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EOS Bodies / Re: The 60D Needs AF Microadjustment
« on: September 08, 2010, 09:56:35 PM »
Canon should add the micro adjustment to the 60D. It is a good tool to have. In fact Canon may actually saving money on the warranty work. So let us keep on emailing Canon and urge them to add it  on.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The 60D Needs AF Microadjustment
« on: September 07, 2010, 12:13:32 PM »
I agree with LukeS. The easiest way to solve the body/lens mismatch is to implement Micro Adjustment. As for people that ends up messing it up. It is their problem. Also if it is messed up, they can always bring the body back to the original state ( resetting???)

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EOS Bodies / Re: 60D better sensor than the 7D?
« on: September 07, 2010, 12:09:24 PM »
I just called the journalist at heise. He told me, the info about the 60D-sensor came out of a conversation with the canon-product manager.
He said he was told, that the 60D uses a reengineered 7D Sensor to achieve a better ISO-noise-ratio, but nothing concrete about how it works.

so I guess we'll have to wait for some compareable sample-pics to see what they did at canon.
Thanks, I hope it is true. However, I feel a little bit strange about it. Why Canon will reengineering the 7D sensor to use on a lower body and ends up wityh a better picture than the 7D?? It will take away the sales from the 7D. Unless Canon is using 60D as a beta test site. So I agree with you that we  should wait and see a comparision test between the 60D and the 7D.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The 60D Needs AF Microadjustment
« on: September 07, 2010, 12:59:24 AM »
Are ANY of the posters above, who are complaining about the lack of MA on the 60D, both in the market for the 60D and currently utilising MA in their current camera or in need of MA because they are experiencing focus accuracy problems with their current camera?

i.e. are you actually experiencing a problem?
I have a slight back focusing problem with my 20D (i cannot do anything about it due to lack of MA). I do not have problem with my 40D. I am in the market for a new camera. 60D seems a perfect fit for my usage and it is a better value, compared to T2i.  I would like to see MA in it just in case.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 60D better sensor than the 7D?
« on: September 05, 2010, 04:17:28 PM »
I have read in a couple of places that the 60D uses the same low pass filter as the 7D, so maybe the "slightly re-engineered" quote is with respect to the 550D? We'll find out in the detailed reviews...
The CMOS sensor of 7D is of 8 channel readout while the 60D is of 4 channel readout. Therefore the circuitry part of both sensors are not identical.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 60D better sensor than the 7D?
« on: September 02, 2010, 05:10:15 PM »
No, I won't buy a 60D and probably not a 7D. My 40D suits me well. I don't have to make a living with the camera, so I don't need the latest technology.

Maybe one day, when the 5dIII is out and the price of the 5dII is to my liking, I will buy a second hand 5dII and a wide angle for my landscape shooting, but only when I feel that I improved enough to deserve the quality of the 5dII  ::).
I am in the same situation as you. I am trying to hang on my 40D as long as I can. I have check the focus matching of my 17-40 with the 40D, It is a perfect match. Also the 35-135 is the same perfect match. So I do not need the Micro adjustment yet.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 60D better sensor than the 7D?
« on: September 02, 2010, 04:45:15 PM »
Don't you think that Canon would have given that info when they announced it?

By the way, the 6400 ISO images of the 60D on dpreview are not bad at all in my opinion. Not that I will buy one  :P.

Even if it is better, Canon will never admit it. Otherwise they cannot justify the premium price of 7D. Would you buy a 7D if the 60D will give you a better picture???

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EOS Bodies / Re: The 60D Needs AF Microadjustment
« on: August 30, 2010, 04:40:10 PM »
Hi guys,

I'm new to post here (even thought I do read for a while now).

Which email address are you sending at your "suggestion/request/question"?
It's tough to find any address on website (or I might be too stupid to find it :) ).

Thanks in advance,
Phil

Go to www.powershot.com. On the bottom of the left side, there is "contact Us" click this tab and  follow the yellow brick road.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces EOS 60D
« on: August 28, 2010, 08:32:15 PM »
If canon call the 60D by any other name rather than 60D (X0D), then most of us will be happy except wanting  a real 60D.The only thing I will like to see on the 60D is the addition of the microadjustment.  I just cannot see why some people make a big deal on the switch to SD from AF. SD is smaller lighter, sometimes even cheaper than the CF. As for plastic body. It is really depends on the design and the material.  I know the Rebel body does not give me a solid feel. But every Nikon DSLR feels solid in  my hand. And Nikon have been making plastic DSLR for a long time and nobody has really complain about them. So  let us email Canon  and urge them to add the microadjustment  on 60D. From a price point, another $200 to$300 get you s super rebel (60D), with flip screen, penta prism, a few high end feature ( except the microadjustment) from the 7D and a much better ergonomic body,. It sound like a reasonable deal to me.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces EOS 60D
« on: August 28, 2010, 08:11:27 PM »
Quote
... Canon has basically ended the xxD line without saying so.  They have stopped providing support to a whole segment of their customers.  I don't think it's at all disproportionate to feel a little bit insulted by this. 

