"Lori got it wrong - great camera !!"4.5 starson by Justaddwata
Pros: Processing speed, power, balanced weight
Cons: poor lens options as kit,
Summary: Sorry Lori - You refer to the lens included in your review as the 28-135 lens - fact is that your handling an "L" series lens (probably the 17-40mm) which is a great choice but unfortunately not included.
Had my 40D for a month and have around 2000 pics through her. I shoot action shots and the fast shooting rate is appreciated. Also the ability to scroll through dozens of pics with the spin of the wheel is a real treat (compared to some of the past cameras I have had where it takes a second or two per image).
Battery life is very good - even with included flash.
As my first DSLR I was thrown off by the 1.6X magnification factor. I went with the 28-135 which gives you a lens that is more like 55-210mm which was of little value to me. I added the 17-40mm "L" along with the 35-350 "L" which both flaunt the capabilities of the image quality more than the stock lens.
Colors are superb, quality of image is impressive. Zero complaints about the quality of the camera, design, functionality, or performance.
While this camera is rated for 100 000 images I can see that number coming and going in no time.
Do yourself a favor and spend some money and get a quality card. I went with 16gb and can fill that in a few hours of action shooting.