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  1. Dmitriy
    18.02.2014

    Greetings!
    At one time I wanted to buy this camera :) I read the forums a lot and for a long time, asked, asked my friends for a hobby, looked and studied the photos taken with this camera, but ... three times I was “taken away” from the acquisition of this device) And now, finally until I felt it from a workmate - I understood to the end that it was not for nothing that I had it. Yes, the camera was very relevant at the time, but it was mainly used as a “reportage” due to its high rate of fire. I tested it in terms of portrait photography and there were some disappointments ... In comparison with my old 10D, this camera has an incomprehensible BB and what is most unpleasant, in my opinion, is how it draws shadows.
    I enclose an example:
    shot with 40D http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6310/29768433.d/0_6d176_47173302_XXXL.jpg
    10D shot http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6212/29768433.d/0_6d16a_8a7565cd_XXXL.jpg
    All settings of the devices by default, except for exposure. 50mm lens f = 4 zenitar.

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    • Dmitriy
      18.02.2014

      Hmm, for me the shot with the EOS 40D is better worked out: look at the neck, at the temples, the whole face is more lively - voluminous, despite the fact that there is an obvious focusing error - the eyes and eyelashes are "dull".

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    • Bkrg
      18.02.2014

      For me, there is no difference. At the first, you just missed a bit with focus.

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    • anonym
      31.05.2014

      Very cool 40 works, I like the pictures more from him than from 10

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  2. Oleg
    18.02.2014

    solid brick. but do not take it, the quality is worse than on my Panasonic GF3

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    • anonym
      18.02.2014

      It remains for you to see a photo with exif to see how this fairly simple mirrorless with crop factor 3.0 in quality tears the old magpie.

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      • Oleg
        18.02.2014

        as folk wisdom says, anonymous is worse pid *** sa. not to mention the "crop factor 3.0"

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      • Dmitriy
        18.02.2014

        And is this your worthy answer? Wonderful, however.

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      • Oleg
        18.02.2014

        yours is written with a small letter. pull-up pants, intellectual with crop 3

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      • Dmitriy
        19.02.2014

        I'm still waiting for photos from exif. And all sorts of excuses like "little", "intellectual" have nothing to do with the declared case - do they?

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      • Dmitriy
        19.02.2014

        By the way, yes - Panasonic GF3 has a crop factor of 2.0, not 3.0 - I saw the wrong sizes.

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      • Yuriy75
        19.02.2014

        With a small one it is written when there are a plurality of letters, and I think the camera is worthy of attention in the presence of straight hands, especially since the price is very interesting now.

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      • Alexey
        21.04.2015

        The pronouns You and Your are written with a capital (capital) letter as a form of polite appeal to one person (i.e. to someone specifically). This is known to people who studied at school. This rule is not mandatory (especially in our time), but literate people, not necessarily intellectuals, do not forget it.

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      • anonym
        05.08.2016

        and even in 2016 we remember

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      • Alexey
        30.04.2020

        Bravo!!!!

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    • anonym
      06.11.2016

      Waiting for exif

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      • anon deanon bullying
        20.03.2017

        well, how is it

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      • sasha
        10.04.2017

        Yes, he was shut up by his lovers of forty. Now he sits somewhere in the bushes with his panas exif hiding :-)

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      • Arthur
        18.05.2017

        ))))))))

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  3. Ivan
    18.02.2014

    Finally, I waited for a review of 40s,
    thanks for the review, it was interesting your opinion
    a good camera, I switched to it after 450 matches, in principle I do not regret it, although some functions are lacking, but still I liked the camera, albeit an old one, but it gives very good pictures.

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  4. Alexander
    19.02.2014

    the word "your", as far as I know, can be written with both capital and small letters. Here the degree of respect for the person to whom you are addressing plays a role. Strongly respect (or pretend to respect) - write with great respect, this also applies to official papers. And in everyday correspondence - it is possible with a small letter, IMHO.

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    • anonym
      05.08.2016

      no, nothing to do with respect. always capitalized

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  5. Anonymous 1
    19.02.2014

    Ay-yay-yay, young people! No need to be so rude to each other !!! You cannot know the truth like that! And I will tell Oleg: the concept of quality is very subjective. Someone sees moldy cheese in front of them, and someone sees moldy cheese. And both are right. But in different ways. Your Panasonic is very good, but the picture gives a different perception than the Kenon of this model. The difference is not at the level of mathematical calculations, but at the level of human psychology.

