October 22, 2004

Canon 20D

Highway 101, Mountain View, California

I finally made the leap in the digital photo world by acquiring a Canon 20D. Although I do own a Canon Powershot S30 for few years now, I didn't use it as much as my film camera.

The 20D is a fairly impressive camera, especially compared to the top-of-the-line Canon film camera, the EOS 1V. The camera is a bit smaller and lighter than the 1V, but feels like a solid camera. The picture quality looks impressive, although I still have to test it on a tripod and compare it to the same shot taken on film.

I've taken some shots inside using my 550EX flash, and the benefit of the instant feedback helps a lot. With the film camera I would rely on experience to orient the flash head to get different effects. On the 20D I can see immediately what I need to improve so I can get a better light.

Deciding when to use film and when digital is going to be an ongoing dilemma. For nature, I think I'll still use slide film, as projecting slides is so much nicer than viewing images on a computer screen (even on an Apple 23" Cinema Display ;). But for everyday shots the 20D will probably be the preferred camera.

Posted by ovidiu at October 22, 2004 12:27 AM |

Welcome to the DSLR club, Ovidiu! ;-)
Would that mean your picture gallery will be revived as well?

Posted by: Steven Noels on October 22, 2004 01:20 AM

After waiting for them to release the 20D for 9 months, I bought the camera the day it came out. So far, I absolutely love this camera and am extremely pleased with the output.

Welcome to the club. Good luck with yours and have fun!

Posted by: Matthew Porter on October 22, 2004 05:23 AM
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