Cannon 40D

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jcj
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jcj here hi,
Did we have a sales rep on my posting about memory cards?, sorry about that it's not what i had in mind.Back to this 40D posting,I started my digital camera ownership with a Kodak DC3400 had that stolen and lost an arm and a leg buying abroad a Kodak Z740 which i have to say has served me very well ,the only gripe i have had with it is the switch on to take a picture time of 13-15secs!! and it's appetite for batteries. I have been looking at Sony Nikon and Canon ,A350/D60/450D all around the £400 to £600 mark today i was told of a second hand D40 with an IS lens don't know which one for about £550, is this a reasonable amount for this camera and is it that much better the others? any comments or advice most wecome
John

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JMCP
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Hi,

if it is the 18-55 kit lens then I would say it is a bit expensive as you can buy the Canon 40D for £599.99 ( parkcameras.co.uk )and then claim £60 back if you buy and claim before September 21st and you could probably pick up this kit lens from ebay pretty cheap.

Cheers John

jcj
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canon 40D

Hi John,
Yes your right you can get a new body for £527 a lens 18-55 is £111.99 that gives you a new camera with 2years warranty. mind you i believe the lens with the camera is a 17-85 is which if you bought new with the new body would bump the price to nearly £900. On E-Bay that lens is still reaching over £200. i slall have to try and get him down a bit more. I tryed an identical camera yesterday and did not realize how big meaty and weighty with the 17-85 lens fitted the 40D was.
John

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JMCP
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Hi John,

if it is the 17-85 lens then that would make a difference to the value of the kit. I know what you mean about the size of the camera and lens as I once thought about the Canon 30D and 17-85 and was quite surprised at the size and weight.

If size is a big issue then it would be worth looking at the Olympus and Pentax dslr's as they are quite a bit smaller and are pretty good performers, especially for the price.

Cheers John

jcj
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Hi JMCP
Just a followup. the person with the 40D got £575!! not from me though.Thanks again for your advice and help.
Regards John

jcj

Chris.
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The 40D is a great camera, but second hand prices are falling all the time, the Photokina trade show is in full swing and before it started Canon introduced the 50D, the other day they brought out the 5D Mk II. There's a possibility of a new 1 series camera (1D Mk IV). All of which means movement in the market as people upgrade.

I'd wait a little while longer.

Canon or Nikon are a better buy than Sony. Simply because they have far more lenses, accessories and third-party support. Sony have yet to introduce any killer features that the big two don't have. If Sony get bored with the DSLR market they'll cut and run, like they did with Betamax, MiniDisc etc

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Chris Longley wrote:
Canon or Nikon are a better buy than Sony. Simply because they have far more lenses.

1. sony are taking many ''best buy'' awards at the moment
2. with the minolta back cataslogue of users and lenses , I don't see them having fewer lenses at the lower end of the market.

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