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Re: T3i vs. 60D
« Reply #60 on: March 02, 2011, 11:17:47 PM »
Yes, I am a new slr user and trying to learn. (Any ideas what is the most helpful?) I paid $1,099.95 for the 60D with the 18-135mm lens.

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Re: T3i vs. 60D
« Reply #60 on: March 02, 2011, 11:17:47 PM »

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Re: T3i vs. 60D
« Reply #61 on: March 03, 2011, 01:23:35 AM »
Yes, I am a new slr user and trying to learn. (Any ideas what is the most helpful?) I paid $1,099.95 for the 60D with the 18-135mm lens.
Sorry I'm a new Dslr user too and haven't handled both 60D and 600D. Played with them in shops but not long enough to pass any judgements. I want to get that exact camera!! But I can't find anywhere selling it at 1099 anymore. May I know where u got yours?

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Re: Canon T3i/600D Announced
« Reply #62 on: March 03, 2011, 10:38:31 AM »
Jessops (UK) have the 600D in stock (according to their website); prices are £659.95 / £749.95 / £929.95 (body / 18-55 / 18-135). In comparison, their 60D prices are £799.95 / £919.95 / £1049.95 (latter price also for 17-85 USM kit, unfortunately not offered for 600D).

The 600D has not appeared in Gemany yet, although Amazon claim shipping in 3-4 days (18-55 kit only).

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Re: T3i vs. 60D
« Reply #63 on: March 03, 2011, 10:53:31 AM »
I got it on Amazon the last day before it went up in price. I saw everyone is rising and I quickly ordered it. They were the last to increase their price.

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Re: T3i vs. 60D
« Reply #64 on: March 03, 2011, 11:28:39 AM »
For me, it's mostly a matter of ergonomics and usability between the two.

60D has a pentaprism finder with more coverage and better magnification.  This translates into a bigger, brighter viewfinder image.

I prefer to have a top LCD for my shooting style.

I like the control wheel on the back of the camera for changing settings and playback of photos.

I prefer the bigger grip (this is a primary reason why I won't buy a rebel - it's not comfortable for me to hold."

The specs are fun to sift through, sure, but to me, actually using the camera, and it's in-hand feel, are most important.

Of course, the reasons why I love the 60D may be the reasons you hate it.

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Re: T3i vs. 60D
« Reply #65 on: March 03, 2011, 03:29:03 PM »
I have to echo the idea that ergonomics counts more than small differences in the specs.

Just an observation - more people complain about small grips than large ones.  People don't like plastic because they think it is "cheap".  People don't like heavy things.   But - you can't have something which is light, big, and made of heavy materials.

I was happy with the smaller grip on my Rebel (an older model), but I would not go back because of the control wheel on my x0D camera.  It has become essential to me.  Unlike most, I actually don't like the top LCD because you have to rotate the camera to see it, and on a tall tripod it can be impossible to use.

Final thought - if you like the 60D body style but not the price, consider a used 40D or 50D.  They are still great cameras.

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Re: T3i vs. 60D
« Reply #66 on: March 04, 2011, 02:40:40 AM »
I have to echo the idea that ergonomics counts more than small differences in the specs.

Absolutely - as far as I am concerned, the ergonomics (i.e. the grip, weight, balance, control placement etc) are a vital parts of the specs, even if they are rarely listed as such.

PS. Amazon in Germany are down to their last two already...

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Re: T3i vs. 60D
« Reply #66 on: March 04, 2011, 02:40:40 AM »