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I would gravitate to lens choices over the body. There's a couple of reasons... The lenses will be useful in the future when another opportunity to purchase arises. Fast glass, such as f/2.8 zooms, are very helpful in low light. These are, often, pro grade lenses as well, so that helps sharpness. In the end result, you'll have these lenses for years, the ...


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There is rarely a difference in image quality among such cameras, from entry-level to mid-range, they often use the same sensors. It is a common misconception that DSLRs differ in image quality based on price, at least not until larger sensors are used. The most important difference is speed of operation. The 60D has dual control dials and more external ...


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The 7D is certainly worth it over the 60D, although you may not notice it much while doing portraits: The 7D has a 100% coverage viewfinder. It is liberating to use it and that along is worth the price difference. That means you won't have to crop unwanted elements from your photos, which is most likely to occur outside where you cannot control the ...


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First note the ergonomics differences (from dpreview): 60D on the right here 600D on the left here On the 600D you got buttons instead of a dial which is less useful and the mode selection knob is on the right next to the shutter button which makes it more cumbersome to use given that you have 2 hands to work with. That and there are just fewer ...


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There is a very good feature comparison on dpReview site To give you some summary: In terms of picture quality I would say that you would not spot a difference between results achieved from all the camera on the list, and I would say that the choice would be more related to handling and the way you are planning to use the camera. 7D is pro grade body, ...


15

That control adjusts the diopter, an optical adjustment to the viewfinder that allows folks with varying vision abilities to see things clearly. Think of it a bit like reading glasses - it allows for minor vision correction. The idea is that folks who have decent vision but might need minor correction can make an adjustment on the diopter so that as they ...


13

Canon lists the body-only mass of the 60D at 675 grams and the 600D at 515 grams. These numbers are without batteries. Include the batteries and the 60D is the 755g you quote in your question, but the 600D is only 540g. The 60D chassis is polycarbonate resin (plastic) with glass fiber on an aluminum chassis and moderately weather sealed. The 600D chassis ...


10

Using the filename to get shutter count might be inaccurate because of previously stored photos. You can try using utilities like http://www.mydigitallife.info/2010/10/20/download-eosinfo-to-check-shutter-count-for-canon-dslr/ to get the real shutter count


10

what's holding you back is that you are too gear-minded. Rather than thinking "I have this gear, now how can I use it to do what I want to do", you're thinking "what new gear do I need to do what I want to do". That way you will always be "held back", because you're never going to actually fully use what you have, will constantly be worrying about what you ...


9

Basically no. Canon offers varying degrees of weather sealing on their cameras and the 60D has some sealing, but I would not use it in rain, beyond a light mist. They do make bags you can put around your camera and lens if absolutely necessary. You can get an idea of where the 60D is sealed in this review (callout near the bottom) ...


9

There is a little microswitch in the hotshoe that detects an external flash -- this may have become stuck, or got a piece of grit blocking it. If you cannot see anything under the rails, you may have to take it to your local friendly Canon authorised repair centre, but if you can see some grit, you may be able to carefully remove it with a cocktail stick or ...


9

Aperture: Use the maximum aperture (F1.8 if possible) Shutter Speed: Use the 600/(focal length * crop Factor)rule so as to not see star trails (Refer here in section 3. Camera settings). ISO: Highest possible for your camera that you find acceptable. Milky Way? You can use the application: Stellarium to find out if you are in the right time / place to view ...


9

There is no official successor anywhere, people deduce it based on model numbers. For the 50D, the 60D is the numeric successor and it does supersede it in most features. A few were lost which is why some people say that 60D is not the right successor. This does happen from time-to-time. The 7D is a much higher-end camera and is really for a ...


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It is "lens flare" in the first, but in the second, it is the reflection of the black internal parts of the front of your lens which are illuminated by the direct sun reflecting off the inside of your UV filter.


8

The other posters explained what this dial is. To complete the answers, here's how and why to use it. Assuming you wear glasses with a small enough number, you can set the diopter dial to compensate for your vision imperfection. The way to do that is usually to set the dial such that the numbers and indicators in your viewfinder (like aperture and speed ...


