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Oct 27, 2011 00:39 |  #1

My brother is thinking of picking up a new body. I shoot Nikon so feel comfortable making a recommendation however he wants to (rightfully) consider Canon as well.

His budget is no more than $2000 AUD.

I was thinking either the

7D (first canon pick) or the 60D

He has never really used a DSLR before and wants a camera he can grow into and not need to replace any time soon.

What are your thoughts on these two choices? What else would you suggest?

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Oct 27, 2011 00:54 |  #2

Hmm, the 7D is really designed to be a high-performance camera with particular strengths in thing such as sports and wildlife shooting.

For a "general purpose" camera that can also function in those areas, the 50D or 60D are quite adequate. There are some differences between the two, such as the articulated screen on the 60D. or the magnesium body on the 50D, and the fact that the 60D has video and I don't believe the 50D does (although the 7D does)

So, there are things to juggle around!


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Oct 27, 2011 01:08 |  #3

Tony

Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated.


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Oct 27, 2011 01:53 |  #4

Ergonomics might be one to consider as well, both are bigger bodies than "Rebels", and whilst I appreciate you didn't throw Rebels into the options, it might be a good idea to pop into a shop and handle a 600D and a 60D to see the difference in weight, size, feeling the "in-the-hands" experience.

A few people have bought XXD bodies as first cameras, but not enjoyed the weight, and swapped into a Rebel body instead.


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Oct 27, 2011 01:56 |  #5

Handling the different cameras was one of my key points. He did say that he would prefer a larger body. He has used my D7K before and liked the size. Im not sure how that compares to the two I suggested though. Given the weights the 60D is closer to the 7K than the 7D


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Oct 27, 2011 02:00 |  #6

If I said I want your body now, would you hold it against me?

Anyways...go get yourself a 7D


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Oct 27, 2011 02:04 |  #7

themomopan wrote in post #13313456 (external link)
If I said I want your body now, would you hold it against me?

Anyways...go get yourself a 7D

Not at all.

That was pretty much the way I was leaning.


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Oct 27, 2011 02:23 |  #8

You might find this thread interesting - https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1107047 - I was also choosing betwwen 7D and 60D.


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Oct 27, 2011 04:43 |  #9

livefats wrote in post #13313502 (external link)
You might find this thread interesting - https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1107047 - I was also choosing betwwen 7D and 60D.

Good read, thanks. Looks like my two recommendations were good ones. Interesting to see which way he goes.


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Oct 27, 2011 04:46 |  #10

I'd go with the 7D, it is a really capable camera. I love mine.


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Oct 27, 2011 08:25 |  #11

Personally, I think the 7D can be a bit intimidating, especially for someone who has never used a dslr before. If he can rely on your expertise to get used to it, fine, but otherwise he could save some coin and still get awesome shots with a lesser (easier) box. I think the 7D is more suited to the confirmed photo-nut or pro. Then there's the pp software he needs to learn too. Gulp!

It would be a shame to have such a camera and never take it out of automatic. It just might crush his enthusiasm.


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Oct 27, 2011 09:20 |  #12

I would recommend a 5D classic. especially if video is not a concern.


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Oct 27, 2011 09:52 |  #13

Kevan has a point. For someone who is new to dslr, I recommend an entry level body, or maybe a second hand 30D, 40D. Identify the likes and dislikes. By the time the person's skill grows beyond the camera's ability and ready for an upgrade, then only he/she knows what advance options, and the ever-evolving technology, suits him/her.


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Oct 27, 2011 10:37 |  #14

Get the 7D, going with anything less and he'd probably want to upgrade.




  
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Oct 27, 2011 10:43 |  #15

I will pick a 7D over 60D :
Scroll wheel, features, AF system, build.
Something he can easily grow with and will last him a long while before he get bitten by the upgrade bug.


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