Rational decisions.

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Charles, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. Charles

    Charles Guest

    I have a Canon 20D and have become interested in the 40D, which is about
    ready to ship to droolers like me.

    Got to thinking about technology, like computers, where the latest stuff is
    only marginally better.

    A rational person would continue to use a 20D and ignore the 30D and the

    Many of us are not totally rational.
    Charles, Aug 30, 2007
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    D_Mac Guest

    The 40D is an evolution of the double digit range of Canon DSLRs,
    started with the 10D. I can understand someone passing over the 30D.
    Unless you sought spot metering and a larger buffer, it offered little
    improvement. The 40D offers more improvements and is probably worth
    the change for really dedicated users.

    If picture quality is the measure of when to change, there does not
    seem to be a noticeable difference between 20D and 40D images until
    you get into low light situations. The 40D is then noticeably better.
    If you have the loose change - buy one. Those currently taking
    satisfactory images with a 10D, a 20D or a 30D can decide if the added
    features are just more tinsel or will produce them better results.

    My choice made a few months ago was to buy a Fuji s5. I still only
    have 2 lenses for it and it doesn't address all the areas I work in
    but for the profitable part it has improved my productivity. I live in
    hope the new Nikons are a breath of fresh air and not just more hot
    air. Although I use Canon cameras, I am a long way from being a
    supporter of Canon's public beta testing and the strife it causes
    those who get caught in it.

    D_Mac, Aug 31, 2007
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  3. Charles

    Charles Guest

    That's what I thought.
    Yes, they are marginal improvements but important in some situtations.
    I have 7 Canon lenses and thus am vested in this model line.

    A very intelligent response to my post, and I thank you!

    Ran this by my comptroller (wife) and she votes no!
    Charles, Aug 31, 2007
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Put the money for a 40D in a GIC (CD) until a camera that makes a real
    difference comes out.
    Alan Browne, Sep 1, 2007
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