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  6. Alexey
    19.02.2014

    I am the owner of the same device - only positive impressions. Live View is a very useful thing, even without the “correct” autofocus. You just need to buy a good tripod - and the possibilities increase dramatically (manual focusing is still more accurate, the screen allows). Considering the price (and I got the carcass for 10 rubles with a run of only 000 frames) it will be problematic to find a competitor ...
    I like the color rendition, although the shades of red on my monitor look a bit flat, but I suspect this is more likely my monitor.

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    • Vladimir
      19.02.2014

      As for the monitor, I completely agree with you. He himself was convinced that on budget monitors the photos look different, but not at all like on paper from a photo lab. Well, for the price, of course, the choice is good, if it does not exceed 8-10 thousand for a used carcass (with an acceptable mileage)

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  7. Edgar
    19.02.2014

    Amendment. The first camera with lw was 1d mkIII. True, it is more topronically made (it is impossible to enable phase autofocus with the af-on button). He owned both cameras, and I will say that the 40d is more than a successful camera. She ran away from me about 70.000 (once at a speed I fell on her, but she couldn’t do anything) and never failed

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    • Arkady Shapoval
      19.02.2014

      Fixed

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  8. Ivan
    19.02.2014

    By the way, yes, price, 40s are now quite affordable on the used market, you can buy them at the price of an advanced soap dish or ultrasound, 40s are slowly being sold.

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  9. Michael
    19.02.2014

    I want to share a useful thing with the happy owners of any EOS cameras with those who shoot in RAW.
    Once I came across such a thing as Technicolor CineStyle which is a color profile built into the camera menu, developed jointly by Technicolor and CANON.
    All the charm lies in the fact that this color profile increases the dynamic range of shades in shadows and highlights, which undoubtedly gives a huge plus for subsequent image processing.
    I want to add that this is not firmware, does not make any changes to the camera software and does not harm the camera in any way. Good luck in your work!

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  10. Gene jb
    19.02.2014

    The firmware would be better…. I have 400d, but for some reason it is 12 bits, although the sensor is the same. To be honest, the matrix is ​​poor. She's missing a lot. In 40, they tried to draw out a semi-profile from this matrix, but it seems to me that it did not work out despite the 14 bits. But in general, both the 400d and 40d are about the same cameras and, of course, they are very good for their time, whoever said that. And I can tell Oleg one thing all modern fotiki are cheaper. This also applies to Canon, and your pornographic (a company that has not produced cameras before) is no exception. In general, I am wary of companies that suddenly began to produce equipment unusual for them. The photo is Sony, Olympus, Nikon, Kenon, Kodak, Pentax. Everything else is from the evil one. Although I do not argue, there are also successful solutions.

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  11. Natalia
    19.02.2014

    Thank you so much for the review!
    I sold my Nikon d3100, I chose for a long time, I wanted to take the d90 or d7100 initially, but then after talking with the owners of these cameras, I decided to try out Kenon, I bought a 40d with a changed shutter.
    This camera has never disappointed me, even if it’s outdated, but it’s a pleasure to shoot it! Colors give more natural (in my opinion) than Nikon D3100, D90.
    A huge plus rate of fire, when shooting animals it is very important.

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  12. anonym
    19.02.2014

    Great idea with pencils !!! Very colorful !!! Arkady, well done)

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  13. Oleg
    21.02.2014

    I changed my 500D to 50D. The argument was focus fine tuning (a very useful thing). A similar (or the same) sensor, but there are pluses:
    - you hold in your hands and feel the "thing"
    - Interchangeable focusing screens are very cool feature
    - fast memory card,
    - convenient size
    - 9 cross sensors.
    and only one drawback - no video (and even then without alternative firmware)

    Arkady, do, plz, a review of 50D - the last semi-professional HHD

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  14. Novel
    27.02.2014

    I am also the owner of the forty. I have a device for about a year, for the entire time of service it causes some positive emotions. Before him there was 400ka, although they are somewhat similar and inside, but these are completely different cameras, ranging from the convenience of holding in your hands to the focus. Thank you very much Arkady for your articles, as always everything is clear, detailed and accessible. And also forum users write reviews, because the truth is born in a dispute)))

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  15. Novel
    27.02.2014

    By the way, the question on technicolor cinestyle can someone tell me this profile only applies to video shooting or for photos too?

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  16. Dima
    05.03.2014

    Help me choose a Nikon d80 or Canon 40d. Interested in how much d80 loses by noise ???

