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Jun 24, 2009 09:39 |  #1

Hey Guys,

I'm looking at upgrading my body at some point over the summer. Right now I have a Rebel XTi with a Canon 50mm /1.8 and a Sigma 70-200mm /2.8. I have been mainly looking at a used 5D or a new 40D. I shoot mostly in low light conditions (Theatres, Concert Halls) so noise is a big decision factor to me. For that reason I ruled out a 50D as everything I have read has criticized it for noise at high ISO levels. So I'm stuck between the 40D and 5D, any advice? Thanks!


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Jun 24, 2009 09:43 |  #2

Whats your style of shooting?

Action/sports/wildlife​/macro = 40D
Portrait/landscape/stu​dio = 5D

Unless your talking about the 5D MkII. Then it's the MkII all the way.


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Jun 24, 2009 09:56 |  #3

I've been shooting a lot theatrical work lately and I'm starting to shoot some concerts. Also, I shoot some Football, Basketball, etc for my school paper. I'm also usually told to bring my camera along to family events, making a stretch that's portrait. I would say #1 on my list is a variety of ISOs that look pretty clean. I don't care about the LCD screen as much or a built in flash. A MkII would be nice but that's out of my price range. Thanks again.


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Jun 24, 2009 10:34 |  #4

Do you need 6.5 fps or will 3 fps suffice?


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Jun 24, 2009 10:53 |  #5

The 40D's ISO compared to my 5D's are relativley close, 1600 on the 40D is great with some noise reduction, same with the 5D. I really like the AF, bigger screen, and bells and whistles of my 40D, but like the DOF for portraits of the 5D.


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Jun 24, 2009 10:57 |  #6

3 fps is just fine for me. How does the AF compare on the two models? And does anyone have a comparison picture of the 5D and the 40D on 1600? I've looked around and couldn't find a good comparison.


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Jun 24, 2009 11:00 |  #7

malibubts wrote in post #8166283 (external link)
I've looked around and couldn't find a good comparison.

http://www.dpreview.co​m …d%2Ccanon_eos40​d&show=all (external link)

Click on the samples gallery link. There are quite a few photos at different ISOs. You can download the original size shot to better compare them.


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Jun 24, 2009 11:16 |  #8

Wow, I can't believed I missed that! I've been there and looked at the review of those two cameras and some lenses before. Thanks.


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Jun 24, 2009 11:50 |  #9

the reason i will say 40d is that if you are taking a lot of concert/theater pics the 1.6x crop will basically extend your lenses 60%.

i shot a concert a few weeks ago with a 40d and a 1Ds MKII and ended up shooting the whole thing on my 40d with a 70-200/2.8 since it actually reached to 320mm. although with the 16mp 1DsII, i could theoretically crop it to the same reach as the 40d with the 200mm.

if you were considering a 5D II this wouldn't even be a conversation.


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