Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Yep - my new Canon 40D arrived this afternoon. I feel sorry for the delivery guy - it's awfully cold out there... but not sorry enough to wait till Spring for this delivery. :) I haven't had a chance to shoot with the camera yet, but I spent a few minutes toying with the controls and getting it set up to my liking.

This camera is a transition camera for me. I've outgrown the capabilities of the 20D, but I don't want to purchase a 1Ds. The 5D technology is 2 years old - and I'm not willing to purchase an outdated camera... and Jay already has one, so why buy another? And the Rebel... well... I take my camera with me to some wild places... I need something that can stand up to abuse. I don't intend to abuse it, but you never know what's going to happen on trips like ours... so the Rebel won't cut it.

The 40D will give me the upgrade I need - until Canon decides to get with it and produce a fantastic new camera in the mid-pro range. I want more resolution, and a full-frame sensor... but the 40D will do for now. I love the larger LCD and the RGB histogram. I'll still be able to use my 10-22mm lens with it - that's a plus, too. And although the resolution isn't exceptional, a jump from 8.2 to 10.1 is a start. This will be great for our upcoming trip to Havasu Falls.

I've updated the equipment page on my website. People often ask what equipment I use - the page will answer your question. Do any of you own this camera? If you do, tell me what you think of it. And if you don't - what are you shooting with and how do you like it?


Anonymous Will said...

Contrats on the new 40D. I'm completely sold on the 40D, after using it for the week in Yellowstone it makes my XTi look like a toy. I've played around with the Live view functionality you will never shoot your macro stuff the same way. It makes selective focus spot on the first try. Enjoy the new cam!

February 20, 2008 at 4:57 PM  
Blogger Varina Patel said...

Thanks Will. :) I'm looking forward to trying out this new camera in Arizona. We decided to buy it before we left - the 20D is a great camera, but it was definitely time for an upgrade. Your photos from Yellowstone are beautiful, so I'm looking forward to seeing what I can pull out of this camera. :)

As for Macro - I'm still dreaming about a better macro lens. The Canon 50mm 2:1 is a fantastic lens - but I want that 100mm 1:1... at least. :)

Thanks for taking the time to comment! See you soon!

February 20, 2008 at 7:20 PM  

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