Taking the Canon 60D to Harrietville
Last week, I’m sure I mentioned that I was allowed to have the Canon EOS 60D for another few days so I could take it to Harrietville and try it out. I did take it and I managed to get out a few times with it. It went back on Tuesday so it is time to tell you what I thought.
On the way up we stopped at the Benalla Art Gallery for lunch and I saw this bridge close by and went for a quick walk underneath it. With images like this I had no trouble using the camera, it did what I wanted and the images came out quite well.
As I stated before, it is a nice camera to hold and to take photos with. I found it easy to carry around with me and never though, I really want to put this away. It would be good to use all day if you are travelling. Well, compared to my Nikon camera, it is much easier to continue carrying.
When we went across the road in Harrietville for coffee I just slung the camera over my shoulder and when opportunities came up to take photos, well I took them. Again, it was easy to use and fun to use.
It had been fun to use, but when I went out the next morning, well, let’s look at a photo.
In the morning I thought I would go for a walk around town with the camera and just take some snaps. It wasn’t very good light and I tried to change some of the settings, but they wouldn’t change the way I wanted them to.
I got a couple of good shots, but I was actually disappointed with a lot of them. They were out of focus, or just not quite in focus. I don’t know if it was because I had been fiddling around with the metering, or the ISO was too low, or what. I am positive that it isn’t a real problem with the camera, otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to get any photos in focus.
It is a great camera, there is no denying that, but I don’t think I would buy it. I found it hard to work out and things that I thought would be so easy to work out, just weren’t. It really is a camera that you need, need to read the manual for. I didn’t have the manual with me, but if I owned the camera I would always have it with me. I would keep a copy of the manual on my phone. You would need to I think. Some cameras you can just pick up, use and work everything out, but I didn’t find that.
When I was lent the Canon EOS 600D last year, I can remember loving it, almost to the point of not wanting to give it back. I thought it was a great camera, but I didn’t fall in love with the 60D. I wanted to and I kept trying it, it just didn’t happen. I know a lot of you have this camera and love it, and I really wanted to feel the same. I am sorry about that. Interesting how different each camera can be.