Canon D60 - are they still available new?

Discussion in 'Canon' started by GB, Jul 5, 2003.

  1. GB

    GB Guest

    I finally got a chance to see (and hold, and try) a
    Canon 10D in a shop last weekend. I had, up until then,
    been planning to trade-in (or seperate sell, or
    whatever) the D60 on a pair of new 10D bodies.

    Having actually seen a 10D in the flesh, I'm now in
    the market for a second D60 body to complement the
    one I already have.

    Anyone know...
    (a) if the D60 is still available new,
    and/or (b) of a shop that has a new D60 in stock,
    and/or (c) of a used but in *excellent* condition
    D60 that is up for sale?

    'Excellent' means completely unmarked, as new condition
    with original packaging, accessories and paperwork, and
    an 'odometer' reading commensurate with light usage.

    Thanks in advance,

    GB, Jul 5, 2003
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    Scott Howard Guest

    Camera House at Westfield Parramatta had one a few weeks ago,
    although it was only a few hundred less than the 10D.

    Just be careful not to get the salesman who thinks that the 10D has
    a 1:6 ("thats one colon six") "ratio". "ie, a 10mm lens works like a..
    umm.. 6 mm lens".

    Probably also want to avoid the salesman who I heard telling a customer
    that a "dateback" option on the Canon 35mm SLR's puts the date on the
    back of the photo, not the front.

    Scott Howard, Jul 5, 2003
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  3. GB

    GB Guest

    That's pretty good! I paid full retail for the first one, that
    was AUD$5500!

    :) thanks, yes, I'm fully aware of the 'special' status of
    Parra' camera house :) You can imagine my surprise when one
    of them actually got it right and warned me off buying a
    non-Canon flash for my camera - I really wasn't expecting
    that! :)

    Well, that's obvious. The date back puts the date on the back side
    of the negative, and the actual photo goes on the front side of the
    negative... Of *course* the date will appear on the back of the
    print :)

    Thanks for the pointer Scott.

    GB, Jul 5, 2003
  4. I am a former D60 owner and I see only improvements in build quality,
    useability and ergonmics... but that is me. :)

    If the D60 works for you stick with it.... for me however the 10D is twice
    the camera that my D60 was, as it has better AF, better exposure, better WB,
    better preview, better noise... etc etc
    Russell Stewart, Jul 5, 2003
  5. GB

    Auspics Guest

    Just ignore all those technocrats who would (if they could) convert you to a
    I kept my voiglander when they said I should go for one of those new fangled
    SLR thingies. Boy, do I thank them! Just imagine the savings I've made over
    the years by not falling for the capitalist attempts to drag me into the
    present day world.

    Yes... If I were you, I'd just accept the erratic focus, the early attempts
    at micro workmanship which show the (then) stage of the technology. Who
    needs accurate metering anyway, you're a photographer, right?

    You can instantly compensate for the erratic behavior of a fidgety AF,
    constantly seeking the point of focus it can never quite find. Hell man, I
    suppose your 286 PC with Photoshop 1.0 can overcome the 15% of shots that
    are off focus with it's fantastic use of 'unsharp mask'!

    What's this you say? Never had the fidgety lens? Oh.. how silly of me, you
    don't have any APO lenses do you? nah... You probably can't see the value in
    one of them either eh? Don't let the technoscumbags win, GB. Stick to your
    guns... You might need them if you stuff up a wedding with a D60!

    Auspics, Jul 5, 2003
  6. GB

    GB Guest

    Primarily asthetics and comfort. If I'm gonna spend
    that much money on a body, I need to like it. The
    technical improvements on the 10D certainly help sell
    it, but they're not sufficiently significant improvements
    that I'll be reaching for my cheque book regardless
    of the physical design.

    The thing that pretty much immediately turned me off
    it, as soon as I held it in my hand, was the new
    'magnesium alloy' body. That seems to be a selling point
    for some - certainly Canon like to push it as a feature,
    but it felt cheap and cold to me - it felt too much
    like a D100, and that's a camera I really didn't like
    on ergonomic and asthetic grounds :-(

    The removal of the focus assist light is fine - the
    flashes have those, but the substitute red-eye/timer
    light just doesn't seem to belong there - no proper
    bezel, it just looks untidy, like an afterthought.

