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Old Apr 4, 2011, 9:44 AM   #11
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Back in the day I used both a Nikon F and an Olympus OM1. The Olympus was about half the weight of the Nikon. Yet the OM1 put up with incredible abuse, including being dropped 30ft down a cliff onto rocks. It always came back for more. Heavy does NOT equal robust or long-lasting.
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Old Apr 4, 2011, 10:20 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by peterbj7 View Post
I'm not sure the 60D is more robust than the T1/2/3i, just bigger and heavier.....Choose whichever feels right in the hand and in the pocket, but don't let fears of longevity (or a lack of) influence your judgement.
i actually agree with this and have stated many times in the past that most modern dslrs are tougher than their users will ever put them through as most non-pros baby their equipment. when i wrote robust, i should have put robust-feeling, referring to the overall feel and heft. i didn't quite mean it by its true literal definition. so i wanted to highlight this, for most people you will never break your dslr unless its some freak accident.

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You are right about that. My favorite 35mm SLR was (is) a Nikon F-2AS with a motor winder and battery pack. I'm used to a camera with a little heft to it. Twice what I originally planned on spending, but I finally decided to go with the 60D with a battery grip.
Transco, i am glad you came to a decision. with the battery grip, you will be very happy with the feel of the 60d. come back and share some pictures soon and have fun!
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