springboks
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The Differences Between EOS600D & 60D.

Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:11 am

Hello everyone!

I am a beginner in photography planes, and I want to buy a Canon, but I need your advise and the differences between two cameras.

I'm looking for EOS600D or EOS60D with a 18-135mm lens. What are the diffrences between these two? The only difference is the price. What explains this difference?  

Sorry for my English.  

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RE: The Differences Between EOS600D & 60D.

Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:09 pm

The 600D is aimed at amateurs whereas the 60D is marketed as prosumer (cross between pro and consumer). The controls on the 60D is easier for me and the grip is much better. For action the 60D has faster fps.

Also don't get the 18-135, it distorts heavily and gets soft at the long end. i'd rather get a dedicated tele , mid and wide.

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RE: The Differences Between EOS600D & 60D.

Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:30 pm

Quoting springboks (Thread starter):
I'm looking for EOS600D or EOS60D

If I was starting out again, unless I had the budget, I would go with the cheaper 600D and use the money saved on getting better lenses. A 60D with a cheap lens isn't going to deliver the goods whereas a 600D with a better quality lens will. The main difference between the 600D and 60D is performace, ie the 60D is quicker and is a larger body so it fits in the hand better. To begin with, you're better off going for the cheaper body and a better lens. Lenses are always good investments and to a certain extent, more important than the camera body.

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RE: The Differences Between EOS600D & 60D.

Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:07 pm

Thanks a lot for your reply !  

So, now I think I will buy the 600D. EF-S 18-200mm is it good ? Should I take a bigger ?

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RE: The Differences Between EOS600D & 60D.

Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:51 pm

Quoting springboks (Reply 3):
EF-S 18-200mm is it good ? Should I take a bigger ?

That is completely dependent on what you want to shoot, and where and how you want to shoot it.

You should determine what focal length range you need before you buy a lens (or lenses), then figure out quality vs. budget to determine what you can/want to afford.
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RE: The Differences Between EOS600D & 60D.

Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:59 pm

Only you can decide which focal lengths you'll need as it depends where you want to go, what types of aircraft you want to take photos of and how you want to take them. Until you've decided what your needs are, it's difficult to choose the lens or lenses you might want.

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RE: The Differences Between EOS600D & 60D.

Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:19 am

The 55-250mm seems to be good.

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RE: The Differences Between EOS600D & 60D.

Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:15 pm

Quoting springboks (Reply 7):
The 55-250mm seems to be good.

It's a decent lens for the price, out to about 200mm. Beyond that it's quite soft.
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RE: The Differences Between EOS600D & 60D.

Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:23 am

I have found that for the shots of this kind, 70-300 is a very useful range. Canon 70-300L seems a good lens. I currently own the non-L version; it is decent, but not great beyond 250, where it gets a bit soft. I am looking at 70-300L as my next buy.
 
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RE: The Differences Between EOS600D & 60D.

Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:28 pm

It has occurred to me that perhaps because of the way digicams are marketed with quality being equated to a massive zoom range, people moving to DSLRs may be making poor lens selections.

Digicams NEED to have a good zoom range because you can't change the lens. One of the key features of a DSLR is that you can.

All zoom lenses are a compromise - the longer the range, the bigger the compromise. Those that range from extreme wide angle to telephoto are the most compromised of all - it is a very challenging design task to handle all the optical issues that arise from that design.

If quality is your primary concern (rather than convenience) I would recommend considering buying 2 shorter range zooms (say something between 24-50 and another 70-200/300). Obviously there are variations in cost and quality, but in general, you will get better and more consistent results for your money. Of course purists will argue that you really need a fixed focal length (prime) lens for optimum quality - and this is generally true - but the quality of the less extreme zooms has come on a lot, and new versions can challenge some older primes.

Of course buying 2 lenses will cost more than one 'all purpose' lens - but, if you continue in this hobby you will very soon get dissatisfied with the super-zoom and end up replacing it anyway. Remember, a good lens can last a lifetime.

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