:mad:


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Dec 30, 2008 12:06 as a reply to  @ D.C.'s post |  #37

I had no plans on upgrading from my 40D to 50D.... that changed when my 40D decided to die right before the holidays!!! Picked up a 50D while the 40D is off to Canon...


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Dec 30, 2008 12:53 as a reply to  @ fishingjts's post |  #38

Not upgrading for now - not because I'm loyal but because it doesn’t make sense for me at the moment.
Better AF + better ISO might tempt me to upgrade to the 60D/70D in the future.
The 50D has neither of these, so I’m skipping.
I’m loyal to the 1.6x crop format but I’m not sure what I’ll do if the 5DIII has the 1-series AF and costs ~$2,000 ;).




  
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Dec 30, 2008 12:57 |  #39

I am keeping my 40D, and always will :)
If I had the money, I may have sold it out for a 5D2, but I don't.
Now, I plan on waiting about a year, before I buy a 5D2, but I will be keeping my 40D as back up. So, I will have my 40D to it's death :)


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Dec 30, 2008 12:59 |  #40
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I can't afford to change camera bodies. It works well and I'll keep for a long time.


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Dec 30, 2008 13:11 as a reply to  @ goldboughtrue's post |  #41

Too much curiosity for me, I had to order the 50d. I will switch to shooting with it full time when I get it and learn how to use it :cool:. The micro-adjust and LCD where enough for me to upgrade. The 40d will be in the bag as a backup camera if all goes well....Jeff


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Dec 30, 2008 13:16 as a reply to  @ jmik26's post |  #42

I'll stay with my 40D (and 400D) for a while. Maybe a 60D, if it's really good, but I'm rather leaning towards something like the 1D Mark III. Maybe a Mark IV?


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Dec 30, 2008 13:30 |  #43

Heck, my 20D is still my workhorse. I use the 40D for paid-for shoots and my own artistic shoots. But I carry my 20D around with me on a day-to-day basis. 1.6 crop factor is fine for me, as I do a lot of nature work and portrait-style shots of wild animals in rehab. (The kind that would bite your hand or other parts if you got too close.) I don't see myself going to full frame, which I put in the category of medium format film cameras of yesteryear. Wasn't interested in it then; still not. It's a lot of tonnage to trek around in a backpack on a two mile hike through sand. I might upgrade to the 60D if Canon stops sacrificing low-light/high ISO capability to the "bigger therefore better" megapixel god.


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Dec 30, 2008 13:36 as a reply to  @ post 6969376 |  #44

Will be keeping my 40D for a long time yet:D
I've also learnt that glass is more important but even more important is shooting in the right light and technique (still learning that :lol:)
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Dec 30, 2008 13:38 as a reply to  @ joedlh's post |  #45

Still loyal to the 40D. Will probably replace it with a 60D/5Dii when a 70D/5Diii is already available, AND only if the 60D/5Dii has dropped below 800$. 50D doesnt offer me anything I really want and at this point, I need to invest in glass. Also, the fact that I'm not made of money really makes me loyal to my 40D. :)


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