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Re: 40D to 90D

"The 40d was SO bad that I thought about moving to nikon ..."

 

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Re: 40D to 90D

" I don't want to spend that much money on a camera that will be worth $100 in a few years."

 

IMHO, it is faulty reasoning to buy a camera based on what it will be worth in a few years. JMHO, though.

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Re: 40D to 90D


@amfoto1 wrote:

- USB... A new USB cable will be provided with the 90D. Your old one might work, too. Those cables are pretty standard.

 

Hope this helps!

 

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Minor nit:

Canon assumes you will go wireless. USB cords are no longer included.

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Re: 40D to 90D


@srd-software wrote:

amfoto1,

 

Thanks for all the info. It helped a lot!

 

  • Lens: My lens is marked STM so I'll keep it for use on the next camera. This was the main thing helping me to decide what to do with the 40d and what to get next.
  • Memory card: I never liked the CF cards (pin-and-hole connection is fragile), so changing to something using regular SD cards is a plus to me (other stuff I have uses them too). I'll dump the CF cards I have with the body since nothing else I have uses that card.
  • Batteries, shutter release, strap etc.: No problem jettisoning those with the body. Nothing else I have uses them. 
  • Shutter Count: I can't get that now. After 3 (that's right, THREE) uses of the USB, the port stopped working. Unbelievable, terrible quality. The 40d is worth so little now it's not worth fixing.Since the USB pooped out, the effective value of my 40d body is about $0. So there won't be any "cashing out." They only fetch about $100 on ebay now at best anyway and it would cost at least that much to fix it. I am very disappointed with the 40d and look forward to giving it away to a charity. 

The 40d was SO bad that I thought about moving to nikon but since my current lens still works and I can use it on the next body, I'll try one more canon. But this will be the last one. If I continue to get mediocre 40d-type photos and have any more build/quality problems, the whole thing will go. I loved my old 35mm FT (not FTb, FT). That one (with a Vivitar wide angle lens) took the best photos of any camera I've ever had. It finally started having shutter problems so I got an AE-1 black body. At any rate, my experience with those were why I stayed with canon. 

 

I won't bother with a 90d as I don't want to spend that much money on a camera that will be worth $100 in a few years. I'm going with an older model that can do video and has already depreciated some (less to lose if this next one is as bad as the 40). I'm looking at a 70d now. Maybe an 80d but the 70d looks like it will do what I want it to do as far as video is concerned. 

 

I really do appreciate your help. I'm just so disappointed and disgusted with the 40 at this point that I had to rant a little. 

 


The 70D has had a checkered history when it comes to shooting video.  I strongly recommend that you look past it towards the 80D.  Be sure to check out the Canon Online Refurbished Store for the best deals on the 80D and a one year factory warranty.

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Re: 40D to 90D

Yeah, after going through the info again the 80 really looked like the way to go. I want to save money where I can but I also want to try and get as much capabiltiy as possible (within reason!).

 

I went with an 80d on the Canon Online Refurbished Store site. They had a "kit" that came with an 18-55 lens, battery and charger for just over $700. Better even than amazon. Good idea on using their store, I didn't know they had such a thing.

 

I'll wait until the 80 gets here and I can try it out and then if it's all OK I'll give the 40 to a charity.

 

The lens with the 80 is the same one I have on the 40, so I might keep the one off the 40 as a backup.

 

 

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80D will be a good upgrade and now you'll have two 18-55mm lenses! (

 

 

Compare them and keep the better of the two... there have been some 6 or more versions of the 18-55mm since it was first intro'd in 2003.... some are considerably better than others. For example, earlier ones had a rotating front barrel that's a pain when using Circular Polarizing filter. At some point, I forget exactly which version, Canon fixed that.

 

Those refurbs can be a really good deal!

 

I'm surprised you had so many issues with the 40D. I never used them regularly myself (I had 10D, 30D, 50D)... but it alwasy seemed to me 40D were one of the better upgrades from earlier models, with more improvements than usual. I do know a lot of folks who used 40D and their primary issue was relatively short-lived shutters... seemed to go out a lot around 40,000 to 50,0000 "clicks". Most others in that line, both older and newer, have been good for at least 100,000 (and the 40D was supposed to be able to do tthat, too).

 

Enjoy the 80D! Download the manual and get started reading it!

 

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Re: 40D to 90D


@srd-software wrote:

amfoto1,

 

Thanks for all the info. It helped a lot!

 

  • Lens: My lens is marked STM so I'll keep it for use on the next camera. This was the main thing helping me to decide what to do with the 40d and what to get next.
  • Memory card: I never liked the CF cards (pin-and-hole connection is fragile), so changing to something using regular SD cards is a plus to me (other stuff I have uses them too). I'll dump the CF cards I have with the body since nothing else I have uses that card.
  • Batteries, shutter release, strap etc.: No problem jettisoning those with the body. Nothing else I have uses them. 
  • Shutter Count: I can't get that now. After 3 (that's right, THREE) uses of the USB, the port stopped working. Unbelievable, terrible quality. The 40d is worth so little now it's not worth fixing.Since the USB pooped out, the effective value of my 40d body is about $0. So there won't be any "cashing out." They only fetch about $100 on ebay now at best anyway and it would cost at least that much to fix it. I am very disappointed with the 40d and look forward to giving it away to a charity. 

The 40d was SO bad that I thought about moving to nikon but since my current lens still works and I can use it on the next body, I'll try one more canon. But this will be the last one. If I continue to get mediocre 40d-type photos and have any more build/quality problems, the whole thing will go. I loved my old 35mm FT (not FTb, FT). That one (with a Vivitar wide angle lens) took the best photos of any camera I've ever had. It finally started having shutter problems so I got an AE-1 black body. At any rate, my experience with those were why I stayed with canon. 

 

I won't bother with a 90d as I don't want to spend that much money on a camera that will be worth $100 in a few years. I'm going with an older model that can do video and has already depreciated some (less to lose if this next one is as bad as the 40). I'm looking at a 70d now. Maybe an 80d but the 70d looks like it will do what I want it to do as far as video is concerned. 

 

I really do appreciate your help. I'm just so disappointed and disgusted with the 40 at this point that I had to rant a little. 

 


Be very careful about buying a 70D for video. That model has a reputation for a motherboard failure due to overheating when shooting video. It required a quite expensive repair. Canon eventually started doing the repair for free, but that may not apply to a camera bought used. You should either verify that it does or seek evidence that the repair was already made to any unit that you consider buying.

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Re: 40D to 90D

I went with a refurb 80d from the canon online store. 

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@srd-software wrote:

I went with a refurb 80d from the canon online store. 


Sounds like a sensible choice. Canon refurbs have an excellent reputation.

Bob
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I'm hoping that's the case. It was the best deal I could find (including amazon). I've been reading the manual on the 80d and it looks very promising as far as function and capability.

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