it arrived yesterday and i feel like christmas came early! it’s been 6 years since i purchased my first digital camera. i resisted the change at the time. i loved my fuji velvia slide film (there’s still some in my frig!) and i knew the digital cameras were continuing to get better and less expensive, but i finally took the plunge and life has not been the same since!
i started out with the canon 20d so i could still use the same lenses and this sweet little machine has been my constant companion for the past 6 years. i watched all the upgrades come and go….. 30d….40d…..50d…. then last year the 7d, with full hd video capability, arrived on the scene and i decided that that was the one for me. but other expenses took priority and it didn’t happen.
this year i started researching again and found that the new 60d might be just right – less expensive than the 7d with most of the same features. also just a tad lighter and with my heavy pack and lenses, every ounce counts! it’s a huge upgrade for me and i am so excited. it has super-fast continuous shooting, self-cleaning, 3 inch pop-out live viewer, 18 megapixels and hd video, but what i’m really enamored with is the low light capability.
i mean it actually auto-focused on this moon in complete darkness, something my 20d never could have done (what's with the moon going DOWN at 8pm anyway??) and i took the shot handheld (well, kind of propped on my deck) – not bad.
i took it with me on my walk this morning and had fun capturing a few shots in low early light.
i have yet to open the (323 page!) manual (yikes!). there is going to be a bit of a learning curve, but i'm up for the challenge!