Canon camera question

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Hi,

Looking for info on a canon 60d are they any good, what are peoples thoughts on them that have used them? I would like replace my 1000d with one.

ATM I shoot mainly landscapes and stuff to do with the kids at home and at school which would require low light shots

any thoughts

Trevor
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Reply By: olcoolone - Sunday, Mar 03, 2013 at 17:11

Sunday, Mar 03, 2013 at 17:11
The 60D is a good camera but you may want to consider spending a bit more and look at the 7D..... the 60D is a consumer cropped camera, the 7D is a semi pro cropped camera and the 5D is a professional full frame camera. The 60D has a few more gimmicks then the 7D that may appeal to the low end user.

The 7D view screen is better for landscape as it offers 100% coverage against 96% for the 60D...... 4% doesn't sound much but it is.

The 60D has a non dust or water proof plastic body and the 7D has a metal dust and water proof body...... a must have is shooting outdoors and in dusty areas.

The 7D is better in low light and has better focusing plus the processing speed and quality of the 7D is better producing less noise.

The 60D on the other hand has better colour satuation then the 7D.

For around $300 more the 7D is a good buy.

Have a look at this mob......
http://www.d-d-photographics.com.au/
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Follow Up By: Member - ACD 1 - Sunday, Mar 03, 2013 at 18:35

Sunday, Mar 03, 2013 at 18:35
Hi Trevor

Agree with olcoolones review.

But, I ended up choosing the 60D as it has a pivoting screen which makes it great to use on tricky shots. I got some great shots looking up the canyon wall at King's Canyon from the floor. I'm by no means a professional - just an over enthusiastic amateur.

Also comes in 60Da which has some tricks for astronomical photograpy - saw some amazing snaps from a professional out at Lake Ballard.

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Reply By: caseh - Sunday, Mar 03, 2013 at 17:23

Sunday, Mar 03, 2013 at 17:23
Here a very good website for reviewing camera gear:

http://www.dpreview.com/

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Reply By: Member - Arsenal Phill - Sunday, Mar 03, 2013 at 20:27

Sunday, Mar 03, 2013 at 20:27
I was in the photographic trade back in London for many years. I've always been a fan of Canon.
The previous advice given is pretty accurate. If money was not an option, then 5D would be a fantastic toy. However, I am not sure most keen, high end amateurs would get value for the extra dollars. And that'd be quite a few!!! LOL
I myself use a 7D and have no complaints. I've used it for many situations from highspeed sports, to low light and night shots. For her birthday last year I bought my better half a 60D. She is well pleased with it and I have to say the quality is excellent. She has yet to encounter a shoot where she couldn't get the picture she wanted.
For sure, I'd pick the 7D first but 60D isn't far behind.

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Reply By: Member - Fred B (ex-NT) - Sunday, Mar 03, 2013 at 20:35

Sunday, Mar 03, 2013 at 20:35
Hi Trevor,
I just purchased the 65D last weekend... wow... I am very impressed so far. I keep joking that I am going to go and get a uni degree to learn how to use all the features. Definitely no regrets todate. It takes some impressive shots. I am glad I finally lashed out and spent the money.

Take your time and look around, there are some excellent deals out there at the moment.
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Follow Up By: Trev6 - Sunday, Mar 03, 2013 at 22:18

Sunday, Mar 03, 2013 at 22:18
Hi Fred B

is the canon you have just got the kit lens on it or something else a bit better.
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Follow Up By: Member - Fred B (ex-NT) - Monday, Mar 04, 2013 at 05:06

Monday, Mar 04, 2013 at 05:06
Hi Trevor,
just got the kit lens... I have ordered the 18-200 lens as I just want something general and I don't want to keep switching lenses. I use the camera mostly on club 4x4 trips where you don't always get the time to set up for that perfect shot.... lol..

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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Monday, Mar 04, 2013 at 19:43

Monday, Mar 04, 2013 at 19:43
A good general purpose lens is the Tamron 18-270, we have a range of L series Canon lenses but when travelling we use the Tamron.

Another good thing to get is a Delkin Sensorscope cleaning kit..... worth it's weight in gold.

http://delkin.com/i-6583715-sensorscope-dslr-camera-sensor-cleaning-system.html
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Reply By: Trev6 - Monday, Mar 04, 2013 at 20:19

Monday, Mar 04, 2013 at 20:19
Thanks so far for the replys,

I have often wondered about getting a body only camera and then getting a lens to suit. so many choices

I have found a 60d with an 18-55 kit lens , cables, software + 2g card and bag for $650 inc postage does this sound reasonable?

Also does anyone know if my 55-250 lens on the 1000d will fit the 60d

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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Monday, Mar 04, 2013 at 21:36

Monday, Mar 04, 2013 at 21:36
Any EOS Canon camera lens will fit each other..... the 18-55 lens that comes with most consumer cameras are a cheapish lens, for what your doing; buy a better lens and reap the rewards.

Here is a review of the lens......

http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/canon_18-55_3p5-5p6_is_c16/5

Where are you getting the camera from for $650.

Things you need to think about....
Is it Canon Australia stock, if not has it got an international warranty, is it from a reputable business, is the place a bricks and mortar business or internet based business.
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Follow Up By: Member - David M (SA) - Monday, Mar 04, 2013 at 22:06

Monday, Mar 04, 2013 at 22:06
"I have often wondered about getting a body only camera and then getting a lens to suit" Think your on the right track there Trev.
While the camera is important I think the lens is more so. I have a 17-85 on most of the time and a 70- 300 for distance. Seems to cover most of my needs.
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Follow Up By: Trev6 - Tuesday, Mar 05, 2013 at 19:34

Tuesday, Mar 05, 2013 at 19:34
Hi olcoolone,

I should have stated that the camera is a used one.
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