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Canon EOS 40D

40d
Review Date: Oct 1, 2007 Recommend? | Price paid: $1,299.00

 
Pros: Handling, focusing, build, images, 6.5 fps, 10.2mp.
Cons:
partial weather sealing. can't use my E1 handstrap


I got a classic "lemon" the first copy and sent it back for a refund. Absolutely no problem. Second copy is a winner. I love the feel, reminds me of the 1D MII I had but without the bottom third of the body and the weight. I'm also glad to be done with the oversized battery charger for the 1D series. I don't shoot sports professionally, nor am I newsbeat photog or war correspondent, so the high fps of the 1DMIII are totally unnecessary. The 6.5 fps on the 40D are great --with high in-focus results.


 
Canon EOS 40D

40d
Review Date: Oct 1, 2007 Recommend? | Price paid: $1,299.00

 
Pros: Handling, focusing, build, images, 6.5 fps, 10.2mp.
Cons:
partial weather sealing. can't use my E1 handstrap

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I got a classic "lemon" the first copy and sent it back for a refund. Absolutely no problem. Second copy is a winner. I love the feel, reminds me of the 1D MII I had but without the bottom third of the body and the weight. I'm also glad to be done with the oversized battery charger for the 1D series. I don't shoot sports professionally, nor am I newsbeat photog or war correspondent, so the high fps of the 1DMIII are totally unnecessary. The 6.5 fps on the 40D are great --with high in-focus results.


 
Canon EOS 40D

40d
Review Date: Sep 19, 2007 Recommend? no | Price paid: $1,299.00 | Rating: 1 

 
Pros: None so far
Cons:
To be continued; see below.

Fresh out of the box a purplish tint was on all images -- auto (awb) and creative zones -- with and without flash. Than shutter button wouldn't work. Then I shut down camera, and each time I turned it back on the flash would pop up and fire (all on its own!) To be continued.

 
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

ef50lusm
Review Date: Nov 6, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Had the opportunity last week to use a working, nonproduction 50mm 1.2 the other day at the Canon booth at Photo Plus Expo in NYC. Not as heavy on my 1DMark II as I expected. Think of a compact 35mm 1.4 or 70-300 DO. Clicked off several frames and the focusing was fast and the color/detail good. Build quality felt good
Cons:
on a 1:3 sensor it's a 65mm lens (kinda like no man's land). I'd rather continue to use my 35mm 1.4, though I prefer the 50mm's compactness (about half the length of the 35mm 1.4. The cost is the real stumbling block, unless there's a winning lottery ticket in my future.