BAD NEWS FOR THE 40D!

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Annika1980, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest

    Bad news, sports fans!
    Rob Galbraith has declared on his site that "the EOS 40D is not a
    viable sports camera."

    He says it cannot reliably be used to get sharp action shots.
    Well dip me in shit!
    Now I guess I'll have to go and delete these pics off my pbase site:

    http://www.pbase.com/bret/image/95582285/original
    http://www.pbase.com/bret/image/100734385
    http://www.pbase.com/bret/image/95595517
    http://www.pbase.com/bret/image/95595521
    http://www.pbase.com/bret/image/98146203


    Galbraith has had a hardon for the autofocus tracking performance of
    the 1D3 since it came out and his comments about the 40D are contained
    in his extensive review on his site.

    http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/multi_page.asp?cid=7-8740-9068-9537

    He does explain why he still uses the 1D3 over say, a D3:

    "The EOS-1D Mark III produces the best overall file of any digital SLR
    we've ever used. A CR2 coming from this camera contains a level of
    detail, dynamic range, tonality and quality from each of its 10.01
    million image pixels that is hard for any other camera to match on a
    per-pixel basis. The Nikon D3, for example, produces a better NEF at
    really high ISO settings (plus very good quality generally), but at
    lower ISOs it can't quite deliver the fineness of detail from each
    pixel that the EOS-1D Mark III does."
     
    Annika1980, Aug 22, 2008
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    m II Guest


    When is good for you?





    mike
     
    m II, Aug 22, 2008
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  3. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest

    Oh darn, I was hoping you'd post some of those great Nativity action
    shots that you are so noted for.
     
    Annika1980, Aug 22, 2008
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  4. Annika1980

    ASAAR Guest

    That's an 'action' sports shot that we'd like to see, and might be
    possible for even the lowly 40D. Lowly compared to the new 50D,
    which will have most Canonistas drooling and wiping. Real bad news
    for any that just purchased their 40Ds. If you're nice, maybe some
    kind soul will take pity and buy you one. But the same thing caught
    some NAS afflicted Nikonuts when the D700 was announced, just after
    they'd opted for new D300s or D3s.
     
    ASAAR, Aug 22, 2008
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    Draco Guest

    Maybe you should send him some of your images and show him
    the EOS 40D can and does the job. In the hands of someone
    who knows the equipment.

    Draco
     
    Draco, Aug 22, 2008
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  6. Annika1980

    Draco Guest

    Oh Yeah, Great job by the way.

    Draco
     
    Draco, Aug 22, 2008
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  7. Annika1980

    jimkramer Guest

    In all honesty how many shots did you throw away in getting the shots you
    posted? How many of those were AF issues? Reliably means that you get it
    and you get it in one shot, not take 20 and hope one turns out OK. The AF
    on the 40D is not reliable; personally, I think that the AF on the 20D was
    much better than the 40D.
    -Jim
     
    jimkramer, Aug 22, 2008
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  8. Annika1980

    SMS Guest

    LOL, he's got as much credibility as Ken Rockwell or Thom Hogan. I
    wouldn't worry too much about that declaration.
     
    SMS, Aug 22, 2008
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  9. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest

    Admittedly, I haven't too much sports lately, but I never felt myself
    handicapped by the 40D's AF performance. Of course, I've never shot
    with a pro camera either (unless you count the Fabulous EOS-1V) so I
    don't really have anything to compare it with.

    Even on my hummer shots the flowers are usually blowing around quite a
    bit, but the 40D tracks them just fine.
    http://www.pbase.com/bret/image/101999348
    http://www.pbase.com/bret/image/101514908

    It is hard for me to believe that Galbraith got some of the poor shots
    he did with the top lenses that he uses. AF performance is largely
    lens-dependent. I do OK with my relatively cheapo consumer lenses and
    my 40D. Give me a 400 f/2.8L and a 1D3 and it would be like cheating.

