Got my 30D today

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by jean, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. jean

    jean Guest

    Now I have to RTFM to see the differences between my new purchase and my
    10D. My initial feeling is good, I like the almost instant on, the 5fps
    shooting is almost scary just thinking at the number of shots to look at
    after the button has been pressed. The bigger screen is really beneficial
    to my failing close up vision.

    Happy camper ;-)

    Jean
     
    jean, Mar 17, 2006
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  2. jean

    Pete D Guest

    So you are saying you didn't check before you gave someone your money??
    Personally I would recommend checking first.
     
    Pete D, Mar 17, 2006
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  3. jean

    jean Guest

    Check what? I brought a battery, a lens and a CF card and made sure it
    worked then took off to play with it.

    Jean
     
    jean, Mar 17, 2006
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  4. jean

    nick c Guest

    I have yet to see one at the local camera store. The 30D has one thing I
    do wish my 20D had and that's a spot meter.
     
    nick c, Mar 17, 2006
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  5. jean

    Pete D Guest

    LOL. How ironic!

     
    Pete D, Mar 17, 2006
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    Zeke Guest

    Then you could consider the FTQL from the 70's <G>
     
    Zeke, Mar 17, 2006
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    Helen Guest

    Check what?
     
    Helen, Mar 17, 2006
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  8. jean

    Pete D Guest

    Sometimes it is hard. She is going to check the manual to see what is
    different in her new 30D compared to her 10D, I would have had a check of
    what was different before I bought it, do you think that would have been a
    good idea?
     
    Pete D, Mar 17, 2006
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    ian lincoln Guest

    5fps intead of 3. 8m2mp instead of 6. ettl II instead of ettl. digic II
    processor may be the same or 10D had the digic 1.
    Faster write time. usb2.0. more continuous shooting before stopping. spot
    metering. 100,000 frame instead of 50,000. faster start up time. battery
    lasts longer. What you should really have done is see the difference
    between 20D and 30D and see whether the price dif was worth it.

    As far as i know the startup time is a fraction of a second faster. 100,000
    instead of 50,000 rated shutter. 5fps is same. no of continous shots is
    higher for 30D. spot metering as well as 5% centre area.
    just 5% on 20D and 10% meter area.

    The difference between 20D and 30D are so marginal only the maddest of
    sports shooting users will need the difference. I don't know if the two
    will stay on the market together.
     
    ian lincoln, Mar 17, 2006
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    nick c Guest

    Naw, I'll Pass. <G>
     
    nick c, Mar 18, 2006
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    Skip M Guest

    My A2 had one, too, as did my 1n, something I really missed with any of the
    digitals I'd shot with up until I got a 5D.
     
    Skip M, Mar 18, 2006
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  12. jean

    jean Guest

    1- Jean in french is a man's name, last time I looked I still was
    2- I know what the differences between the two cameras are, those
    differences are why I changed
    3- There are "some" differences in the menus and in the controls between the
    two cameras which require "some" reading to make sure they are well
    understood
    4- Tried it today and it is a gem
    5- Don't assume everyone is an idiot for buying the latest camera to come
    out, I wasn't the first to pick mine up and I sure won't be the last

    Jean
     
    jean, Mar 18, 2006
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    Pete D Guest

    1. Des excuses pour la confusion nommée, vous avez signalé en anglais mais
    juste au cas où svp contrôle encore . ;-)

    2. Thats not what you said in the OP, you said that you were now going to
    see what was different.

    3. Of course.

    4. As you would expect.

    5. Please re-read my post, I was being sarcasmic!!
     
    Pete D, Mar 18, 2006
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  14. jean

    jean Guest

    Traduction par google ou bablefish? pas fort... (I do check everytime I
    have to releive my bladder)
    Chalk that up to different languages, french brain writing in english. What
    I meant was differences in operation, menus, programmable features etc, NOT
    specifications.

    Jean

    Sarcasm is an art, maybe you should read up on THAT ;-)
     
    jean, Mar 18, 2006
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    Pete D Guest

    English is my only language, and I have trouble with that!! ;-)
    I didn't say I was good at it and I guess sarcasm does not always translate
    well. :)

    How is the camera going?
     
    Pete D, Mar 18, 2006
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  16. jean

    jean Guest

    Great, it's a worthy upgrade to a 10D (like my old camera) or a 300D.

    Used it yesterday and so far I am very pleased.

    Jean
     
    jean, Mar 19, 2006
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    Pete D Guest

    I was out Saturday and took a nice set of some Hot Air Balloons.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pete_with_pentax/

    Don't think I am ready for a 30D but maybe for a the new Pentax at the end
    of the year.
     
    Pete D, Mar 20, 2006
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