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JH1984
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Mar 18, 2017 20:15 |  #1

Hi! I'm looking for best fit DSLR within budget for:

-High contrast situations
-Separately, low light shooting

So, best DR and ISO performance?

Looking full frame. Still subjects, so AF speed, number of focus points less important. Any manufacturer.

Looking to spend $650-800, used is fine (and expected).

Currently shooting Canon 70D, mainly for track and field, and I'm very happy with it for that use. This purchase will be more for travel, landscape, family, etc. I only have 1 full frame compatible lens, a telephoto that I don't expect to use for the situations I'm wanting this camera for.

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Mar 19, 2017 03:30 |  #2

The 80D is a pretty good improvement on the 70D. I own both and am amazed at how much I can push the shadows, and shooting ISO 6400, even pushed a stop in post, yields satisfactory images. I'm seeing the 80D used for $815 - $850 here.


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Mar 19, 2017 05:51 |  #3

used 6D or 5D mk2/3 for your budget




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Mar 19, 2017 06:33 |  #4

If high DR is your main goal, Nikon and Sony are going to be the best choices. Your $650-800 range for a FF body is going to severely limit choices to very old bodies. You might find an old D600 or D610 somewhat close to that but for that price all you have in Canon's lineup is the old 5D and maybe a 5DII. But if your willing to bump up over $1000 the Nikon D810 is still the DR king.


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Mar 19, 2017 06:41 |  #5

JH1984 wrote in post #18304641 (external link)
Hi! I'm looking for best fit DSLR within budget for:

-High contrast situations
-Separately, low light shooting

So, best DR and ISO performance?

Looking full frame. Still subjects, so AF speed, number of focus points less important. Any manufacturer.

Looking to spend $650-800, used is fine (and expected).

Currently shooting Canon 70D, mainly for track and field, and I'm very happy with it for that use. This purchase will be more for travel, landscape, family, etc. I only have 1 full frame compatible lens, a telephoto that I don't expect to use for the situations I'm wanting this camera for.

Thanks!

So if you want a full frame camera you will also have to buy some lenses as well.

What is wrong with the 70D that you already have?


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Mar 19, 2017 07:43 as a reply to john crossley's post |  #6

I understand that I will need to add lenses, which is why I'm limiting the budget on the camera. Would prefer to start with an older body and better glass.

Nothing is wrong with the 70D, but would like to push shadows less if possible and am doing more nighttime work. Just looking for more room there.




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Mar 19, 2017 18:53 |  #7

I've edited several images taken with Sony sensors (including Nikon, Fuji, and Sony itself). You still have to push the shadows or overall exposure and pull highlights in post. Increased DR means there's detail to be recovered in those shadows and/or highlights, and how little noise increases as you push. Here's a quick edit of a random image from the 80D as an example:


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Mar 19, 2017 20:07 |  #8

It's all measured here:

https://www.dxomark.co​m ...scape-under-45200-dollars (external link)

The 'Landscape' column is DR in stops.

Unless you can afford a 5D4, then the 80D looks like your best option by a considerable margin.


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Mar 20, 2017 18:10 as a reply to Spacemunkie's post |  #9

Except the 80D isn't full frame.


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Mar 20, 2017 18:12 |  #10

bildeb0rg wrote in post #18304845 (external link)
used 6D or 5D mk2/3 for your budget

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Mar 20, 2017 18:17 |  #11

Heya,

Used Sony A7S.

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Mar 20, 2017 22:05 as a reply to medd63's post |  #12

Full frame with better-than-70D performance is basically a used 6D in the price range. It is barely better than a 70D in terms of DR. Why bother.

Best move would be to dump Canon and go Sony or Nikon if DR is that important and you're going to have buy a whole bunch of lenses anyway...


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bobbyz
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Mar 20, 2017 23:27 |  #13

Why not get a fast lens and get the exposure right in camera.:) Unless you get a camera with Sony sensor (be it Sony, Nikon or Fuji) you not going to get nice DR from canon.


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Mar 21, 2017 00:04 |  #14

unfortunately this seems to be the story of canon. Its still a great company but its been behind in DR for a very long time now while sony keeps on keeping ahead


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Mar 21, 2017 07:31 |  #15

I've seen used A7R cameras for $800. Best camera for what you are looking for near your budget.




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