Future Shop Future Shop: Canon 60D 18.0MP Digital SLR w/18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens, Extra Battery & Bag $899.99 Future Shop: Canon 60D 18.0MP Digital SLR Bundle

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Here's a pretty good digital SLR bundle posted by forum user handaman. For a limited time, you can pick up the Canon 60D 18.0MP Camera with 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens, Extra Battery and Bag on sale at Future Shop for $899.99. This is an excellent price for what's included and should be considered by those who are looking to pick up a new camera. Normally, you're looking to pay around $1400 for everything included so you'll want to take advantage of this deal while you can.

Though there are other newer consumer bodies available, Canon's 60D remains a popular choice due to its build quality, high megapixel count, frames per second output and ISO range. The bundle is a little more expensive than the newer Canon T4i, but price doesn't always tell the story when it comes to cameras. You'll want to do your homework, compare features and make sure you invest in the right camera.

All in, this is a solid deal considering the lens has a pretty decent range and the battery and bag are nice additions for those who don't have existing equipment.

The deal is live now but expires on January 3. Free shipping is available.

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    • Is this the cheapest price for 60D?
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    • This is a pretty sweet deal for the bundle. Picked up the 60D body last year for $800 AFTER a price match and a trade in. Should have waited a year and gotten so much more for my money. Oh well, those are the breaks!

      Good deal for anyone looking to take advantage of it. Posting to the front page! Thanks OP.
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    • This is important if you are at all interested in video. I have both the non STM and STM version of this lens, and while the glass is identical, the focusing is COMPLETELY SILENT on the STM, while on the non-STM it makes quite a racket in videos.
      Not true, the STM glass has better image quality in every way as well as an electronic manual focus override.
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    • Body only has been as low as $799 earlier this year, but for this bundle, the price is great!
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    • Not true, the STM glass has better image quality in every way as well as an electronic manual focus override.
      I have both the STM and the non-STM, I can't see any visual difference.

      The specs might show a slight difference, but I've compared the two lenses on the same body with a bunch of different focal length and aperture combos and I couldn't find any sort of visual difference, whether in the middle of the field or the fringes (and this was looking at RAW images since the T4i does in body lens corrections on JPG).

      One VERY minor difference is macro distance, it's 0.45m on the non-STM and 0.39m on the STM. Minor, but welcome.

      The focusing is a source of VERY much confusion out there, so, having both I will clear it up:

      The non-STM lens uses a DC motor: to override focus you have to disable AF, otherwise you risk damaging the lens.

      The STM version has NO "normal" manual focus. The focus ring is an input the a computer that actually activates the stepper motor that moves the focusing element. Turning the ring doesn't physically move the lens through mechanical means (there is no stop on the focus ring, you can rotate to your hearts content, kinda unnerving to people used to manual focus lenses). With the switch set to AF the focusing ring does NOTHING, it does NOT override the focus the AF system has selected (there were reports that this lens supported MF override like the other upper lenses, it doesn't). To MF you have to flip the switch.

      As a minor con for the STM lens: since the focus is electrically driven you CANNOT focus this lens without power being supplied to it. So if you're camera is off, no focus. If you use a macro extension tube that doesn't pass the contacts from the camera you will not be able to focus this lens. It's a minor point, but can be important to some.

      TTYL
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    • Thank you repatch for the info.

      I won't shoot video that much. I guess it won't make a difference for me.
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    • I read somewhere that they are liquidating the 60d since Canon will likely announce at CES the replacement 70d version. (this is a rumor so not certain, but looking at the dropping prices it seems likely)

      If that is the case then probably prices will drop even more. Also the 70d will use new technology so maybe worth the upgrade... So maybe not the best time to pick one up.
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    • I have both the STM and the non-STM, I can't see any visual difference.

      The specs might show a slight difference, but I've compared the two lenses on the same body with a bunch of different focal length and aperture combos and I couldn't find any sort of visual difference, whether in the middle of the field or the fringes (and this was looking at RAW images since the T4i does in body lens corrections on JPG).

      One VERY minor difference is macro distance, it's 0.45m on the non-STM and 0.39m on the STM. Minor, but welcome.

