Who here would NOT purchase the 400D, and Why?

Started Sep 22, 2006 | Discussions thread
Glenn W. Veteran Member • Posts: 6,428
Re: Who here would NOT purchase the 400D, and Why?

I should also add... that if your getting better then 'within depth of focus' accuracy on your 350D with a f2.8 lens, you should consider yourslef very fortunate...

Glenn W. wrote:
See this post...

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1031&message=20137838

and perticularly the refferances to the differance between the high
precsion ablitys of the hybrid center AF point that's used on the
20D, 30D, 5D, and now on the 400D... The center point of these AF
systems is said to be 3 times better then the center point of the
350D when used with a f2.8 or faster lens...

You may also want to look at Doug Kerr's good explination about
Canon's 'standard' and their 'high precsion' focus specifications...

In short... on a 300D or 350D, all your really guarunteed by Canon
is that the focus point is somewhere witin the depth of feild for
the max aperture of the lens when using a 'basic' or standard canon
focus point... also not that on even the 20D, 30D, 400D, or 5D, the
only focus point that's capale of the 'high percison' focus is the
center one, when using a f2.8 or better lens.

SENSEI wrote:
What exactly are you talking about here?

Is this a documented issue? Or just your personal experience?

I use the 17-55IS 2.8, 50mm1.8, 35mm2.0 and the XT perfroms and
focusses just at as good as my 20D. In fact in lower light, the XT
and the 17-55IS is faster thatn the 20D.

Glenn W. wrote:
Better be carefull... if you buy better glass that happens to be
f2.8 or faster... your 350D may not focus well enough to make use
of that f2.8...

bektravels wrote:

snapware wrote:

Who here would NOT purchase the 400D, and Why?

350d has all the features/af speed/buffer/megapixels etc that I
need in a camera. I was mad keen to upgrade from my old 300d to the
350d, but 350d to 400d? Not really interested:-)

Am more interested in better glass than what I see for my needs as
an un-necesary body upgrade...

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