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Canon EOS 40D

Review Date: Nov 12, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,079.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: IQ, Speed(from FPS to operation), ergonomics, excellent ISO performance, live view, built quality better than 20D.
wish there were more focusing points

This is arguably the first true upgrade from 10D. Everything on the camera is way better, faster & bigger(LCD), a new sensor(not the same as XTi) and a new focusing system.

I own a 10D and have used 20D & 1Ds Mk II. I've always felt that the built quality from 20D was a down grade from the 10D, but the 40D feels very solid.

The IQ from the 40D is also better than 10D & 20D(probably also better than the 30d based on other users' comments but I haven't personally used the camera), the colors just stand out more.

The live view is very useful for macro shot and can be used as a one-click mirror lockup function when taking landscap or night time photos.

The list of improvements just go on & on. Get it!

Gitzo 2220 Aluminum Explorer

Review Date: Nov 7, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

Pros: flexible, sturdy, quality material, inexpensive
some parts are easy to come off, not very light.

- This tripod is fantastic if you're into Macro photography or shooting in awkward terrain and need steady sport. You can pretty much have your camera stablized in any position.

- The price is excellent(now it's $50 more expensive than what I have paid 2 years ago), but still an excellent deal.

- my biggest complaint is that the rubber padding on the tripod feet can come loose easily, so is the center column's "weight hook". I meant if you observe the individual part of the tripod separately, everything is high quality, but for whatever reason the screws on those 2 parts always unscrew themselves. I ended up using a bit of super glue to "tighten" the screw since I can not imagine there is any situation I would want to take off those parts, now it's perfect!

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

Review Date: Mar 8, 2004 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,040.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: sharp, contrasty, fast, excellent built quality
expensive, heavy & big.

This lens stays on my 300d 90% of the time. With a zoom so fast & sharp, primes are rarely needed.