      The focusing is a source of VERY much confusion out there, so, having both I will clear it up:

      The non-STM lens uses a DC motor: to override focus you have to disable AF, otherwise you risk damaging the lens.

      The STM version has NO "normal" manual focus. The focus ring is an input the a computer that actually activates the stepper motor that moves the focusing element. Turning the ring doesn't physically move the lens through mechanical means (there is no stop on the focus ring, you can rotate to your hearts content, kinda unnerving to people used to manual focus lenses). With the switch set to AF the focusing ring does NOTHING, it does NOT override the focus the AF system has selected (there were reports that this lens supported MF override like the other upper lenses, it doesn't). To MF you have to flip the switch.

      As a minor con for the STM lens: since the focus is electrically driven you CANNOT focus this lens without power being supplied to it. So if you're camera is off, no focus. If you use a macro extension tube that doesn't pass the contacts from the camera you will not be able to focus this lens. It's a minor point, but can be important to some.

      TTYL
      Image Quality: Well you guys can judge for yourselves.
      http://www.the-digital-picture.com/R...CameraComp=474
      http://www.photozone.de/canon-eos/77...8135_3556stmis
      http://www.kenrockwell.com/canon/len...-135mm-stm.htm

      Manual Focus Override: IT DOES WORK. You have to set the AF mode to "One-Shot". Then when you half depress the shoot button it will autofocus, with the shoot button still held down, you can now adjust your focus manually (yes it remains silent due to the STM).
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    • I read somewhere that they are liquidating the 60d since Canon will likely announce at CES the replacement 70d version. (this is a rumor so not certain, but looking at the dropping prices it seems likely)

      If that is the case then probably prices will drop even more. Also the 70d will use new technology so maybe worth the upgrade... So maybe not the best time to pick one up.
      Well, that is always the case. There will always be a newer super duper camera, with the older model being cleared out. You have to buy what works for you in a specific budget.

      One thing good about T4i is the new touch screen, otherwise build wise 60D is better.

      So would 60D with STM lense be a better package, if we can find one.
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    • ....The T4i is very much the same body (as the 60D) .......
      Don't the 60D and the T4i have very different bodies? The T4i has the body style of all Canon entry level cameras while the 60D has the body style of all their higher end models.
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    • Don't the 60D and the T4i have very different bodies? The T4i has the body style of all Canon entry level cameras while the 60D has the body style of all their higher end models.
      True, D60 is better body wise and has an LCD on*top, plus easy exp comp buttons. But for now the T4i is better equipped to use the STM lenses in video.
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    • For anyone interested the T4i with the 55 lens is only $599 until the third.
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    • For anyone interested the T4i with the 55 lens is only $599 until the third.
      I believe T4i(18-135) for $750 is better than D60(18-135) for $900. T4i do D60's job but lighter, and its video function is way better. Luckily I took the last T4i(18-135) this evening at the Yonge/Dundas FS.
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    • I believe T4i(18-135) for $750 is better than D60(18-135) for $900. T4i do D60's job but lighter, and its video function is way better. Luckily I took the last T4i(18-135) this evening at the Yonge/Dundas FS.
      For auto focus video on T4i you need the 18-135 STM lens which is not the one included. So your video is no better off then the 60d.
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    • 60D is outdated, I would recommend 7d or 6d
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    • 60D is outdated, I would recommend 7d or 6d
      How is that even a relevant recommendation? 6d body alone is $2k+ while we're talking about a $900 combo here.
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    • What about Nikon D7000? Or is this thread dedicated to Canon shooters? :P
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    • is 7d old than 60D
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    • is 7d old than 60D
      Yes, by about a year, click on DSLR Timeline near the bottom:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_EOS

      Note thought that age shouldn't be the only thing determining choice.

      FWIW the 7D, 60D and 650D (T4i) all use the same sensor, and have alot of features in common. What you REALLY get with the 7D is much faster FPS and of course being a single digit body way stronger build quality and environmental sealing (when used with the right lens of course). OTOH, it is quite a bit more expensive (although prices have dropped for both the 7D and 60D like crazy recently).
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