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T5i being shipped but already feeling I should have ordered 60d. Help!

 
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Feb 27, 2014 08:59 |  #31

I am a Rebel fan, for ease of use and great shots. The T5i has built in HDR and better ISO capabilities. Although the 60d has more color depth and dynamic range, it is minimal. The touch screen of the T5i is very nice. I love it on my EOS M.

The older I get, the more convinced I am that when the 5Dii becomes too much for me (weight and all) that I will go back to the Rebel.

Good luck.


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Feb 27, 2014 09:01 |  #32

PS I rarely use my top screen. Both 60d and Rebel have the Q screen and with the touch screen, it is so easy to change any setting. You won't need the extra dial.


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Feb 27, 2014 14:57 |  #33

michgirl wrote in post #16721461 (external link)
PS I rarely use my top screen. Both 60d and Rebel have the Q screen and with the touch screen, it is so easy to change any setting. You won't need the extra dial.

Of course, the more you use the big LCD, the faster you drain the battery - a battery that isn't as large as the 60D's to begin with. For me, the touch screen is irrelevant. I can't actually remember the last time I used anything but the two dials and the four top buttons to change any shooting settings.

After a brief trial, I quit trying to use manual on my T1i. It was too much of a pain in the butt. With my 60D, it's almost all I use. That is the real difference for me.


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Feb 27, 2014 16:41 |  #34

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I received the T5i in the mail. Per Amazon rep, it is 100% refundable, even if opened, within 30 days.

My first impression: I like it a lot.

I find the controls easy. In fact, in Manual mode, I can switch Aperture, Shutter and ISO all while looking through the view finder.
Dial alone - changes Shutter speed
Dial + Av button w/Thumb - changes Aperture
Press ISO button once w/Index finger then Dial - Changes ISO

This is fast, intuitive and while I like the wheel of my G12 and can see how I would like the wheel of a 60d, but by all means, I am not direly missing it or feel it is limiting my abilities/needs.

I do like the lighter weight. With Lens, battery, it is very comfortable. I think I like the lightness vs the heavy (expensive feel) weight. Of course, this is my first camera, so I can understand and accept reviews/feedback regarding how the weight alters the "feel" of the equipment.

I do find the view finder a little on the small side. I find that I have to either get very close (pressing nose into LCD screen) in order to frame the shot + see the Information bar at bottom. This is an area I am a little bit concerned about. But so far, its not a show stopper.

At this point, I am most likely going to be keeping it, but I will continue my feedback.

Remember, I came from a fully pushed/experienced G12, and being budget centric, I think the price and T5i w/STM lens is a great next jump for me. I will push this camera and lens (multiple soon) to its limits and when I tire of this camera...well, I will be ready to jump up to the 70d or beyond! :)

I would say at this point keep it, the 60D offers a little more with sport/action shots but the newer T5i has more video features and comes with the STM lens




  
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Feb 27, 2014 17:18 |  #35

michgirl wrote in post #16721456 (external link)
I am a Rebel fan, for ease of use and great shots. The T5i has built in HDR and better ISO capabilities. Although the 60d has more color depth and dynamic range, it is minimal. The touch screen of the T5i is very nice. I love it on my EOS M.

The older I get, the more convinced I am that when the 5Dii becomes too much for me (weight and all) that I will go back to the Rebel.

Good luck.

IIRC you have arthritis or something of that nature, correct? This isn't a shot, but I don't have any problems carrying gear around. I own a rebel (T3i) and a 60d. The difference in weight is almost comical to compare. The 60d is about 7oz heavier. If these differences are a concern, it almost is senseless having a dslr given the weight differences between lenses. The 60d is a better machine than a rebel. It will allow you to make shots that yu would otherwise miss in certain circumstances with a rebel. The op and anybody without physical limitation will like the 60d better. It's just a better more capable camera, and the weight difference is minimal. As john from pa said, the weight is actually a good thig for balance and composition. Unless the op can't lift 7 extra ounces, the 60d is a no brainer. Touch screens and video are bells and whistles.


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Feb 27, 2014 19:41 as a reply to  @ Frodge's post |  #36

I just want to put my two Bobs worth in.

When I worked for a newspaper, we were issued with 1D MkII and 20D with grip as back ups. Over a time (and I wasn't the only photographer), the 20D became my work horse. Fantastic image quality (for the time) and much much lighter than the 1D. This is very noticeable when you have a camera in your hands for six hours (or more) in a day.

2005 I planned to go tripping around SE Asia (my second trip) and had planned to take my work issued 20D with me. My boss wouldn't allow any gear to leave the country, so I bought a 350D, grip and Sigma 18-200mm. This kit worked out well. I got the shots I wanted, and was light and compact.

Moving to SE Asia to live and work, I bought a second hand 20D which I still have. Then later a 50D and gave my 350D to my daughter which still produces fine images.

