CJCMarquez wrote in post #15204468
IS basically helps with motion blur from unsteady hands at slower shutter speeds.
USM typically implies a quicker, quieter focus motor.
EF are lenses made for FF cameras but can be mounted on crop cameras.
EF-S are lenses specifically made for crop cameras and often have FL to match the apparent field of view due to the 1.6x crop (30mm prime on crop vs 50mm prime on FF).
Thank you! All the different lens names make a lot more sense now.
JohnB57 wrote in post #15204780
What will the 70D give you
that the 60D doesn't, in real terms?
I've always bought gear well into their model lives and put the money saved towards glass. As is often posted on here, cameras don't stop taking great pictures just because there's a newer model.
Well I don't plan to purchase the 70D even if it comes out. I might have not worded my post right, sometimes I even confuse myself =p or maybe I didn't understand your response, but I don't plan on purchasing a 70D. I was just asking about the price of the 60D, thinking that if I got the 60D after the 70D is released, it would be cheaper. But from the responses I've been getting, I'm just going to get the 60D and not wait for a "maybe".
TMaG82 wrote in post #15204865
Silly question but is this your first DSLR? The reason that I ask is that my cousin complained to me as well how heavy a 60D with kit lens felt. He was going to return the camera until I asked him to show me how he held it and sure enough, he was holding it P&S style with one hand, only using his left hand to change the zoom and not fully supporting it underneath like he should.
It is my "official" first DSLR:o. I've used a T2i before, but this one is going to be one that I can actually call "mine" and use for more than just a few weeks. Well now I don't know if I'm holding it right. I hold up most of the weight with my right hand, and I use the fingertips on my left hand to hold it up a little more and stabilize it. I'm probably not distributing the weight on both sides equally.
xinvisionx wrote in post #15204472
The price will drop substantially when the 90D is released.
Yogi Bear wrote in post #15205682
I bought a Canon 7D through the CLP. You do not have to ship the old camera in order to get the refurbished one. You can ship the old one later, or, do as I did and not at all!
As I recall, shipping took about 2 days from when I placed my order.
If you want a small and light lens, have a look at the new 40 mm f/2.8, which is Canon's smallest and lightest in the EF, EF-S line-up. Otherwise, look at the EF-S 18-55 IS.
Wow! And they don't "do" anything if you don't send the broken Canon at all? I called and they said I would receive it in about five days after ordering. I'm just holding off a few days to get enough money. Hopefully in time for my birthday.
boerewors wrote in post #15206810
What type of images do you intend to take with a 60D and 18-135 lens? The 60D is already creeping towards a semi proffessional camera but the 18-135 lens although a nice focal range, is what i would call a beginner lens.
how about a constant wide aperture zoom lens like the tamron 17-50? Or why not consider the 650D with its much faster live view focusing speeds?
I actually don't know what type of subjects I'll be focusing more on. I think at first I want to shoot different types of things, animals, people, portraits, candid, landscapes, children, and after I get comfortable with the camera I'll probably just pick a certain type of photography to purchase nice lenses for as I get a little better. I think my top interests that I must photograph are my dog in action, people portraits, and people candid shots on the city.
I just looked up that lens in google, and I got prices of $500-$600, that seems quite pricey to me. I was hoping to get something around $100. And I was considering the T4i alongside this one. It was really stressful trying to decide, and I just opted for the 60D because I like that it has two dials and the top screen, it just seemed more convenient. And I can get it refurbished for cheaper so that helps a lot.