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jb4647
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Nov 18, 2009 10:26 as a reply to  @ post 9028342 |  #181

Just purchased my 1st ever DSLR yesterday from a co-worker and it is a 20D body. Havn't shot with an SLR since my Nikkormat back in the late 80's early 90's (high school/college). Since 2000 I've been a digital point 'n shoot man but figured I'd put my toe in the water and learn the ropes.

Didn't want to spend too much $$ so the body cost me only $200 and I've went ahead and ordered the following:

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS SLR Lens

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Does anyone have any tips on a decent external flash that won't break the bank? I'm pretty new to the DSLR world so I figure my old "Vivitar Thyruster" from '88 won't work this this 20D.

Otherwise I'm exited about joining your world. I guess I'm a "Canon System" man now!


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Nov 18, 2009 10:50 as a reply to  @ jb4647's post |  #182

Welcome to the cauldron jb..

I'm on my second 20D since 2005,,still one of the most under rated DSLRs around.. I still get mine out from time to time and still amazed at the image quality..

The only flash I could recommend is the Canon 430EX II Speedlite for the price alone..


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Nov 18, 2009 10:52 |  #183

o0o0o0o0o! Me! Just did a wedding with two 20D's which I used WAY more than my 40D. G/f used on 20D so not counting that I did twice as many photos with my 20D over the 40D. not sure why but it's proven itself definitely.

This is what she finished with mostly with a 20D and nifty.

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Nov 18, 2009 15:20 |  #184

I am gone!


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Nov 18, 2009 16:07 |  #185

yogestee wrote in post #9037003 (external link)
Welcome to the cauldron jb..

I'm on my second 20D since 2005,,still one of the most under rated DSLRs around.. I still get mine out from time to time and still amazed at the image quality..

The only flash I could recommend is the Canon 430EX II Speedlite for the price alone..

Thanks. I'll check it out. Quite interesting change in techonlogy in the past 20 years....I feel like a time traveler from the past.


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Nov 18, 2009 19:09 |  #186

is there a software for mac to get the exif data from your 20D?


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Nov 18, 2009 20:41 |  #187

jb4647 wrote in post #9038831 (external link)
Thanks. I'll check it out. Quite interesting change in techonlogy in the past 20 years....I feel like a time traveler from the past.

I don't believe so.. The shooting stage is identical to film,,principles haven't changed all that much.. If you were comfortable shooting with a film SLR you'll have no problem shooting with a DSLR..

What has changed is how we process the image and the medium we are using..


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Nov 19, 2009 01:09 |  #188

I love my 20D


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Nov 19, 2009 01:48 as a reply to  @ HYBEagle's post |  #189

Just sold my 300D and bought a used 20D. I am loving the instant start up time and responsiveness of the camera. Can't wait to take it out this weekend!


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jb4647
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Nov 19, 2009 09:56 |  #190

yogestee wrote in post #9040496 (external link)
I don't believe so.. The shooting stage is identical to film,,principles haven't changed all that much.. If you were comfortable shooting with a film SLR you'll have no problem shooting with a DSLR..

What has changed is how we process the image and the medium we are using..

True, but back then I worried about the # of shots I had left in a $3.85 roll of 36 exposure film and whether the photo I just took was acceptable. Now I've got a 4GB card that gives me 980 pictures and the abilty to immedialy check my results on the screen. I also had to decide what I was going to shoot before I loaded the film. Was I going to be outside on a sunny day and load a roll of 100 speed or shoot inside with a 400 speed?

That being said, it's interesting how one can remember the basics of SLR photography after not doing it for many years....sort of like riding a bike as they say.


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Nov 19, 2009 10:01 |  #191

I was in this 20D only group until a few days ago, now the 20D is sold, and I have a 50D on the way. But I really loved my 20d, and I waited a long time to upgrade, it is a great camera, that I was using for paid shoots clear up until it was sold. Even though I know I'll love my 50D, I will miss my beautiful 20D, my first DSLR. :)


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Nov 19, 2009 10:31 |  #192

jb4647 wrote in post #9043368 (external link)
True, but back then I worried about the # of shots I had left in a $3.85 roll of 36 exposure film and whether the photo I just took was acceptable. Now I've got a 4GB card that gives me 980 pictures and the abilty to immedialy check my results on the screen. I also had to decide what I was going to shoot before I loaded the film. Was I going to be outside on a sunny day and load a roll of 100 speed or shoot inside with a 400 speed?

That being said, it's interesting how one can remember the basics of SLR photography after not doing it for many years....sort of like riding a bike as they say.

This is so true.. Once you've gained the skills they stay with you forever.. After a few years absence you may have to rekindle those skills with a little practice..

I've been shooting continuously since the mid 1970s,,28 of those professionally,, now retired from pro-photography.. My transition to digital was painless.. I just picked up a DSLR and continued shooting like it was a film SLR..

I can now go out some days and come home with a few hundred images.. Many are keepers but also some are crap.. Digital does that to you,,you can get careless just because you can.. Treat digital like you would film and slow down thinking about each exposure you take..


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Nov 19, 2009 21:43 |  #193

Just like my beloved Olympus OM-1 and 2N's I love the Canon 20D. It is: - reliable, sturdy and well designed. Paraphrasing Lance Armstrong "its not the camera."


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Nov 19, 2009 21:48 |  #194

still rocking mine on a daily basis, i don't buy the 50k clicks rating. I bought mine well used and i have shot at least 75K shots on it.

In rapid sports continuous shooting it does stick every once in a while.


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Nov 19, 2009 23:23 |  #195

I sold my beloved 20D with grip for $850 a long time ago and last year bought one for $180. Then turned around and sold it for $250 when my niece didn't like its size.

My first introduction into DSLR back in '04


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