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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Preorder the Canon EOS 70D
« on: July 02, 2013, 05:45:28 AM »
Any release dates yet?

EOS Bodies / Re: Reminder: Canon EOS 70D Launch Tonight
« on: July 01, 2013, 07:25:25 PM »
I hope the 'Body only' price tag won't  be as high as the one with an STM lens. And that release date, hoping for it to be release in the same month, or early August. *fingers crossed*

EOS Bodies / Re: A Big Megapixel Discussion
« on: June 12, 2013, 06:58:48 AM »
I wish they would just announce/release thier 70d/7dM2 before new rumors come out and make people expect more.

Canon General / Re: Canon Press Event May 31, 2013? [CR1]
« on: May 11, 2013, 11:19:04 AM »
Then if they won't announce any new body on this date, they will push it to mid-late June. If they still won't release any at that point, they will push it again to another time. Rinse and repeat :D

Canon General / Re: No Announcement Today
« on: April 23, 2013, 07:16:28 AM »
Oh how sad..  :( I've been itching to know if they will ever release the new models this quarter. I can't wait!! Canon what are you hiding from us?!

Canon General / Re: soon to be a 'Canon/DSLR newbie' here!
« on: December 05, 2012, 12:30:27 PM »

Can you not get in on the B&H 60D deal ($899 for 60D+18-135 and a few other things)?

I would if only I could, but I live in Europe. So it's a no go. ATM that said set costs around 1000euro + 50euro rebate, that's good enough for me.

Thus dust sealing is more important to me, and in this category even the 60d should do ok (unless non-sealed lenses, esp. zooms which will attract dust and sand like a magnet).

Dust sealing is more than enough for me too. And I wouldn't also be afraid if I would be caught out even for a while under a slight drizzle.*according to the reviews, that is*

Canon General / Re: soon to be a 'Canon/DSLR newbie' here!
« on: December 04, 2012, 09:08:05 PM »

The 17-55mm f/2.8 IS is even more expensive.  IMO, the 17-55mm is the best general purpose zoom for APS-C, and the 15-85mm is a close second.  Both lenses are of L-series optical quality (as is the 10-22mm), but not build quality. Compared to the 24-105L or 17-40L, those three EF-S lenses (17-55, 15-85, 10-22) actually deliver better IQ than the 24-105 and 17-40 L lenses on the same APS-C camera (and the 17-55 outperforms the 16-35L II on APS-C, I know from personal experience).   

I'll keep these in mind. Actually taking notes now :D

A quick addition to the mix-up. While I've been looking around for all of your suggestions, I saw another kit lens/bundle (I don't know which is which really) which had a 17-85mm that only had like 80euro difference from the 18-135mm kit. Would I be getting more for my money if I should get that 17-85mm over the 18-135mm? Or should I just save it up for another lens? Thanks again and sorry if i'm being to fickle minded.

Canon General / Re: soon to be a 'Canon/DSLR newbie' here!
« on: December 03, 2012, 07:16:25 AM »
Do you see yourself getting more serious about photography?  Why not go directly to FF?  If you have the money, you can go for a 6D or 5D2 for just a little bit more.  If not, go for a 5D classic.  5D + 50mm F1.4 + flash will go a long way.  You can add lenses as you go.  If you see yourself going FF sometime soon, don't waste your money on an APS-C body and lens.  Just my 2 cents.

Who doesn't want a full frame camera? Of course I do. I've been looking around for the 5D2 also, lowest i've seen is about 1600-1700euro now, I know it's only a couple of hundreds difference, But it still won't even be close to my budget. Its too expensive for me who's having a hard time even choosing between a kit lens and a 50/1.4 :) And i've seen the 6d. It's build quality is no better(IMO) than the 60d, the only difference is that the former one is a FF.

I believe it's an affair you have with Canon, not marriage. Marriage is supposed to make you poorer AND miserable. ;D

I sense someone who's not happy with his marriage :D

Also, just to mentioned, you said you are interested in the 60d as you plan to hold onto it for 5 years, but that model is 2 years old, and the t4i is the latest rebel model.  I haven't researched this, but I think the t4i might have better ISO performance, and while many other features are great to have, that is a big one to consider and research.  I do know that the t4i has the newest digic processor, while the 60d has the previous generation of processor.  Just something to think about.  If I plan to keep a piece of technology for 5 years, I prefer to have the most recent iteration of said technology, for that reason, I'd look strongly at the t4i.  Especially if its cheaper, and even more so if the ISO performance is stronger, as I suspect it might be.

