26 May 2008 · 15 comments · Categories: Photography

Like any other photograph enthuastic (Note : I’m not an enthuastic, I’m just a regular person with no knowledge nor excessive love in photography), there’s a short story behind my ownership of Canon EOS 40D.

It all started with one word; bokeh. It was during mid September when I read about it over the internet and awed by the blurring effect. So, I whipped out my Sony DSC-W1 and try to figure out how to get that photo that I wanted. But, after much meddling around, I found out that it has limited functions. It is a good point-n-shoot (PnS) camera but not good enough to get something good.

So, I decided to get something better than that. Something which has more functions. Something that is capable of producing better photos. I set my sight on Canon PowerShot S5 IS. It is a prosumer camera which has more functions than a normal PnS camera but not more than a DSLR. But, having figured out that the price difference between a Canon PowerShot S5 IS and Canon EOS 400D ain’t much, a merely RM300 or so, my attention somehow diverted to this entry-level DSLR. With addition of some advices I got from friends and salesman (the evil ones!!), I decided to splash my hard earn (or savings) moolah on this big piece of CMOS sensor brick.

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At the same time, Canon EOS 40D was launched and available in Malaysia market. My thought about it was that if I decided to splash something which is going to be with me for a long time, I would have purchased something new in the market. Hence, I was torn between choosing a 1.5 year old Canon EOS 400D or a newly launched Canon EOS 40D.

As my friend always says, ‘No Brainer’, I went for the latter. It cost me RM4,599.00 since I bought it with standard Canon EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS kit lens. I did not go for the other kit lens because I knew that I am going to purchase something else like the Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS or maybe something better in near future.

The End.

p.s. : Okay okay.. I lied. The story is kinda long and boring and has wasted 10 mins of your precious time :P