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Old Jan 3, 2005, 6:05 PM   #11
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No shift here... I did a very quick and dirty unscientific test... basically put an X at the center of a piece of paper... put the X in the middle of the center AF point... Sure enough the X was right in the middle of the image.. so as far as i'm can tell the viewfinder is ok.. ymmv...

as far as the 3 position On/Off switch... i used the middle positon ONCE.... by accident.. :blah: And then there was time I wish I had used it because I accidently changed the expousure comp.... :? I'm guessing I'm like the majority and put the switch all the way up.... but it doesn't bother me one way or the other...

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I'm not being picky (well I am really), but you avatar is anoying me

Maybe it's my display not set right but it looks really washed out.


The darker one looks better to me (Auto levels on PS)
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Old Jan 3, 2005, 8:55 PM   #12
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I'm not being picky (well I am really), but you avatar is anoying me

Mission Accomplished!

just kidding! Was thinking it was time to change it! :G
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Old Jan 4, 2005, 12:24 PM   #13
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Nancy,

I am an amature [can't even spell it] but went from a Pentaz PZ series film camera to my 20 D. The difference in quality right out of the box is incredible to me. Friends and family have been asking what I am doing that makes my shots look so good. Obviously I don't say anything LOL.

In my opinion the 20D has some really great things going for it: Affordable [compared to other 8 mp cameras], 8 megapixes, great auto focus system, quick on off, excellent lenses, digital, good software support to adjust photos, did I say great auto focus. We amatures need all the help we can get while exploring other programs and for me the Canon does it.

Good luck with you selection.
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Thanks John for your test. And thank you golfer for your input. I am sure I will be happy with the camera, just wanted a heads up on the cons and what to do about 'em. Esp. if it means buying one lens over another etc. so I don't make a mistake when I purchase it. Thanks everyone for your help!
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Old Jan 5, 2005, 6:50 PM   #15
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Nancy-

Buy the camera.

Then you can come back with ALL those questions that you see in the other threads - only this time

You can ask them !!

It's loads of fun for everyone.

Good Shooting to ya'
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Old Jan 5, 2005, 8:58 PM   #16
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Hey Setiprime, I am buying the camera. Probably the week when I get back from my vacation. Any suggestions on which lens I should buy first? I am not into wide angle stuff. I like doing headshots, and I do love the zoom on my FZ20 (12x=ing 430mm). Also I am big into quality. Being an art director, most of the shots I see are from Hasselblads, large format cameras etc. so when the typical amateur says "I don't see a difference", I can. So I want high quality. In the past when I was into photography I had Contax equipment with all Zeiss lenses.I never even bought zoom lenses b/c zoom lenses would flatten an image out, so there I would be all 98 lbs. of me carrying around a very large camera bag with 6 heavyZeiss lenses and two camera bodies.

I alsolike the idea of the IS lenses, being that the FZ20 has IS and it is helpful. I think someone in the forum was complaining (or had a specific problem with) the 70-200mm Canon lens. I think I will stick with Canon lenses unless someone can give me a rave review on some other company. I am willing to get zooms now, and I might get a 135mm (equivalent) for shooting head shots. And maybe a fish eye lens for the occasional band shot (I have a hook up at Sony records and can make some extra $$$ doing band photography).

So this is the reason I want some "heads up" b4 I buy so I can buy what I need and not be unhappy with any of my purchases. I know as far as the EOS 20 body I will be very satisfied. Thanx again for everyone's help. I look forward to being an official member of this forum!
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