The thing is, they almost always bring out a rebel every year. I would rather get the one who can stand the next of time(60d) over the one who gets replaced every year. Unless they would release an upgrade for the 60d 1st-2nd quarter of next year. And if I remember correctly from all the reviews I've read/watched, you really can't see the difference in the image quality between the digic4 and digic5+, canon improved it mostly for the video capabilities of the camera(correct me if i'm wrong).

Canon General / Re: soon to be a 'Canon/DSLR newbie' here!
« on: December 02, 2012, 08:10:55 PM »
Well, yes...that's exactly what I did.  The best choice would be to get the 18-135 and the 50/1.4. But I wasn't sure that was viable from a cost standpoint.  Even better would be the 15-85mm lens and the 50/1.4. Plus a good tripod for nightscapes.  Or the 5DIII and several L lenses. Just stop me when the cost gets too high... ;)

 ;D Well that escalated quickly. And yes, that's obviously out of the question. maybe if I decide to sell me liver in the near future, i'd get that setup. At the moment, I only have the resources to get 18-135 OR 50/1.4. ;D Really thanks for the input. That made me really rethink about my choices :)

You're right there, the kit lens+50/1.8 would cost less :)

Hmmm 15-85mm? It costs around 800$(750euro) Wouldn't there be an L lens in that price range? *Not planning to buy one soon, just curious.*

Welcome to the club, you're on your way to becoming a poor man. :)

What a nice way to welcome a newbie LOL! A little bit depressing if you think about it, but still.. LOL!

... but not the usability, the larger size, the lcd screen and back dial make a large difference in handling (at least to me).

My thoughts exactly. Since I'm coming from a P&S cam, I would love to at least get out of the P&S feel of the cam. I've tested my GF's dslr, which is BTW a Nikon 3100(yes I know, conflict of interest, but still..:) ) and it was too small for me, and was almost the same size as my former camera. Wasn't for me.

Canon General / Re: soon to be a 'Canon/DSLR newbie' here!
« on: December 02, 2012, 03:07:28 PM »
Questions, 1) image quality wise, which of the two excel? 2) which would be better in low light or bright light? 3) Will I be missing out on the reach of the 18-135mm (close-ups/ tele) IF I do decide to get the 50mm f1.4?
I'd get the 18-135mm kit lens, and consider the cheaper 50/1.8 initially - versatility of a zoom plus low light capability of a fast prime for a reasonable cost.

I got a little confused here. You praised the 50/1.4 at almost all the questions. but still pointed me back at the kit lens? And i've heard that the it's better to get the 1.4 compared to the 1.8 since it only has a bit of difference in price.

Neuro answered your questions, but I have one for you: have you considered the latest Rebel versus the 60D? Generally, the T4i's about $300 cheaper than the 60D, the features are in the same league and both cameras will produce about the same image quality. If you become serious about photography- you're likely going to upgrade from either of these models, anyway. The T4i would get you started and leave something in the budget for lenses or other accessories.

Thanks! Yes I did consider getting the 650d/t4i first. But it was kinda small, and looking at Canons releases of rebels, they release a new one every year. With my buying pattern, I don't think I will be getting another one in about 5yrs time so I decided to get the higher end one.

Canon General / soon to be a 'Canon/DSLR newbie' here!
« on: December 02, 2012, 01:00:53 PM »
Hi guys. Just like the title says, i'm going to be a future owner of my first SLR. Coming from a P&S background, I had the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 for about 5yrs I think. I had no training whatsoever in taking pictures(taking indoor stuff/landscapes/nightscapes/people generally those who/things doesn't mind being taken a picture of. I'd love to start taking street photography though). And at often times I take videos with friends.  With that said, I've decided to get a 60d for my first one.

I know this will not be new to everyone, but i'm really having a hard time choosing what lens should I start off with. I'm stuck in between the 18-135mm kit lens or 50mm f1.4 because their price difference is only about 100euros. 60d kit (18-135mm) = 1000euro. 60d body only + 50mm f1.4 = 1100euro

Questions, 1) image quality wise, which of the two excel? 2) which would be better in low light or bright light? 3) Will I be missing out on the reach of the 18-135mm (close-ups/ tele) IF I do decide to get the 50mm f1.4?

Any input would be highly appreciated. THANKS!

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