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Master Mason
09-26-2007, 08:27 PM
So I finally pulled the trigger

http://gregghall.smugmug.com/photos/200867801-L.jpg

mabas9395
09-26-2007, 08:32 PM
oops, double post.

mabas9395
09-26-2007, 08:34 PM
Uh oh, the dreaded 28-135! :eek: :scared1:

I hope you have better luck with it than some folks around here (cough, jann, cough). I have sure loved mine.

But that body sure is a beauty. I keep hoping some terrible accident will happen to my Rebel XT so I "have" to get a new body. :rolleyes1

ukcatfan
09-26-2007, 08:39 PM
My co-worker's DH just bought one and it arrived last night. It is his first DSLR, but he used to do wedding work with film and has a nice lens setup. I warned her that he is going to be "missing" ;) for a little while now that it is here. :rotfl2:

Kevin

Master Mason
09-26-2007, 08:58 PM
I am seriously concidering just selling the 28-135, I couldn't find a body only locally, and my scedule has been too crazy to try and ship recently... and with it being brand new, there isn't any price break for buying online either. I had to either pay shipping or tax...

NostalgicDad
09-26-2007, 09:36 PM
Happy new camera! That's a nice one for sure.

Anewman
09-26-2007, 10:03 PM
I am seriously concidering just selling the 28-135, I couldn't find a body only locally, and my scedule has been too crazy to try and ship recently... and with it being brand new, there isn't any price break for buying online either. I had to either pay shipping or tax...


That is my plan(buying the kit and selling the lens).
Doesn't Ritz have free shipping and no tax??

Master Mason
09-26-2007, 10:43 PM
yes, so does beach, but with my schedule the way it has been recently, there was no way I could figure out how to be here for it's arrival...

Lizziejane
09-26-2007, 11:12 PM
I have a 40D on order (should arrive next week) but it comes with the 17-85 lens. I can hardly wait! Dying to see some shots from you while I'm in waiting...

But I don't get the bad rap on the 28-135 - I LOVE mine! Sooo much nicer than the kit lens that came with the XTi

orchjoe
09-26-2007, 11:34 PM
Congrats on your new purchase...

:yay::hyper::woohoo::banana::yay: :cool1::woohoo:

TheDisneyBunch
09-26-2007, 11:45 PM
Oooohh Congrats! I hope to be able to order the 40d before Christmas..hopefully in the next month. I can't wait! :banana:

We-Luv-Disney
09-27-2007, 12:23 AM
Congrats!! I hope you enjoy your 40D as much as I have enjoyed mine!:woohoo:

Nikel
09-27-2007, 07:26 AM
Congrats! I love mine!

Metallicat
09-27-2007, 07:45 AM
I am seriously concidering just selling the 28-135, I couldn't find a body only locally, and my scedule has been too crazy to try and ship recently... and with it being brand new, there isn't any price break for buying online either. I had to either pay shipping or tax...

I thought the 28-135 IS lens was just okay. but I sold mine and got the Sigma 18-200 OS lens and absolutely love it. I hardly ever take it off my camera. :)

mabas9395
09-27-2007, 10:00 AM
Canon typically has a fall rebate of some kind (around oct 15th). Hope you don't end up kicking yourself if you could have saved over $100 by waiting a mere 18 days or so. But nothing is official so its still a gamble at this point.

I went ahead and ordered a new lens last weekend because if I would have waited until the rebate it would not have been here in time for the end of my kid's soccer season.

Master Mason
09-27-2007, 10:20 AM
Canon typically has a fall rebate of some kind (around oct 15th). Hope you don't end up kicking yourself if you could have saved over $100 by waiting a mere 18 days or so. But nothing is official so its still a gamble at this point.

I went ahead and ordered a new lens last weekend because if I would have waited until the rebate it would not have been here in time for the end of my kid's soccer season.

Yea the thought crossed my mind, but I am guessing that they won't have a rebate on their newest camera, maybe the 30D to blow out inventory or something...

My hardest decision was really 30D vs 40D. I decided to get the newest one, that way, when the 50 comes out I won't be wanting to do this again. I am ok being one rev behind, but 2 revs is a lot of new technology. I figure I have a good 3-5 years at this point before there are enough improvements to put me over the edge again.

Now the learning curve begins again...

dcg0317
09-27-2007, 12:58 PM
Congrats on your new camera, I bought one a few weeks ago and love it, upgraded from the 20d. Though the menu is way different from the 20d I've now gotten use to it but still haven't tried live view yet.
We-Luv-Disney when did you get yours? Have you tried live view yet?
Here's a shot I took the other day I think it's a Broad-Wing Hawk.
Enjoy your new camera.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f302/amtphoto/2007/Wildlife/Broad-WingedHawk-09a.jpg

woody64
09-27-2007, 12:58 PM
Congrats! I'm waiting to pull the trigger on this purchase myself as I seem to have the "warden" talked into it.

