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Old May 4, 2006, 10:51 PM   #11
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wanted to support local business, trust my local dealer more on the big cost Items. Also the cost difference was not that worthwhile, I got $100 off the 30d so Im happy with that. I guess being as a newer model is out i may as well get it.
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Old May 5, 2006, 1:53 AM   #12
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I think you will like the 30D. I LOVE mine. It rocks! I have yet to take the time to sit down & learn how to use my 430EX with it. also, my Metz 54-AF1 has to go back to Metz to have the software updated as it is not compatible with the 30D. I also kept my 300D & it usually gets the 17-40L, & my 30D either has the 28-135IS or the Tamron 28-75 on it. I still have not shot much with my 70-300IS with the 30D, as about 85% of what I shoot is W I D E. By the way, the 30D does a Super job in low light! And, I like being able to shoot at ISO 1000 or 1250.

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Thanks, debating how the 300d will be used now, if hubby uses it, looks like Im going to have to buy a cheap zoom lens wide angle to perhaps a 90mmso that I have access to all my stuff.
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Railfire,

The 30D's extra resolution will make the 17 - 40mm L even better, especially for enlargements.The extra (1/3) ISO settings really are a big plus.

Alady, hubby won't be satisfied with the 300D!

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Hey Bill: I have used the 17-40L on the 30D. Super!

So what kind of music do you play????
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Unfortunately, I look a lot like the guy in the photo, but I can't play a single lick. Ihave lots of Blues and Jazz musician friends that I often take photos of for my own enjoyment. I give them copies. In return, I have license to use their images, unless I start making serious money off them. Shooting in a club enviroment is very difficult. I normally shoot weddings and family events. The 28 135mm IS is one of the most commonly used Canon lenses out there. Unless you have the really big bucks, it's the way to go. B.T.W. I brought the 5D with the expectation of selling my 20D to help pay for it. I had a 10D that I planned on using as backup. The operational differences between the 5D and 10D caused major problems during events. I ended up selling the 10D and keeping the 20D. Do you have problems switching between your two cameras?
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No problems switching between the 2 - I shoot 95% of my stuff in Large jpeg & TV mode. The only thing that bugs me about the 300D is the slow write time to the CF card. My 28-135 is uselses in big clubs shooting low light stuff of bands - I shot some stuff with my 300D & 50mm 1.8 of a 4 piece jazz band at ISO 1600 & it stunk, plus at almost 62, I am not as steady as I used to be. This is one reason I got the Tamron 28-75, but I still would like the 85mm 1.8. The New upcoming 17-55 2.8 IS sounds good - 2 problems - it's overpriced in my opinion - I would have preferred a longer reach & it's an EF-s lens, & I don't plan on ever buying any of those lenses.
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Old May 5, 2006, 10:58 AM   #18
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The 30D's extra resolution will make the 17 - 40mm L even better, especially for enlargements.The extra (1/3) ISO settings really are a big plus.

Alady, hubby won't be satisfied with the 300D!

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Hubby will be very happy, he has been carting around my old G3, he is more into his camcorders, he just upgraded that so Im sure he wont worry about the 300d at all, he takes very few photos.


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I've heard from Canon that the 30D is not meant to replace the 20D, just augment it. The problem I see is most stores will not want to stock both and will opt for the 30D.
i can't imagine them intending the 30D to "augment" the 20D. they may say that now, but i'd bet that in 6 months' time, the 20D's will be off the shelves, and the 30D will be it. it'd be silly, and not cost effective from a manufacturing standpoint, to make two models so similar. the 30D isnot necessarily a big leap tehnologically, but realistically it'sa replacement nonetheless.

meanwhile, i'm sure the 20D will be available new for a long time to come, if only from online sources like eBay or Amazon.com. lots of stores have stock to sell off, and will probably be pushing 20D's out the door for pretty reasonable prices.
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I couyld not get a 20D here and opted for the 30d
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