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Aly Stalboerger
October 5th, 2007, 11:43 AM
I have been looking at the 40D, drooling, would be more like it. But the price tag for me is a little high since I just had to drop some money on a new iMac, and both my laptops died so I now need to get a replacement for on location. It never stops I tell you....

Here is my big question...

For those of you who have been fortunate enough to experience the 40D in person....is there justification in the price tag? VS the 30D?? I am pretty aware of the differences between the two, but I would like to hear from those who have shot with both....

Nikolai Sklobovsky
October 5th, 2007, 04:14 PM
IHere is my big question...
For those of you who have been fortunate enough to experience the 40D in person....is there justification in the price tag? VS the 30D?? I am pretty aware of the differences between the two, but I would like to hear from those who have shot with both....
In one word: Yes (http://www.openphotographyforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4235) :-)

Kathy Rappaport
October 5th, 2007, 04:17 PM
I am going to need a second body soon and I was undecided about the Mark III and a replacement for the 5D when it comes out in the next round of new cameras. The 40d is a contender although I do like full frame...

Nikolai Sklobovsky
October 5th, 2007, 04:56 PM
I think you can get a used 5D body for a price of a new 40D one now.
It's a great advantage to have two identical bodies... Just a thought...

Aly Stalboerger
October 5th, 2007, 05:12 PM
Good to know...that is what I needed to hear from someone who has been there...

Off to shop!!!:) Thanks Nik!!

And Kathy, when I was shooting analog...I had two or three bodies going at one time. Two FEs with two lenses set up and ready to go at any given moment. Same with my FM2 and AE1 etc.... Very, very handy!! Good luck to you...:)

Kathy Rappaport
October 5th, 2007, 07:43 PM
Nik,

I am thinking of the 40d more for backup work and to keep in my new studio so I can keep the 5 at home - ready to go with me on location. Not to double shoot. I like that it's cost is reasonable. Otherwise, I might wait, get the next version of FF or even the Mark 3.

All depends on how well I do out there marketing my new studio in the next few months...