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….. The Canon EOS 40D
This was my main camera when I became “serious” about photography. I shot with the EOS Rebel 300D and EOS 30D in relatively quick succession and then landed on the EOS 40D. I hadn’t yet used a camera with professional autofocus capabilities, so that didn’t matter to me at the time. Though my move to the EOS-1D Mark III came about a year after shooting tens of thousands of images with the EOS 40D.
I ended up doing some professional work with this camera, and shot mainly with the EF-S 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM and an EF 24mm f/1.4L USM.
The EOS 50D and EOS 60D that followed the EOS 40D were less than stellar upgrades in my eyes. Until the EOS 70D was launched, I would tell people to save their money and just grab the 40D unless they could afford to move to the EOS 7D.
My love for this camera, which I still own is likely one based on nostalgia, but I’m ok with that. I don’t honestly shoot with it anymore.
Canon EOS 40D Specifications:
- 10.1mp APS-C CMOS Sensor
- ISO 100 – 1600
- 9 Autofocus Points
- 14bit RAW
- DIGIC III Processor
- CF Card Slot
- Launched in 2007
- Launch price: $1499usd