A&P What's all the rage about a 20D or 30D?

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  1. dano

    dano OT Supporter

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    Everyone always says "or you could pick up a used 20D/30D" when people talk about entering our little DSLR world.

    I AM NOT saying that my XTi destroys all other cameras, but very quickly comparing them from the little I do know about the 20D/30D's, I don't see what the big hoorah is.

    What makes it such a great camera over the XTi/XT/Rebel?
     
  2. sony

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    You don't have to use the LCD on the back to make most adjustments. Better focusing, larger body.
     
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    and main control dial.
     
  4. Traitor

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    30D has a faster burst rate, higher iso, and spot metering
     
  5. dano

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    I barely use the burst rate and why the fuck would I need an ISO over 1600?

    It seems like it's more of a professional's camera than an average joe with photo as a side hobby like myself.
     
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    the 20/30d is also bigger and doesn't feel small/cheap like the 300d/350d do
     
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    Burst rate does come in handy every now and then, also as mentions the main control dial is awesome for manual mode.
     
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    Esplain this so called main control dial thingamabob.
     
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    I fart in your general direction.

    I've seen it before, just have no idea WTF purpose it serves that makes it so awesome.
     
  11. Hold a 20/30d in your hands and play with it for a few minutes...

    then pick up a rebel... :mamoru: :run:
     
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    When in manual mode you can use the dial on top to change shutter speed and that dial to change apeture.
     
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    30D is made out of metal, a rebel is plastic
     
  14. This discussion is similar to saying "which is better a honda or a bmw?"

    They're both great and both do their job well. But would you rather use something with basic build quality and controls. Or something with easier controls and more user friendly, quicker and easier to use.
     
  15. I'll tell you how bad it is. I been shooting with 30d's for about a year now. Sold em and while I was waiting for my new body I was shooting with a rebel. First day with the rebel I was blown away and I was looking for the user manual!!! :rofl: The controls are all over the place in weird locations. Honesly, the week or 2 I have been using the rebel has been the worst few weeks of my life. I'm glad I can set it aside now
     
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    I am confused with your post :eek4:
     
  17. yeah i'm tired :wtc:

    g'night
     
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    If it is too much camera for you, don't get it. They make the XTi for a reason.
     
  19. Jhegro

    Jhegro wtf is a jhegro?

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    the ergonomics, especially the wheel and build quality. and the technical stuff that was mentioned in ealier posts.

    but i went from an XT to a 30d. and its like a night and day difference in the quality. but the pics...you wont see a huge difference....but i wanna be comfortable when i shoot something and the 30d has that.
     
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    the dial is the thing i love most about my 30D. plus it's bigger than the XTi.. XTi is so small.
     
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    fucking awesome. :cool:
     
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    Don't underestimate ergonomics when it comes to camera equipment.

    We all know that people can take AMAZING pictures with point and shoots, disposable cameras and anything else that holds a piece of film or digital sensor.

    When you get into photography as a hobby or job, you end up spending a TON of time with your camera. Right now, I have to hand in 72 pictures a week for a photo class. That doesn't mean shoot 72 pics, that means shoot 400 and select the 72 that are worth other people seeing...

    When you start spending hours upon hours with your camera, you start focusing less on it's technical ability, and more on the ergonomics and intiutivness of its controls.

    At some point, you're supposed to forget you're holding a camera, and be able to just focus on the shot you're taking, instead of thinking about the piece of equipment in your hands. It's all supposed to be 2nd nature.

    This is where having the right controls in the right locations becomes such a big deal. It'll be hard to forget you have that camera in your hand when the iso setting is 3 menus deep, and you have to use the lcd to make simple changes to your ap and shutter speed....

    This reasoning, and this reasoning alone is why I chose the D80 over the XTI.

    At this point, I barely have to think when changing any setting on my d80. With all of the dials and buttons, I can change whatever I want just by moving my fingers a millimeter in any direction. It's perfect.
     
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    I have one on my 10D... I can't imagine shooting without one.
     
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    I guess I'm in the minority of people that like a small camera :hs: that dial is pretty cool though one thing I hate about my XT in manual mode its a pain to change the aperture you have to hold the av button then turn the dial on top :sad2: I'll want to upgrade eventually when I become more experience but for now the XT works for me
     
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    its really not that bad, its just whatever you are used to :)
     

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