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EOS Bodies / Re: The 60D Needs AF Microadjustment
« on: August 31, 2010, 01:57:01 PM »
They aren't going to add it. This is the reply I got from the Canon Support Centre:

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Thank you for contacting Canon.

With reference to your enquiry regarding the EOS 60D, please be advised that the EOS 60D is not a follow-up of the EOS 50D, but the start of a new line of cameras. The line-up from EOS 30D, EOS 40D and EOS 50D were cameras of a semi-professional character, however the EOS 50D is going to be the last in this line. The new semi-professional camera that Canon offers is the EOS 7D.

This is why the EOS 60D has no micro adjustment function; it is a complete new camera to fill in the gap between the EOS 550D and the EOS 7D.

I hope this information is of use to you. If you have any other queries, or need any other information, please do not hesitate to reply directly to this email.

Translation - We've decided to gouge mid range users. If you want any high end features buy the 7D.

Thanks Canon.  >:(

I wonder if that is actually the official Canon line, or whether the support person has just been reading internet forums :) Canon certainly don't seem to have one voice on the subject.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The 60D Needs AF Microadjustment
« on: August 31, 2010, 04:40:30 AM »

My 50D has micro adjustment, but I tested all my lenses (to the best of my ability) and they all seem fine. Even though I don't need to use the feature now it's a matter of confidence for me to know that if I buy a new body and it doesn't match my lenses, at least there is something I can do to try and improve the situation.

I appreciate that micro adjustment is extra useful to those who buy second hand or third party lenses, but maybe that's not something that Canon wants to hear when we email them. For all we know they want to get rid of it because it encourages people to try Sigma lenses!

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Here is the reply from Canon UK (although I think it came from Germany)

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Thank you for contacting Canon Support.

In response to your query, we would advise you that we do not have any
information on whether there will be any changes in features for the EOS 60D,
however we are going to pass along your comments to the relevant department, as
they need this type of information when creating firmware upgrades, etc.

Thank you for your comments.

We trust to have informed you sufficiently.

Hopefully someone will get the message...

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I sent them an email this morning. I said that it would give buyers more confidence when buying bodies and lenses if they knew adjusting the focus was possible. We'll see what they say...

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 60D Coming August 26 [CR3]
« on: August 19, 2010, 04:43:11 AM »

It looks like both the S95 and G12 have high dynamic range mode... not something I really thought about before but now I have thought about it, I wonder if the 60D will have it!

Hopefully not long to wait now...

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 60D Notes [CR2]
« on: August 12, 2010, 08:56:56 AM »
So, it will be plastic  >:(. What would $200 - $300 bring me extra compared to T2i besides an articulating screen? I hope it is not only better video, because a lot of people always claim that video on DSLR makes things cheaper.

Better (faster) AF, faster FPS, Control wheel, CF slot, ...

Top LCD (maybe?) and bigger viewfinder also. And probably microadjust.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EVIL/Small DSLR on the Way [CR3]
« on: July 20, 2010, 03:42:37 PM »
I would add myself to those who ask for an EVIL(or hybrid) camera, and not for a small DSLR (1000D already exists).
Surely an EF adapter is needed but also new lightweights lenses, I would not use so much a NEX body coupled with a 24-70 or a 70-200 :-)
The hacked GH1 returns really awesome videos, in every aspects, and its contrast detection AF is the fastest around, so... time to move for Canon.

Since you mentioned the 1000D, a 1000D successor with 50D level AF and operation speed would be great.

What if a mirror was only used for fast AF and they put an EVF elsewhere in the body (so no top hump). Would that be good?

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