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Old Oct 25, 2013, 5:26 AM   #11
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Eysha- if shooting active wildlife is your goal, you're gonna need a decent telephoto lens with a good AF system to match... and will cost at least as much as the kit your buying- probably more...!!
The 400D is the 40D's little brother- sharing a similar sensor- it just has fewer features,is less well built/smaller and has a slower shooting rate...
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Old Oct 25, 2013, 11:05 AM   #12
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Thanks TCav.
Wave, really just for reference photos to use for my artwork, macro flowers, animals, birds in motion, some family and some pet shots. None would be for sale so just personal use really.
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hi IMHO you will need a decent lens for wild life depending on how far away you will be. the 40d is a good camera but it is old MPB in uk are doing one for 219 so you need to look at the price you will pay for the gear on offer and what you really need
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The Sigma telephoto zoom might be ok for your wildlife shots, and the 17-85 might be ok for the family and pet shots, but for the artwork and macro stuff, you'll probably need something else. What kind of artwork? How big? What media?
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Old Oct 25, 2013, 5:36 PM   #15
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Thanks for the information, i appreciate it.
My artwork can be seen at www.eysasfineart.co.uk so you will see the kind of work I do. I work in all mediums and subjects.
It's looking as if it will get expensive from what I am being told.
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I'm presuming that your artwork is, for the most part, flat. In that case, corner sharpness is important. There are multiple macro lenses for Canon cameras that project a relatively flat image plane. What you should be looking for depends on the focal length, which depends on the size of the subject and how close you need to be. How have you been doing this up to now?
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Old Oct 27, 2013, 4:00 PM   #17
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Looks like the 40d is out now. I asked her for a camera count and all I am getting back is excuses as to why she cannot give me one. Seems strange to me so gonna leave this one alone I think as not happy with her responses to questions.
I have still learnt a lot and I thank everyone for their comments.
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I had a 40D and it is an excellent camera and now I wish I hadn't sold it. In excellent condition with all items in the photo, it should be worth around 350.00 USD.
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100 is far too low, surely the simple solution would be to look at asking prices on ebay for each item then knock off a percentage and offer her that

I would be upset if someone offered me 100
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Oh yes, that price is much too low. Here in the US the 40Ds in nice condition are going for 200 USD and up. (1.6 pounds = 1 USD). Good example here, body only.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-40D-Bo...item27edded40d
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