Old 08-20-2007, 08:03 AM   #1
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Old 08-20-2007, 08:45 AM   #2
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Eh, I'll take a D3.
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Old 08-20-2007, 10:41 AM   #3
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Well, this puts all the people on the DPReview forums out of their misery! Tomorrow will appear the first posts asking when the 50D comes out.

I'm not buying, but it is cool to see what I might buy, used, several years down the road. I haven't looked at the specs in detail, but the interchangeable focus screens is nice.
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No thanks. Give me a 5D and I'll be a happy camper.
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Someone would have to give me a 5D as there is no way I could afford it. I might be able to talk my better half into the 40 come tax time. Must remember to be on best behavior and remember her birthday. Must also remember not to mix up her birthday with the anniversary from our first marriage.


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Someone would have to give me a 5D as there is no way I could afford it. I might be able to talk my better half into the 40 come tax time. Must remember to be on best behavior and remember her birthday. Must also remember not to mix up her birthday with the anniversary from our first marriage.


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Should we give you reminders? What are the important dates?

When I start saving for my next camera, it will be for the 5D. Perhaps I'll be able to find a good refurb when I get closed to having enough money.
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Brand new, the 40D is about half the price of a 5D.

I was reviewing the specs and it looks like a pretty decent deal, though if I were undecided between Nikon and Canon I might just wait out for a Nikon D300 which I assume will be shortly announced with either full frame or atleast 12MP+.

The Canon on the otherhand has moved up to the more impressive Digic III processor (better colors, reduced power consumption and quicker focusing), 10.1 MP sensor, along with a ripping 6.5 fps (17 RAW burst!), auto ISO, and a huge 3" screen with realtime "live view". And, finally, a better body that is weatherproofed. Oh, and the sensor cleaner, assuming that works.

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The Canon on the otherhand has moved up to the more impressive Digic III processor (better colors, reduced power consumption and quicker focusing), 10.1 MP sensor, along with a ripping 6.5 fps (17 RAW burst!), auto ISO, and a huge 3" screen with realtime "live view". And, finally, a better body that is weatherproofed. Oh, and the sensor cleaner, assuming that works.
Hmm, interesting! Auto ISO, about time. Weatherproofing! Is this the kind that really only works with the L lenses that have weather seals, or is this something that protects the entire body better than previous bodies? Sensor cleaner, I've seen mixed reports at best. As I rarely need to clean the sensor, and a blower has always worked fine, it's not an important feature to me.

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Wow, and I just got a 30D 3 weeks back...oh well, I love it, anyway!
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The weatherproofing is on the battery compartment and the card slot as far as dpreview can tell. THey were unsure on the buttons and other stuff.

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Brand new, the 40D is about half the price of a 5D.
Geez, B&H is selling the 30D for $989 body only!
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Geez, B&H is selling the 30D for $989 body only!
There's a 30D with 8000 actuations on Fred Miranda for $880 shipped and paypaled! And one for $850 plus paypal with 4000 actuations! The 40D appears to be coming out at Amazon for $1300, body only for all of these prices.
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Brand new, the 40D is about half the price of a 5D.
And a 70-200 f4 is about half the price of a 100-400...

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and a huge 3" screen with realtime "live view".
Oh, geez...you know what that means...a bunch of people holding the 40D like a PAS.
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Oh, geez...you know what that means...a bunch of people holding the 40D like a PAS.
You mean I'm not supposed to be holding my XT that way?
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You mean I'm not supposed to be holding my XT that way?
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What is a PAS ?
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Oh, like the one I use . Great, if I hang around here long enough I may actually know what I am doing --- and what it is called
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Oh, geez...you know what that means...a bunch of people holding the 40D like a PAS.
Why would anyone want this feature? Or is this just a marketing gimmick for all the retards that will like it because it's new?
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... all the retards ...
Classic Mike B., always a kind word for his fellow man!
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Why would anyone want this feature? Or is this just a marketing gimmick for all the retards that will like it because it's new?

Geez, should I be offended?

I've not bought an digital SLR, in large part because I use a "live view" for all my photography. I can't use an eyepiece view finder without signifcant vision degradation for about a half hour after squinting through it.

I also find the versatility of a rotating LCD a wonderfull tool. I've attached a shot demonstrating that.

I'm going to be getting a 40D and shortly thereafter an LCD viewfinder that fits over the eyepiece
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Why would anyone want this [live view] feature? Or is this just a marketing gimmick for all the retards that will like it because it's new?
There are a number of situations where live view is extremely handy, like standing on the outside of a group of athletes clustered around the coach. You shoot downwards over their heads and the live view is helpful for composition. The same goes for every other situation where it's difficult for the photographer to be directly behind the camera. Were that not enough, it's my understanding that the live view data can be fed to a computer monitor for remote shooting.

You can look at my photos and you can see what sort of retard photographer might use this feature.

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You can look at my photos and you can see what sort of retard photographer might use this feature.
No need to take what I said personally. That is unless you buy things simply because they are new.
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Geez, should I be offended?

I've not bought an digital SLR, in large part because I use a "live view" for all my photography. I can't use an eyepiece view finder without signifcant vision degradation for about a half hour after squinting through it.

I also find the versatility of a rotating LCD a wonderfull tool. I've attached a shot demonstrating that.

I'm going to be getting a 40D and shortly thereafter an LCD viewfinder that fits over the eyepiece
No, you shouldn't be offended. I was referring to people who like to buy things just because it's the newest thing available with the most gadgets. You're obviously not this type of people and you seem to have a legitimate reason for wanting live view.
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Gee, most of the things I use I buy when they're new. Clothes, car, camera, lens, computer, food, gas, shoes, bottled water, candy, gum (unchewed), condoms, appliances, and alot of other things. I guess I must be some sort of super retard...
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