    The dials on the top and the back of the camera got
    flattened - dun like 'em.

    The two on/off switches on the back of the camera -
    neither of them actually necessary in the first place -
    are still there. At least the power on/off one is moved
    and a little harder to use, so I wouldn't have so much
    trouble with people who use the camera for a few minutes
    turning it off before they give it back to me! (That's
    a pet hate of mine - people who turn my camera off - I
    don't turn it off, why should they!!!)

    The new battery charger is arguably the nail in the
    coffin: this body was built to a price, not a standard.

    Those are the reasons why I don't want one. They're my
    reasons, you don't have to like them.

    Anyway, March 2004 isn't that far away... :) I wonder
    what Mr Canon has up his sleeve for next year!

    GB, Jul 5, 2003
  7. GB

    GB Guest

    Hey, **** you very much. I'm happy with what I've got thank-
    you very much, and there's absolutely no reason for me to
    change to something that I know already that I won't be happy

    You get to mount an abusive challenge to my personal decision
    not to buy a piece of equipment that I personally don't like on
    the day that you fund the purchase of the piece of equipment that
    I personally don't like and personally don't want. Right up until
    then, it's my money, and I get to piss it up against any wall
    I damn well please at whatever angle I damn well please.

    If your personal mindset is such that a decision on the part of
    a third person who you don't know, have never met, and are never
    likely to meet to purchase a piece of equipment that you don't
    like in a way that will never affect you in any way causes you
    such mental anguish, then you probably need significant professional
    assistance with your mental health.

    The same type of professional assistance that you'd need if you
    were silly enough to consider doing *any* wedding with *any*
    digital camera. You'd have to be seriously ill to even consider
    doing that!

    GB, Jul 6, 2003
  8. GB

    VH-MR2 Guest

    it was only a matter of time before Geoffrey got the response he was after
    VH-MR2, Jul 6, 2003
  9. GB

    Auspics Guest

    And you didn't warn me?
    Tut,tut. I rather thought I'd get an outburst. What is predictable response?
    Anything like predictable focuse?

    Auspics, Jul 6, 2003
  10. GB

    VH-MR2 Guest

    I was curious to see what sort of response he'd illicit .. yours was very
    well put together, I most certainly did enjoy reading it ... had me
    chuckling here to myself ;-) Pity his response to you was predicibly
    impolite and lacked the humour of your response.

    Guess he simply wasn't getting the attention he desired over at
    aus.aviation... :)

    VH-MR2, Jul 6, 2003
  11. GB

    Ken Chandler Guest

    This bit of sarcastic humor brought to you by the same guy who rates the SD9
    over the 10D.

    'nuff said.
    Ken Chandler, Jul 6, 2003
  12. GB

    VH-MR2 Guest


    we're not mercans here ;-)

    VH-MR2, Jul 6, 2003
  13. GB

    Ken Chandler Guest

    You choose to top post without trimming irrelevant material.

    I'll spell how I like :p
    Ken Chandler, Jul 6, 2003
  14. GB

    Auspics Guest

    Hey Ken...
    I have 2, 10Ds and 1, SD9.
    I think the problems I had with the first 10D justified my belief they were
    bug ridden. The replacement proved me wrong and I subsequently bought a
    second one. That still does not change the fact that I rate the picture
    taking qualities of the Sigma ahead of the Canon.

    Auspics, Jul 6, 2003
  15. GB

    Ken Chandler Guest

    Funny you should ask Macca.

    Not some half assed clown hiding under multiple identities sprouting of shit
    about "girls carrying my bags" as a pro-photographer are you?
    Ken Chandler, Jul 6, 2003
  16. GB

    VH-MR2 Guest

    You're not getting me on a technicality :)
    VH-MR2, Jul 6, 2003
  17. GB

    Ken Chandler Guest

    Well, color me suprized :)
    Ken Chandler, Jul 6, 2003
  18. GB

    Auspics Guest


    Auspics, Jul 6, 2003
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    Miro Guest

    Miro, Jul 6, 2003
  20. GB

    Ken Chandler Guest

    I am a no-one. Unlike yourself.
    So now I am an unemployed idiot. It seems like you know me.
    Taking photos of clone PCs and Linux Distros?
    What award? Do tell me more?
    Ken Chandler, Jul 6, 2003
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