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Hello, I'm new to DSLR world and I hesitate between the all new 450d and the 40d..

My main usage will be classic photos and environment but I will also do some concert photos. I guess my usage will be something like 80% for classic and 20% for concert. Do I absolutely need a 40d to make good concert photos or will the 450d do a great job?.

Thanks in advance in helping to stop this headache !! David...

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Hello, I'm new to DSLR world and I hesitate between the all new 450dand the 40d..

My main usage will be classic photos and environment but I will alsodo some concert photos. I guess my usage will be something like 80%for classic and 20% for concert. Do I absolutely need a 40d to makegood concert photos or will the 450d do a great job?.

Thanks in advance in helping to stop this headache !! David..

The 450d will do a great job; the photos you take on it will be indistinguishable from those that you take on a 40d. For the 40d you are paying extra for facilities like a tougher construction and the ability to shoot 6.5 frames per second rather than 3.5 (nice for a sports pro but of no relevance at all for day-to-day or concert photography)..

Get the 450D and put the money saved towards a wide-aperture lens, like the 50mm f/1.8, which will help you to take pics in low light situations like a concert venue..

Best wishesMike..

Comment #1

If you can't distinguish between them on the specs, you need to go pick them up..

I did - and went for the 450D as the 40D was was too big and heavy for me..

If they both meet your needs technically, see which one feels more comfortable...

Comment #2

Ok, thanks for these information. And concerning the ISO speed which is 3200 for the 40d and "only" half on the 450d (in concert photos context) ?

Comment #3

The 450D has an ISO maximum of 1600. Its predecessor (the 400D) was thought to have about the best high-ISO performance in it's class, so the performance of the 450D at ISO1600 should be very good. Having said that, you will of course get an extra one stop out of the 40D which goes up to ISO3200..

Whether this is important depends on how much light there is... orchestral concerts tend to be quite brightly lit, for example, and ISO1600 would be plenty. If you want to shoot often in very dim conditions then the extra stop of the 40D might be useful to you and worth the extra money; but with an f/1.8 lens and ISO1600 you should be OK most of the time. It's really your decision as to what is important to you..

Best wishesMike..

Comment #4

Yes, you have to handle them side by side. A comfortable viewfinder is crucially important and the one on the 40D is amongst the best in the class..

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