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Re: What's a good older Canon dslr?

Thanks for the insight. I will go with Canon batteries. I haven't decided on the Adorama 40D or the KEH 40D, but I think both would serve me well. I'll get the charger and one battery with the body , then I was thinking about getting the battery grip and an extra (Canon) battery to finish the lineup.

 

Ben

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Re: What's a good older Canon dslr?


Dragoncamera7 wrote:

Thanks for the insight. I will go with Canon batteries. I haven't decided on the Adorama 40D or the KEH 40D, but I think both would serve me well. I'll get the charger and one battery with the body , then I was thinking about getting the battery grip and an extra (Canon) battery to finish the lineup.

 

Ben


I bought a used camera from KEH, and the battery was bad.  They sent me a new battery overnight.  Told me keep the bad one.

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Re: What's a good older Canon dslr?

What type of compactflash cards work with the 40D, and what are some recommendations?

 

Ben

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Re: What's a good older Canon dslr?


Dragoncamera7 wrote:

What type of compactflash cards work with the 40D, and what are some recommendations?

 

Ben


If your 40D doesn't come with an instruction manual, you can download one from the Canon Web site. (You may have to poke around in the legacy section, but it should be there.)  The manual should tell you how large a card the camera can handle and how fast the card has to be to take full advantage of the camera's write speed..

 

Most of us use either Lexar or Sandisk cards, but there are a couple of other reliable brands. Don't buy cards from unknown or questionable vendors; they are sometimes counterfeit.

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Re: What's a good older Canon dslr?

Sandisk Ultra CF cards are fast enough for the 40D, and 32gb is plenty big.
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Re: What's a good older Canon dslr?

Okay thanks!

Ben
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Re: What's a good older Canon dslr?


TTMartin wrote:
Sandisk Ultra CF cards are fast enough for the 40D, and 32gb is plenty big.

32 GB is indeed plenty big. But before I bought one for a 40D, I'd want to verify that the camera can use all of a card that large and/or won't get confused by it. I'm not sure there were any 32 GB cards when the 40D was current; 8 GB was a large card in those days.

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Re: What's a good older Canon dslr?

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Would this work for the 40D? It's the Sandisk 16 gb extreme compactflash card.

 

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Ben

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Re: What's a good older Canon dslr?

Can't see link, but it will work. Anything 32GB or smaller will work regardless of CF or SD.

 

SD >32GB will only work in newer cameras, but that limit doesn't apply to CF cards since they have their own controller on the card.

 

Just remember, the more images you have on your card the more you stand to lose if something goes wrong.

 

I, personally, limit myself to 16GB, even if it means carrying more cards.

 

(There is a point of view that says the moe cards you have the greater chance of physically losing one as you swap.Smiley Happy)

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Re: What's a good older Canon dslr?

Sorry about the link disappearing (guess the link is against forum guidelines somehow?) Anyway I was thinking about getting the Sandisk 16 GB Extreme card from Adorama, figured there will be plenty of space to work with.

 

Ben

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