Canon 20D ?

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    Hi i just got a Canon 20D digital SLR camera as a gift and my friend gave me a Tamron 24-74 2.8 zoom lens to go with it. she said its used on Nikon to.

    Has anyone ever used this camera before? is it good for photography? I heard its pretty nice but i want to know what everyone thinks. I also was wondering what kind of photo editing i could use. something not expensive. just something temporary right now. I do have this program called Irfanview.
    i'm so excited i cant stand myself but should i be working myself up for this?
     
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    I absolutely LOVED my 20D. I bought it when it first came out and used it up until just before the 50D came out, then upgraded to the 40D. It's a great camera that I got a PILE of great shots with. Go ahead and be excited - you've got a terrific camera to work with.

    As for the editing software, I can't really help you with that so much. I use Photoshop CS4, but it's not cheap. I hear that Gimp is a good one and free. Photoshop Elements is not very expensive and a lot of people seem completely satisfied with that as well. I'm sure others will be able to give you better info on that aspect.
     
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    I agree that the Canon 20D is a great camera. It's what I'm using now, actually. (Until I upgrade to the 7D or the 5D MKII). I know you'll have a lot of fun with it.
     
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    "my friend gave me a Tamron 24-74 2.8 zoom lens to go with it. she said its used on Nikon to."

    Did your friend tell you this lens works on a Nikon and a Canon or did I miss understand your first sentence?
     
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    I think they ment The brand tamron fits nikon and canon mounts
    implying Nikon is better than canon? or that she wanted a nikon
     
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    The 20D is still a great camera, despite being several years old now.

    As long as the lens fits and works on your camera, it should be a good one for you.

    Irfanview is a useful (free) program for viewing, renaming, organizing your images...but I don't think it's much of an image editor. Look into Photoshop Elements.
     
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    And other brands too. All Tamron has to do is put the corresponding mount on the lens. Your version has a Canon so it won't fit directly onto a Nikon.

    Canon has 2 mounts in use today the EF-S and the EF (since 1987)

    Nikon has the F-mount. (since 1959)
     

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