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Canon 40D or 400D for New Baby!


jondf 15 2.8k
21 Dec 2007 12:52AM
On the basis of your portfolio, why not stick with the 300D? It doesn't appear to be doing any harm.
21 Dec 2007 2:58AM
Great ! The man specially goes through all the trouble of making a baby so he can upgrade his equipment, and now you come along and undermine his complete reasoning. A bit more understanding wouldn't hurt Jon
Wink

Congrats on the baby Joe Smile
stevemc 14 49 England
21 Dec 2007 7:17AM
Fisrtly congratulations of the baby Smile
Secondly spend all the money now before the baby gets here - you won't get a chance afterwards! Smile
Thirdly, stick with the 300D and spend all you have available on a lens. Bodies go out of date rather rapidly but a good lens should last a lifetime.
Whats is your overall budget?
liparig 17 233 United States
22 Dec 2007 8:54AM
I would like to spend about $1000 for it, but the 40D is still a bit over that, hoping it will go down after the holidays otherwise I may have to go with the 400D. I have a good lens the 17-44mm L series canon just want topgrade to a 10 MB camera the 300D is only 6.3MB

thanks again for all the well wishes on the babay, cant wait to start taking pictures of her
joe
cambirder 17 7.2k England
22 Dec 2007 11:16AM

Quote:I have a good lens the 17-44mm L series canon just want topgrade to a 10 MB camera the 300D is only 6.3MB


I think you mean the 17-40mm F4L. Great lens, but I would not use it for baby portraits. Are you going to make really big prints? because if not the extra mega pixels ain't going to make a lot of difference.

Personally I would look at buying a couple of nice fast prime lenses instead, 50mm f1.4 and 85mm f1.8 would be my choice.
liparig 17 233 United States
22 Dec 2007 7:05PM
I will look into some prime lens thanks, I do have the 50mm f1.8 lens
Joe

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