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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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.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.
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.
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 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.
i.e. are you actually experiencing a problem?
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.
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.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.
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 .
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 .
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,
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?
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.
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.AF microadjust: No
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?
How do you tune the 40D with the lens??? Is it doe by Canon??Thankschrome_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.