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    Upgrading my camera i had a canon 400d actually it was the American rebel version but the same camera, Really fancy a Canon 40d as i like the hold and feel of it, anyone done the same transition and can tell me the benefits.


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    Default Re: Camera upgrade advice or opinions

    I went from a 400D to a 40D and couldn't believe the difference. The control system is totally diffeent and much more intuitive, more solid body and no need for a grip that I used to use with the 400D. You wll really notice the difference if you find a 40D instead. Add faster focus and more accurate focus on moving objects and it is an easy choice.


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    Default Re: Camera upgrade advice or opinions

    Quote Originally Posted by BertRoot View Post
    I went from a 400D to a 40D and couldn't believe the difference. The control system is totally diffeent and much more intuitive, more solid body and no need for a grip that I used to use with the 400D. You wll really notice the difference if you find a 40D instead. Add faster focus and more accurate focus on moving objects and it is an easy choice.

    Cheers i definitely feel its the next step up for me as when i held one it just had that good camera feel, the quality of build seems much better, where as my rebel always felt abit toyish in my hands.

    I also like the 6.5 frames a second double my old camera.

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    Default Re: Camera upgrade advice or opinions

    i went from a 450d to a 40d and the difference is enough
    it's a better camera all round
    i think a 50d would be a better choice though with it being slightly more up to date but to be honest apart from the pixel count ( which allows for tighter crops ) and the higher resolution screen there isn't a great deal of difference between em once there in your hand and taking photo's
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    Default Re: Camera upgrade advice or opinions

    400d to 7d here the difference is amazing, little more pricey than the 40d or 50d (was going to get the 50d) but I thought worth it in the long run


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    Default Re: Camera upgrade advice or opinions

    I went from the 400d to the 40d, still got the 40d, takes a bit of time to get used to but love it.

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    Default Re: Camera upgrade advice or opinions

    I went from a 350D to a 30D [which I still have] to a 50D & the difference is like chalk & cheese

    If your thinking of buying used check the shutter actuations. I believe the 40D/50D are rated to 100,000 actuations before the shutter mechanism needs replacing [around £200-£250]

    ..and at 6.5 frames/sec it's very easy to rack up a LOT of wasted shots

    Make sure your get a spare battery or two as well. I dunno about the 40D, but my 50D eats batteries when using Live View

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