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First impressions of my 60D...great little camera..no disappointments

 
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Mar 26, 2011 15:26 |  #31

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My 400d has survived artic temperatur, heavy rain, sand, wet concrete, heat, snow and my 4 year old girl has played with it alot. I have brought it with me everywhere, and it has scars and scratches everywhere. Still afther some 100 000 shots, the camera is still running good. If 60D is bether than the rebel, well, then it should be good enough for most environment.

almost same experience with 400D :)
I was considering between D7000 and 60D almost a month, comparing EVERY aspect of my needs.
Finally got a 60D (because i am an photohrapher / videographer) and i have NO dissapointments so far (2 months).
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Mar 26, 2011 19:45 as a reply to  @ Klamber's post |  #32

I see B&H has close to 400 reviews on this camera...most are postitive...that's pretty good number of reviews for a newly released camera.


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Mar 27, 2011 00:16 |  #33

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I bought a 60D as a backup body and for my wife to use...truth is, I didn't know much about the camera.

I'm impressed you didn't say 'the' wife.

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Mar 27, 2011 07:22 |  #34

Well, didn't this thread get shorter, fast…

ON TOPIC please.


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Mar 27, 2011 07:24 as a reply to  @ René Damkot's post |  #35

Good point.

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Mar 27, 2011 07:51 |  #36

westernminnguy, I also have been very happy with my 60D.
I just love the option for moving the LCD screen, really adds some easier options to me.

The first thing that freaked me out is, I thought it didn't have a Depth-of-Field preview button? ??? What!....
But I found it is unlike every DSLR I have owned before, the button was on the shutter button side of the lens :lol:


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Mar 27, 2011 07:56 as a reply to  @ John_B's post |  #37

JohnB,

I actually really like the simplistic approach to the controls on the 60D...very reminiscent of my 1DIIn.

Also, I've had to search around the body for some controls. My 7D, 5DII and 5DI all had controls in similar places.

good comment...tx


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Mar 27, 2011 07:57 |  #38

hello people wrote in post #12100516 (external link)
I'm impressed you didn't say 'the' wife.

:lol:

'the wife' thing sort of implies the ol' ball and chain right?

I know...on topic.

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Mar 27, 2011 16:02 as a reply to  @ westernminnguy's post |  #39

Great point about the 400D. My plastic 7 year old 300D/Digital Rebel has been battered, bruised and dropped numerous times. It's been in the rain and snow and still going strong.

I'm really looking forward to upgrading to a 7D and new L glass this year.:D




  
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Mar 28, 2011 07:33 |  #40

One of the best things about the 60d (for me) is the sdhc cards. They're really macbook pro friendly and I don't have to carry a card reader around anymore like I would when I used my old compact flash cards. What a relief!!!;)


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Mar 28, 2011 10:03 |  #41

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One of the best things about the 60d (for me) is the sdhc cards. They're really macbook pro friendly and I don't have to carry a card reader around anymore like I would when I used my old compact flash cards. What a relief!!!;)

That's what I like about today's cards. Easy SDHC compatibility with my iMac and Macbook Pro (or any laptop these days). No more carrying around card readers and whatnot. Makes my desktop that much less cluttered. I just wish they had CF card speeds though, because 133x seems to be the max they can go (I only use and trust Lexar Professional 133x SDHC cards though; refuse to pay the high price of Sandisk).


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Mar 28, 2011 14:56 |  #42

I would love to know what people are doing to their cameras that they feel Magnesium Alloy is so important? Magnesium alloy adds weight and cost. Poly carbonate over a metal frame is stronger than what the Army uses for a lot of combat equipment.

When was the last time you heard of some one cracking open their camera body and if you know of some one like that (I don't), exactly how did they manage to do it?

It's much ado about nothing. Be glad for the cost and weight savings and move on.




  
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Mar 28, 2011 18:09 |  #43

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I would love to know what people are doing to their cameras that they feel Magnesium Alloy is so important? Magnesium alloy adds weight and cost. Poly carbonate over a metal frame is stronger than what the Army uses for a lot of combat equipment.

When was the last time you heard of some one cracking open their camera body and if you know of some one like that (I don't), exactly how did they manage to do it?

It's much ado about nothing. Be glad for the cost and weight savings and move on.

Perhaps it is a question of age and experience--approaching retirement and work in heavy industry.

Thermoplastics don't hold up well in high stress environments--and in military environments they serve as handles or bumpers to absorb shock--not structural members.

Take a look at a MILSPEC pelican case--the hinge pins, latch pins, and lock eyes are all high grade stainless ;)


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Mar 28, 2011 18:17 |  #44

robtaylor22 wrote in post #12110600 (external link)
I would love to know what people are doing to their cameras that they feel Magnesium Alloy is so important? Magnesium alloy adds weight and cost. Poly carbonate over a metal frame is stronger than what the Army uses for a lot of combat equipment.

When was the last time you heard of some one cracking open their camera body and if you know of some one like that (I don't), exactly how did they manage to do it?

It's much ado about nothing. Be glad for the cost and weight savings and move on.

I prefer good old polycarbonate !




  
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Mar 29, 2011 03:06 |  #45

robtaylor22 wrote in post #12110600 (external link)
I would love to know what people are doing to their cameras that they feel Magnesium Alloy is so important? Magnesium alloy adds weight and cost. Poly carbonate over a metal frame is stronger than what the Army uses for a lot of combat equipment.

When was the last time you heard of some one cracking open their camera body and if you know of some one like that (I don't), exactly how did they manage to do it?

It's much ado about nothing. Be glad for the cost and weight savings and move on.

+1

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