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Dec 27, 2012 08:19 |  #1

I had the T2i for a year and happy with it but i see a few deals on the 60D now after Christmas is see a lot of sales is it worth the change because i was thinking of going with 60D for a while if the upgrade has a big difference i mainly use Tamron 17-50 and have the kit lenses 18-55 and 55-250 that's hardly used still in the box also i was looking at the Tamron SP 70-300 and keep the T2i for now Thanks




  
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Dec 27, 2012 08:29 |  #2

What do you hope the 60d will offer you that you aren't getting from your T2i

Personally, I'd be looking at getting some new lenses rather than upgrade from a t2i to 60d. The lens would depend on what I was aiming to photograph. I also don't think the Tamron 70-300 will be a big improvement over your 55-250 kit lens.


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Dec 27, 2012 09:54 as a reply to  @ Owain Glyndwr's post |  #3

I have both cameras. The 60D has much faster AF. It is also easier to use when focusing. Despite having the same sensor, the 60D has the option of using ISO settings between 800 and 1600, etc. This allows you to make finger ISO adjustments, and can lead to cleaner photos.
The upgrade is worth it, but you can get more for your money by getting a fast prime, for example.
I use both cameras. They are both good. The 60D is larger and heavier than the T2i. If you can, check them out at a local store. When I got the 60D, my intent was to pick up a 7D. I found that I liked the size, weight and ergonomics of the 60D more than the 7D. The 7D is a lot of camera, with a very sophisticated (read that as complex) operation. If you can, try before you buy.




  
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Dec 27, 2012 10:03 |  #4
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I upgraded from the T1i to the 60D, primarily for the ergonomics and controls. My film camera has dual control wheels and I struggled with the wheel/button system of the T1i. Added bonuses were:
Flash commander,
Hugely improved AF system,
Better burst rate and depth,
Better battery.


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Dec 27, 2012 10:05 |  #5

I had took a few pics with my friends 60D and liked the size and weight and he gives it a lot of praise but if the only major difference is size then i happy with T2i and will spend the money i have set aside on glass how is the Tamron SP 70-300 VC over the 55-250 kit or any other options




  
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Dec 27, 2012 11:45 |  #6

Ive had a T2i and currently a T3i, 60D, and a 6D.

The 60D is a much better camera than the T3i and even more of a camera than a T2i.

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Dec 27, 2012 15:26 |  #7

artyH wrote in post #15412218 (external link)
the 60D has the option of using ISO settings between 800 and 1600, etc. This allows you to make finger ISO adjustments, and can lead to cleaner photos.

FWIW, the T2i can do this as well with Magic Lantern installed. ML is quite a firmware-equalizer...

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I had took a few pics with my friends 60D and liked the size and weight and he gives it a lot of praise but if the only major difference is size then i happy with T2i and will spend the money i have set aside on glass how is the Tamron SP 70-300 VC over the 55-250 kit or any other options

I'd say to save up the extra $300 over the price of a 60D, and get the used Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L for $1000 -- that used price will probably be going down soon too, as the new price just dropped to $1240 from $1400.


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Dec 27, 2012 16:18 |  #8

If your going to use off camera flash the wireless flash trigger is very helpful if the body you have now does not do this.


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Dec 28, 2012 09:29 |  #9

Owain Glyndwr wrote in post #15412035 (external link)
What do you hope the 60d will offer you that you aren't getting from your T2i

Personally, I'd be looking at getting some new lenses rather than upgrade from a t2i to 60d. The lens would depend on what I was aiming to photograph. I also don't think the Tamron 70-300 will be a big improvement over your 55-250 kit lens.

this.

in term of image quality you will see no improvement. the improvement you see is an improvement in setting the camera to take the shot.

unless you need an improvement in say auto focus ability (in which case get a 7D) or you plan to go FF, wait, get new glass and wait for canon to release the next generation sensors on the XXD lineup before you upgrade


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Dec 29, 2012 01:37 |  #10

cool thanks




  
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