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Canon 60D Users, Unite! (3)

 
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Feb 29, 2012 23:28 |  #4531

Dr.D wrote in post #13994883 (external link)
Thanks David I'll PM you my phone # so you can give it to her. ;) Ok Meg and CL I'm coming up your way soon and need some stuff to go see. Any ideas?

The weather is probably going to be mediocre at best, last time I checked they said rain this weekend, so be prepared for some sunshine and to get absolutely soaked (our weather forecasts have not exactly been accurate lately.)

What you can see depends on how much spare time you have and where you are. If you're downtown, then Pike Place Market, the waterfront, and the Seattle Center (and Experience Music Project) are the usual spots. There's also the Olympic Sculpture park at the end of the waterfront, it's modern art so meh but the views are nice (see previous weather comment.) If you're near the airport, you can get downtown easily using the Light Rail, and if you're feeling really adventurous, the bus system from any of the surrounding areas can be navigated into downtown. I'm not a fan though. And obviously, if you have a car you can just drive in but personally I avoid driving downtown, particularly the popular areas, at all costs.

If you have a car, the Boeing Museum of Flight is supposed to be awesome, although I personally haven't managed to get there yet. The arboretum near the University of Washington is really nice, and for smaller scale there's a Japanese Garden south of the city that's not usually crowded (kind of a bad neighborhood, though.)

Outside of the city, I'm not sure Mt Rainier is very accessible right now, it's a couple hours away but the hikes and views are spectacular. There's also supposed to be some good hikes around Issaquah/Tiger Mountain, but I'll let CL speak to those since that's his turf.

Feel free to drop me a PM if you need more specific info, I'm pretty familiar with downtown, but not so great at the transit system since I mostly just walk where I need to get around here. :p


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Mar 01, 2012 02:59 |  #4532

Courterman08 wrote in post #13994205 (external link)
As weird as it sounds, I'd rather be at the track taking photos than actually working. It's not a glamorous job in any way. Long hours, poor conditions (being in a fire suit all day), and OK pay. But it's an awesome experience that not a lot of people get, and it brings a smile to my face every time I realize how lucky I am to be a part of it. I'm hoping to get credentials for when Rolex comes to Mid Ohio this year. I would be absolutely ecstatic to be able to just do as I please while watching some awesome racing. Trust me, if you ever get the chance, you must go to at least one endurance race in your life. There's nothing like it. :cool:


This arrived today. I can't wait to put it through it's paces ;)
[IMG]http://a5.sphotos.ak.f​bcdn.net …43_1104230494_o​.jpg[IMG] (external link)


Here's the first shot with it.
[IMG]http://farm8.staticfli​ckr.com …422_1236a691ef_​z.jpg[/MG] (external link)

see when i take pictures with that lens, it looks terrible.. when you take pictures with the lens, they come out amazing.. hope you enjoy it man!

taken with the 200, and my 5d

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Mar 01, 2012 05:00 |  #4533

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Mar 01, 2012 06:00 |  #4534

Byzan A4 wrote in post #13991617 (external link)
Serious question guys, I have a 60d( among others) and sometimes struggle with fast moving shots at racetracks and the like. The buffer fills and the Camera is dead till it finishes writing.

That's a function of the file format the camera uses as much as the camera model.

RAW or RAW+JPEG fills any camera buffer faster than JPEG. Checking the stats from Digital Photography Review, a 60D using RAW fills its buffer after 16 frames (external link) and the same thing happens with a 7D after 24 frames. (external link)

I pulled out a 60D and set it to low-compression full-resolution JPEG: it took more than 40 images in a burst. At high-compression full-resolution JPEG, the 60D was still shooting after 50 continuous frames.

The solution to your "struggle" depends on what you really want.




  
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Mar 01, 2012 07:42 |  #4535

watduzhkstand4 wrote in post #13993851 (external link)
my first macro shot done with extension tubes :)
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I like this shot, nice work!


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Mar 01, 2012 07:50 |  #4536

Wow the ISO performance on the claimed 5D3 specs is just crazy. Maybe someday.....


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Mar 01, 2012 08:12 |  #4537

dlsfever wrote in post #13982239 (external link)
Thanks Randy. I had my rubber grip replaced also and it was less than a week and a half turnaround. I sent it to the Virginia location. Cant imagine being without it for more than a month. Did you call them to find out what the delay is?

Was this a warranty claim like rhandzz? If not, how much was the cost for the grip replacement?

