So when did the Canon 20D get discontinued??

Discussion in 'Canon' started by NikonF4, Sep 1, 2005.

  1. NikonF4

    NikonF4 Guest

    I am starting to see street prices of sub-$2000A for 20D body only in
    Perth. I know Canon announced new models but I thought the 20 would be
    around for a while yet...
     
    NikonF4, Sep 1, 2005
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  2. Been like that in Sydney for a while now - still considering purchase.....
     
    David Springthorpe, Sep 1, 2005
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  3. NikonF4

    [BnH] Guest

    Maybe Canon is releasing a 50D soon ? [as they already have D30 and 40D is a
    bad luck number for most Asians ]

    20D to 5D is a huge gap to fill and its not Canon if they don't fill that
    gap :)
     
    [BnH], Sep 1, 2005
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  4. NikonF4

    MD Guest

    Care to share and drop a couple of names.
    Aus or grey import?
    Was seeing $2100 as lowest for Canon AU about 6weeks back.

    Predicting the $1800 body only by Christmas
     
    MD, Sep 1, 2005
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  5. NikonF4

    NikonF4 Guest


    J&B Hifi in Whitfords Perth. And I doubt it was an import. Maybe they
    dropped the price coz they couldn't sell bottled water in New Orleans
     
    NikonF4, Sep 1, 2005
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  6. NikonF4

    MD Guest

    Must have been a while since I have been in a J&B store anywhere. Did not
    realise they were selling DSLRs.
     
    MD, Sep 1, 2005
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  7. Places mentioned here before, but not all Aus :
    CameraFarm www.camerafarm.com.au
    Camera World www.cameraworld.com.au
    Discount Digital Photographics www.d-d-photographics.com

    I was informed CF provide a tax invoice and standard Australian Canon warranty.

    DS
     
    David Springthorpe, Sep 2, 2005
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  8. NikonF4

    MD Guest

    I was informed that all three provide tax invoices and have ABNs, as do most
    legitimate business in Aus that grey import cameras.

    My only concern is the warranty. Local, Mack, or provided by retailer.

    eg one retailer not named, requests that you ship the camera to them in Melb
    (at your cost) while they either fix it, or onsend it to source (US). This
    can leave you without camera for considerable time. At least you do not pay
    for the US postage.

    Happy to pay more for local Canon service.
     
    MD, Sep 2, 2005
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  9. More to what I said, Robert from CameraFarm, in an e-mail in July when replying
    to my query, said "Both the Canon EOS 350D and Canon EOS 20D digital cameras
    come with a 1 Year Australian warranty from Canon Australia".....

    DS
     
    David Springthorpe, Sep 2, 2005
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  10. NikonF4

    MD Guest

    Thanks for clarifying :)
    Good to hear!
     
    MD, Sep 2, 2005
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  11. NikonF4

    Bruce Graham Guest

    I wonder if they have "changed" their policy. I notice on the 350D
    (priced at $1327 that warranty is "1 year" but that they do not
    participate in the $150 Canon Australia promo. In contrast, their
    Panasonic cameras have a warranty described as "1 Year from Panasonic
    Australia" (I think Pana give a worlwide warranty).
     
    Bruce Graham, Sep 2, 2005
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  12. NikonF4

    Big Dog Guest


    You are obviously very misinformed, and must have never of had the pleasure
    of dealing with Canon Aust before!

    Good luck when you do! *evil laugh*
     
    Big Dog, Sep 2, 2005
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  13. NikonF4

    MD Guest

    Rather than having to send the item interstate/overseas and pay the shipping
    cost each time and be without camera for extended period of time.
    Quite contrary - needed to get a sensor clean in a hurry. Same afternoon
    service and with no charge from Canon Sydney.

    However the girl at the service counter was not quite a full cup of tea.
    Took a while to explain and she was going back and forth to staff behind
    doors. Fortunately I had called ahead and mentioned need for quick
    turnaround.

