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Canon 60D Users, Unite! (4!)

 
IdiotsAbound
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Mar 16, 2014 00:08 |  #6196

The F stops here wrote in post #16759188 (external link)
The 60D and 70-200 F/4 mate really well together, and for around $500 used you can't really go wrong. As a challenge to myself (focal length wise) i used only the 60D and the 70-200 F/4 for a photoshoot and it performed flawlessly from 70 through 200.

It's the only zoom lens i own :D

The 60D and 70-200 F4 is also the only zoom combo I have as well (My other lense is the Tamron 17050 F2.8), and I always have the zoom as my go to lense.




  
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Mar 16, 2014 10:28 |  #6197

IdiotsAbound wrote in post #16761714 (external link)
The 60D and 70-200 F4 is also the only zoom combo I have as well (My other lense is the Tamron 17050 F2.8), and I always have the zoom as my go to lense.

I thought the Tamron 17-50 F2.8 was also a zoom lens, so you have two zoom lenses.




  
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Mar 16, 2014 17:02 |  #6198

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I thought the Tamron 17-50 F2.8 was also a zoom lens, so you have two zoom lenses.

Sorry, you are correct. I meant long zoom combo. I always have the 70-200 on the 60D and the 17-50 in the bag for when I want a wider angle or indoors shots.

While the 17-50 and 70-200 leaves a gap between 50 and 70mm, it has never been a bother for me.

I suppose an Canon 18-200mm lense would do for the entire range but it certainly won't be as equal to the sharp IQ of these two. Add in the extremely fast AF of the 70-200 and you have a winning combo.

Would I sell the 70-200 F/4 to get the IS version? I honestly don't know as I have not had to need IS yet since I usually do my photography in decent lighting or with it on a tripod/monopod. The 60D does really well in a higher ISO range than my XSi ever did, so I am happy with what I have.




  
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Mar 17, 2014 11:31 |  #6199

hmmmm, looks like i need to look for a 70-200 f/4....could this be my first red ring?? haha


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Mar 17, 2014 12:02 as a reply to  @ mike929's post |  #6200

off topic ~ this photographer has spend decades photographing a quaint little town... but the photography is only half his hobby. Admirable work!

http://www.viralnova.c​om/takes-pictures-of-model-town/ (external link)


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Mar 17, 2014 12:10 |  #6201

WhidbeyHiker wrote in post #16761110 (external link)
Just pulled the trigger and ordered a 60D. Should have it by the 25th. As soon as I get it I am going to want to send my 40D out for a sensor cleaning/maintenance. Any suggestions on good companies to do this?

I'm going to assume that with the name "WhidbeyHiker" you hail from the Pacific NW so I'd recommend
Cameratechs Inc.
2034 NW Market St.
Seattle, WA 98107

Phone: 206.782.2433
Hours: Monday-Friday 10am – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm

They charge $50 for APS-C and $70 for full frame and will do the cleaning on a wait basis. I had them do mine summer of 2011 before cruising off to Alaska. They state on their website (http://www.cameratechs​.com/ (external link)) "No appointment is required, but please be sure to bring your camera in with a fully charged battery!"




  
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Mar 17, 2014 13:20 |  #6202

Immaculens wrote in post #16764873 (external link)
off topic ~ this photographer has spend decades photographing a quaint little town... but the photography is only half his hobby. Admirable work!

http://www.viralnova.c​om/takes-pictures-of-model-town/ (external link)

AIn't it great? I've been following him on Flickr for the past 18 months. Love his idea and his talent.


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Mar 17, 2014 13:42 |  #6203

Meanderer wrote in post #16765073 (external link)
AIn't it great? I've been following him on Flickr for the past 18 months. Love his idea and his talent.

achieving the correct perspective would be a fun challenge... although I'm sure he has gotten much quicker at it over the yrs


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Mar 17, 2014 17:55 as a reply to  @ post 16761110 |  #6204

driving into a neighbouring town a wk ago

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Mar 17, 2014 18:21 |  #6205

Will,

Thx for sharing the link. That guy is brilliant.


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Mar 17, 2014 20:08 |  #6206

Phoenixkh wrote in post #16765773 (external link)
Will,

Thx for sharing the link. That guy is brilliant.

Good to see you Kim ~

well my tax refund was a let-down so a 70D kit is on hold...

how is it looking for you?


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Mar 17, 2014 20:17 |  #6207

Our tax return is dedicated to a new AC/heating system but I have enough saved for the new 7D 2 should it materialize. I'm hoping Canon releases the specs soon so I can decide if the 7D 2 is worth it or if I should just get the 70D.

If I decide on the 7D 2, I don't see myself making a purchase until October or November because I'll wait until it's in the field for a while to see if it has problems, much like the 70D is exhibiting. Being on the bleeding edge of technology has pluses and minuses.

Did you decide to get the 70D when funds are available?


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Mar 17, 2014 20:32 |  #6208

Phoenixkh wrote in post #16766038 (external link)
Did you decide to get the 70D when funds are available?

The 7D II will surely make me salivate but I already know its more than I need... and I'm not keen to have a larger body than the 60D/70D... I suspect the 70D will fit my AI Servo needs and eventually get the 100-400 IS replacement.

its bizarre not thirsting after the latest and greatest as I did even 7 months ago... and I'm not on this forum as much either. I think wildlife photography will always be a passion but obsessing over gear is likely behind me.


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Mar 17, 2014 20:35 |  #6209

Half the AC went up in smoke last summer, we ended up replacing both coil/plenums and one compressor... Must be a 60D thing...vmad


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Mar 17, 2014 21:25 |  #6210

Will, congrats...and I mean that. I've been pretty calm about the whole thing too. The 60D is working fairly well for me, even within its limitations. I've been practicing bird in flight photos and am learning a lot.

You might well be right. The 7D 2 might be too heavy for me. The only thing I think I might want/need is the expanded center point. I don't feel frustrated with the wait like I used to. I also saving for a new 400mm lens... either the 400L or the 100-400L. I'm in no rush there either as I'm going to buy the body before the lens. It would be nice if one of both of those lenses are updated, though the rumors have been ongoing about them for ages, as you know.


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