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Old Jul 10, 2005, 8:51 AM   #11
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I'm also ready to order a 20D to replace my 300D and I've heard the start up is faster than my 300D which isn't horrible but has been about my only complaint on the 300D. The old Drebel will be relinquished to back up duty. I'm just hoping all my other gear will work with both. By the way there was an article in the July issue of Popular Photography that explains 10 secret features for the 20D, you all might want to check it out.
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Old Jul 11, 2005, 8:53 AM   #12
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What features are they??Caboose wrote:
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I'm also ready to order a 20D to replace my 300D and I've heard the start up is faster than my 300D which isn't horrible but has been about my only complaint on the 300D.* The old Drebel will be relinquished to back up duty.* I'm just hoping all my other gear will work with both.* By the way there was an article in the July issue of Popular Photography that explains 10 secret features for the 20D, you all might want to check it out.
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those 10 things are not secrets really.. read the manual, its all there..
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Old Jul 11, 2005, 9:44 AM   #14
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The old Drebel will be relinquished to back up duty. I'm just hoping all my other gear will work with both.
everything is fully interchangeable between the two, no worries..
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Old Jul 13, 2005, 11:18 AM   #15
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The dimness of the viewfinder data display and the impossibility of reading it in bright ambient conditions spoil what is an otherwise brilliant camera for me. :sad:

I took it back to Canon UK and although they acknowledged that that the viewfinder info display is dim, they said all 20D's are like this. I also think 350D's are the same. They accepted that my old EOS 100/Elan was much brighter and legible all the time.

There is no adjustment possible, either via the menu or the technician toolbox. I would have thought a firmware mod might have made the brightness adjustable, as the camera already modulates the brightness (dimness?) in response to the light coming through the lens.

In my opinion Canon made a design error is selecting the data display backlight. All my EOS film cameras are noticeably brighter.

I find it doesn't matter whether I'm wearing glasses or not - if the sun is shining I can't read the display if the sun is to either side of me.

I know many 20D owners have reported this problem, but, so far, Canon UK do not consider it serious enough to agree to do anyting about it.
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Old Jul 14, 2005, 7:46 PM   #16
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The LED's in my view finder are bright in any conditions.

I wouldsend the camera to Canon for repair.
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