    Also while there I did witness a poor guy getting quite heated over a repair
    to his little handheld video camera. A Canberra based airlines pilot, took
    a taxi and the time from Airport only to spend forever with the same female
    customer service representative. Went no-where and he left dissatisfied.
     
    MD, Sep 2, 2005
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  14. That event wouldn't have happened at the Cannon Hill (Qld) office would it?

    I have nothing but praise for Canon Australia's *general* warranty
    processing. I did have an instance (recently) where a person took it
    upon themselves to make presumptions but that was probably inexperience
    on her part. Otherwise, Canon are up there with the best in Australia
    for speedy warranty work and (face to face) customer relations.

    The only time I have ever had an issue is when a phone attendant decided
    to make decisions that were not part of his job specifications. As soon
    as I pointed out the relevant consumer law to his supervisor, I got the
    replacement item, delivered next day.

    Canon have always provided me with fast and courteous service as far
    back as 1982 and as recently as a few months ago. My issues with Canon
    are about one specific camera model. Canon Australia are not responsible
    for Japanese design faults.
     
    Douglas MacDonald, Sep 2, 2005
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  15. NikonF4

    FuTAnT Guest

    They chose to get a cheaper price from Canon rather than a cash back, and
    have passed that on. They used to be a bit more expensive, but have since
    dropped the price again since the $150 cash back has come in. They are
    Australian models, bought from Canon Australia, with Australian Warranty.

    Cam
     
    FuTAnT, Sep 3, 2005
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  16. NikonF4

    Big Dog Guest

    Out of curiosity, why don't you clean the sensor yourself?

    Im guessing your familar with the copper hill method, or the Sensor Brush by
    Visible Dust?

    I have used both on mine (don't go on about voiding warranty pls) and so far
    have had perfect results. I find it's better than running back to Canon
    every 2 weeks to get off some dust.
     
    Big Dog, Sep 3, 2005
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  17. NikonF4

    MD Guest

    I am aware of various methods, but not familiar as have not practised.
    More concerned with the risk of damaging the layer in front of sensor, or
    just introducing more gunk in the body. Have read of many mistakes.
    Probably fine but why risk it with my clumsiness.

    BTW What body are you doing this on?
    Every two weeks? - Are you changing your lenses in a dusty quarry on a windy
    day?
    What about your lenses are they just as bad, not just front and rear element
    but inside? (eg non L lenses with no sealing)
     
    MD, Sep 4, 2005
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  18. NikonF4

    Big Dog Guest

    Am doing it on a Canon 20D.
    Yeh, it all depends on how *actively* you search for dust. I admit it, I am
    compulsive, and take shots of blue sky at F22 to look for dust. Most people
    would have dust and not even know about it.

    Lens is a Canon 17 - 40 L Lens - only afew weeks old, and very clean. I
    suspect alot of the dust I had was inside the camera when I got it.
     
    Big Dog, Sep 4, 2005
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  19. NikonF4

    MD Guest

    And if the image does not display any artefacts of dust is it really a
    problem.
    Agree that when you really get a great landcape shot with broad blueskies
    and awesome light.... there is that damn dust (I never saw it before...)
    I first noticed it after I was shooting the Cape Leeuwin lighthouse at
    Augusta at most southwest point of Australia.... and how often will I be
    back to visit (I live on east coast). Fortunately just happy snaps, yet very
    disappointing.
    "When I got it" - Second hand body? or factory issue...

    Gotta admit my 10D looked so dusty in the first 2mths. After a clean from
    Canon, looked great for next 6mth. Including f22 focus on infinity and aim
    at light in room

    Would like to have a more cost effective cleaning process, but had heard too
    many issues.
    Sounds like reviews may be based upon a whole pile of Americans that
    probably did not read the instructions (eg the step-by-step video did not
    come in the box).

    Thanks for the reminder, I'll look into it in future.
     
    MD, Sep 4, 2005
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