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Old Jun 9, 2005, 11:36 AM   #1
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I have my T90, EOS 630, A-1 and AE-1 here for comparison...

Took a few quick shots to make sure it works and now I'm charging the battery.

I will say this...its a lot lighter than my T90 and 630. It appears similar in heft to my AE-1, but is easier to hold.

The lens (18-55) feels...uh...cheap. But I said that when I got my first EF lenses back in '89. Well, this new lens feels even cheaper. But as long as it works.

But the turn on is instant, and there is no lag taking the few pictures, so my major goals have already been achieved.

Thanks for everyone's help (I was lurking here for some time before I registered and posted the other day) in choosing the camera.

Back to work now, and I will try this guy out tonight with a 256M CF card (the 1G's are on order).

--Tom
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Old Jun 9, 2005, 11:51 AM   #2
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Congrats on the new arrival:!:
The hardest part is the firt charge wait :blah:
Bet one of your next purchase will be a spare battery :-)

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Old Jun 9, 2005, 12:32 PM   #3
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Congrats on your camera. You will have a great time with it. I purchased spare batteries off of Ebay and they work great. The battery will last for hundreds of shots.
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It looks like the rear screen will get scratched pretty quickly. Will those PDA protectors do the job?
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The PDA protectors will work nicely. I bought mine at Office Depot.
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The rear screen is covered by a pretty tough piece of plastic , but extra protection can never hurt.

Only problems I have had with it are nose prints :-), the ep-ex15 eyepiece extender helped quite a bit with that.

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Old Jun 9, 2005, 4:23 PM   #7
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i have also owned a 630 and AE1.. i thought the 20d felt heavier than both the 630 and the AE1.. but a bit lighter than my A2E.. but that was a comparison with the battery installed..

anyways, a good first thing to do is turn up the brightness on your lcd screen all the way up.. this helps greatly on sunny days and doesnt hurt anything at night either.. doesnt seem to hurt battery life either..

anyways, just some random advice.. enjoy your new purchase, which i am sure you will.. :-)

best regards, dustin
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