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Upgrading to the 6D?

 
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Jan 17, 2013 23:25 |  #31

stugman wrote in post #15501545 (external link)
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Excellent review---thanks for posting.


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Jan 17, 2013 23:25 |  #32

I'd definitely take a look at the 60D or 7d if I was you. I just upgraded from the t1i to the 60d and I'm loving it so far. ISO 3200 is extremely usable with little correction, but ISO 6400 is pushing the limits of the sensor. The feature I like most about the 60d is the articulating LCD. You have no idea how handy it is to have when you want to take weird perspective shots.

I went with the 60d over the 7d for one reason. Price. I'm a focus and reframe guy and use center point focus 90% of the time. Considering the image quality is pretty much equal between the two, paying a couple hundred more for the 7d was not worth it.

You can't go wrong with any of the bodies, but I'd still recommend saving some money and putting it towards glass.




  
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Jan 18, 2013 03:15 |  #33

I have a T2i and I'm looking to upgrade for basically the same reasons. I think people saying the 18MP sensor is capable of great images in high ISO's are exaggerating. I can get away with using ISO 3200 sometimes, but there's usually a huge amount of color noise and banding in the shadows. I shoot fairly comfortably at ISO 800, but I hesitate to go higher then that, though 1600 is usually decent enough.

The 6D really isn't that expensive, just keep saving for a couple more months if you have to, that's what I'm doing. And call me crazy, but I actually want the 6D over the 5Dmk3... my friend has a mk3 and I got to shoot with it quite a bit, it's way too complicated for me, the 6D that I played with at Best Buy felt much more natural to use, the button layout being on the right side alone makes it a winner to me!

I'm also with the people who said you should hold onto your XS though, it's always good to have a secondary camera ;)


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Jan 18, 2013 03:53 |  #34

In discussion with other people who shoot on both of my teams as well as other event teams out here, we have come to the conclusion that the 6D is a camera that exceeds our expectations, and the Nikon D600 is not living up to the hype in addition to the fact it has more issues upon release. Not saying that the D600 is a bad camera, but I'm very much certain that anyone who buys one of these cameras will be at least somewhat happy regardless of the specs. If you have the money to afford a 5D mark III, it's really just common sense to go for it over the 6D.


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Jan 18, 2013 10:09 |  #35

I took a look at your Flickr pages. You shoot an awful lot of wildlife especially birds. The 3 golden rules in wildlife shooting are reach reach reach. That 200mm will severely limit those bird pics you take, they will be dots in the frame and to combat that you will need to crop.
Cropping will lose you lots of pixels on those targets. If I was you I would upgrade to a 7d and a 400mm f5.6 to compliment the 70-200 you have. The 8 fps will get you more keepers, that's a fact !!! If you started a "6D v 7D" thread for wildlife shooting you would get a completely different response to what your getting here..........


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Jan 18, 2013 10:14 |  #36

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I took a look at your Flickr pages. You shoot an awful lot of wildlife especially birds. The 3 golden rules in wildlife shooting are reach reach reach. That 200mm will severely limit those bird pics you take, they will be dots in the frame and to combat that you will need to crop.
Cropping will lose you lots of pixels on those targets. If I was you I would upgrade to a 7d and a 400mm f5.6 to compliment the 70-200 you have. The 8 fps will get you more keepers, that's a fact !!! If you started a "6D v 7D" thread for wildlife shooting you would get a completely different response to what your getting here..........

I used to do that a lot, but over the past year or so I've found myself in locations where taking pictures of birds isn't really possible. My shooting has been mainly landscapes and tourist stuff. I haven't posted anything to Flickr in almost a year. If I wanted to go the wildlife direction I wouldn't be having this conversation and I'd already have a 7D.


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Jan 18, 2013 15:56 |  #37

mentalcase wrote in post #15503282 (external link)
I'd definitely take a look at the 60D or 7d if I was you. I just upgraded from the t1i to the 60d and I'm loving it so far. ISO 3200 is extremely usable with little correction, but ISO 6400 is pushing the limits of the sensor.

I've gotten some very nice shots with ISO 6400. The noise is noticeable for sure, but even without correction I think they still look decent, certainly usable.

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