I've had great success with the 2% back rewarded by Amazon. They are a top noch company; no gimmicks or jokes. They reward is credit to buy at Amazon only. Ebay also gives 2% in Ebay bucks.
Reason for new version is probably limited usability with extenders.
I compared my old 200/1.8L with 200/2L IS and f/1.8 is sharper with 1.4x III and 2.0x III extenders.
Really? I just did a comparison a week ago over at TDP, and it seems very far from it:
Am I missing something?
More high praise for the 24-70 II, with the usual caveat of price.
Question for people who've bought the 24-70 II and had/have the 24-105mm f/4L IS 'kit lens'. Did you keep the 24-105L, and if so, now that you have the 24-70/2.8 II, do you use the 24-105L any more?
The way I would look at this would be...... are you being paid for the photographs you take or are they just for yourself, friends, family maybe the local high school? if you are being paid maybe it's worth considering an upgrade if not then the 60D will be more than enough, apart from the frame rate and auto focus, they have the same M.P. and sensor and will produce a quality shot. get a better lens with more range, the 70-200's are great for this sort of thing, you bought the 60D for a reason what were those reasons?
I would like to post them on a site eventually. It will be a high school football site kept up by me and it is not for pay but I do want other people to freely look through the photos and enjoy shots of the games I see across the state of Texas. I also hope to take video clips (nothing too long) of scoring plays. I really appreciate how the 60D and 7D can handle video and a good lens can even make recording that even better.
I got the 60D because it was a great price, had good reviews, it felt comfortable in my hands, the shutter speed, and decent video recording. The 60D was my second choice because the 7D was just out of reach. I said I had got it last week. That was my fault. It was two weeks ago. The sale at Best Buy and the opportunity to get the 60D in hand pressed me to get it.
Don't get me wrong. So far, I like the 60D and many of the shots I have taken during the day are nice. I have been just trying the camera out for outside shots and a soccer game during the day. I want to take some more shots with it at a baseball game this week, if the game is played at night. There should be a soccer game for high school during the evening this week as well so I could try it more. Like I said, I think the night shots I had were off due to me still learning the camera. To be honest with you, I've been using manual focus for the shots I have taken. I'm used to messing with manual focus from the Sony digital camera I once had. I'll take some more and I'll try to post them here later this week, if I can.
I plan to have this camera for at least two years. I can still return the 60D and get the 7D at Best Buy with the 18-135 lens for around $1448. I'm very apprecitative of the lens recommendations and I can work extra to get a good lens around July or August. Maybe by June if all goes well. I'd only sell the 60D or 7D if the 70D and the 7D Mark II are signifigantly better and can get a decent price (not likely to happen for a while).
I got a couple of weeks before the 30 days is up. I'm going to stay with Canon. I have nothing really against the Nikon but I feel more comfortable with the Canons. I'll keep absorbing all the information y'all have provided and I really appreciate all the info that has been provided.