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Metz Metz 54 MZ-3 / MZ-4

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Review Date: Dec 26, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $339.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Auto mode more consistent than 420ex or 550ex ettl. Secondary reflector. Very efficient power management.
Cons:
Owner's manual is pitiful. Battery door cover - clunky design. Exposure confirmation tone too loud.

You get what you pay for...

 
Canon EOS 20D

20d
Review Date: Jun 11, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,500.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Rapid startup time, fast/accurate focusing, superb resolution and very low noise (even at 1600 ISO), large memory buffer, 5 fps, 250volt flash sync, automatic dark frame subtraction, joystick, write speed w/ Ultra II.
Cons:
mirror lockup sequence, smallish LCD, lack of dual memory card capability & spot meter, slightly noisy shutter (but quieter than 1D), needs bigger RAW buffer, not as comfortable in my hand as the 10D.

Upgraded from the 10D in Nov.'04. Well worth it. The 20D teams well many lenses and that translates to a very enjoyable experience both at work and play.

Considering the loss of resolution when cropping full frame sensor photos to egual 1.6x uncropped sensor photos, I figure I'm ahead of the game in some ways

Highly recommanded.