Late last year, I bought a 700D the 18-55 kit lens (which I've hardly used). My 18-135 STM I bought for videos on my EOS M, now accompanies my 40mm f/2.8 when shooting with the 700D.

Where I'm heading with this is, over time I have scaled down my gear from 1D MkII to 20D to 50D to 700D, and I don't miss a thing. I'm getting more and more into video these days and the 700D is perfect for this. I still have the gear listed in my signature but my 700D has become my main camera now, although my S95 is usually always with me.

My 50D produces outstanding images. I love the way it handles. Once the 700D is in my hands, it doesn't take me long too get accustomed to the functions and handling. The upside is, the 700D produces images at high ISO (which I shoot all too often) much better than the 50D. My poor old 20D has hardly seen the light of day these last four months.

I'm now using my 700D/40mm f/2.8 for street candids. I just stick it in my small messenger bag. Easy to carry and discrete, and produces some fine images.

Back to the OP, stick with the T5i for awhile. Get used to it, shoot as much as you can and in time your buyer's remorse will disappear. Later on, you can always update as new models become available.


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Feb 27, 2014 21:11 |  #37

But the 60d isn't a 1dmkiii. The 60d is more comparable to yor 50d in size and weight. I honestly think te op is better served sending the T5i back and getting the 60d. Like I said, I have both and if I'm going somewhere when I don't exactly know what I'm in for, the 60d comes with me. Settings are much simpler to change.


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Feb 27, 2014 21:41 |  #38

Frodge wrote in post #16723094 (external link)
But the 60d isn't a 1dmkiii. The 60d is more comparable to yor 50d in size and weight. I honestly think te op is better served sending the T5i back and getting the 60d. Like I said, I have both and if I'm going somewhere when I don't exactly know what I'm in for, the 60d comes with me. Settings are much simpler to change.

Can you provide examples of what settings are simpler to change?


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Feb 27, 2014 21:44 |  #39

Kezug,

As much as I like my 60D, I don't think you should base your decision on anyone else's opinion. You said you like your T5i.... that's cool with me. You're the one who will using it.


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Feb 27, 2014 21:48 |  #40

kezug wrote in post #16723148 (external link)
Can you provide examples of what settings are simpler to change?

Any of the exposure triangle settings. With the rear wheel it makes changes to aperture, shutter speed or anything else much simpler. You only have the top dial on the T5i. The 60d has the 8 way d pad and the rear dial as well as the top dial. Those controls give you literally full, swift control over everything. The rebels are not in the same class. I love my t3i, which is the same body layout as the T5i, but the 60d really whips the rebels in this area. I honestly always take the 60d out with me for this one reason.if you use the xxd bodies for even a short time, the rebels deficiencies become very apparent. THis does not make the rebels bad cameras. But the 60d has come down so much in price ore almost foolish not to buy it. It's in a different class.


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Feb 27, 2014 21:50 |  #41

Phoenixkh wrote in post #16723160 (external link)
Kezug,

As much as I like my 60D, I don't think you should base your decision on anyone else's opinion. You said you like your T5i.... that's cool with me. You're the one who will using it.

I usually never get involved in these sorts of threads. But I did for the reason that I own a rebel and 60d. Just trying to help the guy out.


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Feb 27, 2014 21:59 |  #42

Frodge,

I can understand you would think my post was directed at you in particular. It wasn't intended that way.

I also made the decision to buy the 60D over one of the Rebels and I agree with your ideas about the 60D. For me, it was a better choice.

I only commented to Kezug because he feels comfortable with his decision and he should be able to enjoy using his new camera without second guessing himself. In the end, it's about the photographs anyway.


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Feb 27, 2014 22:14 |  #43

No offense taken. I just know the feeling of buying something (not necessarily a camera) and knowing somewhere in my mind that I short sold myself on my purchase. This thread would be non-existent if the op didn't have that feeling. But as myself and others have said, the T5i is a good rig too. Enjoy if you plan to keep it.


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Feb 27, 2014 22:44 |  #44

Its all good...these posts are healthy discussions that help me with my decision. I want to thank everyone who has taken time out to contribute to the discussion.

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Feb 27, 2014 23:55 |  #45

Here's what I would do. Keep the t5i. Since you are considering returning and spending $100 more for the 60. Why not use that $100 and buy a lens. A fast prime say a nifty 50. The ef-50 1.8 is $125 new and would give you a different shooting experience from anything you've had so far.

Have some fun. Then in say 3+ years when the new AF system in the 70d is improved on and in all of Canon's cameras see if you might want to upgrade. By then you will know enough about your camera and how you use it to know if you need a higher end body or not.

Read this thread about Rebel's

https://photography-on-the.net …t=1341306&highl​ight=rebel




  
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