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    • Pastor
      14.05.2014

      Dima, I don't have 40d, but I have 50d, which is similar to 40d in many respects. I've even heard people who have tried both devices claim that the 40d is not as noisy thanks to the noticeably larger pixel (just 10MP for the same sensor size). So, at 50d I calmly shoot and ISO 1600 and hardly worry about noise - they almost never happen at this value. I also have d80. So, d80 makes noise even at ISO 800, and, in my opinion, more than 50d by 1600. At 50d, in a bad scenario, you can even take a picture at 3200, but at d80, this threshold just becomes 800. In general, up to 400 d80 is good. Therefore, precisely in terms of noise at high ISO, d80 clearly loses. 40d, like 50d, is also larger and more convenient in size, the rate of fire is twice as high and there is a life view. But the d80 has a good old ssd matrix, which in portrait studio photography leaves no chances for any other modern cameras (in my opinion).

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  17. Ruslan
    16.05.2014

    I had 400d, then 550d. Then I changed 550d to 40d - there were too many pixels in 550d, for me this is an excess. I am very pleased with the device. The picture quality is good. In 400d there was a function of increasing ISO up to 3000 (using 400plus firmware), but the built-in H mode (ISO 3200) in 40d gives a noticeably better picture, despite the fact that the matrices in these two devices are considered the same.

    Judging by the tests, the DXOMark 40d gives a slightly higher image quality than the 50d, yes, possibly because of the larger pixel size.

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  18. Oleg
    20.05.2014

    And if you use RAW with a lower resolution, then will the difference between 40D and 50D be visible?

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  19. Andrei
    29.05.2014

    Tell me, I have a Canon EOS 650D, I want myself an advanced DSLR, but it’s extremely limited in my budget, I’m looking at 40D, does this make sense?

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    • Oleg
      04.06.2014

      It seems to me that there is no point. It is rather a step back :)
      + 40D - pentaprism, magnesium alloy body, compact flash, minimum shutter speed 1/8000
      + 650D - high-resolution display and rotary touch-screen, video, new focusing system, support for STM, 63 metering zones, exposure bracketing up to 5 stops

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    • anonym
      01.07.2014

      To work with aperture and manual optics, I think it makes sense.

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      • Oleg
        07.07.2014

        If the vision is good, then you can. On such a camera, the viewfinder is good, but not so much as to accurately focus with telephoto lenses due to the small depth of field.

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  20. Alexander
    06.11.2014

    Spasbo Arcadia, for the review

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  21. Dmitriy
    20.11.2014

    Should I change the 1100D to this unit? Liveview, video, auto modes are of little interest. What are the differences in the matrices, DD, viewfinder. I photograph a lot on the Soviet manulniki Helios and Jupiter 9, using, like portrait painters, I want to continue to move in this direction.

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    • Michael
      25.02.2015

      Definitely worth it, I did just that, the 1100D changed to 40D and my joy knew no bounds. The first thing that caught my eye was a huge, bright viewfinder, comfortable to grip, just like an extension of the arm, quite weighty, but this is a huge plus when using heavy lenses. In general, there are a lot of pleasant little things, so I have never regretted =)

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      • Vadim
        05.07.2018

        I join. Swapped out my Canon 1200D for a 40D. The 1200D seemed like a toy to me after I just picked up a forty. I am an amateur, I do not need video on a DSLR, Live view too. The 40D is no worse in terms of noise level, I already estimated it with a 24mm 2.8 stm lens. The first thing I felt: I didn't want to part with this camera, and the second - I appreciated how useful the LCD is! I love urban photography, and the 40D gives you more opportunities to catch a sudden shot as the responsiveness is instant!
        Quite by accident, a carcass for 8300 rubles turned up, with a mileage of only 11 thousand in perfect condition ... and I could not resist! Now I have 2 DSLRs, but in a few days I got so used to the "forty" that I begin to understand that I probably won't need the 1200D anymore.

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  22. Dmitriy
    20.11.2014

    And, yes, 5D is significantly more expensive, but I also really want to, I understand that the difference in the format of the matrix with all the consequences, but is there a big difference in the quality of the picture in terms of portraiture?

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  23. Eugene
    26.11.2014

    I have been using my second fortieth for two years.
    A very nice camera, you quickly get used to high rate of fire, and live view helped a lot when working with manual optics.
    Took her a Canon EF 35-105 mm f / 3.5-4.5 for its price it shoots very well.
    I also noticed that, for example, Jupiter 9 does not open at 40d (details only on the shoulder portrait), but it produces impressive photos in full frame.

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  24. Peter
    02.12.2014

    Hello, I apologize in advance for the possibly stupid question whether the 40d will have fast synchronization, say with SPEEDLITE 580EX I (the shutter speed is 1/8000, but nothing is said about the function itself), and if not, can I achieve fast synchronization using a Youngnuo type radio synchronizer ?

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  25. anonym
    23.01.2015

    Arkady, thank you very much for your sincerity in interpreting the topic of 40d. You helped me cross the line in favor of 40D. thanks,

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