60D Specs
18mp
Slightly different form factor than 50D.
No articulating screen
6.5fps
New AF System

Expect an announcement during the 3rd week of August

EF 60 f/2.8 IS Macro
This lens will be released at the same time. Notice it's not EF-S.

EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
I'm told the testing phase of the lens is complete and manufacturing will start in the next 30 days.

Announcement in August.

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118 Comments

  1. Angle eye pieces have been around for more than 50 years. It is a ‘bandage” from the film days for the SLRs that do not have a interchangeable view finder. You cannot use it for the overhead shot. If you use it for ground level shooting, you have to be lying on your stomach to be comfortable. Would you like to use it??? As for Articulated screen. It is great. You can raise the camera over head or put it ON the ground and you are still in a comfortable position. That is why in the old film days, Both Exakta and Nikon F’s have interchangeable view finder (penta prism and “waist level”). Both are professional level camera. All cameras by Rollieflex have the waist level as standard.

  2. But the point is that you can use it for you what you want and others can make their decisions. No need to make a one size fits all. The more I think about it, the more I think this frankencamera idea would be fascinating for an EVIL model.

    Imagine the community that would popup around it! Keep the camera bout $600 and very extensible. Use Android for the OS. Let the camera talk to your Android phone, via Bluetooth and it could upload photos as taken and tag them with GPS. Just imagine the ‘fun’ things that could be created.

  3. What Tamron? 28-75 2.8 XR Di?

    We compared them side by side with lot of pictures taken with the same camera, and the Canon 24-70 2.8L was clearly sharper than the tamron at same apertures and focal lengths…

    The Tamron is a great value for its price, but Canon 24-70 2.8L is sharper (not to mention other advantages like better built, weather sealing, full manual focus override, peripheral illumination correction data -for those DSLRs with that feature, etc.)

  4. I cannot understand why so many people are against having an articulated screen on a DSLR in the level of 60D or above. It it a great tool for ground level shots or above the head shots, especially with DSLRs with auto focus. I am going to put in my arguments on the following points:
    1. It is not rugged enough. No true. articulating screen has been used for over 10 years in both camcorders and higher level point and shot cameras. I tis not a problem. I have a G1 for about 10 years. the screen hinge are still good as new.
    2. Professional Camcorder does not have articulated screen. Yes but they have mini TV monitors with hood,such that they can monitor the scene at bright
    sunlight.
    3. Articulating screen is not for professionals. Not true. in the old film days. Rollieflex have waist level finder as their standard for the whole company products. Exakta and Nikon F’s have interchangeable view finders, including waist level finders. All three are professional level cameras.
    4. Cannot focus with the articulated screen. Not true. that is what live view and auto focus is for. Also what has happen to the technique of zone focusing??? it has been used for overhead shots for manual focus camera in the old film days. I tis still usable on the DSLRs.

    My opinion is that articulated screen is a nice tool to have along as the optical view finder is still there. i do not want to use live view on DSLR all the time. my only concern is that it will make the camera thicker and may impact the handling of the camera.

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