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Canon EOS 20D

20d
Review Date: Jul 28, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Has to be features, for the money, it's the best available.
Cons:
Lacks spot metering

My 20D had an ill-fitting body part join where the base is joined to the back. The join tapered from tight to a 1/32" gap. The earthing strap could be seen through this 'chasm'!

Canon UK advised me to return the product. I elected to have it adjusted at a Canon Service Center. They said it was a very common 20D problem that is often associated with a Focus issue that manifests itself when using large aperture lenses f2.8 and up.

My 20D was inspected, the shutter was checked, the focus calibrated and the body parts adjusted.

I now have the assurance that my 20D is in tip top shape and conforms to Canon's 20D specifications!





 
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM

EF17-85
Review Date: Jul 28, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Quality, Range, Image Stabilization, th perfect walk around lens
Cons:
None

My Canon 20D when delivered, had an ill fitting joint on the Camera Base. The join of the base to the back tapered from tight to a 1/32" gap, the earthing strap could be clearly seen through this gap. The Canon Service Center I contacted, said this was a common problem with the 20D and that often associated with this join problem was a focus problem. I had the 20D Inspected and they checked the Shutter, Calibrated the focus and adjusted the body parts. I now have the assurance that my 20D conforms to Canon's 20D specification!
Some users have criticised the 17-85mm lens, and other Canon Lenses. I wonder if their Camera Focus needs Calibrating? In future, I for one, will remember this when reading these User Lens Reviews.