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Okay, today I ordered a Canon 40D from Adorama with a rating of "E". It came to $530 with a 50mm f1.8 lens. But after looking some more I noticed there was a Canon t1i with a 18-55mm lens for $434 refurbished. I had seen this before but I thought the 40D was superior.

Is the 40D the better camera?

Also how about the E rating? What can I expect? Anybody had experience with this?

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Originally Posted by InEeDaJoB View Post

Okay, today I ordered a Canon 40D from Adorama with a rating of "E". It came to $530 with a 50mm f1.8 lens. But after looking some more I noticed there was a Canon t1i with a 18-55mm lens for $434 refurbished. I had seen this before but I thought the 40D was superior.
Is the 40D the better camera?
Also how about the E rating? What can I expect? Anybody had experience with this?
Thanks for looking.

I just got a T2i from ebay (perfect BNIB, no lens) for $475 and picked up a 50mm 1.8 ii lens for $60 BNIB as well. seems like you could have gotten a better deal :/ afaik the t2i is better than both the 40d and t1i, and the body and 50mm only cost $545 with shipping.
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The 40D is the better camera. Apart from not being able to do video, the build quality, AF system, ergonomics, build quality, burst and some other tidbits, it's still better overall.

Though if you were a member of Photography on the net or Fred Miranda forums. You could have possibly gotten for almost $100 less.
    
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I just got a T2i from ebay (perfect BNIB, no lens) for $475 and picked up a 50mm 1.8 ii lens for $60 BNIB as well. seems like you could have gotten a better deal :/ afaik the t2i is better than both the 40d and t1i, and the body and 50mm only cost $545 with shipping.
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The 40D is the better camera. Apart from not being able to do video, the build quality, AF system, ergonomics, build quality, burst and some other tidbits, it's still better overall.
Though if you were a member of Photography on the net or Fred Miranda forums. You could have possibly gotten for almost $100 less.

I am a member on POTN, but I couldn't find a 40D for less than $400 in their for sale section, and thats what I payed for mine.
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I am a member on POTN, but I couldn't find a 40D for less than $400 in their for sale section, and thats what I payed for mine.

I don't know if you have the chance to return it, but you can grab a T2i BNIB from these guys that sold me mine. http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAND-NEW-CANON-REBEL-T2I-BODY-/140683503759?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item20c163e88f and you can pick up a 50mm lens off of ebay for ~$70 brand new. seems like you paid a bit much for that 40D. then again, it is a camera aimed at a different crowd (more rugged body, not as "entry" as the T2i)
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I don't know if you have the chance to return it, but you can grab a T2i BNIB from these guys that sold me mine. http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAND-NEW-CANON-REBEL-T2I-BODY-/140683503759?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item20c163e88f and you can pick up a 50mm lens off of ebay for ~$70 brand new. seems like you paid a bit much for that 40D. then again, it is a camera aimed at a different crowd (more rugged body, not as "entry" as the T2i)

Thats part of my question, is the T2i better than the 40D? I know the 40D has metal construction and faster FPS, but the T2i is new compared to the used 40D.

Im sure whatever one I choose, I will enjoy, but I feel like I would like the metal construction and better build quality better. I had a rebel XT, and I'm not gonna lie it felt cheap at times. But if the T2i really does have much better picture quality it might be a decision maker.
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Thats part of my question, is the T2i better than the 40D? I know the 40D has metal construction and faster FPS, but the T2i is new compared to the used 40D.
Im sure whatever one I choose, I will enjoy, but I feel like I would like the metal construction and better build quality better. I had a rebel XT, and I'm not gonna lie it felt cheap at times. But if the T2i really does have much better picture quality it might be a decision maker.

I mean, usually unless you're printing you can crop it down to a mere 3-5mp frame anyways. I can't talk about it vs an older body, just because I'm new to photography, but I'm really enjoying the camera, and the video mode is a great bonus! smile.gif
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I'd easily get the T2i over the 40D personally. Better sensor, video, etc. The body feeling doesn't matter much to me.
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the 40d is a better camera if you do not need video. the picture quality is going to be limited mostly by the lens you are using. the t2i does have lower noise cause of the new sensor.
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I would much rather have the 40D than the T1i. The 40D has a rugged metal alloy chassis (unlike the plastic chassis of the other one) and shares the same basic user controls as the higher level Canon DSLRs. My 20D is my backup camera, but it is a workhorse.
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