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Is the 20D still manufactured and sold new?

 
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Dec 05, 2007 19:42 |  #1

Im looking for a DSLR and the 20D seems like a good choice, if I do get one Ill probably get it used, but I cant seem to be able to find it at local shops and lots of online stores. I know its out there, Ive seen it a few times, but the real question is, is it still manufactured and sold new? or has it been replaced by the 30D and dismissed as obsolete?

Also, is it compatible with old canon film camera lenses? the guy in the shop said no, so buy the pentax k10D (which I am still considering) but I have heard other wise and the canon site seems to say theyre compatible. the question is mostly in reference to saving money, whether or not theres a wide selection of used lenses I can buy.

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Dec 05, 2007 19:48 |  #2

No, it is discontinued. That said, used 20Ds are still a very good choice, they trump over the 350D/400D and can be found for cheaper than the 400D.


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Dec 05, 2007 20:05 |  #3

Up to the 40d buddy :) The 20d hasn't been manufactured in over 2 years.


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Dec 05, 2007 20:10 |  #4

If you change your mind about a 20D, I got an XT kit for sale ;)

20D is an excellent choice if you head that direction, you can probably din one in the sale section :)

Any EF or EF-S lens will fit the 20D (30 40D XT350D XTi400D). EOS film cameras only use EF lenses, which would be compatible. But the older canon mounts, nope.


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Dec 05, 2007 20:16 |  #5

Cam_Bell wrote in post #4447836 (external link)
Im looking for a DSLR and the 20D seems like a good choice, if I do get one Ill probably get it used, but I cant seem to be able to find it at local shops and lots of online stores. I know its out there, Ive seen it a few times, but the real question is, is it still manufactured and sold new? or has it been replaced by the 30D and dismissed as obsolete?

Also, is it compatible with old canon film camera lenses? the guy in the shop said no, so buy the pentax k10D (which I am still considering) but I have heard other wise and the canon site seems to say theyre compatible. the question is mostly in reference to saving money, whether or not theres a wide selection of used lenses I can buy.

Thanks

The 20D is the newest camera I own and I love it. Mine was the first non-kit 20D into my local store in 2004 and it's still going strong.

The guy in the camera store is partially correct. If the lenses are EF or EF-S mount lenses, then they are compatible with any Canon EOS camera, whether it is digital or film. Most of the lenses I am using with my 20D I purchased for use with my EOS film cameras. They fit the EOS digital bodies with no problems at all. If the Canon lenses are the older FD, FL, R, and S mount lenses then they will not work on the 20D.


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Dec 05, 2007 20:23 |  #6

I happened to notice that buydig.com still has them new, with warranty for $799. I was really surprised. They're part of Beach Camera. I just got a Canon SD800 for my son at a great price. Plus, free shipping. They also have the 30D for $100 more!! A pretty good deal.


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Dec 05, 2007 20:24 |  #7

JWright wrote in post #4448027 (external link)
If the lenses are EF or EF-S mount lenses, then they are compatible with any Canon EOS camera, whether it is digital or film.

sorry this isn't entirely true. 5D and above are not EF-S compatible, nor are any film cameras EF-S compatible.


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Dec 05, 2007 20:26 |  #8

Do a google search, there are a number of reputable dealers still listing them in stock as brand new.




  
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Dec 05, 2007 20:33 |  #9

SolidxSnake wrote in post #4447872 (external link)
No, it is discontinued. That said, used 20Ds are still a very good choice, they trump over the 350D/400D and can be found for cheaper than the 400D.

I wouldn't say it "trumps" the XTi/400.




  
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Dec 05, 2007 20:50 |  #10

MaxxuM wrote in post #4448124 (external link)
I wouldn't say it "trumps" the XTi/400.

in ergonomics it sure does :)




  
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Dec 05, 2007 22:44 |  #11

I bought a 20D freshly refurbished from Canon off of e-bay this summer, and I don't regret it one bit. The 20D isn't fancy and brand new ... but Canon will still service it, and if you get one that's fresh from canon service, it should be almost like new!

randomlinh wrote in post #4448217 (external link)
in ergonomics it sure does

This is very true. My roomate had an XTi, and I really disliked it's size. My hands are not large, but the XTi still felt small in my hands. I wouldn't feel comfortable using say, the 70-200 f/2.8, on that camera.




  
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Dec 05, 2007 23:18 as a reply to  @ richardsc0's post |  #12

Beach Camera (external link) has new 20d's for $813.



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Dec 05, 2007 23:53 |  #13

wolf wrote in post #4448977 (external link)
Beach Camera (external link) has new 20d's for $813.

That seems like alot for an old camera. Why not just buy a gently used 30d for $775? Less money, better camera, not a refurb (roxors)



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Dec 05, 2007 23:56 |  #14

taylorwilsdon wrote in post #4449117 (external link)
That seems like alot for an old camera. Why not just buy a gently used 30d for $775? Less money, better camera, not a refurb (roxors)

better yet i'll have a used, loooow-click 30d for sale in a couple of days for $699 that's still under warranty and i'll include two gigs of sandisk memory and an extra battery :D!

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Dec 06, 2007 00:02 |  #15

Exactly. That sounds like a great deal Ed, screw paying 8 bills for an outdated camera that cost little more then that when it was released, no matter how new it is.



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