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Canon 40d - Latest Price


tomcat e2
9 6.0k 15 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2007 5:58PM
Test image wth 40D at ISO 1600
here

Adrian

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Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
15 Sep 2007 6:00PM
Adrian, could you upload the full version in large?
tomcat e2
9 6.0k 15 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2007 6:05PM

Quote:Adrian, could you upload the full version in large?Quote this post


Done
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
15 Sep 2007 6:49PM
where?
tomcat e2
9 6.0k 15 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2007 6:56PM
It was..must be something to do with having it up with mods as well

i will investigate

Adrian
tomcat e2
9 6.0k 15 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2007 6:59PM
theres two up now...weird!!!

Adrian
tomcat e2
9 6.0k 15 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2007 7:00PM
just removed the third one
jondf 8 2.5k
15 Sep 2007 7:43PM

Quote:tomcat wrote: Test image wth 40D at ISO 1600 here


Well, it's all a bit subjective. Here's a 1600 iso image shot in low light conditions with a 30d. Is there any difference? Maybe, but which is better?
uhtcream 13 6
15 Sep 2007 8:29PM
Almost as I typed LR was upgraded. Have done a few test shots. Distant shots look soft while close ups are really sharp. Will have to investigate the settings.
strawman 10 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2007 11:51PM
I uploaded a montage of a few test photo's I took trying the camera out. Its my latest upload if you want to see it.

Off to print some for the real test.
strawman 10 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2007 12:05AM
I notice the price has fallen again, at this rate it will be free with a memory card by Christmas.

Is there some panic out there?
tomcat e2
9 6.0k 15 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2007 9:56AM
Thanks for the upload John
Mine was an off the cuff shot but I was quite impressed with the outcome
Weather is good at this end so hopefully off in a bit to do some field shots

Adrian
sut68 e2
11 2.0k 76 England
16 Sep 2007 9:59AM
Looked good to me Adrian, looking forward to getting one of these myself.
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
16 Sep 2007 10:12AM
5D is the one you want, Paul...Wink
strawman 10 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2007 3:16PM
OK I have not posted my full conclusions till now because I was confused. In the end my thoughts are;

The 40D is a great handling camera and for wildlife and sports I think it represents a major upgrade for me but for landscapes it represents virtually no upgrade for me. The problems is where I want big prints are from my landscapes.

I re-samples the ISO100 images to 22inch high images at 300 DPI and sharpened them to suit (it was almost the same setting required). I then cut out 11 inch slices from the images for my A4 printer. I cannot spot and difference in resolution/noise. This was the conclusion I came to when I also tried the 20D.


For landscapes I am invariably using the camera on a tripod @ ISO100. Response time buffer etc, who cares.

So for up to A3 prints at ISO100 I cannot see a measurable difference. I tried a 5D, and I could see a difference at A3 size.

So my conclusion is the 40D is an improved 30D, and my 300D, but not a large step on in image quality for me. Bugger.

Will I buy a 40D, possibly as a 5D looks too expensive, but the urge to rush out and get one has gone. Oh and I did all this expecting the 40D to blow my 300D in the weeds, just like my 300D did to images produced by my previous cameras.

Now if I did a lot of sports work my views would be different.

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