Canon 5D or 40D decision

Discussion in 'Digital Discussion & Q&A' started by gubak, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. gubak

    gubak TPF Noob!

    Sep 29, 2006
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    I've been using my wife's 350D and she now tells me to get my own camera. :)
    5D or 40D?
    I have find some good places about 5D video reviews:
    and 40D video reviews:
    but I can't decide which one to buy!

    From my prefrences below what advice would users give, especially those who have used both?
    40D +: higher fps, updated autofocus, lower price
    5D +: higher IQ, better low light

    My kids are out of sports so the higher fps and reach onto the field is now less important than it was; will more likely shoot travel, street, wildlife, and some sports. Better autofocus would always be very welcome but I wasn't hearing that the 5D has a problem. Been studying Equivalence and benefits of the larger sensor and am intreged by the lower light and bokeh benefits of the 5D.
    I won't be using the price difference to buy lenses so as long as we aren't in the 1D $'s range price isn't a major consideration. Not really waiting for 5D II since I'm expecting it's price will be significantly higher than the current street 5D price.
    Current lenses: 35L/1.4, 85/1.8, 200L/2.8


  2. Riggaberto

    Riggaberto TPF Noob!

    Mar 1, 2007
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    University of Washington
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit

    I forget the viewfinder size on the 40d, but I love the size of the viewfinder on the 5D, it's a HUGE difference. And there is the whole no crop thing, I do enjoy that too. I gotta say 5D. 6 fps is nice but use your skill for timing.

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