DVC Jen
09-27-2007, 01:06 PM
Awesome! Can't wait so hear how you like it and see some shots.

jann1033
09-27-2007, 01:15 PM
1) i am jealous, pure and simple ;) but i hope you love it and am waiting to see some photos

2) i like my new 28-135 lens fine...not as much as a nice l but hey another l would just mean i had to wait longer yet for the 40 d so i will have to endure with what i have:rotfl2:

Master Mason
09-27-2007, 01:51 PM
Photo number 1

http://gregghall.smugmug.com/photos/201121266-L.jpg

We-Luv-Disney
09-27-2007, 03:08 PM
Congrats on your new camera, I bought one a few weeks ago and love it, upgraded from the 20d. Though the menu is way different from the 20d I've now gotten use to it but still haven't tried live view yet.
We-Luv-Disney when did you get yours? Have you tried live view yet?
Here's a shot I took the other day I think it's a Broad-Wing Hawk.
Enjoy your new camera.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f302/amtphoto/2007/Wildlife/Broad-WingedHawk-09a.jpg

I got mine about 3 weeks ago from pictureline.com. I have tried out live view with very good results. I found that the autofocus with live view is accurate about 80% of the time. It also much easier to compose while using a tripod, thanks to live view. Here's a night shot I took last week, with live view, tripod, shuttle cable , 17-40 lens.
http://www.pbase.com/catson/image/86195826/original.jpg
BTW did I mention I :love: my 40D :rotfl:

jann1033
09-27-2007, 06:48 PM
wow, photos look great! i'll have to show hub so he starts nudging closer to the "buying mood":lmao:

TheDisneyBunch
09-27-2007, 07:08 PM
Canon typically has a fall rebate of some kind (around oct 15th). Hope you don't end up kicking yourself if you could have saved over $100 by waiting a mere 18 days or so. But nothing is official so its still a gamble at this point.

I went ahead and ordered a new lens last weekend because if I would have waited until the rebate it would not have been here in time for the end of my kid's soccer season.

Eek! Don't tell me that. I am planning to order it in a week possibly since my xt is acting up and I don't want to take the chance of being without.


Yea the thought crossed my mind, but I am guessing that they won't have a rebate on their newest camera, maybe the 30D to blow out inventory or something...

My hardest decision was really 30D vs 40D. I decided to get the newest one, that way, when the 50 comes out I won't be wanting to do this again. I am ok being one rev behind, but 2 revs is a lot of new technology. I figure I have a good 3-5 years at this point before there are enough improvements to put me over the edge again.

Now the learning curve begins again...

This has been the choice I have been facing. I have been waiting for the 30d to drop to around $1000 at Beach Camera which it now has...but now the 40d is out and it looks too good to pass up. I did not plan to spend this much right now but I really want to get the "newest" one so I will not be ready to upgrade again for a while. I already bought the Rebel when it came out but then the XT came out and luckily I was in my 90 days so I was able to exchange it for the Rebel XT when it came out. Then about 6 months ago I bought the XTi and did not like it so I returned it and kept using the xt til I could upgrade to the 30d... AND NOW look at me planning to buy the 40d. Hopefully I can book a lot of fall sessions to help pay it off fast. :rolleyes1



I got mine about 3 weeks ago from pictureline.com. I have tried out live view with very good results. I found that the autofocus with live view is accurate about 80% of the time. It also much easier to compose while using a tripod, thanks to live view. Here's a night shot I took last week, with live view, tripod, shuttle cable , 17-40 lens.
http://www.pbase.com/catson/image/86195826/original.jpg
BTW did I mention I :love: my 40D :rotfl:


AMAZING photo! WOW!! I am so excited to get the chance to try it out. Love good nighttime shots. :love:

jann1033
09-28-2007, 07:46 AM
sort of ot but what else is new with me...

historically how long does it take for a new model to start coming down in price? does it depend on the sales?( i am guessing lots buying = high price, scanty sales=lower price) i was thinking maybe after the christmas buying blitz?

unless husband wants to shock me sooner and just get it as a "surprise",,,,, ;) not counting on that although he did ask if my lenses would be ok with it so at least he's weighing the options:lmao: it was easier to wait when i wasn't tempted by the actual photos:rotfl: but keep em coming anyway:goodvibes

DVC Jen
09-28-2007, 09:26 AM
OK that is one cute puppy. :love:

Nice photo too. :)

WillCAD
09-28-2007, 11:30 AM
Funny, I'm planning on getting one of those 28-135 IS lenses, and the majority of places I've been looking seem to carry it both as a NIB item and as a pull from 40D kits.

Tri-State has a great price on the pulled lens, so I know they are selling the 40D as body-only, and even my local camera shop, Service Photo in Baltimore, has been pulling the kits apart and selling the bodies and lenses separately (though their price is way higher so I won't be getting the lens from them).