Let’s Not Forget the EOS 40D

With all the publicity the new EOS 50D and 5D Mark II are getting its easy to forget just how versatile the EOS 40D really is. Here’s an image I shot last October at the Wings Over Houston air show and finished using Nik’s Silver Efex Pro. The EOS 40D has been a great “work-horse” for me and will be my backup 1.6x body for many years to come.

Sitting Pretty

Sitting Pretty
Copyright © 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 40D hand-held, EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM at 26mm, f/8 for 1/90th of a second at ISO 100 on SanDisk digital film. Post capture processing was done in Lightroom 2 and Photoshop Elements using the Nik’s Silver Efex Pro filters. Click on the image above for a larger version.

8 thoughts on “Let’s Not Forget the EOS 40D

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  2. This is a gorgeous image. I tempted to order a print and get it framed for the office 😀

    Really wonder. Silver Efex is a great filter tool.

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  3. Superb shot Jeff. I’m entering the prosumer market shortly, and I’m choosing the Canon 40D. Starting as I am without ANY DSLR kit, it has been incredably important selecting the right camera body that will allow me to spend a little extra on glass thats a notch above the standard kits.

    I hear that although the 50D has several features that are incredably attractive, the 15.1MP being one of them, the true potential of the new model is only realised with expense L lenses.

    Somthing like the 17-55mm f2 with the 40D will produce just as good if not better images at similar ISO’s to that of the 50D using just the standard out of the box kit lens.

    • Thanks for the comment on my image. Yes, the EOS 40D is a wonderful camera and does hold its own against its younger sibling the 50D. The EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM is one of the sharpest lenses I’ve seen Canon produce and it works extremely well with the 40D.

      PS: I saw your post on places to visit in the UK and I couldn’t agree more. The Lake District is simply beautiful.

      BTW: What is your name?


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