8

The higher capture rate is probably not a feature you need for portraits (even candid shots), and the sensor is the same so it boils down to only a few things. 7D Up to $500 more expensive Magnesium alloy body for overall durability 19 point customisable zone auto-focus system which could help in candid situations by focusing better and faster on moving ...


8

You don't tend to get telescopes designed for a particular camera, what you need to look for is a telescope camera mount for your 60D. This is a device which replaces the eye piece on the telescope with an EF mount which the camera is connected to instead of a normal lens. The adapter usually consists of two parts. A 'T' adapter which fits directly onto the ...


8

Generally speaking I think the concept of "lenses that don't focus well on body X" is a misconception. All mechanical and electronic gear is manufactured to certain tolerances...and usually, the more expensive, the tighter the tolerances. If you get two pieces of equipment that are at opposing ends of their range of tolerance, you might end up having to ...


8

Most cameras are more weatherproof than their manufacturers let on. The problem is that most users expect that "weatherproof" means it'll be ok if left out in a rainstorm like a forgotten toy, which is very much not true. In my experience, any camera will easily survive a light snowstorm or light misting rain while slung over your shoulder or around the ...


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Because of the 60Da's modification to increase IR sensitivity for astrophotography, if you plan on using the camera for regular visible-light photography, you probably should get an IR cut filter, otherwise you may experience color shifts when the sensor gathers both visible and non-visible light together (magenta cast with synthetic fabrics, and foliage ...


7

There are lots of good lens recommendations being made, but I'd like to also suggest the Canon 135mm f/2L. For hockey shooting I assume you're away from the action so the longer focal length shouldn't be a problem. The f/2 lens will give you an additional stop of light over the f/2.8 lenses, and this lens is often cited as one of (if not) the sharpest ...


7

I have the Sigma 85mm lens and I am using it on a Canon APS-C sensor camera, the Canon 30D. Q1 - Does it work? Oh Yeah! I have been so impressed with the performance, I consider it the best lens I own right now. Q2 - If you put this lens on a "full frame" camera, you get the normal 85mm photo. If you put it on your 60D, you get what appears to be a ...


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Q1 Yes Q2 When used on an Canon APS-c sensor the lens has the same field of view as an 136mm lens on would have on a full frame body. The focal length is an intrinsic property of a lens and so doesn't change when mounted on a different camera. However most people use focal length [incorrectly] as a measure of field of view. Q3 There are pros and cons to ...


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The 60D has supplanted the 50D in Canon's range, so to my mind the only advantage the 50D would have over the others now is price. Otherwise, if you go to this page and click on 'Digital SLR', you can generate a side-by-side comparison of the features of the 60D and 7D. If you know what you're looking for in terms of features, then that should help you. ...


7

Supposedly, the 60D and T3i both allow you to hook up a USB hard drive and shoot directly to the drive without using an SD card. Your information is incorrect, there is no support in either the Canon 60D or the Canon T3i for being able to hook up a USB drive directly to the camera and shoot directly to it (still photographs or video) without some ...


7

You adjust focus on the camera - not the lens. The Canon 60D does not have a micro focus adjustment needed to do this. You may try sending in your camera and lenses in for adjustment together, but it is not something you can adjust yourself on that body. If your 70-200 is significantly slower in max aperture than your 50mm, then it likely doesn't ...


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I haven't used it, but I know that battery drain with aftermarket grips is a common complaint on photography forums. And people with genuine Canon and Nikon units always reply that they have no such issues. I would say it's a defect with that particular unit. You could try a 2nd Vello grip and you may find it works well. It shouldn't drain the batteries ...


7

You can use Magic Lantern for Canon 60D to set the bulb timer for very long exposures (up to 8h). I've personally done this for upto a minute in this photo. Here is the link to Magic Lantern


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I believe this is one of the modes you enable by pressing the INFO button. If you repeatedly press INFO to cycle through all the display modes you will eventually arrive back to the default mode which turns the LCD off.



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