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60D shooter, but I really need help

 
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Apr 26, 2012 17:59 as a reply to  @ post 14334526 |  #16

I just purchased a 60D myself. I had a canon Elan II 35mm film camera with multiple lenses. I got tired of lugging that around.

In '08 we went to Italy and with all the indoor photography there, I wanted a digital camera. After much internal debate, I chose a Canon G9. Could easily tuck that G9 in a pocket or my wife's purse.

The G9 takes great pictures- my Flickr pictures link =

http://www.flickr.com/​photos/55056358@N04/ (external link)

Now I just got the 60D and it is fulfulling my need for an interchangeable lens camera. It takes great pictures and outshines the G9 in many areas, especially low light.

I now have two camera's that fit seperate niches. Both take great pictures. The G9 is my small & flexible go anywhere camera. Perfect for a Disney vacation or any place you don't want to lug a larger digital camera around.

But when I want the "better" camera, out comes my 60D that helps fullfill my quest for more artistis photography.




  
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Apr 26, 2012 18:08 |  #17

Buy a Leica M9. The Smallest Full Frame.

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Apr 26, 2012 21:12 |  #18

I started out with a G12 in Dec of '10. I've had a lot of fun since then and using the G12 taught me a lot. It will still get lots of use, I'm sure.

My 60D showed up around a week ago and so far, I love it. I will be adding lenses as time goes on. I do miss the macro capacity I have on my G12 via adapters and add-on lenses, so my next lens will be a 100mm macro.

The actual reason I am posting here is to suggest using the Cinch from LumaLabs: http://luma-labs.com/products/cinc​h (external link)

It makes carrying the 60D around all day no big deal... at least for me. We're currently on vacation and I've had it over my shoulder for 5 hours just today. Using a neck strap for my G12 used to cause me pain... so the Cinch makes a huge difference.


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Apr 26, 2012 21:32 |  #19

I recently went through this, was sick of a large DSLR and lenses. Tried a Leica M8 and the shutter died. Then I got another one and was scared the shutter would die and I'd be in for a large bill to fix it. Sold that. Then I thought I'd try out a Fuji X-Pro1. Whilst it takes great pics, looks cool and is portable.. it just didn't have the responsive feel of a DSLR. So I got to try out my brother in laws 5D3 and now I'm going to get one! I realised very quickly that I couldn't shoot my Italian Greyhound running or get that head shot kick of my partner in Karate competitions with anything less than a DSLR. I still might add a x100 or something like that but for now.. I'm full steam ahead wanting a 5d3.

So I have gone the full circle. My advice would be to keep the 60D. Get something else, maybe a used Panasonic GF1 or 2 or something similar and try out the format before offloading your 60D?? Just in case you see you've made a mistake? You could sell one of your lenses to fund it if funds are restricted.


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Apr 27, 2012 07:52 as a reply to  @ amanda_melb's post |  #20

Thanks to everyone for all the advice, now I am even more confused:)


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Apr 27, 2012 08:15 |  #21

skyking517 wrote in post #14337672 (external link)
Thanks to everyone for all the advice, now I am even more confused:)

That's what we're here for!...:D


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Apr 27, 2012 08:42 |  #22

One day we'll probably have a full featured camera chip on a pair of contacts, but for now you'll give up something going small. Getting back to your vacation. When I recently went to Disney/Universal I had my kit 18-135 and hated carrying it around. The lens would creep out and bang people in the head, etc. When I switched to a prime or small zoom (Sigma 17-50) it was much less annoying. Still doesn't give you the freedom of a pocket p/s, but much less cumbersome.


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Apr 27, 2012 09:01 |  #23

aquaforester wrote in post #14337880 (external link)
One day we'll probably have a full featured camera chip on a pair of contacts, but for now you'll give up something going small. Getting back to your vacation. When I recently went to Disney/Universal I had my kit 18-135 and hated carrying it around. The lens would creep out and bang people in the head, etc. When I switched to a prime or small zoom (Sigma 17-50) it was much less annoying. Still doesn't give you the freedom of a pocket p/s, but much less cumbersome.

Funny you say this...I just told my coworker how I kept bumping into things the whole cruise, the hood of the 24-105L I rented took a licking:) Now I am looking at the Canon G1X.....The images on this site look very impresive and the price is a lot less than the Sony NEX-7 I am also looking at.


