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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:21 am 
My question is for the experts. What advantages does the 60D offer over the T2i :P

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What disadvantages does your T2i have?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:33 am 
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Not worth the money for the upgrade... invest your money into your lenses, they depreciate in value at a much slower rate, plus they stick with you throughout your photography career. Upgrade you body in 5 years time or so. I'm not joking.

Edit: I just saw your battery of lenses in your other post. Ok, so perhaps a flash? haha :-)

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:46 am 
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You hardly need to be an expert to answer the question.
  • The 60D has 9 cross-type AF points compared to the 550D so in theory, it should be able to track fast moving subjects more easily.
  • The 60D an LCD panel at the top of the body, which can help speed things depending on the manner in which you shoot.
  • The 60D has an articulated screen, which can facilitate shooting at awkward angles.
  • Though the 60D is heavier than the 550D, this can actually give you a better weight balance when using a heavier lens.

I agree with Trevor in saying that lenses are a wise investment but I don't agree in saying the 60D isn't worth upgrading to - I think the reality of that statement varies far too much from person to person. Some people may benefit considerably from the 60D's advantages (or potential benefits) over the 550D whereas some may not.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:24 pm 
Thank you to all who responded to my question. I appreciate all sides :D

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