from the 60d thread last night after opening:
from the 60d thread:
I will preface this by saying that I've owned and shot with the following cameras for a year or two each:
5d mark II
I also use the T2i at the studio I work with all the time.
First Thoughts and Impressions:
- I am an Adorama fanboi 4life but they are closed for the Holiday and I needed this camera for a project tomorrow. The only thing that made this purchase through JandR worth anything was the fact that I got to talk with Harold. He's the only JandR rep that won't bull**** you down there. He knows his stuff and won't steer you wrong.
- It's small. I mean it's not rebel small and you guys know I have big hands...but holy F this is small! My Tammy 28-75 actually feels heavier than my new 60d.
- The screen....is awesome! Say what you will but I wish my 5d2 had this!
- I had the choice between this and a 5d classic...I wish I had the ruggedness of the 5d but then when I had the 5d2 I wish I had the ruggedness of my 1ds.
- The new button layout is awesome! I mean seriously all of the buttons you'd use the most are right there where your thumb would be.
- The SD slot is odd, more space in there than you actually need, the SD card is wobbly when not engaged.
I'm shooting a local festival today. I came home for a break and I'm dumping my SD cards. Off Camera pics coming in a few minutes.
First Day Impressions:
- I love and hate this camera all at one time.
- The most annoying thing from a PJ point of view is the fact that you have to go all the way from M mode to Video mode on the dial. -it's Rebel roots show right here-
- The build is cheap feeling, but tough as nails. The camera will get what you think are scrapes very easily, but it wipes clean. It's almost like writing on asphalt with a stone. Even a finger nail will leave a mark that wipes clean. Very odd.
- The leveler is cool, but I don't use it. I don't think I will use it outside of tripod landscapes.
- There is no DoF preview, which was weird...but the exposure preview is dope. Literally shows you what your video will look like before you even start. THIS is what I hate about the 5d2 video.
- I love the burst rate coming from my 5d mark II
- I love the control layout, it's intuitive and I was shooting as normal within 5 minutes
- The screen ROCKS! I mean it's f*cking Win! I can pull shots and shoot video without killing myself to get the angle.
- AF is true and quick even with my Tammy 28-75.
Why did I go 60d? I needed HD video for cheap, I needed a back up to my 5d2, and I didn't want to blow the extra on the 7d. Why didn't I go with the rebel? It has no rear wheel. But make no mistake..it's a giant Rebel.... A giant Rebel on Steroids... Two of my friends came with their 40d and 50d bodies and both agreed that the 60d feels nice. The main difference body size wise seems to come from the missing bottom line of buttons, but since the buttons are all on the right side by your thumb it's fine. Never having to take your thumbs off ready position saves time honestly. I am loving this camera, but I'd never own it as my main rig coming from the xd series. It's fine for a back up though.