Canon EOS 40D

Announced Aug 20, 2007 •
10 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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We recently upgraded our 40D to an 80D. I'm in my upper 60's and my origional thought was to lighten the load since I get to carry the equipment. I thought I was going to get us a Sony a6300 but after a couple of hours examining it I just didn't warm up to it. I ended up getting us an 80D which is slightly lighter and smaller than our 40D. My wife takes over half our photos and she's been perfectly happy with our 24-105L. I missed having a longer zoom so I bought a 55-250 IS STM along with...
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Planning to buy my first DSLR (used) and I'd had my eyes on the Canon 50mm STM, mostly because it fits my price range, and the sample pictures I've seen so far aren't too bad. More research, however, tells me that the pictures won't look the same on a crop sensor. I mostly plan on taking portraits of my friends and surroundings. I've also planned to get the cheap 24mm as my 2nd lens.TLDR: what are my options regarding picking a lens mainly for portraits on a Canon 40D. I'm on a tight budget,...
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I'm going to upgrade my Canon 40d. If I go with an a6300 I'm going to get a prime and a longer reach zoom lens. Which zoom lens should I consider? Image quality is very important.  Going above 300mm isn't that important to me. Thanks for any opinions.
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I'm going to visit Banff and Jasper in late September and would appreciate advice on what photographic equipment to bring. I have a Canon 6D which I'll bring. I am thinking of bringing only two or three lenses. Canon 100-400 L IS II (mainly for wildlife) Canon 17-40 L (mainly for landscapes) Canon 50mm 1.4 (not sure about this one even though I like it a lot) Lenses I don't plan to bring: Canon 24-105 L and Canon 70-200 F4 L IS Also thinking of bringing a Benro Velocity Tripod B+W Circular...
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I'm looking to enter the FUJI system from a Canon 40d. Looking ever the possibilities, I'm down to a X-E2s, X-T10 or the X-T1. The E-2s appears to have a slightly better viewfinder than the X-T10 but probably not as good as the X-T1. The viewfinder is important  to me but that is only one of many aspects to consider. The X-E2s is the least expensive and is very similar to the X-T10 other than the body, but it seems to have little following. The X-T1 is a few hundred dollars more than the the...
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I am purchasing a 7D MII, and it has 65 focusing points, but with my 40D, which I've had since 2007 and it has only nine focusing points, I found myself always just using the center focus point, whether shooting stills or action.  Shooting birds in flight or sports action, it seems best to focus right on the spot I most want in focus. Am I missing something by not using the multiple points? Apparently, since the number of points keeps increasing with each newer model.
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I ask this because I just ordered the 7D MII, and I have a Canon charger with my 40D, that holds two batteries, which is convenient for overnight charging. I don't want to ruin new LP-E6 batteries with an incompatible charger.
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I posted this in the Sports Forum but would love input from Nikon shooters... Hi, I'm looking for a new body and lens combo for my daughter's high school soccer and softball games. I'm not a pro, just a serious amateur who has been shooting soccer for 10+ years. I've shot different systems in the past (Canon 40D/7D/5DII and most recently the Olympus E-M1). My main camera is the Sony A7II and while I LOVE shooting non-sports with it, I've realized that it's just not the right tool for sports...
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Hi, I'm looking for a new body and lens combo for my daughter's high school soccer and softball games. I'm not a pro, just a serious amateur who has been shooting soccer for 10+ years. I've shot different systems in the past (Canon 40D/7D/5DII and most recently the Olympus E-M1). My main camera is the Sony A7II and while I LOVE shooting non-sports with it, I've realized that it's just not the right tool for sports (same with EM1). That's not to say that I can't get good shots with mirrorless,...
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I just bought a Canon 70D body and used it for portraits for the first time with my EF-S 18-135mm lens and 430EX Speedlite. They were outside shots, sunny day, all taken in full shade.  Every shot taken at 18mm are quite soft focus.  All other focal lengths are very sharp.  This does not happen with my 40D body.  I was on P mode, shutter speeds were between 1/60sec and 1/125sec , all wide open aperature.  Anyone else have this problem or know what is happening?   Thanks
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