    Perhaps I'll have to take The Mighty Jewel out this weekend to give
    her and the 40D a good workout.
    http://www.pbase.com/bret/image/34543730
    http://www.pbase.com/bret/image/1537780
     
    Annika1980, Aug 22, 2008
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    Böwser Guest

    Böwser, Aug 22, 2008
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  11. Annika1980

    Böwser Guest

    Rockwell is truly awful, but, in all fariness, Rockwell freely admits that
    he just makes it all up and it's total bullshit. Too bad for the people who
    take that horseshit as gospel.
     
    Böwser, Aug 22, 2008
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  12. Annika1980

    ASAAR Guest

    Not to worry. It's clear that you've never given your own lack of
    credibility much thought. Thom is extremely knowledgeable and the
    only reason that the above quote doesn't hurt your credibility much
    is that it's already about as low as it can possibly go. Next to
    you, even puckish Ken comes across as a benevolent genius. Who else
    but you maintains that some of Canon's Powershots can only get 10 to
    20 shots from fresh batteries? You're off by well over an order of
    magnitude, but for your pronouncements, it's par for the course.
     
    ASAAR, Aug 22, 2008
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  13. Annika1980

    jimkramer Guest

    Admittedly, I haven't too much sports lately, but I never felt myself
    handicapped by the 40D's AF performance. Of course, I've never shot
    with a pro camera either (unless you count the Fabulous EOS-1V) so I
    don't really have anything to compare it with.

    Even on my hummer shots the flowers are usually blowing around quite a
    bit, but the 40D tracks them just fine.
    http://www.pbase.com/bret/image/101999348
    http://www.pbase.com/bret/image/101514908

    It is hard for me to believe that Galbraith got some of the poor shots
    he did with the top lenses that he uses. AF performance is largely
    lens-dependent. I do OK with my relatively cheapo consumer lenses and
    my 40D. Give me a 400 f/2.8L and a 1D3 and it would be like cheating.

    Perhaps I'll have to take The Mighty Jewel out this weekend to give
    her and the 40D a good workout.
    http://www.pbase.com/bret/image/34543730
    http://www.pbase.com/bret/image/1537780


    Again, how many frames did you blow through to get those shots?

    This isn't about the good shots, it's about how many bad shots it takes to
    get the good ones.
    -Jim
     
    jimkramer, Aug 22, 2008
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  14. Annika1980

    jimkramer Guest

    jimkramer, Aug 22, 2008
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  15. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest



    First time, every time, baby! Ain't no filler, every one's a killer!



    Usually when I'm shooting sequence shots there is little variation between
    the focus of all the shots. That's because I got my technique down and
    everything.

    It's not like one shot will be blurry, the next sharp, and the next one
    blurry again.

    The shots I choose have more to do with composition than focus issues.



    Since I do most of my shooting in broad daylight, it is possible that the AF
    performance of the 40D would suffer in poor light. I guess we'll know in a
    few weeks when football season starts.
     
    Annika1980, Aug 22, 2008
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    will bomb the cities of Vietnam, defoliate the jungles, herd the
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    David Nebenzahl, Aug 22, 2008
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  17. Annika1980

    Paul Heslop Guest

    he xposted it.
     
    Paul Heslop, Aug 22, 2008
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    Bruce Guest


    It was made long so that it would collide with the rear element or
    other parts of non-Canon lenses, thereby dissuading Canon DSLR owners
    from buying anything but Canon glass.
     
    Bruce, Aug 22, 2008
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  19. Annika1980

    Bõwser Guest

    Pretty funny; that's the line the girl's father used...
     
    Bõwser, Aug 23, 2008
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  20. Annika1980

    Bõwser Guest

    snip

    Please point to *anything* you've posted that's on topic for this NG, as
    you, acting usenet cop, have deemed fit.

    (theme from Jeopardy plays in the background while the asshole scrambles...)
     
    Bõwser, Aug 23, 2008
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