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Re: Just picked up a ligtly used 40D as a back up for my 7D!
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2013, 03:12:59 PM »
The 40D was my first DSLR, and looking back at the photo's I took with it, it was a great camera! The 50D when it came out was of no interest to me - the 40D beats it in IQ.

After I got my 5D2 I sold the 40D, then started missing it for the crop factor. I then got a 7D and haven't really looked back at the 40D. Although... I did then buy a 400D for light travel use. The 400D is reminiscent of the 40D in that it uses the same sort of sensor (but with only Digic II, makes less good use of it).

Owning the 400D now is an eye opener, it's a convenient little camera but I am very happy I went with the more expensive 40D at the time.
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Re: Just picked up a ligtly used 40D as a back up for my 7D!
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2013, 03:12:59 PM »

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Re: Just picked up a ligtly used 40D as a back up for my 7D!
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2013, 11:59:36 AM »
I found a really nice 40D with a Canon bg-e2n grip for about $350 bucks.

Good trade. I just sold my 450D XSi kit, with an extra battery for 250USD! I thought the person was getting a good deal at that price, but they were a deserving young person and had worked pretty hard for the money. I see the XSi kits regularly advertised in the 3-350 range.
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Re: Just picked up a ligtly used 40D as a back up for my 7D!
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2013, 12:14:07 PM »
still love my old 40D :) used now as a backup/macro/crop body.
only thing i don't like is the low lcd screen rez.
other than that it's a classic which can take some really high quality images.
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Re: Just picked up a ligtly used 40D as a back up for my 7D!
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2013, 10:03:32 PM »
I have an astro modified 40D that I also used for everyday photos until I picked up a 60D.  My plan for some time has been to get a 6D or 5D3, sell the 40D and get the 60D modified.  That was the plan, anyway.  What's actually happened is that I've picked up some lighting gear and am looking at a robust ballhead and lenses instead of another body.  The 40D still takes incredible astro shots and the 60D does everything else well.  No sense selling what ain't broke and still works for what I do.  Heck, I still have my old G2, maybe I'll get it modified for IR.  Still like to get that 6D or 5D3, though.

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Re: Just picked up a ligtly used 40D as a back up for my 7D!
« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2013, 11:37:33 PM »
Don't overlook the 30D either, there were probably more of those made and it's not that much less of a camera than the 40D. I've still got one of each, don't see a point in selling them as they just won't get me enough money to make it worth selling. I use them when I can, just to keep them operational, and they will serve as emergency or beater cameras when needed. Whenever I do use them, I marvel at just how good they were for the time, and still quite good unless you need high ISO performance (higher than 800 at least).

I agree that the 30D is a really good camera, but Canon added a ton of new features to the 40D that makes it "pop" over the 30D. The live view is nice and well as the sensor cleaning. The larger screen is always a plus and the 1.5 fps addition is always welcome. But I would have to agree, the 30D for the price right now is a very good camera.

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Re: Just picked up a ligtly used 40D as a back up for my 7D!
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2013, 09:33:54 PM »
I have an astro modified 40D that I also used for everyday photos until I picked up a 60D.  My plan for some time has been to get a 6D or 5D3, sell the 40D and get the 60D modified.  That was the plan, anyway.  What's actually happened is that I've picked up some lighting gear and am looking at a robust ballhead and lenses instead of another body.  The 40D still takes incredible astro shots and the 60D does everything else well.  No sense selling what ain't broke and still works for what I do.  Heck, I still have my old G2, maybe I'll get it modified for IR.  Still like to get that 6D or 5D3, though.

How are you using the 40D to take astro shots?  Was it modified?

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Re: Just picked up a ligtly used 40D as a back up for my 7D!
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2013, 09:53:53 PM »
 I'm upgrading my 60d  to the 5d mkiii  and I'm concerned I will really miss  my 60d.   but I think after I get the 5d,  I will be better off getting a 50d  for the afma and slightly faster shots per second.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: Just picked up a ligtly used 40D as a back up for my 7D!
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2013, 09:53:53 PM »

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Re: Just picked up a ligtly used 40D as a back up for my 7D!
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2013, 10:43:50 PM »
Cory.Kaye....yes it's modified for greater nsitivity to near-IR

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Re: Just picked up a ligtly used 40D as a back up for my 7D!
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2013, 01:51:26 PM »
Very nice camera, I have one since they came out, and I only registered on this forum as its time to upgrade. 278k shots have taken their toll, but its been faithful through rain or shine.

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Re: Just picked up a ligtly used 40D as a back up for my 7D!
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2013, 12:13:59 AM »
I'm upgrading my 60d  to the 5d mkiii  and I'm concerned I will really miss  my 60d.   but I think after I get the 5d,  I will be better off getting a 50d  for the afma and slightly faster shots per second.
be prepared for the 50D's considerably greater noise.
When I had my 40D, and was thirsting for the AFMA and extra MP when the 50D came out, one look at some test shots and I decided to skip the 50D.  It's my least liked x0D body for that reason.

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Re: Just picked up a ligtly used 40D as a back up for my 7D!
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2013, 12:18:38 AM »
I'm upgrading my 60d  to the 5d mkiii  and I'm concerned I will really miss  my 60d.   but I think after I get the 5d,  I will be better off getting a 50d  for the afma and slightly faster shots per second.
be prepared for the 50D's considerably greater noise.
When I had my 40D, and was thirsting for the AFMA and extra MP when the 50D came out, one look at some test shots and I decided to skip the 50D.  It's my least liked x0D body for that reason.
I was looking at the price of used fifties and they were outrageous considering i can get a new sixty d for the same price.   so I'm not sure what I'll do,  but I ess probably going to let my daughter have the 2nd body and I would use it as a back up when I needed to.   who knows maybe the seventy will be awesome and I'll get that as my backup.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: Just picked up a ligtly used 40D as a back up for my 7D!
« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2013, 01:02:15 AM »
I'm upgrading my 60d  to the 5d mkiii  and I'm concerned I will really miss  my 60d.   but I think after I get the 5d,  I will be better off getting a 50d  for the afma and slightly faster shots per second.
be prepared for the 50D's considerably greater noise.
When I had my 40D, and was thirsting for the AFMA and extra MP when the 50D came out, one look at some test shots and I decided to skip the 50D.  It's my least liked x0D body for that reason.
I was looking at the price of used fifties and they were outrageous considering i can get a new sixty d for the same price.   so I'm not sure what I'll do,  but I ess probably going to let my daughter have the 2nd body and I would use it as a back up when I needed to.   who knows maybe the seventy will be awesome and I'll get that as my backup.
Hi, I sold my 60D when I upraded to the 5D3, I miss it very much and do regret selling it. I didn't realize how good it would have been to have a good enough back up body. I liked all about it.

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Re: Just picked up a ligtly used 40D as a back up for my 7D!
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