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Canon 60D Users, Unite! (4!)

 
kingpagla
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May 09, 2013 16:23 |  #4201

I haven't shot with my 60D for a while  :o Been relying my G15 and phone.
I Really need to remedy this, I should have something to post here tomorrow.


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May 09, 2013 16:33 |  #4202

BGray1 wrote in post #15915191 (external link)
Thanks for the info, I haven't used the disk yet - I presumed it was just for back up! I've been looking into Lightroom and Photoshop and have ordered Photoshop Elements as it seems more suitable for me. I won't be taking RAW photos as I don't have the time to process them, so I think I'll get a lot out of Photoshop Elements when I figure out how to use it!

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Bob

If you have the storage space you really should be shooting in RAW+jpeg anyway.

I didn't shoot RAW for years just because I never bothered to learn how to process it and storage was expensive.
I really regret not having those older pics in RAW now. There are some really good ones that could be great but are now forever limited to jpeg.
And storage space is so cheap now, too.

Not shooting and saving RAW files is like shooting film and throwing away the negative, imo.


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May 09, 2013 17:59 |  #4203

I would def shoot in RAW. Every photo that you see that is amazing is shot in RAW. Sure the camera can have some good shots in JPEG but when you start fine tuning the contrast, white balance, sharpness, and so on you can get a totally different image then what your camera took. DPP is a good program to start out with. I sometimes use that, but most of my stuff is done in Lightroom, I sometimes also use Corel Paintshop pro too. All depends on the photo. They all process the raw photos differently with different results. I think you would be much happier if you shot in RAW.


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May 09, 2013 18:36 |  #4204

scotiez wrote in post #15915944 (external link)
Every photo that you see that is amazing is shot in RAW.
I think you would be much happier if you shot in RAW.

Both these statements are incorrect... atleast if you ask me.
Not a single photo that i posted on here have been shot in RAW, all Jpeg's.. and some of them are pretty amazing.
I've seen others on here post their photos in Jpeg, they also look amazing.

I'm happy as hell shooting 90% Jpeg.


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May 09, 2013 18:41 as a reply to  @ bent toe's post |  #4205

Super sheep to the rescue! :D

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May 09, 2013 19:04 as a reply to  @ gordon67's post |  #4206

using the 24-105 more than I did the 15-85...

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May 09, 2013 19:28 |  #4207

nice flower shots, Will.

I'm glad you are liking your 24-105L. I'm still enjoying the 15-85 at this point.


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May 09, 2013 19:38 |  #4208

I agree. Very nice shots, Will.


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May 09, 2013 20:14 |  #4209

bent toe wrote in post #15916081 (external link)
Both these statements are incorrect... atleast if you ask me.
Not a single photo that i posted on here have been shot in RAW, all Jpeg's.. and some of them are pretty amazing.
I've seen others on here post their photos in Jpeg, they also look amazing.

I'm happy as hell shooting 90% Jpeg.

your entitled to your opinion just as I am. We all don't like the same things. Be a pretty boring world if we all agreed.


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May 09, 2013 20:18 |  #4210

BGray1 wrote in post #15910148 (external link)
Hi folks, I've just got myself a 60D and am new to DSLR photography. I've so much to learn and am enjoying looking at your wonderful photos. I'm just wondering would you mind putting up the settings you use when taking the photos, so I could learn and help me when experimenting, as I really don't know what I'm doing! Thanking you in anticipation!

What the heck... I might as well get in here and muddy up the waters a little bit.

If this is your first DSLR don't even worry about shooting RAW for right now. Maybe not even for the first few months or more depending on how much you get out and shoot. Save your shots as the highest quality JPEGs you can and work with those initially. You don't even have to shoot at 18MP if you don't plan on making poster size prints or do heavy cropping. Keep it simple to get you started.

For that matter shoot in Program mode for a while and just get a feel for the camera and it's controls. Then switch around between TV and AV and see what kind of control that gives you in different situations. And don't forget to try out the flippy-swivel LCD for some low and high level shots. The focusing is slower in Live View Mode but you can get some really dramatic shots by just working from a lower or higher angle.

The 60D is my first DSLR as well, making a big jump up from a Canon G5. After 8 months or so I'm still occasionally overwhelmed by the 60D and all it can do. Feels like I'm only using it to 25% of it's potential, but that's OK by me. I'll learn it as I need it.

RAW gives you some great options BUT...

It won't focus blurred images.

It won't improve your composition.

It won't correct truly bad lighting or exposure.

It will, however, let you take a good shot and turn it into an eye-popper. Other editing software can as well, in the right hands, with a well shot JPEG.

Do install the stuff off of the CD that came with the camera. Zoombrowser works well and makes it easy to download and organize your photos. DPP works fine for basic editing and gives you a way to work with RAW files when you're ready. And don't forget to search thru the camera menus and add your name as owner and copyright holder so it shows up in the EXIF data off all your pictures.

So get out there and start shootin' it up and post a few samples for us here!


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May 09, 2013 20:24 |  #4211

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Super sheep to the rescue! :D

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Frozen sheep! :eek: Great mid-air capture. Now please tell us that he (or she) didn't take a header into that fencepost! :lol:


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May 09, 2013 20:39 as a reply to  @ BurnUnit's post |  #4212

A question....have many 60D owners moved up from a 30D and debated wether or not to go - 40D or 60D? and If you decided 60D please can you explain the reasons and conclusions...

P.


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May 09, 2013 20:50 |  #4213

BurnUnit wrote in post #15916345 (external link)
Frozen sheep! :eek: Great mid-air capture. Now please tell us that he (or she) didn't take a header into that fencepost! :lol:

lol it was a kind of jump straight up while kicking out the back legs.


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May 09, 2013 21:14 |  #4214

a few around the city

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May 10, 2013 00:17 |  #4215

1/15, f/8, ISO 2000, 8mm fisheye

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