I use to have a 30d about ten years ago. Even though it was only 8mp, the results looked very good due to the imager chip. I'm from a broadcast background shooting moving images and some cameras have a chip that makes everything look so good we use to call them a pretty chip. My friend who is giving me this camera has been the staff phtographer for one 9f the largest aquariums in the US where I use to do all the film and video production. He bought it solely to use as a camera for his cross country ride on his motorcycle. He only took about 1200 pictures and the thing looks brand new. Looking forward to it as a fill in a d about back up camera since I just shoot as a hobby it'll be a great second camera. Anyone have any set up tips for the 40d? I'll be installing a battery grip as soon as I get it.