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Old Nov 13, 2005, 10:28 PM   #1
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I am thinking about moving upfrom a 4mp Fuji Finepixto a Canon 20D. I am wondering how well the 20D will hold up under normal wear and tear and how long I can expect it to last overall. I am concerned about the life of the camera. I know Canon is a reputable company, many of the old AE1's are still out there working, but...before I spend the money I want to know what I can expect. Any help would be appreciated.


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Old Nov 13, 2005, 10:54 PM   #2
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I believe they rate the shutter at around 150,000 actuations (uses.)
It will last many, many years if you treat it well.

The 20D is a very nice camera, I'm enjoing mine a lot.

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Old Nov 14, 2005, 12:04 PM   #3
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If you're going to take the DSLR plunge, you'll have to stop thinking "camera" and start thinking "lenses". Camera bodies will come and go, but lenses should last a lifetime.

The 20D is a great camera. My only complaint is that it's not as portable as my old point and shooter. Fabulous pictures.
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Old Nov 14, 2005, 12:25 PM   #4
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Thanks guys for the help. As far as lenses I was thinking about going with the 17-85 that it comes with and a 50mm just to start with. The 50mm because it is familar.

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Danny...

The EF-S 17-85IS is a very good carry around lens. It's an upgrade from the 18-55 kit lens. I bought one at the same time I got my 20D and have been very happy with it. It's on the camera 90% of the time. I use my 50mm for low light non flash pictures. It's a decent lens and a great bargain. I also own an EF 70-200 F/4L. It's really sharp and the colors are wonderful. It's a little annoying to use because of its physical size (pretty small by some standards).

You won't be dissapointed with the 20D and the EF-S 17-85IS.
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Thanks Wildman I bought the kit with the 18-55 from buydig in a larger package with another lens and now I am waiting for my rebate. My next lens will probably be the 17-85. It's a new adventure for me and I appreciate the help.

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Danny...

Smart move. Don't spend big bucks on lenses till you figure out what your new camera can do for you. Once you've reached what you consider a limitation, add more lenses. Photo equipment helps improve your pictures, but it's NOT the answer. There have been some great photos taken with camera phones.

BTW, I've been very happy with BUYDIG.
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The 20D will be outdated before it wears out.

I just sold my 3 year old digital camera I bought for $579 new, for $120 used.

I caught up with the person using it the other day, and I admired the lens and wished I never sold it.

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The 20D will be outdated before it wears out.

I just sold my 3 year old digital camera I bought for $579 new, for $120 used.

I caught up with the person using it the other day, and I admired the lens and wished I never sold it.

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The 20D will be outdated before it wears out.

I just sold my 3 year old digital camera I bought for $579 new, for $120 used.

I caught up with the person using it the other day, and I admired the lens and wished I never sold it.

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