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Mar 14, 2008 00:27 |  #1

I am looking in to a used 20d from a person who is selling it w/o a scratch on it. Has 409 shutter articulations and comes with 4 canon batteries that are still in packages. He is also giving me a 550ex that is in good shape all for $500. What is your opinions about getting this to go with my XTi? I know that the 20d is basically a 30d with a smaller screen, lack of spot metering and a low drive mode. Is there any reason not get it? I have played with it and all works well without any problem I noticed.


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Mar 14, 2008 00:53 |  #2

My 20D lasted me for many great years, its a beautiful thing. 409 actuations, is that correct? You'll probably end up using the 20D all the time :D


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Mar 14, 2008 00:54 |  #3

That's definitely a good deal. I would snatch it up if I didn't already have a 30D.


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Mar 14, 2008 01:20 |  #4

Pretty good deal there. I love my 20d. You'll probably use it more than your XTi.


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Mar 14, 2008 01:27 |  #5

the question really boils down to one: do you need a second body?

If so, then sure why not go for it. Sounds like a good deal. the 20D is a fantastic camera and will serve you well as either a back up or even as a primary camera over the XTi (that's how my arrangement would be personally if I owned both cameras).

If you don't need a second body, then don't get it - as simple as that.

Now, if you're contemplating whether or not you want to replace your XTi with a 20D, that is a personal call by you. Again, my personal choice would be an easy one: I'd replace the XTi with the 20D in a heartbeat. Not only for the superior ergonomics, but the build quality, more intuitive controls (especially the click wheel), and faster FPS makes it a much more attractive camera to own and use, in my opinion.

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Mar 14, 2008 01:34 |  #6

The Fox wrote in post #5112391external link
I am looking in to a used 20d from a person who is selling it w/o a scratch on it. Has 409 shutter articulations and comes with 4 canon batteries that are still in packages. He is also giving me a 550ex that is in good shape all for $500. What is your opinions about getting this to go with my XTi? I know that the 20d is basically a 30d with a smaller screen, lack of spot metering and a low drive mode. Is there any reason not get it? I have played with it and all works well without any problem I noticed.

the flash alone is probably worth at least $250.

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Mar 14, 2008 02:01 |  #7

160. 200 if NIB.


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Tomi ­ Hawk
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Mar 14, 2008 17:00 as a reply to therealmr's post |  #8

tell um I'll give um 550 and you can keep the flash ;)


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Mar 14, 2008 17:26 as a reply to Tomi Hawk's post |  #9

If you don't want it, I'll take it!


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ed ­ rader
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Mar 14, 2008 17:50 |  #10

therealmr wrote in post #5112679external link
160. 200 if NIB.

where?

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Mar 14, 2008 18:31 |  #11

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If you don't want it, I'll take it!

Me first! :) Sounds like a sweet deal if all is legit.


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Mar 14, 2008 18:34 |  #12

Sounds too inexpensive to be a legit deal. Shutter count sounds way too low for a 2-4 year old body as well. Most people will put 400 clicks on a camera in a month. Even the least infected shutterbug would do that much in 6 months to a year.

If the deal is legit, go for it.


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Mar 14, 2008 18:39 as a reply to cdifoto's post |  #13

If I had to choose between an XTi and a 20D I'd seriously have to think it over - my cousin has an XTi and I really liked it, but the 20d is a better built camera for sure.

Tho there's no getting away from the fact that it is an older design. But the deal you are being offered seems excellent, so long as it is legit you can't go wrong. The flash alone makes the deal worth while, and you can always sell the body later if you don't like it or need it.

Incidentally it has 5 fps - I'd hardly call that a low drive mode!


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Mar 14, 2008 18:41 |  #14

If you get the 20d your xti will only come out to make sure it still works.


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Mar 14, 2008 18:50 |  #15

That is an incredible deal! I wouldn't think twice at the price for the body, flash and batteries. Scoop it up, and then make your decision to which one you want to keep. It's a win win!


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