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Apr 27, 2012 09:14 |  #24

amanda_melb wrote in post #14335838 (external link)
So I have gone the full circle. My advice would be to keep the 60D. Get something else, maybe a used Panasonic GF1 or 2 or something similar and try out the format before offloading your 60D?? Just in case you see you've made a mistake? You could sell one of your lenses to fund it if funds are restricted.

Great idea, I just put my 70-200L F4 up on craigslist...If I could dump that lens it would give me the cash to put towards, and If I dont like it I could return it and just repurchase the lens later, this way I will still have my 60D and some other lenses. Thanks!


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Apr 27, 2012 09:17 |  #25

looking at your signature, you would have a heavy camera if you had the grip attached and the 70-200 as well. how was the camera loaded when you went on the trip?
in my honest opinion i have no gripe carrying my 60D with a speedlight attached and my 17-50mm lens. it does feel a bit heavy but my love for photography far outweighs my hate in carrying the load. so if you cant handle it, it means you should look at getting a P&S.


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Apr 27, 2012 09:26 |  #26

boerewors wrote in post #14338060 (external link)
looking at your signature, you would have a heavy camera if you had the grip attached and the 70-200 as well. how was the camera loaded when you went on the trip?
in my honest opinion i have no gripe carrying my 60D with a speedlight attached and my 17-50mm lens. it does feel a bit heavy but my love for photography far outweighs my hate in carrying the load. so if you cant handle it, it means you should look at getting a P&S.

I actually didnt take the 70-200 on the cruise, I rented a 24-105L which I have rented 4 or 5 times...I use the grip because I have big hands...But I totally get your point.


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Apr 27, 2012 09:26 |  #27

skyking517 wrote in post #14334214 (external link)
Hello All,

I originally purchased a T21 to take pictures primarily of my son a few years ago, i enjoyed taking pictures so much I decided to get a 60D which is what I currently have. I am happy with it, but here is the problem. I am noticing that I am starting to take it with me less and less.....We just did a 7 day cruise in the Caribbean and wow what a BIIIIITCH to carry around, I only took about 300 pictures, would I have taken more if I had a smaller camera???

That is what leads to my problem. I am thinking about selling all my gear, including my lenses to get something smaller.....SOOOOO that led me to do some research...I knew right off the bat that a Point and shoot was out of the question, so I started doing some research and came across the Sony NEX-7.....NOW NOW I know this is a Canon forum, but after reading reviews on B and H I found that a lot of Canon shooters are also using the NEX-7 for everyday life....I had some desire to start some type of business, but that has faded with having NO time to spare between work and family. I really need opinions, am I making a mistake thinking this?

I forgot that even going to the Magic Kingdom with my 60D is a chore, and I find I dont use it that much:( What do I do??

Thanks all for the help

I'm feeling the same about my 60D and my Canon gear. I just rarely use it any more because I got tired of hauling it around.

The result is I've been toying with the m4/3 format and I'm really liking it. Take a look at this thread:

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1152828

Fred Miranda also has an interesting alternative gear section. It looks like a lot of people feel the same way.

I went with m4/3 because I thought NEX lacked the quality and variety of lenses offered in the m4/3 format. I'm also waiting on an Olympus OM-D EM-5 which looks very promising. The format's not for everyone, so try before you buy, but downsizing my gear has really worked for me.




  
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Apr 27, 2012 09:51 |  #28

Lots of folks have smaller cameras to take with them when they aren't using a DSLR. I generally take my DSLR with me when hiking, but I wouldn't take it cross country skiing, fishing, etc.... A small pocket camera can really come in handy at times, but won't replace the lens selection with the DSLR's.

The best camera is the one you have with you.




  
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Apr 27, 2012 10:16 |  #29

xinvisionx wrote in post #14334492 (external link)
How much for the 70-200L? =P

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macroshooter1970 wrote in post #14334496 (external link)
That's mine :D just kidding.

I call dibs on the 60D... :p

In the end no one camera is going to give you everything that you want / need, there will have to be compromises made somewhere.


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Apr 27, 2012 10:34 as a reply to  @ joeblack2022's post |  #30

Now I am back looking at the G1X....The images look great on that section of this site...Whats a good price to ask for the 70-200 F4 L??? Any ideas?


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