.... Because we wanted to be able to upgrade our cameras to slightly better at the same price point, we're asking too much?

Would you upgrade to 60 if it was same as now, except with metal body, CF card and AF microadjustment?

I would.  Even if it is proven that the camera body is solid with good plastic, I would still buy it. My 20D shutter release switch is the first thing to fail. So Mg body does not guarantee  it will outlast the rest of the body part.

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So Micro-adjust of AF is totally a software issue?
Yup, it is a firmware thing, zero cost feature.  Shouldn't be to hard to add for Canon, they already have the code from the 7D, 50D, and a ton other cameras.

It should be a simple firmware upgrade. I have sent them a email earlier today to urge them to put the micro adjustment into 60D> I told them that if they put it on, I will buy the 60D immediately, even it is a plastic body.

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EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE 2* Canon EOS 60D Specs [CR2.5]
« on: August 26, 2010, 11:06:38 PM »
AF microadjust:  No

WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Um, wow. As if it wasn't fail enough I suppose.

At least it has my flash commander. But only 1 Speedlite? Wow. Total fail.

I know. This is infuriating. I NEVER would have imagined they would have pulled this... I'd have been all over the 7D if there wasn't so much controversy over its sensor. Too much to spend on a camera that might really disappoint with soft images.  (I know some sites show sharp ones, but others show soft ones.  I want my camera upgrade to have pretty solid kudos all around.)

Maybe it will grow on me, but this looks like the ugly duckling from a union of the 7D and 550D. What a mess....  Did they do focus groups or other surveys to see how folks would react?  It is pretty sad when folks with money in hand are groaning at the sheer sight of it. Hard to overcome a bad first impression.

Makes me want to buy a used 40D as my second camera (to keep my other 40D company) and put the money in a nice lens.  BUT, if this is the direction Canon continues...  do I want get deeper into their product line?

Am I nuts for considering other companies?
If 7D have issue on the sharpness of the picture, do you think that the 60D will not haved similar problem?  7D got a lot of attention when it came out. I doubt that 60D will got as much attention. So we may not see as much opinion as the 7D.

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EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE 2* Canon EOS 60D Specs [CR2.5]
« on: August 26, 2010, 04:25:59 PM »
60D by itself is a good camera. However, Canon should not call it a 60D. people expect a lot from the X0D camera ( including me). That is the main reasonj for all the complains.  If you look at it from a price point of view. You pay $300 more than the T2i. You got a much better ergonomics, better functional control, penta prism, and a flip screen. That sounds like a reasonable deal to me. On the other hand, it is about $450 below the 7D. You will lose the Mg body, micro adjustment, joy stick, faster speed and gain a flip LCD. So is it worth to save the $450?? That is a personal choioce. For me, Neithe option is my choice. So I am just going to stay with my 40D and wait for thr next cmaera from Canon( assuming my 40D will last anothe 2 years).

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EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE 2* Canon EOS 60D Specs [CR2.5]
« on: August 26, 2010, 03:06:20 AM »
Canon's marketing guy has done a great job on the 60D. They baically force us to buy the more expensive 7D or buy the mass production high volume( more total profit) 550D. The 6OD by itself without comparing with 7D or 550D is okay. But with only about $300 less than the 7D, the 60D becomes an over priced plastic camera with a lot less feature than the 7D. It makes the  7D becomes more attractive.  With a price about  $500 above the 550D, the 60D becomes an over priced plastic camera that does not have a lot more feature than the 550D. That makes the 550D looks like a bargain. So the 60D is serving its purpose for Canon, not customers like us.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Few 60D Specs [CR2]
« on: August 25, 2010, 07:13:56 PM »
chrome_dude: If I were you, I would just think about getting rid of the 40D to help finance something else.  If you are just a hobbyist, I don't think that you need to keep a backup on hand.  Why not sell it now while it has some value and put the money into your next camera.  If the new one does break, you should be able to find a good 30D/40D/50D on craigslist (or locally) within a day or two for the same as you sold yours for (or less if it is a while before the new one breaks).  I actually take paid jobs on the side and I only have one body (of course, I don't shoot any weddings or events that are critical without borrowing or renting another body because that would be irresponsible). The majority of my work though is just small portrait sessions that could be re-scheduled if disaster struck.  Anyway, it was just a thought to help you finance that nice new purchase :)

My 40D body is now only worth about $500-$550 on eBay. Having had my 40D break on a trip, I realize how totally frustrated I would be without an instant replacement on an expensive trip.  Besides, why not have two lenses ready to go without swapping?

The biggest reason, however, to keep this body is all the work that has gone into tuning this body with my lenses. The difference in focus quality is dramatic and just buying a replacement 40D means all new tuning efforts AND who knows what I am getting problem wise in a used camera. (Not likely, I guess, but one more thing to consider.) I know my 40D's history...  and that is worth something, especially since I treat my cameras with extra care.
How do you tune the 40D with the lens??? Is it doe by Canon??Thanks

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