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I love my Canon 60D Best. Read Why?

Published August 28th, 2011

I've been shooting with my 60 D for since it came out a year ago. I have to say it is my favorite camera. Now I do have to admit I might be a bit bias. The reason I love this model the most is the swivel lens. Of course the picture quality is great. I would expect that from Canon. The swivel lens though has major benefits for me. As most of you know, I use a wheelchair. The swivel gets me angle I could not get before. If you go on a pier, boardwalk, or even a balcony, they have a safety rail. Those run right at my eye/camera level. The 60D allows me to hold it above the rail and tilt the screen down. I find now I often just rest the camera on the rail. Then look up at it and shoot. It does help a lot. I do have to admit though the only flaw is the time it takes to focus with the screen. For some reason when you have the screen flipped out it takes a while to focus? Hopefully Canon will be working on this. I also have used it to hold my cam down to the ground. I can get these shots too. You will notice some on my Bike Week shots.
Another good advantage for #Streettogs is how the screen flips back, as seen in my pic. People have become used to the screen on the back to view pictures you took. In normal use I always keep it flipped in. This helps in multiple ways. One, your battery will last several times longer with the screen closed. The battery last me several times out if I have the screen closed.
The other advantage is with people. Like I have said I have to do things different. I use a wheelchair and stick out. So, I look so Professional I gain people's trust. I use my 60D with a 28-300 ivory LS lens. I also wear a Flickr Press Pass, I got it on EBay :) so people see me and just gain trust. When they ask if they can see the photo, I say "I'm sorry, it's a Pro camera and shoots at really high resolution that doesn't show until I develop. They look at the back and don't see a screen, and say ok. So then I give them a card to my website where they can see it.
I'm really looking to grow on things and anxiously awaiting the Canon 5D Mark III. I have heard from some inside sources it will have the flip out screen and a big jump in Megapixels!
It's just over all, the 60D works out best for my situation. It doesn't matter if it's a hundred megapixel if I can't see over the railing to what I am shooting.
If Canon can work on quick focus when using the screen it will then be a 5 out 5. Right now, I still give it a 4 out of 5.

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