A&P Any downsides to going with a Canon 40D as a first camera?

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  1. honey

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    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    everyone will tell you to stay away from the ebay kits. the lenses are usually crap and the cards that come with it aren't fast enough to be worth a damn in a 40d.
     
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    If you can buy just the body, you're better off. Most of the kit/packages add in a lot of junk. Junk as in worthless. Worthless as in real shitty. Real shitty as in.. you get the point.

    If you buy just the body, you can pick and choose what lens to go with, whatever fits your budget and shooting style.
     
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    unlike a point and shoot dslrs do not do everything out of the box. depending on what you want to shoot you may need a better lens (or two) and other accessories. don't push your budget too far just to get the 40d, because you will no doubt need to spend more.
     
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    It's a waste if you can't afford better lenses and a speedlite. Keep the body to 50% of your budget or less.
     
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    ballz Two of 'em OT Supporter

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    thats a pretty good price even if it was just the body. I say go for it and sell all the shit it comes with. An average price from a reputable dealer is about 1150.
     
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    That ebay kit has a canon lense...is it a shitty lense?

    Price is not too much of an issue...I can spend up to 3k w.o it bothering me too much. I was just looking on ebay for convenience.
     
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    Yes, it's a shitty shitty... shitty shitty... shitty lens.
     
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    try and find a 17-85IS 40D kit, it is a much much MUCH better lens
     
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    link?
     
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    dont bother with those lenses, they are pretty slow & boring. if you are going to use them you may as well get the xti :dunno:
     
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    the 17-85IS? what's a lense that you would recommend with the 40D?
     
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    Kabluey Snowboard, DSLR, Broly - Punchin' holes in souls

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    dude buy a 30D from robert imaging through their mail order department for $799, get a tammy 17-50 or 28-75, a sigma Super DG 530 flash, a canon 70-200mm F4/L and call it a day.

    no need for the 40D because you don't need the more advanced auto focus nor the live view.
     
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    so those lenses are good? how do I get to the robert imaging mail order department?
     
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    Kabluey Snowboard, DSLR, Broly - Punchin' holes in souls

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    Not sure if they still have any in stock, but I'd ask. That's where I got my 30D from and it's a good deal compared to anywhere else.

    They'll offer you warranty and I think it's a good idea to take it. It's only like $50 bucks more for a 3 year warranty on top of the 1 year standard.

    and yes, those lens I recommend are decent affordable quality lenses. Depending on what you want to shoot will determine whether you choose the 17-50mm tamron over the 28-75mm.

    I honestly think it's a good place to start.
     
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    downside: lighter wallet
    upside: the system is more inline with all of canons cameras. has the scroll wheel on the body which is like all the rest of the bodies offered by canon minus the entry level XTi.

    if you can afford it and can afford the glass that u want, go for it.
     
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    ballz Two of 'em OT Supporter

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    one feature the 40D does have on the 30D is the sRAW format. rarely, if ever, do I use an image that's the full 8 million pixels nor do I use crops. I cant recall a single time that shot something planning to crop it and use only a portion of the picture. I guess there's a first for everything, but if I did, I'd use the normal RAW. the sRAW is 1936×1288 which means less CPU, memory usage and faster conversion times.. not to mention more room on your memory card.

    I don't really give a shit about the better focusing or the live view, but the sRAW definitely appeals to me.
     
  23. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    buy from amazon, pcnation, or dell

    they'll have the best prices on both bodies and kits.

    just don't use liveview and you won't have a problem.
     
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    it has 6.5 frames a second too

    and a better autofocus system

    and a bunch of other stuff
     
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    Downside - your not going to get the results you want for about the first month.

    Upside - you won't outgrow the camera
     

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