Canon EOS 40D
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    Canon EOS 40D

    by Adam.W.Pfeiffer » Thu Dec 04, 2008 6:10 pm

    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 ?
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    by dreadographer » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:34 pm

    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:
    ISO
    Aperture
    Shutter speed
    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.
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    by Adam.W.Pfeiffer » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:36 pm

    Yea no worries, cheers for the idea, i'll have a look on YouTube.
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    by Steve Lockyer » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:57 pm

    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.
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    by Adam.W.Pfeiffer » Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:14 pm

    Yea thanks Steve, that makes sense, cheers, I have to say i'm pretty impressed with the image quality, I love this camera !
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    by bigdazzler » Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:35 pm

    I have two friends using that camera at the moment and the images are fantastic ..
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    by Adam.W.Pfeiffer » Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:42 pm

    Yes, i'm more then impressed with the Canon 40D, I took a photo of my Blue Heeler lastnight and it turned out great, so clear, sharp, colours are great, perfect photo !
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