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Paul Bestwick
August 6th, 2007, 02:11 AM
For those who may be interested, my sources inform me that the 40D will be in stores by the end of the month

BTW. I was out by a week or two with regard to the MK3 firmware so probably the same with the 40D

Bart_van_der_Wolf
August 6th, 2007, 03:57 AM
For those who may be interested, my sources inform me that the 40D will be in stores by the end of the month

BTW. I was out by a week or two with regard to the MK3 firmware so probably the same with the 40D

Strange timing for launching a camera (unless it's a small evolutionary upgrade), after people have spent their holiday budget and have not saved yet for year-end spending. Maybe they want to slowly build production capacity for filling the retail pipeline? We'll see what materializes ...

Bart

Jim Rhoades
August 6th, 2007, 07:27 AM
I'll be tempted to get one since I'm currently just using a Canon 350D - although I'll probably stick with what I have until I can afford a 5D or whatever Canon's next full frame offering is.

There have been a few images and rumored specs for the 40D floating around for a few days.

If you haven't seen them yet:

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/digital-cameras/canon-40d-dslr-prosumer-flagship-images-285891.php

http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/Canon_40D.html

Paul Bestwick
August 19th, 2007, 04:21 AM
hmmm.... looks like the 40D & the 1DS3 arrive together.

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-40D-10-1MP-Digital-Camera/dp/B000V5P90K/ref=sr_1_2/105-5524048-4062835?ie=UTF8&s=photo&qid=1187520442&sr=1-2

Nill Toulme
August 19th, 2007, 06:00 AM
This camera looks hugely attractive, especially with its higher frame rate and weather-sealing. It's almost the legendary "3D," isn't it.

But its "completely redesigned nine-point AF sensor provid[ing] cross-type AF measurement at all nine focusing points" sounds as though it could share some design/tech with the Mark III. Won't the world be holding its breath to see how well it works...

Nill
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Edward Bussa
August 19th, 2007, 06:01 AM
My favorite quote from the write-up on Amazon: "... the EOS 40D SLR puts the fun in functionality ..." :)

It looks like they addressed a long-standing complaint from a major review site regarding the memory card door shutting the camera down.

The live view's ability to zoom in w/o a zoom lens is very useful for ensuring proper focus! A way-cool feature.

I wonder how well this works in low-light?

Erik DeBill
August 19th, 2007, 09:44 AM
I guess I need to go compare specs to the 400D. Off the cuff it just doesn't sound sufficiently compelling to me.

They say they improved the viewfinder, but it doesn't sound like they improved it very much. That and the tiny pixels are my two biggest hangups with my 20D at the moment.

Anyone want to make any bets on when and how much the price on used 5D and 1DsMkII bodies will fall?

Asher Kelman
August 19th, 2007, 10:07 AM
This might be a better street camera than the 5D if focus has improved. The x1.6 and the 50mm f1.2 would be give 80mm and more surreptitious shots. At the same time one would have great ability to isolate the subject beautifully.

Asher

Kathy Rappaport
August 19th, 2007, 10:22 AM
Until the next generation of the 5D comes out - which should be perhaps the end of this year is my guess - I'd wait to buy anything.

Nill Toulme
August 19th, 2007, 11:26 AM
This might be a better street cameras than the 5D if focus has improved. The x1.6 and the 50mm f1.2 would be give 80mm and more surreptitious shots. At the same time one would have great ability to isolate the subject beautifully.

Surreptitious? I'd certainly notice if you pointed a 50 f/1.2 at me. ;-)

Nill
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Asher Kelman
August 19th, 2007, 12:06 PM
Surreptitious? I'd certainly notice if you pointed a 50 f/1.2 at me. ;-)

Nill
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I use it on the 5D. The new camera would allow me to back off considerably comp[ared to right now, LOL! Subtle would be the Leica M8, taped with black gaffers tape to cover the red dot and M8, with an 50mm lens.

Asher

Paul Bestwick
August 19th, 2007, 11:10 PM
looks like a nice camera. Someone referred to it as a lite 1DMK3. Seems like an apt description.

Vivek Khanzode
August 20th, 2007, 12:32 PM
Yep.. I like what I see... This may not be all I wanted, but the upgrade from the 20D/30D is substantial.

I would wait for the reports on following before jumping the gun:
1. How much "better" the VF is compared to the 30D.
2. How much is the AF improved over XTi/20D/30D.

Everything else is great... including the price and especially the interchangeable focus screens. Looks like a nice Elan 7 class digial SLR.. not so much like the EOS3. Most likely.. the EOS 5D Mk II rumored for release in Feb... will be the digital equivalent of the EOS3.

-- V

Nill Toulme
August 20th, 2007, 12:53 PM
I hope the shutter is as quiet as the Elan's!

Nill
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