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Canon EOS 40D

Announced Aug 20, 2007 •
10 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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I just purchased the 70D from Adorama and am swimming in the steep learning curve. I'm quickly suffering the same external flash underexposure problems that are now legend in DPR. What is the latest firmware for the 70D. Mine is 1.1.1. For some reason it's hard to find anything on the Canon site about the latest firmware. The external flash issue is a big disappointment. I use the Gary Fong Lightsphere with the 580EXII, and it worked wonderfully on my T4i and 40D. Shocking that the 70D has...
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I am off to a 2.5 weeks trip to Iceland next week and mulling over the question which lenses to bring. In particular, I am not sure whether I should bring my Canon 10-22mm EF-S ultrawide, or whether 18 mm is sufficiently wide for the landscapes in Iceland. What is your experience, and have you bagged dramatic scenery shots at focal lengths shorter than 18 mm in Iceland? This is by far my most important question. Another question is which standard lens to bring. I have Sigma 18-50mm f2.8 (best...
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I'm having a bit of an issue deciding which lenses to buy to upgrade from my 18-55 kit lens, hoping you guys could give me some good advice to think on to help make a decision. I don't have a lot of money, so I'm trying to "plan out" my lens purchases a bit. I have a Canon 40D that I picked up used in excellent condition for pretty cheap, so it's a crop sensor body. After looking at my most commonly used focal lengths, I've found most of them to be either 18, 24 or 35mm, except when doing...
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I purchased an X-T1 a few weeks ago and am still disappointed by the speed of autofocus. I'm coming from a Canon 40D which I usually shoot with an 18-55 f2.8 lens.  For the X-T1 I'm using the 18-135. Today I played around with the Olympus and Panasonic mirrorless cameras and they appear to focus much faster and hunt less. Is there a summary of the settings to use for fastest autofocus? Here's what I'm doing so far: Turn on High Performance in Power Management. (In shooting, Menu, wrench-2...
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I am currently using a 40D and loving photography in general.  I have a number of "ok" lenses - Sigma 17-70mm 2.8-4.5 Canon 100mm 2.8 Sigma 70-300mm 4-5.6 DG Canon 50mm 1.8 II Now the question,  would I get a bigger benefit from upgrading to the 70D body and continuing with these lenses, or is the benefit in investing in an L series zoom?  I am currently stuck between the 70D (body), 70-200mm f4L IS and the 70-300 f4-5.6L IS zoom. My main area of enjoyment is in landscape/urban and now a...
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Greetings Forum members   Today I just signed in to Dpreview and this is my 1st post. I am familiar with the search engine of  Dpreview for i have been browsing this forum since i bought my first DSLR, a canon 30D 15 years ago. I cannot seem to find the topic concerning 70D's battery drain.  Coming from a 40D. I have no complain what so ever with the performance of the 70D, except the battery drain even not in use. Last Sunday I took around 32 shots from the 70D and then turned the wifi and...
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My equipment:      Canon 5D MkII      Canon 400mm 5.6      Manfrotto 190 series tripod      Hahnel giga t pro remote shutter release Problem: I have a pair of wrens moving into a bird house in my back yard.      I took some images with my Canon 40D first so that I could get a bit more reach out of my 400 and disturb the birds less.     Given that my 5D has better low light performance, the bird house is mostly in shade, a bit more resolution, better colour, I switched from the 40 to the 5D...
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Hey guys, for quite awhile now I've been using DPP to do all the post in my photos. However, lately I've been running into the same problem, over and over. I use a Canon 40D, which doesn't have exceptional dynamic range, apparently. So when I take shots, I almost always end up with the sky being burnt out, or some other dynamic range issue. (Landscapes) I could always do a bracketed exposure, but I would need to post-process it to blend the different exposures together. So, because I'm...
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Hi all, I'm a newbie to the Canon DSLR, I'm awaiting a bargain 40D missing its hot-shoe plate I bought of the 'bay inexpensively. I'd like to get some opinions on the best low budget small zoom to get as a starter lens. By 'best', I mean offering the sharpest results across the frame at middling apertures and focal lengths, I'm not too bothered about focal length range or wide max apertures at this stage. I realise that 'sharpest' among the cheap kit zooms is a relative term rather than an...
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Just picked up a Sony A6000 to replace my aging Canon 40D. I've noticed that the lowest ISO setting on both is 100. I fondly remember using Kodachrome 25 on my old Canon EOS 600. I guess it's because IQ can't be improved with lower ISOs on digital tech, but I'm not sure I understand why. Anyone knowledgeable enough to share why that might be?
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