Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Just for Fun > Photography Board
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-21-2012, 10:39 PM   #1
wendyt_ca
DIS Veteran
 
wendyt_ca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,206

Just bought a Canon 60D!!

I am so excited I just bought a new camera today and upgraded from my T1i! There was a good price at a local store with the EF-S 18-200 lens. I just bought the lens a few months back so I sold it and bought the kit which came with the lens! I have been bugging DH to let me upgrade for a year lol especially because I just started doing photography part time

Now to learn how to use all the settings!
__________________

GCF/Vegas April 26-May 3, 2014/AKL SV(DVC)/BLT TPV(DVC) Oct 12-20, 2013 (Girl's Trip)/AOA/AKL SV(DVC) - May 12-20,2013 (1st Trip with little brother)/Townhouse condo off-site - Feb 13-20, 2013/AKL SV/BLT TPV (DVC) - Oct 3-9, 2012 / DLH Paris (DVC) - Sept 10-12, 2012 - London/Paris vacation/AKL(DVC) - April 21-29th, 2012(Girl's trip)/Split Stay - Poly TPV/AKL SV/CR MK View - Oct 11 - 19, 2011 /CBR Oct 31 - Nov 8, 2010 /The Venetian Las Vegas Sept 25 - 30, 2010 - First trip to Disneyland / CSR Nov 27 - Dec 8 2009 /POP June 15, 2008 - June 25, 2008 - Our Disney Honeymoon / Sheraton Vistana Sept 22, 2006-30, 2006 - First Trip/DH proposed during Wishes in Rose Garden
wendyt_ca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2012, 11:09 PM   #2
photo_chick
Knows a little about a lot of things, a lot about nothing.
 
photo_chick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: in the middle of Dallas/Fort Worth
Posts: 4,899

Sweet! Have fun!
__________________
Danielle

photo_chick is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 12-22-2012, 08:18 AM   #3
DawnM
Dawn
 
DawnM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: NC
Posts: 12,722

Nice!

I have the 40d but one thing I wish it had is the capability to do video!

Enjoy.
__________________
Dawn

living with 4 boys (dh included)
DawnM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2012, 09:19 AM   #4
my3sons77
Dreaming of a DVC membership
 
my3sons77's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Keller,TX
Posts: 479

Awesome! My husband gave me my Christmas present early and it was the 60D too! It came with a 18-135 lense but it ALSO came with a 75-300! Perfect for getting shots of my boys on the field when football season rolls around again!

I love taking landscape photos, so I am excited to put my new baby to work!!
__________________
Me (36) Dh (37) Ds (15) Ds (14) Ds (8) and Ds (3)
my3sons77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2012, 07:11 AM   #5
bob100
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1,006

Quote:
Originally Posted by wendyt_ca View Post
I am so excited I just bought a new camera today and upgraded from my T1i! There was a good price at a local store with the EF-S 18-200 lens. I just bought the lens a few months back so I sold it and bought the kit which came with the lens! I have been bugging DH to let me upgrade for a year lol especially because I just started doing photography part time
Now to learn how to use all the settings!
Canon has been discounting the 60D, probably means a 70D will be announced soon
bob100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2012, 06:37 PM   #6
KCmike
Never have fallen asleep on any attraction
Nothing wrong for dreaming for sure
 
KCmike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 8,685

Welcome to the club. Let's see your first shot!
__________________
Follow me on Flickr here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/90024104@N08/
"WDW Vet Who Found His New Home in Disneyland"

2014 Boston/Cape Cod/Martha's Vineyard
2013 Disneyland Christmas
2013 WDW, Universal, and SeaWorld with the kids and their High School Marching Band Event
2012 Back to Disneyland for a late June/Early July Vacation|2011- WDW Grand Floridian/Port Orleans Riverside |2010 - Disneyland/Monterey 20th Anniversary Day trip and 1st time to see Christmas at any park (BWPPI) 2010 - Disneyland (Grand Californian) |2009 - Disneyland/San Francisco/Monterey/ Yosemite National Park (Disneyland Hotel) |2008 - Disneyland/San Diego (Hotel Del Coronado & Hojo) |2007 - Disneyland (Fairfield Inn) |2006 - WDW - Port Orleans Riverside |2004 - WDW - Port Orleans Riverside |1996 - WDW - Dixie Landings |1993 - WDW - Offsite |1992 - WDW - Condo in Kissimmee |1990 - WDW - Condo in Kissimmee

Gear:Canon 60d, Canon xti, and a few lenses
KCmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2012, 12:40 AM   #7
wendyt_ca
DIS Veteran
 
wendyt_ca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,206

Quote:
Originally Posted by my3sons77 View Post
Awesome! My husband gave me my Christmas present early and it was the 60D too! It came with a 18-135 lense but it ALSO came with a 75-300! Perfect for getting shots of my boys on the field when football season rolls around again!

