The EOS 60Da is compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF and EF-S lineup, ranging from ultra-wide angle to super telephoto lenses. Canon lenses employ advanced optical expertise and micron-precision engineering to deliver unprecedented performance in all facets of the photographic process. Special optical technologies, such as aspherical, ultra-low dispersion, or fluorite elements are featured in the universally acclaimed L-series lenses. And Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer technology is featured in select lenses to minimize the effect of camera shake. Additionally, the lenses used for astrophotography are compatible with every other EOS SLR; Canon wide-angle, macro, super-telephoto, tilt-shift and fisheye lenses provide a wealth of focal lengths, depth-of-field and other creative shooting options.
Canon offers a host of accessories to help photographers make the most of the EOS 60Da's powerful features. For long exposures using Live View, the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6 provides a constant source of AC power to the camera. For composing through the viewfinder, Angle Finder C enables an adjustable viewing angle while providing a 2.5x magnification for critical focusing with a full screen image that also shows exposure data. Battery Grip BG-E9 enables the use of AA batteries or two LP-E6 batteries and adds the convenience of access to all the cameras features in both portrait and landscape orientation.
A Nebula Star
I have now been using the Canon 60Da for about six months for astrophotography. I, frankly, was amazed at the quality of the photos this thing creates. Using Adobe Lightroom 4 to process, I have captured far better quality singly shot photos with the 60Da than I was able to do with my similarly priced electro-cooled CCD with filter wheel. Better, the noise level is low enough that Lightroom 4 can completely remove any noise without darks! It gets better... An image capture that would take me an hour or longer using the CCD and filter wheel is done in about 10 minutes using the 60Da. Because of the large CMOS chip, the 60Da has enabled me to get images in one exposure that would have required extensive stitching using the CCD.
My end results are generally comparable with very high end one-shot SBIG and other astrophotographic instruments. I cannot say enough positive about this camera.
March 13, 2013
Canon 60 D
I have had my new Canon 60 D since June of 2012. Have shot close to 600 pictures with a couple of lenses that I own. One of them is a EFS 18-200 mm. I am really enjoying this new camera of mine, makes my pictures look great. I consider myself an intermediate photographer. This camera allows a great deal of flexability in my shooting style. It has alot of great settings to chose from as well. I love the 5.3 fps for quick rapid shots. Great feel to the camera feels solid in my hands. The menus are very fluid and easy to understand. I picked up a nice field guide from better understanding and to maximize the full benefits of my 60D. You can not go wrong with this camera.
September 14, 2012
I have been using this camera for about 5 months now, I like to shoot portraits, but I use it for events and street photography, its really easy to use and I can hardly think of a con to this camera, I once used it for a wedding and the video was amazing.
It's worth the investment.
August 15, 2012
The EOS 60Da DSLR is not suitable for normal shooting; proper color balance may not be obtained.
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