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

Started Sep 22, 2006 | Discussions thread
LuisG Regular Member • Posts: 128
Re: Because 500D is just around the corner...

Perhaps if you had my money constraints and photographic skills, you would realise that I have a lot of more significative uses for my hard earned money, including filters, a tele lens, an ultrawide lens, a fast wide prime, a good normal zoom, a good tripod/ballhead, perhaps a good macro, lighting stuff and probably a lot more traveling, that would be a ... let's not say "huge", just "real" improvement on the final result of my photography.

Compared to all that, 350D-> 400D is only a very minor improvement. Even more, if I get a 1ds mkII today, my photography would not be significantly better....

OTOH, if I already had all that equipment, I would not buy a 400D anyway, but I'd be looking for a 5D or some 1 series body.

Jovo wrote:

Perhaps if you used a 400D for a few weeks you would realise that
the 400D is a huge improvement over the 350D. After taking 2900
shots over the last couple of weeks:

1. The focusing is far more accurate and faster, especially with a
F2.8L
2. There is a definite improvement in IQ, both on screen and printed
3. Thanks to the extra 2MP, able to crop prints more without losing
quality
4. The increased buffer means in RAW I can take 10 shots compared
to the previous 4
5. A huge LCD screen on which you can actually see what you have taken
6. Exposure is much better and doesn't blow the highlights anymore
7. Option to use a different histogram
8. Sensor cleaning
9. Increased shutter life
10. My 400mm F5.6L no longer oscillates in AF with the 1.4x TC
attached
Etc, etc

So if you believe these benefits offer little over the 350D, you
are seriously misinformed.

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Regards,
LuisG

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