Canon EOS 40D

Announced Aug 20, 2007 •
10 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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tabosko
By: tabosko (2 days ago)
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Hello all, I bought a used canon 40d and I'm baffled about what appears to be a metering issue. It seems that anytime I'm shooting anything with bright sources of light in the frame (light bulb, etc) the metering system exposes incorrectly. Almost like its spot metering for the lights. It underexposes everything but the lights. The bigger the light is in the frame the more it underexposes. When i take a picture of something else with no major light source it exposes just fine. this seems to...
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Would not format the card, nor will it format my Sandisk 2gb, or 4gb. Basically camera will not recognise any of the cards I try. Any ideas, or similar experiences and solutions.  Thanks J
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Hello, i m not sure if 6D is right for me now, hence need opinions.  i don't know much about camera, but i love beautiful photos. The desire for beautiful photo made me bought a Canon 40D first and then got a Nikon D7000. Now i want a FullFrame camera, for great photos. 1. mainly use for travel shooting. 70% Av, 30% Auto. 2. only shoot JPG, tried RAW and found i m not a RAW person. 3. i never edit photo in advance software. i use only Picasa. 4. with 40D + 17-40mm, i m frustrated with noise...
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I just purchased a very clean, used 40D. Which current Sandisk Ultra CF card is compatible with the camera? The 40D cannot use UDMA cards and some new Sandisk cards are plain silver and do not say "UDMA" on the card. Are these cards (seen in many online camera and electronics stores) Type I / Type 2 cards?... or something else?Any advice is greatly appreciated. I'll be shooting multiple frames/sec at sporting events and need a decent, fast card. 4GB or 8GB.
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I believe I have an issue with my 5D. I have and also use a Canon 40D and 7D. When I got my 5d and started taking pictures.. they all were dark. I used manual settings based on the light meter. After experimenting with with the camera, it appeared to me that in order to get a good exposure with my camera I had to have the meter to be +1 over.  I have been using it now since the end of Dec 13  and have experimented with multiple settings and every thype of metering on the 5D and no matter what...
pie pineda
By: pie pineda (2 months ago)
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Good Afternoon DPReview readers, Canon EOS 7d has recently dropped in price and is available now for a very good price in Japan. My question is would it still be a better buy than the latest 70d? I'm not really into video and I prefer the more rugged and weather sealed body of the 7d. Not a pixel peeper or high MP count fan either as I am upgrading from a 40d( I love the scroll wheel). My photographs are typical for a father with kids(10 and 13) who play sports(badminton, soccer, basketball)....
mabellucyhays
By: mabellucyhays (2 months ago)
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I have a 7D. I used a 40D for several years, mostly on the running man mode. When the 70D came out I was set to buy it and decided the 7D was a better fit. (At this time I do NO video.) My goal is to thoroughly learn how to use this camera. Ninety percent of my pics are outdoor. Over half of those are moving subjects.... Wildlife and livestock. At this point I am trying to learn when to use AV or TV. I think I finally learned aperture and how to get shallow DOF. But I am a bit stuck on ISO....
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Hi, I have a 40D and sometimes I like to use manual focusing, with my silky 28 f1.8.  As far as I know, I don't need the extra brightness of the ef-a, but would like better manual focusing as i find often my images come out softer than i expected, though this could be due to a number of reasons.  At first I leaned toward EF-D because of its grid lines, which would be nice. However, I have read that the ef-d is a precision matte but EF-S is SUPER precision matte, albeit without the...
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Hi everyone, I have a 40D bought back in the days when I only took landscapes, but I've recently started taking lots of photos of children, and they don't seem to sit still like trees and hills do... I'm really struggling to get the focus right - I've previously been a one-shot-focus-centre-AF-point-and-recompose kinda person, and since that wasn't working too well I've advanced onto choosing the focus point for the shot and trying AI servo for kicks. Close ups are generally good, I'm getting...
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Just UG from the 40D to the 70D.  Running through my usual paces with this new body and my usual shooting style.  I am finding when the single center AF point is selected shooting backlit, low light or complex monotone patterns the AF slows hunts and does not lock.  Comparing the exact same lens/subject the 40D does not exhibit this behavior.  I am in my exchange period should I consider another copy or is this normal for this body? Thanks for advice!
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