Canon 40 D

speybay 15 7 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2011 8:37PM
Why am i struggling to use this camera ,after previously owning a 4OO D ,

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justin c 16 5.1k 36 England
22 Nov 2011 8:48PM
LensYews 11 1.3k 1 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2011 8:56PM
I made the transition from 400d to 40d without any real issues, but we might need a little more information to go on, to be of more help
BernieS 11 243 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2011 9:02PM
I also made the transition from a 400 to a 40 without any difficulty.

If you could be somewhat more specific about the difficulties that you are experiencing, then we may be able to help.

Or are you just Trolling??
speybay 15 7 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2011 9:20PM
Maybe its the location of camera info and lay out of camera details which are confusing me, as you all know it seemed so much easier on the 400 d.

Of course not using the camera as much now this time of year hasn`t helped , but i will endeavor to overcome this minor problem , because maybe im not practicing enough.
LensYews 11 1.3k 1 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2011 9:24PM
I occasionally go back to the 400 and can't find anything because its all buried in menus Smile You'll soon adjust and learn to love the display on the top of the camera.
psiman 16 573 Wales
22 Nov 2011 9:24PM
Another 400D to 40D upgrader here and best camera I've owned to date. Has more features than the 400D and it can take a bit longer to get used to it but I find it a much more intuitive camera to use.

Practice makes perfect. If you're in the North Wales area I'd be happy to spend a bit of time with you to help learn the controls. Otherwise if you're a member of a camera club see if there are any other 40D users who could help you.

speybay 15 7 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2011 9:33PM
Thanks for all your positive advice , i think i need a lot more practice .

tomcat 14 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2011 10:04PM
Worth reading the handbook & seeing what the default settings areSmile
ianrobinson 10 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2011 10:39PM
i got a 7D and thats jam packed with functions i brought a dvd specifically for the 7d and followed it, got used to all the functions and where they were very quickly from that.
I assume theres a dvd out for the other canons too worth a look, it worked for me.
teocali Plus
11 442 18 England
22 Nov 2011 11:07PM
Get this book - great stuff.
adrian_w Plus
12 3.8k 4 England
23 Nov 2011 9:31AM
With the long cold wet nights around now, this is the ideal time to sit down with your camera & manual and learn all about it so that when the good photo times come back you're familiar with all the controls & adjustments come naturally.

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