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Old Oct 10, 2005, 2:17 PM   #1
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Hi,

Is it wise to wait for sometime before investing on 20D since its been more than a year after its arrival and we havent seen any upgrades and we already have the 5D being introduced.

I also heard some rumours about an improved version of 20D and price going down late this year.

I can wait for a sometime before making an investment coz 2k is not that a small investment.



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Old Oct 10, 2005, 2:24 PM   #2
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Since when is a camera an investment???
-> It's value is guaranteed to drop as soon as you walk out the door... :-)

What a camera does however do not change with time, a 20D will always be a 20D and a 5D is not going to change its capability any :idea:
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Old Oct 10, 2005, 2:30 PM   #3
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I meant in the spending sense.

Like i should feel like i spent 2k and the next day the price goes down by 500. That would be like a shock atleast for me.



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Old Oct 10, 2005, 6:23 PM   #4
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IMhO the camera is the least you have to think about... It's the lenses that's the real money pit (the new 24-100 made my 28-135 obsolete)

I used to think that my boat was an 'investment' too - like a camera it can always use more 'add-on' to make it better :-) :lol: :G


Just buy it and enjoy it - you got a better pricing now with the rebate than anyone without :idea:
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Old Oct 10, 2005, 10:07 PM   #5
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If history repeats itself there will be no sudden drop :-)

I went to get a 10D after the 20D was announced, and just as the 20D was supposed to hit the shelves.

Surprise :blah: I ended up with the 20D as the stores had no 10D's in stock.
They said the 10D became very hard to get just before the new arrival.

Welcome to the wonder full world of Just In Time deliveries.

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Old Oct 11, 2005, 12:30 PM   #6
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Canon is also good at keeping the prices of their cameras high. I don't believe I've ever seen a price drop in a Canon DSLR.. and once the next model comes out the old ones disappear from shelves (just-in-time delivery, yep.)

I assume they use strong arm tactics to achieve this... maybe illegal ones. I've heard they threaten to drop venders who price it lower than a specific amount. This is why everyone seems to have the camera bodies at the same price. Don't know if its true, but the price parity certainly is.

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Well it seems canon rebates are back starting Oct 15th. So if you are in US, you can save quite a bit of money (assuming you get the rebate).
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What are the rebates for this camera and where do I look to find them? Thanks so much.
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Old Oct 18, 2005, 11:31 PM   #9
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I doubt the 20D will drop to $500. If I were a math person I would calucate the percentage drop in price on the following

of the d30 when the d60 was announced
of the d60 when the 10D was announced
of the 10D when the 20D was announced
of the Digital Rebel when the Rebel XT was announced

then I would take the average precentage in price drop, and figure that in to the current 20D price, to find the new possible low price
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well, the difference is that the 20d and 5d are in different classes... meaning they have no bearing on the price....

also the other (minus the rebel) were all dropped from the line after their counterparts release.. different ballgame here..
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