After reading both of your posts, I took a look at my out of warranty body, and the grip is separating right under the shutter - wear from where my middle finger grips the camera :cry: - if it's a reasonable cost, I may have it fixed, if not reasonable, I'll just live with it.


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Mar 01, 2012 08:16 |  #4538

Yay! I got my 60D back last night. The weather is supposed to be 75 degrees today, perfect for some walking around. :D


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Mar 01, 2012 08:32 as a reply to  @ meglet's post |  #4539

5D III kit

http://www.photoprice.​ca …h-24-70-II-Kit-price.html (external link)


Will immaculens.com (external link)

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Mar 01, 2012 08:33 |  #4540

watduzhkstand4 wrote in post #13993851 (external link)
my first macro shot done with extension tubes :)
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Day 60/366 ~ Something Special for Leap Day :) (external link) by Jэяяу (external link), on Flickr

Imaginative work! I like it!:D

It may work well in high contrast B&W...


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Mar 01, 2012 08:46 |  #4541

Dr.D wrote in post #13994883 (external link)
Thanks David I'll PM you my phone # so you can give it to her. ;) Ok Meg and CL I'm coming up your way soon and need some stuff to go see. Any ideas?

If I didn't already had her, I'd sure ask it!

Can't wait for the price. I'd buy that. I really dislike my 24-70..


Hi, I'm David.

  
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Mar 01, 2012 09:16 |  #4542

Bealzabubba wrote in post #13996389 (external link)
Was this a warranty claim like rhandzz? If not, how much was the cost for the grip replacement?

After reading both of your posts, I took a look at my out of warranty body, and the grip is separating right under the shutter - wear from where my middle finger grips the camera :cry: - if it's a reasonable cost, I may have it fixed, if not reasonable, I'll just live with it.

It was a warranty claim. I waited 2 weeks before my warranty was about to expire so if I had any other issues I would have them address it. I just had to pay for shipping.


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Mar 01, 2012 10:13 |  #4543

If anyone is looking for a 60D, here's a decent deal http://www.ebay.com …0.m2000036#ht_7​054wt_1139 (external link)

The 50mm f/1.8 has jumped up to $120 recently. So it's like you are getting the body for 780. Granted you can still do CLP for $700ish, but just an option. Think of it as a 9 month warranty for 80 hehe


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Mar 01, 2012 10:15 |  #4544

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Mar 01, 2012 10:21 |  #4545

Yeah thanks guys, I shoot in Raw, but shoot fast moving motorsports, and can miss action in the blink of an eye so, with that i do spray and pray. I only have class 10 cards anyway so cannot improve on that.

HMM

I guess i will have to try and be more proactive in capturing "the" shot than hoping to stumble upon it.

I will have to look at some good glass then instead, GUTTED :D:D:D

Keyan wrote in post #13991761 (external link)
The 5D2 would be a huge step down for what you are trying to do. Has a slower burst speed an the autofocus is slower than even the 60D

Have you tried using the slower burst speed on your 60D? Are you shooting jpeg or RAW or jpeg + RAW? The 7D does have a larger buffer, but it also takes pictures faster so it fills it up, and it uses CF cards instead of SD so you would have to invest in high speed CF cards in order to keep the buffer empty on it.

Here are the specs for the 7D:
Maximum Burst
JPEG (Large/Fine): approx. 94 (CF)/approx. 126 (UDMA CF)

RAW: approx. 15/approx. 15 (UDMA CF)

RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): approx. 6 (CF/UDMA CF)

And the 60D:
Maximum Burst
JPEG (Large/Fine): approx. 58

RAW: approx. 16

RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): approx. 7

At 8fps for the 7D it is about 12 seconds before the buffer is full, with a UDMA CF card you are looking at 15. With the 60D you are looking at 10 seconds of jpeg, and actually in the RAW the 60D does a little better oddly, and with it's slower burst rate of 5.3fps you actually get more time bursting. Using a Class 10 SD Card shooting jpeg with my 60D I have yet to fill the buffer.

Frankly it kind of sounds like you are subscribing to the "spray and pray" method (which I am also guilty of, I took 2000 shots at an airshow and maybe 50 of them are decent), would you be better off practicing and learning more with your 60D and figuring out when and how to shoot to get the best shots? Just firing off even more frames won't suddenly fix the pics you are getting, instead you'll just have more stuff to sift through.




  
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