I love taking landscape photos, so I am excited to put my new baby to work!!
That's awesome congrats to you too!! I have the 75-300 it is a great zoom you will love it! My T1i came with the 18-135 so I got the bundle that came with the 18-200 (best all around lens I have ever owned!)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bob100 View Post
Canon has been discounting the 60D, probably means a 70D will be announced soon
I was trying to hold out for the 70D but I really wanted a new camera now lol and I wouldn't prob be able to budget in the 70D for over a year or so. After selling my 18-200 lens to buy the bundle with it I only ended up paying $600 for the camera

Quote:
Originally Posted by KCmike View Post
Welcome to the club. Let's see your first shot!
I will post it as soon as I get the chance!!
__________________

GCF/Vegas April 26-May 3, 2014/AKL SV(DVC)/BLT TPV(DVC) Oct 12-20, 2013 (Girl's Trip)/AOA/AKL SV(DVC) - May 12-20,2013 (1st Trip with little brother)/Townhouse condo off-site - Feb 13-20, 2013/AKL SV/BLT TPV (DVC) - Oct 3-9, 2012 / DLH Paris (DVC) - Sept 10-12, 2012 - London/Paris vacation/AKL(DVC) - April 21-29th, 2012(Girl's trip)/Split Stay - Poly TPV/AKL SV/CR MK View - Oct 11 - 19, 2011 /CBR Oct 31 - Nov 8, 2010 /The Venetian Las Vegas Sept 25 - 30, 2010 - First trip to Disneyland / CSR Nov 27 - Dec 8 2009 /POP June 15, 2008 - June 25, 2008 - Our Disney Honeymoon / Sheraton Vistana Sept 22, 2006-30, 2006 - First Trip/DH proposed during Wishes in Rose Garden
wendyt_ca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2012, 12:58 PM   #8
ElizK
I'm a whosoever!
My threads are dead before they're even posted!
Gained 10 lbs just reading a thread on the DIS
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Ft Worth, TX
Posts: 3,286

Ok, I'm glad you posted this. How did you decide to go with this camera, as opposed to, say, the Canon T4i? I'm in the market for a new one, and I'm looking at the 60D, the T4i, and the T3i. Totally stuck as to which one to get. I did the side-by-side comparison on DPreview, and looks like the only big difference is the 60D is sealed better against the elements.

I have an Olympus E-510 now. I would be considered a hobbiest, have been paid a couple of times to do senior portraits, but I'm not a professional per se.

Thanks! And enjoy that new camera!
ElizK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2012, 01:42 PM   #9
photo_chick
Knows a little about a lot of things, a lot about nothing.
 
photo_chick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: in the middle of Dallas/Fort Worth
Posts: 4,899

Quote:
Originally Posted by ElizK View Post
Ok, I'm glad you posted this. How did you decide to go with this camera, as opposed to, say, the Canon T4i? I'm in the market for a new one, and I'm looking at the 60D, the T4i, and the T3i. Totally stuck as to which one to get. I did the side-by-side comparison on DPreview, and looks like the only big difference is the 60D is sealed better against the elements.

I have an Olympus E-510 now. I would be considered a hobbiest, have been paid a couple of times to do senior portraits, but I'm not a professional per se.

Thanks! And enjoy that new camera!
There are some notable differences. The T4i will auto focus while taking video with the STM lenses. The others will not. The T4i also has a newer sensor design that is supposed to have less noise and a generation newer image processor. THe T4i also has a broader ISO range, with one more stop. The T4i has the stainless steel in the body, the 60D is all plastic. The burst rate is really close between the two, with the 60D only 0.3 FPS faster than the T4i. The only other real gains the 60D has is that it's slightly larger, has more view finder coverage and is as you said weather sealed.
__________________
Danielle

photo_chick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2012, 01:51 PM   #10
ElizK
I'm a whosoever!
My threads are dead before they're even posted!
Gained 10 lbs just reading a thread on the DIS
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Ft Worth, TX
Posts: 3,286

