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£100 Cashback on 20D.....

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by Johndm, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. Johndm

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    Have your talks gone well?

    My friend is seriously considering a 20D - have you been checking prices? If so where's the best deal at the moment?
     
  3. Johndm

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    Already got a number in my head.....£7xx... :D

    Off to Jersey in a couple of weeks for a dirty weekend, was gonna check Jessops there.....

    BUT, I was chatting to a Pro at Old Warden last night, he had a Canon EOS 1D Mark II in his hands...
    When I mentioned a 20D, his reply 'you don't wanna get one of those'.

    Still major probs with battery grip (maybe owners can comment here), as I'd need/want a grip if I got a 20.

    His advice...look for a Canon EOS 1D Mark II

    Don't you just hate it when you've got your head sorted, made a decision, and someone throws you into complete disarray..... :suicide:

    How's that 100-400 going.. :hiya:
     
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    I can't see any reason for getting a battery grip. Battery life is not an issue so it can only be handling - again I find no problem.

    100-400 is sitting in its case waiting for another outing. Nothing planned yet.

    Still not solved the transport issue. Just can't make up my mind what as to bag to put it in for outings. Don't like bags that say 'CAMERA BAG'.

    At Duxford I noticed some of those with big lenses had hard plastic 'large lunchbox' style cases where you hinge back the lid and the camera+lens is layed in the bottom section. that looked a pain as you are carrying a briefcase style handle all day.

    Been looking at the Lowepro topload zoom AW but can't decide if its big enough or practical. Plus side is it works the way I like with my Crumpler + normal size lenses.

    I'm not into rucksack type bags so I've ignored all those options.

    Last idea I was wondering about came at the airport as i watched all the people with handluggage with wheels and handle built in. If I wasn't carrying the weight all day maybe I'd take more - but do i want my precious kit bouncing along the road however well padded :confused:

    Think the Crumpler bag I have is the problem - it does not look like a camera bag (unless you know what crumpler bags are of course) and I like the disguise element.
     
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  6. mr jones

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    there is absolutely nothing wrong with the 20D as a camera, i think the 1D mk2 owner is a bit of a gear snob by the sounds of it
     
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    When anyone mentions 'pro' it's usually a preface to some very bad advice.
     
  8. Johndm

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    But the 1D Mk2 is far better built, faster frame rate, much better metering....

    Why would the guy I spoke to be a snob...he makes his living from his camera.

    The 20D better at high ISO, but overall, a 1D Mk2 is in another league.

    I will still probably go for a 20D with grip at some point, but I guess as I drive a 305ci Trans Am at weekends, you'll class me as a snob anyways.. :rotfl: :rotfl:

    Digital Rebel - Entry Level DSLR, most items automatic in a sense, not as much flexibility
    20D - High End DSLR
    1D Mk2 - Sports Shooters Professional DSlr very fast shooting (8.5fps vs the 20D's 5fps), fast write speeds (8 to 9MB/sec write to an Extreme III card vs 20D's 5MB/sec), and the battery/vertical grip is built into the body, also totally different battery than from the Rebel/20D , also 1D has a 1.3x crop factor instead of 1.6
    1Ds Mk2 - Studio Shooters Professional, Larger resolution, average frames per second (3 or so), full frame sensor, same built in vertical grip, heck of alot more control in the menus and such including color balance and other tones and so on.
     
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    Hey.....what about the amateur 100-400L..... :rotfl:
     
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    I suppose you get what you pay for. How much are the 10D Mk2's new? Quite a bit more than £7xx for the 20D?

    Also wouldn't it be a problem trying to use your lenses on a 1.3x crop camera? (i.e. are any lenses you have specifically designed for the digital 1.6x crop?)

    What you want is a nice Nikon D2X mate :)
     
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    I think I'd only have to lose my kit lens...Canon Eos 1D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body Only £2,715.78 at Amazon UK....oh errrrr.. :eek:

    Whats a Nikon...? :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
     
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    Just seen a 20D and grip sold on POTN for $950, approx. £535.00. Apparently only six months old and in very good condition. As it should be !
    I suspect you would not be interested in second hand but it would have been worthwhile if only to try it. Then you could have sold it on eBay, separately, over here and made a bit of money towards your 1D MkII.
     
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    the grip issue is now alledgedly fixed with new grips....
     
  14. Johndm

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    I've read the battery level issue is fixed, but not the flex/power fail problem..

    Unless you have seen newer reports??

    :hiya:
     
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    Have had my 20D for some time now, and I must say its one hell of a camera. Have done 20-25 weddings, lots of sports and fun shoots and never missed a beat.

    The grip issue is now sorted, but never needed it anyway.

    Given the chance I would still buy the 20D over the 1D Mk2 and then put the money saved towards some new glass, (as the camera you have, whatever it might be) is only as good as the glass in front.

    Lyngarth
     
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    Hey....I'm already in the L club... :D Its just the 1D mk2 looks everso nice... :cool:
     

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