I got the Canon EOS 40D yesturday from Ted's Cameras in Adelaide and am more then happy with it, came with a 17-85mm IS USM Lens which is pretty cool, also bought a Samyang 800mm Mirror Lens aswell off of eBay, which is interesting.
Just asking for some info, help with using the camera, which settings do most other Canon 40D users use and so on ?
Your setting are constantly going to be changing so its impossible to tell u some settings to stick with. Best thing is check out youtube and watch some tutorials, there are some really good ones explaining what the different settings do.
Id watch some these to start off with:
Depth of Field
Doesnt matter what camera u have, so doesnt really matter if the video use a different camera, u just need to learn what those things do first off.
The camera setting are whatever will get you the desired result IMHO. The 17-85mm lens seems to be almost at it's sharpest at f9.5.
If you are a bit uncertain about what settings to use manually, take heaps of images in auto mode and then look at the data later to see what was going on. Just play with everything until you get to know your way around.