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Upgraded your 7d to a 6d? Please help :)

 
Kisling
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Apr 24, 2013 15:19 |  #1

Hello. I have, just as many others, considered changing to FF.
My current lens setup is:
7d
17-40
Sig 50 1.4
70-200 2.8

I want to upgrade because the 17-40 and the 50 isnt wide enough for a crop censor to my liking. An other reason for me to upgrade is the improved iso preformance and bokeh.

As I see it I have two options:

Sell 7d and buy a 6d
Pros:
Great iso
Gps
Great AF in center

Cons:
Outer poins are not as good as 7d

Keep 7d and buy a 5dc
Pros:
Ok iso
7d for action

Cons:
Not a do i all in one solution

The price of both of these options are aprox. the same

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What would you do/recomend?

UPDATE:
Forgot to mention that the 5d3 is out of my budget


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Apr 24, 2013 16:12 |  #2

A 5d3 would be pretty close to an all-in-one solution :)


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Apr 24, 2013 16:20 |  #3

Kisling wrote in post #15863140 (external link)
As I see it I have two options:

Sell 7d and buy a 6d
Pros:
Great iso
Gps
Great AF in center

Cons:
Outer poins are not as good as 7d

Keep 7d and buy a 5dc
Pros:
Ok iso
7d for action

Don't you have that backwards? Shouldn't the option be keep the 7D and buy a 6D vs. sell the 7D and buy a 5DIII?

I kept my 7D and bought a 6D. I'm pleased with my decision. Having said that, the 5DIII is a fine camera. I've used one. You can't go wrong with either decision.


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Kisling
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Apr 24, 2013 16:30 |  #4

Thanks for the quick replies, but I forgot to mention that a 5d3 is way too expensive ;(


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Apr 24, 2013 16:42 |  #5

Looking at your flickr, I don't see lot of photos that would suffer with the af system on the 6d so I would go 6d.




  
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Apr 24, 2013 16:48 |  #6

For me, the change was all about iso performance. That said, I'm now thinking about buying a 7d for outdoor wildlife and sports. But I love my 6d. Or... Wait a month and see what canon is rolling out next if it combines 7d features and better iso...


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Apr 24, 2013 19:01 |  #7

Yeah, I'm also gonna wait to see what the "7D Mark II" offers.

6D is full frame - which would be really nice sometimes, but not for wildlife photography (the kind I do, that is), and the continuous drive is way too slow - almost as slow as the Rebels in fact. Still, it might be enough for what you're doing. I know I wouldn't mind having a free 6D because oftentimes the crop factor is highly limiting (I just have to prioritize pixel density over the advantages of full frame).




  
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Apr 24, 2013 20:37 |  #8

My 6D is surprisingly faster since I grabbed a couple of those Sandisk extreme pro SD cards, the 90mb/s ones. Really, it shoots faster and the buffer clears in no time. I'm sold on them. That said, I'd love the 'free' 1.6x zoom from the APS-C


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Apr 24, 2013 20:58 |  #9

As much as I enjoy my 7D, were I in your shoes I would give some thought to a 5D Mark ii, since the 5D Mark iii is out of your price range. I think that the 7D with the latest and greatest up dates is one of the most programmable bodies in it's price range,
I would deal reality, the 7D Mark ii is not reality, if ifs and butts were honey and nuts we would all be rich at Christmas


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Apr 24, 2013 21:06 |  #10

Not sure why one would go 5dII over 6d at a $300 difference... But I'm biased. Love my 6d


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Apr 24, 2013 22:05 |  #11

I would keep the 7D for wildlife and fast-moving subjects, and buy a 5DII or 6D. Canon wants a little too much for a refurbished 5DII ($1,750 or so), but the 6D-if you watch the discounts from the most reliable vendors-can be had for around $1,500.

Me? I will sell my 40D, keep the 7D, and buy a refurbished 5DII. My 40D is in pretty good shape, around 8K actuations, and no a single scratch anywhere. From the moment I bought it I covered the screens with screen protectors. But I haven't use it once since I bought a 7D :)


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Apr 25, 2013 00:22 |  #12

Kisling wrote in post #15863140 (external link)
Sell 7d and buy a 6d
Pros:
Great iso
Gps
Great AF in center

Cons:
Outer poins are not as good as 7d

Keep 7d and buy a 5dc
Pros:
Ok iso
7d for action

Cons:
Not a do i all in one solution

The price of both of these options are aprox. the same

And you are wondering what i shoot then please take a look at my flickr (see sig)

What would you do/recomend?

Get a 6D. The 5Dc is really no better than a 7D in ISO performance, neither can the sharpness advantage of full frame be fully utilised with its 12.8MP sensor. Today's APS-C is easily as good or better as a two generation old full frame.
Keep the 7D if you ever do any sports or wildlife shooting. Otherwise you'll be fine with just a 6D.


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Apr 25, 2013 01:34 |  #13

dalto wrote in post #15863467 (external link)
Looking at your flickr, I don't see lot of photos that would suffer with the af system on the 6d so I would go 6d.

This.


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Jun 07, 2013 23:17 |  #14

7D to 6D is a downgrade.


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Jun 07, 2013 23:22 |  #15

ions wrote in post #16010635 (external link)
7D to 6D is a downgrade.


In some ways but I haven't had any issues at all. None. zip.


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