The 40D came today...but not without a long winded story!
Apparently, the 40D was out of stock...so today, a box arrived at my door, saying 5D + 24-105 IS ... Looking at the invoice, I had only been billed for the Camera and the Lens, with the lens saying "Soon to Follow" but I got to excited thinking I had gotten a 5D, but open the box to find yet another surprise..."40D + Speedlight 580EXII Kit" ... but alas, when I opened the box, It was just the 40D...like I had been billed for
Hopefully their dodgey packaging doesn't effect my Canon Cashback, if it does, I'll have a word or two to say!
The 40D is perfect. Size, Weight, Feel, Control - Everything. I've held a D200, and I much prefer this to it! (although the D300 looks more pro, but heh)
The hand grip is perfectly sized, my pinky is no longer waving about (when I didn't have the grip on the 350D) with nothing to do, it now fits on the grip snugly. The grip also feels a lot more grippy and secure and the space where the fingers curl round is again, just perfect, as if it was tailor made for me!
This is turning into a bit of a review...lol! (might do one)
Anyway, put it this way, everything is in the right place, and it feels good to use and handle, the 6.5FPS is amazingly fast, still need a faster card to dump that buffer faster. Live View is really good, more for landscape photography though. High ISO (3200) is pretty handy to have although I'd prefer not to use it.
I do however have a few questions about the 40D which I'll submit in the Canon Forum.
I await my 70-300IS and hopefully I'll be shooting some sports stuff after my exams this month
Canon EOS 5DmkII + BG-E6 + Canon EOS 40D + BG-E2N + Canon EOS 33
Canon 17-40 F/4L
USM + Canon 24-70 F/2.8L
USM + Canon 28mm F/1.8 USM + Canon 70-200 F/2.8L
USM IS + Canon 85mm F/1.8 USM
Canon Speedlite 580EX II + Canon Speedlite 540EZ + 2 x Nikon SB-80DX
Cactus V2s Wireless Trigger - 5 x
Cactus V2s Wireless Reciever