The problem with old lenses is they don't have autofocus. Grass is always greener......
These are all photographs taken with the 1100D.
I agree, the lack of autofocus can be a bit of a nuisance, depends what you're shooting, I guess. I just like to experiment with old lenses (cheap ones as well), they give interesting results...but then with photoshop and others you can pretty much change photos in any way you want...
The problem with old lenses is they don't have autofocus.
I've got a few 25 year old AF lenses. That's pretty old.
Yes, and the lenses are unlikely to change for a long time, so no compatibility worries.
My 40D doesn't feel old - it's only the lack of video that keeps making me think of a move to the 60D
Dont do it, 70D is on the horizon, maybe July, with wifi and GPS, but still 18MP sensor, but with rumored new AF system.
I was holding out for one, but opted for the 700D to get me started.
If I ever upgrade now though it will be to an XD (6D, 7D, 5D) range and not the XXD, but that will only be when and if I outgrow the 700D.
The 60D image quality is far worse than the 40D, I was pretty disappointed when I borrowed one.
The savvy one would look at used Pentax ones, dirt cheap and well built.
I bought a K200D with two lenses and a lowe pro bag for £133 as a camera to take to the beach etc with the kids. It's pretty good and the good manual primes are cheap. I ended up selling the 55-300 that came with it and buying two primes with the money, got myself a new genuine grip for £19.99 and a TTL flash for £20. (got a bit carried away)
Really - all reports I've seen suggest that it's ever-so-slightly better (basically the resolution is a red herring - doesn't add anything).
Here's a link to the DxOMark comparison:
It's all about the noise handling. I've had a 40D and I borrowed the 60D for a day, the 60D isn't as good at handling noise.
Well I've looked at tons of comparisons and I simply can't see it in the example shots. Individual pixels look noisier, but when shown at the same object magnification, more detail is visible. Most reckon you can get 1-stop extra ISO performance.
Mind you - I haven't tried it for myself, which you have, so I'm not trying to dismiss it.
Well i have the 40D and had the run of the entire camera shop to go comparing iso with and i thought the 60d was cleaner.
On a computer or lcd?
Ok, so I'm a sports photographer and I have a fair whack of kit but it doesn't mean I know everything about everything. It means I know what I need to do my job and earn a bit of dollar out of it.
My first question to you is... what are you going to with your camera? What sort of photography are you going to do or take a pop at? If you are just taking shots of the kids or the dog in the back garden, then that's different to landscape or macro etc.
Second question what is your budget? as ultimately this drives what is available to you.
Third is.... well lets see what the answer to one and two are.
Remember, a good photographer gets good shots from what ever kit! Also all my kit is second hand.
If anyone's still set on the 1100D:
There's a deal at Dabs right now for £229:
Also, the Canon outlet shop were doing batches of them for £175 last week so might be worth keeping an eye on them to see if they've got any more:
(there's some on there now at £199)
bomberman, I'm planning to sell my 450D. I've had it for 4 years. It's in great condition. I have 3 lens which I will also be selling. Let me know if you're interested and I'll send you full details.
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