June 28, 2005

Flowers with the 20D

POST #    1777

Did I say that I really like the 20D yet? There are a few problems though. I don't need it, I don't have the money for it, and I don't need it. But when have need and money come into play in the past? (See four sneaker craziness.) My parents have been talking about getting a new camera and since they already have a lens for a Canon SLR, getting a Canon digital SLR would make sense. Then maybe I can permanently borrow it from them.

Posted by tien mao in House and Home, Photos at 7:49 AM



If you adbstained from buying shoes for a few months, you could save up and at least buy the body or body & kit. You could also get one of the older models of the 20D or Rebel for much cheaper now.

Posted by: corie at June 28, 2005 9:02 AM

yes, i always would like to buy the body of cannon digital camera, BUT i am not going to lend it to you. ha!

Posted by: j h mao at June 28, 2005 9:18 AM

Can you use an SLR lens, say from the Canon Rebel, on a digital camera like the 20D?

Posted by: Rocknrope at June 28, 2005 9:27 AM

great dad, just great.

rocknrope - the 20D is an SLR and it's my understanding that the digital SLRs can use SLR lenses from older SLRs too. as long as they are canon.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 28, 2005 9:51 AM


Posted by: rachelle at June 28, 2005 2:18 PM

Is the 20D much bigger than the camera you have now? Would you carry it around with you all day long?

Posted by: joe at June 28, 2005 5:13 PM

surely you jest, joe. it's probably 4 times larger. and carrying it might be a problem. although, if i got a bag, then i could just substitute the huge bag i have now. i don't know. sigh.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 28, 2005 5:32 PM

The old 'borrowing' from the 'rents, a classic move. The 20D takes Canon EF & EF-S lenses. Basically, all the newer lenses, from what I can see. But don't take my word for it, I'm an evil Nikon [D70] user.

Posted by: dragonballyee [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 28, 2005 5:39 PM

I think some of the lenses are interchangeable between the SLR and digital SLR, but not all of them. The 20D is fairly huge, esp if you get a decent lens + flash. It's kind of like carrying a small child around -- not discreet. Also, once you get the camera, then you'll want all the accessories.

Posted by: yp at June 29, 2005 11:52 AM

Yeah as far as Canon goes, dSLRs can use all the SLR lenses as long as they're EF mounts. SLR cameras OTOH can't use the newer lenses made specifically for dSLRs (the EF-S series). There aren't that many EF-S lenses anyway so it's not that big of a deal. The 20D is pretty standard size for an SLR meaning yeah, it's a monster compared to your regular point and shoot. But you'll think the 20D is nothing if you see a pro whip out a EOS-1D.

The newer Rebel XT however, is actually pretty darn small for a dSLR. On paper it doesn't seem to be much smaller than its predecessor but when you actually compare the 2 in person, it's quite significant. It's almost comical fitting a big honkin' zoom lens on the XT.

Posted by: Ben at June 30, 2005 1:51 PM

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