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I see video as a bonus, really. I could do without it, but since it's on virtually every Canon made nowadays, I'll probably use it to some degree. Might be nice for shooting riding photos.

I know the 7D is nice (I rented one for a day), and its AF was incredibly good, but at the end of the day, it didn't end up doing that much more than the 60D for me. It did feel awesome, though -- I liked that facet of it quite a bit. In terms of feel, I guess the 60D felt more like an "upgrade" while the 7D felt completely new.

I'm just not sure the 7D is worth it, especially considering it is quite a bit out of my price range currently. It would be a long while until I could afford one, which is mostly why the 60D seems like a more attractive overall option.
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Did you read my first post? I believe you can get one for about 100 more than 60D...?
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I see video as a bonus, really. I could do without it, but since it's on virtually every Canon made nowadays, I'll probably use it to some degree. Might be nice for shooting riding photos.

I know the 7D is nice (I rented one for a day), and its AF was incredibly good, but at the end of the day, it didn't end up doing that much more than the 60D for me. It did feel awesome, though -- I liked that facet of it quite a bit. In terms of feel, I guess the 60D felt more like an "upgrade" while the 7D felt completely new.

I'm just not sure the 7D is worth it, especially considering it is quite a bit out of my price range currently. It would be a long while until I could afford one, which is mostly why the 60D seems like a more attractive overall option.
Yeah, the 7D is definitely pricey for sure. I agree that the 60D is definitely a capable camera, so it might be right for you. Honestly, although it doesn't feel as good in the hands as a 50D/7D/5D (etc), it still felt very nice when I tried it. Hell, even the Rebels feel decent enough despite their size, and I have large hands.

It's just that I really, really like the joystick and jog wheel design of the 50D/7D/5D, something they took away in the 60D.
Edited by GoneTomorrow - 2/18/11 at 12:20pm
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Get a used 1d Mk2N, they go for about what a 60d goes for. Incredibly fast AF and Constant Focus tracking.
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Did you read my first post? I believe you can get one for about 100 more than 60D...?
I did. I don't have anything to use as a trade-in, so that's out of the question.

DreamKiller, AF speed is still secondary to high-ISO noise handling... how does a 1DIIN fare in that regard?


Thanks for all the opinions so far guys. I'm having a hard time trying to justify the 60D over the T2I though, since the only real bonus for me is ergonomics (and to some extent, continuous shooting speed). Thought I feel like that might not be much of an upgrade over the XS.... or would it?
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I did. I don't have anything to use as a trade-in, so that's out of the question.

DreamKiller, AF speed is still secondary to high-ISO noise handling... how does a 1DIIN fare in that regard?


Thanks for all the opinions so far guys. I'm having a hard time trying to justify the 60D over the T2I though, since the only real bonus for me is ergonomics (and to some extent, continuous shooting speed). Thought I feel like that might not be much of an upgrade over the XS.... or would it?
buy a broken one off craigslist. Honestly you wont regret going through the trouble. You save a crapload, its a SUPERB camera over all your options. The AF is incredible.

From that program, I got my 5D Mark II for $1600. Came like new, with only 14 shots on it. Im guessing it was either a customer return or a test model or something. Either way, no problems whatsoever. 2 day free shipping. You don't have to ship out the broken camera until you receive yours from them. All you need is one with a serial code. Anyone who doesn't take advantage of this is just wasting money.

If you need more info check this thread from POTN:
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...d.php?t=948785. It'll teach you everything you need to know. Good luck. 5D MK II is no longer in the program. Even when it was, it took me multiple calls to get it.
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it's limited to the highest calibrated setting of iso 1600 with an uncalibrated 'hi' setting of iso 3200, it's pretty darn clean at 1600. here's a recent semi-review on the 1dmk2. another

don't forget that this was the most powerful sports/high speed dslr you could get in 2006. it will be the best build you can get on any camera (i've dropped my 1ds mk ii in puddles most likely mixed with oil), speed is only surpassed by the newer 9-10fps cameras (8.5 fps) and is still pretty much the same af used on the 1d mkiv. it's unbeatable in the $1000 price range if you want build/speed/af all in one package.

the only real weakness it has is it's heavy and the lcd is pretty terrible by today's standards

also forget about the "n" there's very very very little differences, if you can find a 1dmk2, get that one, it's probably cheaper. the mk2n has a much better lcd, get that one!

edit: quick glance at potn/fredmiranda, regular non-"n" 1d mk2 go for an average of $800-$900. about $900-1000 for the 1d mkiin compared to the 60d, it's a steal.

PS: interesting note: take a look at the SNR tab
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I really agree with GoneTomorrow's assessment of the 50D -- if I could find a way to do it right now I totally would. The Canon Loyalty Program has the bodies for ~$715 - yes, it requires an 'out of warranty' Canon P&S, but I found one on POTN last week for $16 (and I may not need it, so if you want it, shoot me a note).

From my investigation (again, if video isn't a big deal)
1) the 50D is much more durable - not only because of what it's made of, but from what I've seen in some reviews, how it's actually put together, etc.
2) Going for a refurb 50D will get you in cheaper than a 60D and get you most of the stuff you want from the camera (slightly larger, closer to 6 clicks per sec)

Yeah, the resolution is a slightly lower than the T2i/T3i, but resolution only really matters in printing, etc. I feel like in everything I've seen, the 50D has so much less noise at higher ISOs, it's literally night and day.

Just my thoughts..

Although, if you're gonna go 60D, wait till the 20th, there's lots of rumors flying around about a $200 MIR.
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Wow, 200? I might just wait until Monday and swipe one from B+H. Are their MIRs feasible?


Edit: the bad thing about a 50D would be the switch to CF from SD. Maybe not enough pf a concern, would anyone else care to chime in about the 50D?
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I really agree with GoneTomorrow's assessment of the 50D -- if I could find a way to do it right now I totally would. The Canon Loyalty Program has the bodies for ~$715 - yes, it requires an 'out of warranty' Canon P&S, but I found one on POTN last week for $16 (and I may not need it, so if you want it, shoot me a note).

From my investigation (again, if video isn't a big deal)
1) the 50D is much more durable - not only because of what it's made of, but from what I've seen in some reviews, how it's actually put together, etc.
2) Going for a refurb 50D will get you in cheaper than a 60D and get you most of the stuff you want from the camera (slightly larger, closer to 6 clicks per sec)

Yeah, the resolution is a slightly lower than the T2i/T3i, but resolution only really matters in printing, etc. I feel like in everything I've seen, the 50D has so much less noise at higher ISOs, it's literally night and day.

Just my thoughts..

Although, if you're gonna go 60D, wait till the 20th, there's lots of rumors flying around about a $200 MIR.
Good point. That's probably Canon's spring rebates, which they do yearly and often have really good deals, so $200 MIR is believable.
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