I've used this camera for several months and I enjoy it very much. I can take multiple shots at 5 fps which is great for sport events I go to.
The camera body itself is awesome, but the lens that the bundled kit comes with is terrible. So anyone who wants to buy this camera should consider getting a better lens and buy just the body by itself. It may be a little more expensive, but the combination with be more ideal. I would recommend the 17mm to 85mm zoom lens.
Now, I'm looking for the EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens, but every store I've gone to does not have it in stock. I particularly like the 180 degrees feature (or only feature). That is what I want to get next. I already have super telephoto which I find is too heavy to carry on vacations and excursions.
As with the other stuff. I don't need a new camera. I use a Canon i9900 for photo prints and a Xerox Phaser 6350DP for quick and cheap prints. The i9900 is a very good printer and I particularly love the individual tanks (8 separate colors). The Phaser may seem like an office printer, but for personal use, you are able to save a lot of money as for each cartridge, I can print up to 10,000 pages. The initial investments is high, but the long run investment is worth it. I have a scanner, but I don't use it. The i9900 is the best quality you can get and with the EOS 20D, you should buy a printer that gives you top quality results to maximize your investments.
For memory cards, if you are shooting lots of photos and you plan to shoot multishots (continuously until you run of memory), consider getting one the Sandisk Extreme CF cards as these are the only ones I've tried that can keep up with the speed of the camera. Also since each photo is 4.5MB compressed or 25MB RAW, get the biggest card you can afford.
For software, I use Photoshop CS2. It may seem expensive and you may want to go for the lesser Photoshop Elements. My advice is to download the software off BitTorrent to save yourself money. If you don't want to be too cheap, you can also download the previous version (Photoshop CS) and then buy the upgrade to the CS2 that way you legitimately own the software.
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