40D or T1i? Any users of both?

Started Jun 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
Flying Fish Veteran Member • Posts: 4,476
Re: 40D or T1i? Any users of both?

I went through this 4 years ago and chose the 450D/XSi over the 40D. To me, the biggest advantage of the 40D over the XSi and the T1i is its better, faster, more-accurate AF. Smaller, but still noticeable advantages are the 1/8000 top shutter speed as opposed to 1/4000; the top LCD, the custom setting, and the 2 control wheels. I like live view; it works very well for landscapes, and I think that favors the T1i, I don't think the 40D had live view.

I have a bias against the T1i. I think the XSi hit a sweet spot for its time and I think the T2i/550D also hits a sweet spot for its time. I think the T2i is a much better camera than the T1i. But that's based on experience with the T2i and what I've read about the T1i.


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