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pixartist
01-06-2005, 12:10 PM
I have been a pro wedding shooter for over 20 years, this spring finally making the jump to digital 35mm slr. Anybody have comments/experience/knowledge re the durability of the D70 vs the newer Canon 20D? Have tried several bodies, own a Coolpix 5200 but am still unsure of which SLR's to get for the wedding business. Thank you!

Rhys
01-06-2005, 02:12 PM
I have been a pro wedding shooter for over 20 years, this spring finally making the jump to digital 35mm slr. Anybody have comments/experience/knowledge re the durability of the D70 vs the newer Canon 20D? Have tried several bodies, own a Coolpix 5200 but am still unsure of which SLR's to get for the wedding business. Thank you!

If you're going to do big pictures then you don't want a D70 or a 20D. Look instead at Kodak's DSLRs. They're 11 - 14 megapixelsish and come in Canon and Nikon fitting.

D70FAN
01-06-2005, 03:21 PM
I have been a pro wedding shooter for over 20 years, this spring finally making the jump to digital 35mm slr. Anybody have comments/experience/knowledge re the durability of the D70 vs the newer Canon 20D? Have tried several bodies, own a Coolpix 5200 but am still unsure of which SLR's to get for the wedding business. Thank you!

Actually either would work well, but you might also want to consider the new Fuji S3. I have talked to a couple of wedding photographers that like the extra dynamic range of the S2, and the S3 is supposed to be an improvement on that camera using the Super CCD II. I have panned the consumer version of this sensor in the past (deservedly so), but the APS-C sized version makes sense, and apparently works.

I do know both Canon and Nikon photographers (on a budget) that do weddings and use the DReb and the D70 respectively. The shots I've seen are every bit as good as 35mm film up to 13 x 19.

Since the 20D is housed in a more rugged case it would probably withstand a little more abuse, but it would be a coin-toss as to overall durability in terms of mechanical stress. That virtue is generally proven via a test of time which none of these cameras has acheived.

My personal experience is: After 8 months with some raindrops, dust storms, and shooting in 110 degree temperatures I can report that the D70 works fine. I must admit that when I shoot in the rain I use a ziplock bag to keep the body relatively dry. It still gets a little wet, sometimes, but not soaked.

Hope this helps.