Quote:
Originally Posted by photo_chick View Post
There are some notable differences. The T4i will auto focus while taking video with the STM lenses. The others will not. The T4i also has a newer sensor design that is supposed to have less noise and a generation newer image processor. THe T4i also has a broader ISO range, with one more stop. The T4i has the stainless steel in the body, the 60D is all plastic. The burst rate is really close between the two, with the 60D only 0.3 FPS faster than the T4i. The only other real gains the 60D has is that it's slightly larger, has more view finder coverage and is as you said weather sealed.
Did not know that the T4i is metal. Interesting. Thank you for all that information! That is pushing me more toward the T4i. I won't use the video at all, but the lower noise is interesting...
ElizK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2012, 04:06 PM   #11
boBQuincy
I am not carrying three pods
There's something about the smell of the chemicals that just shouts "Photography!"
 
boBQuincy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: NC
Posts: 4,587

Quote:
Originally Posted by ElizK View Post
Did not know that the T4i is metal. Interesting. Thank you for all that information! That is pushing me more toward the T4i. I won't use the video at all, but the lower noise is interesting...
Actually they both use metal: the T4i is a stainless steel chassis with plastic overmold (glass reinforced) while the 60D is an aluminum chassis with plastic overmold (glass reinforced also). The 60D weighs almost 200 grams more, partly the larger battery, partly ?. The 60D buffer may be larger which is nice to have during bursts or bracketing.

I prefer the wheel on the 60D, although I switched from xxD to Rebels (to save size and weight) I always missed the wheel.
__________________
"Well, then, I confess. It's my intention to commandeer one of these ships, pick up a crew in Tortuga, raid, pillage, plunder, and otherwise pilfer my weasly black guts out."

"Take the big pill, and go back to the SLR you know. Take the small micro 4/3 pill and you will never look at SLRs the same way again." a G3 and now a GX7. Photos at: suzieandbob.com

Our model monorail site: http://monorail.suzieandbob.com/

boBQuincy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2012, 06:34 PM   #12
photo_chick
Knows a little about a lot of things, a lot about nothing.
 
photo_chick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: in the middle of Dallas/Fort Worth
Posts: 4,899

Quote:
Originally Posted by boBQuincy View Post
Actually they both use metal: the T4i is a stainless steel chassis with plastic overmold (glass reinforced) while the 60D is an aluminum chassis with plastic overmold (glass reinforced also). The 60D weighs almost 200 grams more, partly the larger battery, partly ?. The 60D buffer may be larger which is nice to have during bursts or bracketing.

I prefer the wheel on the 60D, although I switched from xxD to Rebels (to save size and weight) I always missed the wheel.
Everything I've read said they dropped the magnesium alloy with the 60D and went all plastic with it. I didn't realize it still had an aluminum chassis.
__________________
Danielle

photo_chick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2012, 06:54 PM   #13
my3sons77
Dreaming of a DVC membership
 
my3sons77's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Keller,TX
Posts: 479



Not my first picture but it is one of the better ones
__________________
Me (36) Dh (37) Ds (15) Ds (14) Ds (8) and Ds (3)
my3sons77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2012, 07:10 PM   #14
KCmike
Never have fallen asleep on any attraction
Nothing wrong for dreaming for sure
 
KCmike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 8,685

Looks crisp and vibrant. Nice shot.
__________________
Follow me on Flickr here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/90024104@N08/
"WDW Vet Who Found His New Home in Disneyland"

2014 Boston/Cape Cod/Martha's Vineyard
2013 Disneyland Christmas
2013 WDW, Universal, and SeaWorld with the kids and their High School Marching Band Event
2012 Back to Disneyland for a late June/Early July Vacation|2011- WDW Grand Floridian/Port Orleans Riverside |2010 - Disneyland/Monterey 20th Anniversary Day trip and 1st time to see Christmas at any park (BWPPI) 2010 - Disneyland (Grand Californian) |2009 - Disneyland/San Francisco/Monterey/ Yosemite National Park (Disneyland Hotel) |2008 - Disneyland/San Diego (Hotel Del Coronado & Hojo) |2007 - Disneyland (Fairfield Inn) |2006 - WDW - Port Orleans Riverside |2004 - WDW - Port Orleans Riverside |1996 - WDW - Dixie Landings |1993 - WDW - Offsite |1992 - WDW - Condo in Kissimmee |1990 - WDW - Condo in Kissimmee

Gear:Canon 60d, Canon xti, and a few lenses
KCmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2012, 11:38 AM   #15
my3sons77
Dreaming of a DVC membership
 
my3sons77's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Keller,TX
Posts: 479

Quote:
Originally Posted by KCmike View Post
Looks crisp and vibrant. Nice shot.
Thank you!
__________________
Me (36) Dh (37) Ds (15) Ds (14) Ds (8) and Ds (3)
my3sons77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:52 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.