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Canon 60D Users, Unite! (2)

 
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Oct 06, 2011 04:37 |  #4141

Keyan wrote in post #13208076 (external link)
The 50mm 1.8 is the usual go to.

If you want a little better performance and ultrasonic motor, the 50 mm 1.4. Not sure what your price range is.

Is this the one you refer to? http://www.warehouseex​press.com …-50mm-f1-8-ii-lens/p12814 (external link)

As in the £90 lens? Seems cheap...

EDIT: I bet you meant this one, actually? http://www.warehouseex​press.com …50mm-f1-4-usm-lens/p12813 (external link)


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Oct 06, 2011 04:52 |  #4142

AdamAsh wrote in post #13212350 (external link)
Is this the one you refer to? http://www.warehouseex​press.com …-50mm-f1-8-ii-lens/p12814 (external link)

As in the £90 lens? Seems cheap...

EDIT: I bet you meant this one, actually? http://www.warehouseex​press.com …50mm-f1-4-usm-lens/p12813 (external link)

Nope. The 1.8. The "Nifty Fifty". It's cheap. It's flimsy plastic...But it's a stellar lens for the money. I don't know anybody that's been disappointed with it when they take into account the low cost. It's the absolute best cheap lens you can buy in my opinion.

Mine has taught me a couple of things. 1) Shooting wide open makes it really easy to miss the focus and think that the lens is crappy...Until you get better with it...And 2) I don't care for prime lenses much :D


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Oct 06, 2011 04:53 |  #4143

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Thanks for the quick reply. I'm currently using the Zeikos grip and am fully satisfied with it on my T2i, just not sure how it feels on the 60D. Your comments definitely helped.

Anyone else?

I have a meike grip on my 60D and love it. I picked it up since i was on a budget and i can't justify paying 200 or so on a Canon version. The feel isn't that much different from the camera but you can obviously tell it's not "canon" quality. I have it on my camera at all times and it actually helps me shooting handheld alot better now that i can rest my wrist under the grip. Considering that you have a T2i with the zeikos grip, the only different would be weight. My friend has a T2i with a meike grip and i think together it's a tad bit same weight as the 60D with a single battery. I love it because it's the closest i will ever get to having something look like a 1Ds lol.

You can always pick up the grip and if it doesn't satisfied you then return it. Hope that helps!


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Oct 06, 2011 05:19 |  #4144

Nice macros. Vinmunoz I'm jealous. I still haven't been able to get the Kenko's.



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Oct 06, 2011 08:02 |  #4145

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Nice macros. Vinmunoz I'm jealous. I still haven't been able to get the Kenko's.

thanks... i can't afford a real macro lens so i settled for the tubes.


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Oct 06, 2011 08:02 as a reply to  @ Strontium's post |  #4146

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Oct 06, 2011 08:44 |  #4147

^^ Nice deal!


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Oct 06, 2011 09:14 as a reply to  @ Rivest's post |  #4148

My Meike Grip arrived last night along with a Maximal Power Li-ion battery. I selected the battery because it uses the same charger as came with the camera; thus far I am very impressed with the grip. As many have said, the color and texture does not match the Canon grip, but like my choice to purchase the Sigma 70-200 over the Canon was to maximize my purchasing power. Any time I can get 85-90% of the quality, and functionality for less then 1/2 the cost, I consider it a win.


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Oct 06, 2011 09:16 |  #4149

I love my Meike! :)


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Oct 06, 2011 09:22 as a reply to  @ Rivest's post |  #4150

Just upgraded to a 60D. My old 400D is a fantastic camera, but the 60D is just so much more... classy.


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Oct 06, 2011 09:25 |  #4151

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...but the 60D is just so much more... classy.

Welcome to the xxD series. :) I started with a 20D and could never get comfortable with any of the Rebels.


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Oct 06, 2011 09:29 |  #4152

Rocky Rhode wrote in post #13212904 (external link)
My Meike Grip arrived last night along with a Maximal Power Li-ion battery. I selected the battery because it uses the same charger as came with the camera; thus far I am very impressed with the grip. As many have said, the color and texture does not match the Canon grip, but like my choice to purchase the Sigma 70-200 over the Canon was to maximize my purchasing power. Any time I can get 85-90% of the quality, and functionality for less then 1/2 the cost, I consider it a win.

Rocky, how do you like the Sigma 70-200? Have you shot any sports or fast action with it? I need a faster lens for my Son's hockey games and I'm saving for the Canon 70-200 F/2.8 but debating the Sigma for the $$ savings.


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Oct 06, 2011 09:38 |  #4153

MikeDee,

I've owned both and while the Canon does have a slight edge over the Siggy's sharpness, I would pick the Siggy anyday due to the cost savings. If money was no issue, of course, I'd pick the Canon... but given the ~$400-500 difference (used prices), I'd definitely take the Siggy.

Sigma's HSM is very comparable to Canon's USM, the Sigma 70-200/2.8 is no slouch and IMO is very capable of shooting sports.

You could always do what I did... buy the Sigma used, and continue savings... Once you get enough, sell the Sigma and buy the Canon. Good glass prices stay pretty constant and as long as you pay close to market rate on the Sigma, you shouldn't lose any money.


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Oct 06, 2011 09:51 |  #4154

Zeikos grip here, I can't really tell a difference between the grip and our 60D. Works great and love how much it blends in~


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Oct 06, 2011 09:53 |  #4155

Well I think I just blew all my 60D refund money... LOL :)


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