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Lots of good advice here!
My take on the subject: EVF, OVF, button placement, sensor size, DoF, high ISO IQ, all that comes second to AF, which is what matters most. (You already have your 60D for taking photographs with good IQ when tricky subjects and important events appear.)
You'd rather have a noisy photograph that's in focus than the other way around, so consider having the camera in your hands and testing the AF system before you buy it.
Good luck!

Lenses / Re: Advice on 70-200 lens
« on: December 10, 2013, 10:10:10 AM »
Thank you very much, Don!

Lenses / Re: Resolution EF 24-70 2.8 II L against EF 24-70 4.0 IS L
« on: December 10, 2013, 12:47:20 AM »
Not even the text makes sense to me.

Software & Accessories / Re: My Dell vs iMac
« on: December 10, 2013, 12:17:33 AM »
It looks like you want an iMac, and if that is the case there is not much to think. Spend some money and give yourself a present!  ;)
On the other hand, from what you said you will use it for, you seem to have a fast enough computer, and my guess is that most people here would prefer to put that money on equipment (mainly lenses). Ruined's advice sounded good to me, though, if you are feeling hampered by processing speed, but does not address your monitor issue.
I have myself given me a basic iMac (i5, 8GB, 21 inches) after getting tired of "not responding" messages and printer conflicts with Windows, and could not be happier. It is not the fastest computer on the block, but it is definitely enough for my needs.
Good luck!

Great video.

Lenses / Re: Advice on 70-200 lens
« on: December 02, 2013, 12:26:27 PM »
Going for the f/4L IS, then!
(Can't wait for shooting my kid playing in the rain!)
Thank you very much!

Lenses / Advice on 70-200 lens
« on: December 02, 2013, 10:32:37 AM »
Hi everyone!
I currently own a 60D, that I use much more often with the 17-55mm f/2.8, and only sometimes with the 50mm f/1.4. Having my son quickly growing up and beginning to walk, the need for a telephoto lens is becoming clear.
I'm considering buying the 70-200 f/4L (non-IS), for the price looks very good for the image quality I've read about.
My question: would you consider the IS version, even though it will cost almost twice as much? Do you think IS will be worth the price difference?
I don't plan going FF; will probably buy the 7D mk2 instead. Also, the f/2.8 version os the 70-200L will be probably too big for shooting a casual soccer game or so.
Thank you for your help!

I like this one:

"A photographer went to a socialite party in New York. As he entered the front door, the host said ‘I love your pictures - they’re wonderful; you must have a fantastic camera.’ He said nothing until dinner was finished, then: ‘That was a wonderful dinner; you must have a terrific stove."
Sam Haskins

The Pentax images in this comparison do look sharper with more contrast.  But, were the two camera's set-up with similar in-camera jpeg processing settings? 

I'm not familiar with Digitalcamerareview.com, are they reputable?

From the website:

"Each image was taken in a RAW format then converted to JPGs through Lightroom. No adjustments were made to the images before publishing this article."

Pentax K3 looks very good. Really amazing in ISO 6400. ::)

ISO 6400 is looking real good, indeed!

I guess I'd like to keep things separated while batteries have just enough juice for one day on those huge screen phones. I'd rather shoot as much as I like, use the flash as much as I like, without having to think if I can get through the day. (These things change rather quickly, though.)

No place for m4/3 to me. I like the size of a DSLR in my hands; in fact, I'm very happy with my 60D and the 17-55/2.8 and the pics I can take of my kid with it. I wish, though, I had a smaller yet capable camera for carrying around. I've considered a Canon EOS-M, especially after firmware + crazy deal, but I'd rather have a small camera with a fixed lens and built-in flash, and letting the lens-changing and flash-attaching thing for DSLR-demanding situations.
I can't really see much of an advantage of m4/3s over DSLRs. Smaller, yeah, but still not pocketable, and you still have to change lenses and all that.
I'm probably getting a Sony RX-100 ii for good enough casual pics and video, and sticking with DSLRs (maybe a 7Dm2) for important or challenging situations, like my kid learning to walk or playing soccer. I can't myself going FF, as next gen sensors will probably be very good, at least for my amateurish needs.
My future kit, as I can think of right now: :)
- Sony RX-100 ii for everyday things
- DSLR for important moments -- 7Dm2, 17-55/2.8 and 70-200/4L is what I'm thinking of right now
- Borrowed Handycam when really good video matters (not often to me; not a video guy)

I would like to have a camera which allows me to go on holiday and take 5000 or 10000 photos without changing the battery.
I can't even imagine myself flagging 10,000 photos on LR after some holiday... :) To be honest, I'm currently taking 4 GB cards around instead of 16 or 32 GB because I've found myself taking so-so pics much too often (and I'm actually much too lazy to import and categorize zillions of pics). I'd rather have 20 great pics a day.

EOS Bodies / Re: Plenty of posts on the 7D, how about the 70d
« on: March 07, 2013, 01:02:00 PM »
I expect the 70D to be a re-heated 7D spec wise.
If so, I'm in. Same body, similar AF system with maybe a more sensitive central point, same 100% VF, but with a better sensor with good 3200 ISO... I guess people expect much more, but that would be just what I need.
The new 7D, if the rumors are correct, should be a terrific camera, albeit too expensive for a hobby shooter like myself.
US$ 1,600 body only for such a camera, maybe?

PowerShot Cameras / Re: SX500 replacement
« on: March 05, 2013, 04:14:39 PM »
(...) would like something a tad smaller that I can take with me when I'm out and about with work. (...)

Have you considered something even smaller like a Canon S100/S110? It will fit in a pocket, and I believe is a much better camera than the SX500/600 unless you need the 30x zoom. (I'm personally buying a S100 myself.)

Lenses / Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« on: March 05, 2013, 04:04:04 PM »
My point, I suppose, is not to worry about what you don't have but to make the best of what you do.

That's a great way of thinking, thanks! :)
But now you got me curious... Can I see some of those photos?

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