40D --> 5dII - what to expect

Started Nov 9, 2009 | Discussions thread
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Glenn_Law Regular Member • Posts: 385
40D --> 5dII - what to expect

Hi all,

I'm new to the 1D/5D forum. I've been lurking for about two months but this is my first post.

I currently have a 40D with a 24-105L. I shoot mostly family snaphots and studio portraits (with Alien Bees). I go to one airshow per year and I'm not interested in photographing a bird in flight.

I understand that images are better with a 5DII, but I'm not sure exactly what "better" means. Is it just better color and sharpness? Is the contrast better? I realize that this is a vague question, but I'm asking for a way to verbalize what is better about a visual image.

Also, how does the autofocus of the 5DII compare to a 40D? I don't need super-fast, but I also don't want to miss fleeting shots of my 2-yr-old.

Thank you in advance for putting up with another "what is the difference" question.


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