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Canon 60D Users, Unite! (4!)

 
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Sep 16, 2014 15:25 |  #6571

EightEleven wrote in post #17157868 (external link)
Do you have a good understanding of photography?
I hear the 18-135 is a good lens, it will certainly cover all of your proposed shooting situations other than surfing..

I say pick up a canon 50 f1.8 (nifty fifty) also.. Best bang for the buck!!

I still have a good understanding of photography from some college classes I took 10 years ago, but I've bought a couple of Brian Peterson's books and I've been doing a ton of research. I love photography in general and want to learn to shoot properly using Aperture, ISO, etc (shoot in manual and not auto). I think it can be a waste to have such a nice camera that can produce amazing shots and just keep it in Auto.

I think for surfing I'll definitely need to be in the 200-400 focal length range

The only issue is that the lens Canon is offering with the 60D is not the STM, would I be better off buying the body separately?

happyduck wrote in post #17157889 (external link)
If your going to get the 18-135 get the 18-135 STM better by far:)

That's what I've been reading. They offer the T5i and 70D with the STM lenses but those cameras are not part of the loyalty program yet

Phoenixkh wrote in post #17158426 (external link)
As was mentioned above, when you buy the 60D with the 18-135 kit lens, it is not the newer STM version of this lens. From all accounts, the new 18-135 STM is on par with the very fine 15-85 (my walk around/landscape lens) and it does give you more on the telephoto lens but a bit less on the wide angle side.

Bottom line? I would spend the extra money to get the STM lens. You won't regret it.


It's sounding like my best bet might be to buy the body then, and the nifty fifty and then pick up the STM separately. It would be awesome if they offered it with the STM lens because the loyalty price is fantastic!

Thanks for everyone's advice!


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Sep 16, 2014 20:04 |  #6572

My son has the 70D with the 18-135 STM and that is one fantastic lens. If you cannot afford to get both, I would opt for the 18-135 as the first lens and the 50mm later. The 18-135 will give you the same range as the 50, just not as fast. Unless you do a lot of low light photography or really need the shallow depth-of-field, you'll be doing yourself an injustice getting just the 50 and waiting till later to get the 18-135.


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Sep 16, 2014 20:32 |  #6573

With the Canon Loyalty Program, they often discount lenses sold separately if you buy them together with the camera body... not a kit, mind you. You should give Canon Direct a call and see what you can work out a deal on the 18-135 STM with a 60D.


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Sep 17, 2014 13:10 |  #6574

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Sep 19, 2014 20:19 |  #6575

Drop my camera today. Smashed the lens filter and lens hood, little damage to the outer most part of the l series lens. Still works. Used hacksaw and pliers to get broken lens filter off. What a nightmare.


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Sep 19, 2014 22:20 |  #6576

newf with a rebel wrote in post #17166247 (external link)
Drop my camera today. Smashed the lens filter and lens hood, little damage to the outer most part of the l series lens. Still works. Used hacksaw and pliers to get broken lens filter off. What a nightmare.

Hope you had accident insurance


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Sep 20, 2014 07:12 |  #6577

Accident insurance on what my camera?no insurance for that.


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Sep 20, 2014 13:04 |  #6578

newf with a rebel wrote in post #17166875 (external link)
Accident insurance on what my camera?no insurance for that.

I added additional insurance on my camera gear attached to my renters insurance. It saved. A few months later I dropped and broke my 17-40 F4 L lens onto concrete. I received an immediate direct deposit into my checking account to cover the new lens. Well worth it.


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Sep 20, 2014 13:31 |  #6579

Just picked up a used (1 year old) 60D with a 18-135 (non stm) with a yongnuo 560 speedlite and flash trigger for $475. 6000 shutter actuations. I am looking forward to playing with this!



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Sep 20, 2014 14:29 |  #6580

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Sep 20, 2014 15:52 |  #6581

xinvisionx wrote in post #17167339 (external link)
I added additional insurance on my camera gear attached to my renters insurance. It saved. A few months later I dropped and broke my 17-40 F4 L lens onto concrete. I received an immediate direct deposit into my checking account to cover the new lens. Well worth it.

how did you set it up? for value and so on? curious if the house insurance would do it or would the deductible not be worth it!


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Sep 20, 2014 23:15 |  #6582

Bikervon wrote in post #17167381 (external link)
Just picked up a used (1 year old) 60D with a 18-135 (non stm) with a yongnuo 560 speedlite and flash trigger for $475. 6000 shutter actuations. I am looking forward to playing with this!

6000? Thats a steal


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Sep 21, 2014 07:32 |  #6583

Yea, I was pretty happy. Plus a spare Canon battery.
I am fighting off a cold right now, but can't wait to go snap some pics!
Just the few pics to see how it works taken around the house so far...I am a happy camper!



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Sep 21, 2014 10:17 as a reply to  @ Bikervon's post |  #6584

A couple from yesterday.
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Sep 21, 2014 11:15 |  #6585

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