The Canon 20D is official

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Tony Spadaro, Aug 20, 2004.

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    Tony Spadaro Guest

    Here is the announcement
    http://www.usa.canon.com/templatedata/pressrelease/20040819_eos_20d.html
    I think I'm about ready to make the jump to digital with a camera that is
    1500 for the body and will have 3 EF-S wide angle lenses that will fit it.
    With the 17-85 IS lens the camera comes to 2Grand -- which is well under the
    amount I spend on film and processing in two years. There is also a lens
    starting at 10mm - but it is pricy and only goes to 22mm. Here is the
    release on the lenses:
    http://www.usa.canon.com/templatedata/pressrelease/20040819_efs_lenses.html
    There is also a new flash:
    http://www.usa.canon.com/templatedata/pressrelease/20040819_580ex.html
    for those who are into them.
     
    Tony Spadaro, Aug 20, 2004
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    Matt Clara Guest

    And in another year and a half, Nikon will have one, too, and then I can
    jump on the band-wagon as well!

    Seriously, I can wait...

    ;-)
     
    Matt Clara, Aug 20, 2004
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    Bruce Murphy Guest

    Isn't it interesting how the Canon people who were so incredibly
    supercilious about the nikon DX lenses are accepting, even happy,
    about the EF-S series stuff.

    Personally, I'd say the nikon 12-24 (which canon seem to be
    desperately trying to catch up) looks far nicer with a constant f/4
    than the insanely consumer canon equivalent.

    But noone seems to have mentioned that.

    B>
     
    Bruce Murphy, Aug 20, 2004
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    Dallas Guest

    I take it you are not going to get yourself a D70 then, Matt? C'mon...run
    with the bulls! Us Nikonians gotta stick together!
     
    Dallas, Aug 20, 2004
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    Matt Clara Guest


    I've ordered one for my department, and I imagine I'll get the most use out
    of the thing, but it won't be mine.
     
    Matt Clara, Aug 20, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Yeah right... we've never seen jealous bureaucrats guard their
    toys before...
     
    Alan Browne, Aug 20, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Yeah, Nikons are becoming so rare that it does surprise people to
    actually see one ... ;-)
     
    Alan Browne, Aug 20, 2004
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    Mark M Guest

    The last dinosaurs tried that stick-together thing too...

    -Worked for a while...


    ;)
     
    Mark M, Aug 20, 2004
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    Tony Spadaro Guest

    It was terrible watching all those dinosaurs trying to run with the bulls
    while they were all stuck together.
     
    Tony Spadaro, Aug 20, 2004
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    Matt Clara Guest

    And yet somehow funny, too...
    ;-)
     
    Matt Clara, Aug 21, 2004
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    Skip M Guest

    I wasn't supercilious, I was jealous! And I also thought that the lack of
    WA lenses for the 1.6 crop was indicative that Canon wasn't going to stick
    with that format. There, I was wrong, I said it...<G>
     
    Skip M, Aug 21, 2004
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    Matt Clara Guest

    Well, I'll let my buddy Bob use it, but that's about it...
    ;-)
     
    Matt Clara, Aug 21, 2004
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    ThomasH Guest

    Great, I like to read such news on the day I am back from vacations!!!
    It was a wise decision to sell the EOS-3 and keep the Nikon F90 as my
    last and only film camera!

    I am not sure about these new S lenses, are they like Nikon's DX
    lenses? Its a pity that the IS lens is so slow. For the trip we
    got ourselves a Lumix with the Leica zoom lens f/2.8 *and* OIS
    (optical image stabilizer). Boy the F/2.8 and sharp shots obtained
    at 1/15 or even at 1/4 sec in some cases can spoil you rotten!!

    Thomas
     
    ThomasH, Aug 23, 2004
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    PhotoMan Guest

    Noone ???
     
    PhotoMan, Aug 24, 2004
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  15. Peter Noone? Herman's Hermits? Wha?
     
    Brian C. Baird, Aug 24, 2004
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  16. Well Bruce, FWIW I am a Canon user and I have gone on record before as
    agreeing with this sentiment. I am concerned that we will end up being
    stuck with several '000-worth of lenses and smaller, noisier sensors -
    as well as a Nikon-like trend to confusing lens incompatibility.

    And I too would far rather see a full-frame 12-24, preferably at an
    affordable price - which I might see as going as high as £1000.

    David
     
    David Littlewood, Aug 27, 2004
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  17. I think I detect a trend. Notice that there are now two 8MP Canon
    DSLR's: the 1D Mk II with a 1.3 crop ratio and the 20D with a 1.6
    ratio, compatible with EF-S lenses. Could it be that Canon plans to
    offer larger sensors (perhaps all full-frame in the future) in their
    "pro" cameras, but stick with the 1.3 ratio for the "sub-pro" bodies?

    <snip>
     
    Stephen H. Westin, Aug 27, 2004
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    Bruce Murphy Guest

    I've never found the nikon lens 'incompatibility' particularly
    confusing. It seems that the canon EF-S line might have significantly
    more incompatibilities than the nikon DX stuff if the reports of a
    protruding rear element.
    12mm is fairly exotic, particularly in a zoom, I think it's fairly
    unlikely that they're going to turn up anytime soon a full-frame
    sense.

    What I find interesting is the canon wildly vari-aperture nature of
    the lenses that have been introduced in these lines.
     
    Bruce Murphy, Aug 27, 2004
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  19. I understand Sigma have one - not that I propose to buy it.
    Cheaper and smaller. Horses for courses.

    David
     
    David Littlewood, Aug 27, 2004
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