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Old September 10th, 2007, 12:57 PM
Asher Kelman Asher Kelman is online now
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Default 20D, 40D and the 5D shootout!

Michael Reichman at Luminous Landscape had a quick test of the 40D and was impressed that the Image Quality (IQ) approached that of the 5D! This was followed by disbelief in a certain user forum.

MR points to this new side by side test at Wyofoto.com by Miles Hecker, a long time photographer and teacher. What do you think?

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Old September 10th, 2007, 01:23 PM
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Even though I love the 5D, I never really had too much reason to not think they would be close this go round. The 5D is now 2 years old and I would have just assumed that Canon would upgrade the 40D to close to that technology, esp. ISO wise. I still prefer the 5D for the simple fact that it is FF. For those that that isn't a factor--then they would probably be wise to look closely at a 40D if they are ready to do an upgrade.

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Old September 10th, 2007, 01:31 PM
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I like the idea of the 40D for taking pics of animals where I want the extra reach and not to have to spend a lot more on lenses. I sold my 300 2.8 L but with my 70-200 2.8L the reach is not there with my 5D. The 1DII is better at x1.2 but the 40D at 1.6 really adds!

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Off topic: I would love the 500 f4 and be done with it, but that's a lot of money! Still the pictures by John Harper at the Wildlife Heritage Foundation in the U.K. have got me thinking!
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Old September 10th, 2007, 02:35 PM
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Off topic: I would love the 500 f4 and be done with it, but that's a lot of money! Still the pictures by John Harper at the Wildlife Heritage Foundation in the U.K. have got me thinking!
Yes they are beautiful!

What about this one too :



[EDIT] Hoops! sorry this was shot with a 1DsMk2[/EDIT]
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Old September 10th, 2007, 05:27 PM
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Hi Asher,

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side by side test at Wyofoto.com by Miles Hecker, a long time photographer and teacher. What do you think?
Personally, I feel it would have been fairer to have kept the 5d at the same distance. I expect the 40d would have wiped the floor with it, wrt resolution/image sharpness. the 20/30d had the highest pixel density, (and all that implies) iirc, now that is beaten.

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Old September 10th, 2007, 07:12 PM
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Default When will the next FF come out?

I think that the 30d-5d-IId are the past generation
the 40-M3D and the next generation (6d?) will all have basis to compare
Comparing the 5d with the 40d are apples and oranges.
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