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Canon EOS 40D Guide to Digital Photography by David D. Busch

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The Canon EOS 40D, like its predecessors, is a mid-level digital SLR, intended as a step up from entry-level cameras like the Digital Rebels. It’s suitable for more advanced photographers, especially those who can live without the most advanced features found in Canon’s “pro” line, such as the Canon EOS-1D Mark III or Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III. Even so, the 40D is upscale enough to excite any avid photographer. For example, its magnesium alloy body and weatherproofing of the battery compartment and Compact Flash doors make it eminently suitable for professional use, too, either as a main camera or back up. In fact, because the 40D accepts both EF-style lenses and newer “digital only” EF-S lenses (the “pro” cameras can use only ...

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