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My New 20D
Old 07-25-2005, 10:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i took the plunge and bought a 20d today. anyone who has one: anything i should know... like something really important... making the transition from a 10D to a 20D?
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Re: My New 20D
Old 07-25-2005, 11:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nothing drastically different, Jimmy. I made the change over from a 10D to a 20D about a year ago and it was fairly seamless. Obviously a better camera, naturally, but besides that you'll find most functions are the same -- or, at the very, least readily apparent. Final image quality is better, too, on top of the large file size. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Tinker with the B/W modes with filters -- bet you'll love em as much as I do!

Good luck with it!

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Re: My New 20D
Old 07-26-2005, 01:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I never owned the 10d, I went from the 300d to the 20d.

But, I can say that I looove my 20d. If you have any particular questions, I will do my best to help you out.

Oh, one thing that was a bit tricky for me...I recently needed to shoot in 3200 iso, and had to ask someone how to do it...you have to go into the custom functions and turn on the expanded iso setting.
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Old 07-26-2005, 01:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks, man. yeah, i saw in the Cfn's the expanded ISO thing. it would really be a rare thing for me to have to go to that high of an ISO but, i guess, anything's possible.
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Re: My New 20D
Old 07-26-2005, 01:30 AM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks, dave. i don't expect to have any problems, i was just wondering if anyone came across something that can mess ya up if yu don't deal with it upfront.
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Re: My New 20D
Old 07-26-2005, 01:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Well if you work in quiet environments, you'll find that the shutter release makes a lot more noise than the 10D did. Slow CF cards make more of a difference on the 20D than they did on the 10D, so the newer faster CF cards are a plus for the 20D.

Some of the best things are the instant on and the ability to shoot RAW only or to shoot RAW + JPEG (choose your own size). Keep in mind, that the RAW file still has a 1524x1024 JPEG imbedded in it, even if you shoot RAW only.

The joy stick makes zooming and panning a photo much easier.

You have much greater control of the WB if you want to use it and the joystick helps there also.

The burst modes are much superior and quite useful from time to time.

Beware of the optional grip for the 20D as many of them are flawed as Canon is now admitting. I never use the grip however, because I think the camera feels just fine without it.

It appears to use a bit more power than the 10D, so you may want to buy some extra BP511 clones (I buy mine at SterlingTec for $11.95 each (1800mah)).

Its the best camera I've ever had.

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Re: My New 20D
Old 07-26-2005, 09:17 AM   #7 (permalink)
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For what I have heard, doesn't hurt to get the BG-E2 grip there with it, more power and the vertical release and the option of the AA power supply on a 20d.

Otherwise, great camera, when I make the jump one day it will more then likely be the 20d.

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Re: My New 20D
Old 07-26-2005, 10:45 AM   #8 (permalink)
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yeah it's at least 10 better..

never had a 20D, but the 10D (I had) was much better than than the D60.

With bigger file size and only ONE file to manage (not two), those are big improvements, I'm sure the low light auto-focusiing was further improved as is the ability to shoot at high ISO's with a lot less noise...

I'd like to hear YOUIR thoughts on it after you have used it a while....
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Re: My New 20D
Old 07-26-2005, 10:58 AM   #9 (permalink)
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the Grip problem was on the early versions only, it was fixed..
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Re: My New 20D
Old 07-26-2005, 11:02 AM   #10 (permalink)
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thanks! very informative.... i appreciate it.
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