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Old Dec 17, 2009, 10:04 AM   #1
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Default ? regarding used Canon EOS 20D 8.2MP

Hi All,

I found a guy that is willing to part with a:
Canon EOS 20D 8.2MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens

He is selling it to me tomorrow for $400 with the above specs. I went on Amazon and this camera used with those specs goes for $750. I'm thinking this is a good buy.

My questions are:
Do you have any idea when the first model of this camera came out?
I asked him how old it was and he said he bought it in '94 then said...he didn't really remember...2004 probably. I don't think digital cameras were out in 94 especially CF technology. He is a limo driver...I get the impression he found it in the back of his limo...no big deal.

Do you think this price is worth it?
I am bringing a laptop with me to test it out which he told me to do.

Do the specs above indicate this camera comes with flash?

Sorry to bug you. I just don't want to hand someone money for a dud.

Thanks a lot!
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Old Dec 17, 2009, 5:39 PM   #2
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Its a bit of a gamble, given that he seems to know very little about the camera, and how many shots are on it. i had and shot a 20d for years it was a great camera. however they are getting pretty old right now and there are much better models out there.

But, the price is right. heck the lens itself goes for around 400$ on ebay. so at the very least you could recoup your money on the lens itself.
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Old Dec 17, 2009, 7:04 PM   #3
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Welcome to the Forum. We're glad you dropped by.

I think the $400 price is about right considering the lens installed on the 20D.

Have a great day and a Merry Christmas.

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