yogestee wrote in post #17645872
Thanks GeoKras,, I bought the 20D 2nd hand back in 2007. It's been totally reliable. I could mount a lens, slip in a CF card and just shoot. Nothing to worry about it just kept on producing the goods.
Nice to see the old girl go to a good home. I'm looking forward to seeing some of Lar's (new owner) work with my old 20D. Should be interesting coming from a P&S and smart phone.
I've donated several film bodies, and accompanying lenses to the Arts department of an Indiana University satellite campus. I take classes there regularly. It is nice to see my old gear in the hands of 20-somethings learning the wonder of photography.
BigAl007 wrote in post #17645882
I kept my old 300D around when I got my "new" 20D (in 2012) for my kids to borrow when a P&S or phone wasn't enough, although as the AF Sub Mirror pin was broken it was MF only, they quickly became surprisingly good at manual focus. When I got the 50D last year the 20D took over that role. It's also a handy second body for me at times. It's nice to be able to shoot an airshow now with a 100-400 or 150-600 lens on the 50D and a shorter zoom on the 20D for general shots.
Manual focus! Lots of folks these days don't even get the concept. There is an ad in the sale pages offering to trade a Rokinon 14mm for any UWA with AF. Poor kid doesn't even realize that at 14mm, there is almost no need for any kind of focus. I can shoot mine for an entire day and never touch the focus. It doesn't get much easier than that.