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Canon 20D vs. Digital Rebel XT

by Digitallyclueless / June 22, 2005 10:05 AM PDT

sorry for posting so many times, but now i'm considering Canon 20D.

i went to the store and checked out Digital Rebel, Digital Rebel XT, and the 20D.

I love everything about the XT except for the awfully small grip - i put on a 70-300mm lens and there was a weird sort of balance. not sure how stable it will be.

I can also choose to buy that additional grip, but in that case it would make more sense to shell out the bucks for the 20D.

Thing is, I'm not that professional either, so the 20D and all its functions may just be a waste on me.

sigh. thoughts?

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Canon 20D
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / June 22, 2005 11:46 AM PDT

I have used the Canon 20D with the kit lens and love the camera and lens.

The only problem is the lens cap.
Much too easy to lose it.
I suggest you get a tether for the lens cap.


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I think you'll be quite happy with the 20D. It can be used
by Kiddpeat / June 22, 2005 1:21 PM PDT

in totally automatic mode, and, as you gain knowledge and experience, shift to many manual controls. It's very quick to start up, and the lag between pictures is close to zero. Its images are usually well exposed, well saturated, and evenly balanced. I chose to pass on the kit lense, and got a better zoom lense right away. That's like a $100 discount on the cost of the lense that you buy.

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20 D is an awsome Camera
by Lully2 / March 4, 2006 1:53 AM PST

I bought a 20d within 2 weeks of it comming on the market. I have taken over 25,000 shots on it and it is a fablous camera. I have used it for topics from sports to weddings. now its a little less money with the 30d coming out

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