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40D too advanced for first DSLR?

cameracat 17 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
11 Jan 2009 1:17AM
Grow into a 40D rather than out off a 450D......It's a better investment in the long term.

Not bad from a Nikon shooter....Eh! Smile

But then my other half is a CanonGirl...( PF... KathyW ) I'm not about to disagree with her.....!
motoads 13 14 Australia
11 Jan 2009 5:39AM
Hey all :o)

IMO 6 fps for motorsport is inconsequential...

DSLR's have no shutter lag, and while you might take advantage of the burst mode feature initially, but as you hone your technique (panning, as well as quickly composing head on shots) you will find that you only need to depress the shutter once to get the shot...

That said, it is logical to grow into a better body if it is good value for money... go the 40D!!!

cheers! ads :o)
MalcolmS Plus
15 1.2k 13 England
11 Jan 2009 9:15AM

Quote:I find the adjustment of some settings rather less intuitive than on the 20/30/40D

I agree with Katy. I had a 20D and now have 40D and actually find them easier to use than the 350D and 450D that my partner has had. All are damn good cameras, having said that and will produce great results.
steve_p 15 1.2k England
11 Jan 2009 10:03AM
I would agree with the other comments, I changed originally from a 350D originally to a 30D. This was because I found the 350D was a bit small. As Katy said the controls are easier to use. I have a 40D now because once I tried that it was even more comfortable to use.
Henchard 16 2.7k 1 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2009 10:41AM

Quote:The clock ticks and I'll be flexing the plastic before the cashback deadline

You may be disappointed I bought a 40D body last week as a second camera as the price was so good and most retailers did not have them in stock and to quote Park Cameras 'didn't know when they would be getting their next batch'. At under 500 new with the cashback it is a very good camera.
BernieS 12 243 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2009 12:07PM
Warehouse Express expecting delivery mid-Jan, but honouring cashback for orders placed before midnight tomorrow:

mark_delta 13 1.3k
11 Jan 2009 12:09PM
They have stopped production of the 40d, it is listed as continued as they have extensive un sold stocks.
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
11 Jan 2009 12:12PM

Quote:Grow into a 40D rather than out off a 450D

... best snippet of advice in here!!!
Steve63 12 7 England
11 Jan 2009 5:52PM
After much deliberation I've gone for the Wexpress package of 40D and 17-85mm lens. Having weighed up the lenses available and keeping to some sort of budget; this should give me more than enough to get started with. I'm effectively getting the 17-85 for 90. I like shiny new things but will maybe go for some 2nd hand lenses in the coming months. Thank you to all of you for your valuable input and advice, it's very much appreciated. Steve

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